Big Hero 6

Posted on 06. Nov, 2015 by in CGI Animation Cat Films

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Mochi is a Japanese bobtail cat, named after a special type of Japanese rice cake reserved for New Year’s celebrations. Mochi’s green collar with gold bell also evokes associations with the Japanese “maneki neko” lucky cat, thought to bring wealth and good fortune to businesses.

Mochi seems a little under-used in the film; in the early stages, he was given a tiny set of rocket boots, which test audiences fell in love with. They were cut from the final version because writers couldn’t find a plausible reason why homebody Mochi would accompany the heroes to battle the villain. Never a company to miss a merchandising tie-in, however, Disney has made a [easyazon_link asin=”B00XKVQGZO” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”catfilms-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]stuffed mini Mochi[/easyazon_link] available.

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