Baywatch focused on the work and personal lives of the LA County Lifeguards. These lifeguards not only dealt with drowning swimmers and shark attacks but also dealt with serial killers and nuclear bombs. The show launched the careers of many actresses like Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra – their outfits probably had something to do with that too.
In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the citizens of District 9 — the grain district — work hard to provide food for all of Panem. They too struggle, as do the other districts, to stay alive and feed their families. Ironic, isn’t it?
In Disney’s Big Hero 6, Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) is a robotics prodigy. With his robot Baymax and his team of do-gooders, they set out to foil a criminal plot.
In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Panem’s District 12 citizens are miners. They’re poor, hungry, hard working, and more than anything want a way out of Panem’s authoritarian regime. Can their hero, Katniss Everdeen, save everyone?
In the manga and anime adaptation Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji), the demon Sebastian Michaelis has agreed to help the young Ciel Phantomhive in exchange for his soul. In the meantime, he acts as Ciel’s butler with vim and vigor.
In Grand Budapest Hotel, J.G. Jopling (Willem Dafoe) is a cold-blooded assassin — I mean, private inquiry agent — who handles the dirty work for Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis. To really fit the part, crop your hair short and crop your pants even shorter.
Usagi Tsukino is a carefree schoolgirl who can transform into Sailor Moon, the leader of the Sailor Soldiers and the most anime character of them all. With her teammates, she must defend Earth against the forces of evil.
In My Neighbor Totoro, 10-year-old Satsuki and 4-year-old sister Mei Kusakabe move into a new house in the countryside that might be haunted. Now they’re neighbors not just with Totoro, but soot sprites and a multi-legged cat-bus as well!
Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) is the self-proclaimed mistress of all evil. After being snubbed from the royal christening of Princess Aurora, she curses her to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die. Talk about an overreaction.