Disney’s First Animated Marvel Film Big Hero 6 Gets A 2014 Release Date; First Footage Released
It seemed like it was only a few minutes after the news that Disney bought Marvel before fans started salivating at the possibility that Disney or Pixar would make an animated movie based on a comic. Rumors started circulating last year that Disney was working on a Big Hero 6 movie, and shortly after that it was made official. Today Hero Complex revealed a little more about that movie and even gave us our first look at some footage.
Big Hero 6 is one of the more obscure properties in the Marvel collection, but the team did make a fairly recent appearance in a Spider-Man story. The team was created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau in 1998 as a love letter/spin on Japanese culture. The original line-up was a group of state sanctioned superheroes like a samurai, an agent who invented a nano-tech Power Purse, and a monster come to life from a child’s drawings. The film version is directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) as a CG-animated adaptation set for a 2014 release. This version will focus on a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his robot BayMax who team up with a group of superheroes to form Big Hero 6. The director on what drew him to the film:
I was looking for something on the obscure side, something that would mesh well with what we do. The idea of a kid and a robot story with a strong brother element, it’s very Disney….Marvel properties take place in the real world. We were looking for something to do where we could make our own world — bring in the Japanese influences, have recognizable landmarks mashed up with a Japanese aesthetic.
The original is set in Tokyo, but Hall and company are combining Tokyo and San Francisco to form San Fransokyo. You can see concept art of the San Fransokyo bridge below. Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada has been participating in brainstorming sessions for the project, but the movie is completely a Disney Animation project. The film was given an unspecified release date, but Exhibitor Relations has revealed the film will come out November 7th of next year. The first footage released is a glimpse at the San Fransokyo landscape. What do you think of Disney‘s first Marvel project? Do you hope this is the first of many more adaptations?
Disney Animation’s BIG HERO 6–a high-tech 3D action/comedy/adventure set in fictional San Fransokyo–will drop 11/7/14.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) May 9, 2013
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From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Big Hero 6,” an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated “Big Hero 6″ hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
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Source : Hero Complex