Footage Released for Disney's Upcoming "Big Hero 6"
Big news on the "Big Hero 6" front, with some concept art and even raw footage released.
Walt Disney Animation Studios is working with Marvel on "Big Hero 6," an animated film scheduled for release November 7 2013 (Disney always likes to release Big films in November). Don Hall ("Winnie the Pooh") directs, while Kristina Reed is a producer.
"Big Hero 6" is an animated Marvel adaptation. The hero is Hiro Hamada, and he is joined by his comrades Wasabi No Ginger, Honey Lemon, Fred and Baymax to stop the wrong people from getting Hiro's invention of "swarm microbots." Along the way, Hiro's brother dies in a mysterious accident.
This is the official statement about the film:
"Big Hero 6" will be the first partnership between two pedigreed entertainment companies — Mickey Mouse's 90-year-old animation studio and Spider-Man's 74-year-old publisher — since the Walt Disney Co. acquired Marvel in 2009. Directed by Don Hall ("Winnie the Pooh") and due in theaters on Nov. 7, 2014, the movie will center on a boy and his beloved robot companion who join a team of crime fighters in a mythical mashup city called San Fransokyo.They also said this:
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 US theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
Joe Quesada of Marvel had this to say:
The storytelling aspects are very frenetic, very visceral. It takes tropes of Japanese culture, manga, anime. There are giant dinosaurs that invade a city, big robots, youth fashion, cutesy stuff in the vein of Hello Kitty.With so much activity a year and a half before the the release of "Big Hero 6," it is sure to be a big hit.