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Disney announces "Big Hero 6"

by Jerry Beck
May 9, 2013 12:26 PM
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Disney made its announcement this morning about its new animated feature - the one after Frozen - the first Disney animated feature based on a Marvel Comics property: Big Hero 6The Press Release:

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.

A piece of concept art and a clip of the "high-tech city of San Fransokyo" is below

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More: Big Hero 6, Walt Disney Pictures


  • Johnny | May 9, 2013 2:00 PMReply

    The source material looks to be some embarrassing artifact in that bygone era when corporations started noticing the small niche market of Anime/Manga growing in the US. Marvel tried twice with these guys and failed to licit any sort of interest amongst either camp.

    Best of luck to the staff of this film. There's a lot more riding on this then Marvel putting out a small run of comics.

  • Mark Mayerson | May 9, 2013 1:26 PMReply

    Will the creators of the original comic be compensated? Or will Marvel do what they always do and just give the creators a screen credit?

  • Nic Kramer | May 10, 2013 4:48 PM

    If that last message was really someone at Marvel, then I'm Pluto. People trying to pretend that they are someone important just to make a joke reminds me why I stopped reading the posted at Cartoon Brew.

    As for this project, I'm a little worried as the studio tried this type of an adventure animated film serveral times before and the reactions were mixed for the critics and audiences. I'm crossing my fingures for this.

  • Marvel (w/ Mouse Ears) | May 10, 2013 10:56 AM

    Oh, Mark. You're so cute when you're righteous. OF COURSE WE WON'T BE COMPENSATING THEM. They got paid a small pittance already...once...a long time ago. We're sure that the creators (whoever they may be) will find the THRILL of seeing their names flashed quickly on 'the big screen' to be a PRICELESS EXPERIENCE, one worth far more than money. Excelsior!

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