Fans have been waiting for an official confirmation from Disney Animation regarding some of the Marvel properties at their disposal, and that wait was thought to be over last year when it was announced that the studio was looking at bringing Big Hero 6 to the big screens. Then news on that front died down for a while as Marvel Studios live action films took center stage. Disney has now formally announced that Big Hero 6 will be released November 7th 2014, and released a synopsis along with a brief spot of footage and some concept art. Collider reports:
[box_light]Per Hero Complex, Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) is directing a CG-animated adaptation of Big Hero 6 for release on November 7, 2014. For those unfamiliar with the property, the story centers on a robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada who, along with his robot companion BayMax, teams up with a group of superheroes in Tokyo.
For this Disney iteration, the location has been changed to the high-tech city of San Fransokyo, which is a mesh between San Francisco and Tokyo. Hall was drawn to the story’s strong partnership element and was enthused about creating a new world:
“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.”[/box_light]
And the official synopsis for Big Hero 6:
[box_light]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.[/box_light]
Check out the released footage below:
While it’s a safe assumption that we won’t see some of the more well known members of the team like Sunfire and Silver Samurai, we will have to wait and see which other characters will also be appearing alongside Hiro and Baymax. As Always, we will have any news here for you as we get it!