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Disney Unveils Big Hero 6 Footage
Marvel meets anime

09 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Disney/LA Times

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Though visions of Pixar tackling a Marvel superhero danced in our heads when Disney bought the comics company, the first collaboration between the Mouse House and the mutant gaff will actually be the Manga-style Big Hero 6, as announced last July. Now the first, brief-but-gorgeous footage from the movie is online. 

With Winnie The Pooh director (and avowed comic book fan) Don Hall aboard, the film will adapt the Big Hero 6 stories created for Marvel by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau.

Our protagonist in this case is brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grip 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.

Hall and his team have been hard at work on this one, which is set to hit US cinemas on November 7, 2014 and then our own screens at some point after that. The results can be seen in the nifty snippet above and some gorgeous concept art, which you can view below.

“The storytelling aspects are very frenetic, very visceral," Joe Quesada, Marvel's chief creative officer, tells the LA Times. "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." Suffice to say, we can’t wait for this one. For more on Hero and Disney's 'toon before it, Frozen, head to the LA Times piece.


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This doesn't give much away, I love to see more, and know which team members will actually be in the film. Also I hope this is the start of a new Animated marvel cinematic universe, some of the lesser know players will work great on this platform More

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