Big Hero 6
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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” is set to release in US cinemas in 3D on November 7, 2014 and UK cinemas TBC."

Marvel. Disney. Japan. Pretty much everything I like in one thing.

I'm excited.

To clarify, this is news about a week old that I've only just decided to write a bit about. I'd be a terrible author for a movie/comic/pretty-much-anything news website. Anyway, now that Disney own Marvel Entertainment (also old news, which I'm assuming you know!), they're working together to produce CGI adaption of Marvel's Big Hero 6 series. Little has been revealed, other than the above announcement, some concept art, and the following video:

Admittedly, I know absolutely nothing about the Big Hero Six comics, and I'm not the Marvel guru I sometimes appear to be. I watched a lot of the 90s Marvel cartoons, bought cheap second hand comics from the bargain big at my local comic book store, and now follow the Marvel cinematic universe, but that's about as far as it goes. However, this is enough to make me love Marvel, and I've always loved Disney animation, so this looks to be a promising movie.

Of course, Disney (well, largely Pixar) have given us CGI superheroes before, in the form of The Incredibles. Although I didn't like it so much at first, my love for it has grown (along with my love for Pixar as a whole) and I now think it's a fantastic film. My first instinct is to expect traces of The Incredibles in BH6, but then again, perhaps Disney/Marvel will take the film in a whole new direction. Either way, I believe the film will be in safe hands.

This will be especially true if John Lasseter, king of Pixar and all-round great guy, is involved. He knows how to make a masterpiece, and he's a huge Japanophile, making him an ideal choice to be involved with a film set in Japan. Whether or not there'll be influences from The Incredibles, you can be pretty sure there'll be nods to Studio Ghibli, given that Lasseter and Miyazaki (king of Ghibli and all-round great guy) are pretty much bezzas.

To reiterate, I'm excited.

Date uploaded: 19/05/13 Oldest Older