Disney Announces "Big Hero 6"Whit Honea
Everyone knows about Iron Man, Captain America, the X-Men, and the rest of Marvel’s deep bench of super heroes, but are you familiar with Big Hero 6? It’s a Japanese superteam, and they sound pretty awesome. Walt Disney Animation Studios must think so, too—they have just announced that they will release a CG-animated 3D film based on the comic in November of 2014.
According to the 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.
I must admit that I am not familiar with Big Hero 6. The team came into existence somewhere between my own comic book reading and that of my boys (my oldest went to his first comic shop last month), but it looks really fun.
In fact, the only member of the group I have even heard of is Sunfire because he was on an episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends back in the day as a possible love interest to Firestar, and what young boy doesn’t enjoy a hot mutant romance on Saturday mornings?
The new spin on Marvel’s Big Hero 6 looks a bit different than the comic book, but I am very intrigued by this new wave of synergy between the Disney and Marvel brands. Big Hero 6 is the first Marvel-based film entirely under the Disney umbrella, and hello, super heroes and robots!
Are you familiar with Big Hero 6? What other Marvel super heroes would you like to see on the big screen?
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