The first animated feature based on a Marvel property will indeed be Disney Animation’s adaptation for the lesser known comic book, Big Hero 6.
Here’s previews of concept art and first look footage from the CG-animated adaptation, which is due to hit theaters on November 7th, 2014.
The comic book series following a boy and his robot sidekick who fight crime in the fantasy city of San Fransokyo, which is a mesh between San Francisco and Tokyo of course.
An action comedy adventure announcement didn’t include any information on voice cast, but as reported by LA Times, Disney has set Winnie the Pooh director Don Hall on the project and it’s coming sooner than imagined.
Hall said 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.
Okay, check out the first look footage from Big Hero 6 below, followed by an official synopsis and a couple of concept art images:
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.