Disney Confirms 'Big Hero 6' Animated Movie

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

After much speculation, we finally have confirmation as to what Disney's first animated Marvel movie will be. It's not what you might expect. While there have been rumors, according to the LA Times, BIG HERO 6 will get the animated movie treatment.

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The movie will be set in Japan and is described as an 'action-comedy' about a 'team of state-sanctioned superheroes.' Marvel was acquired by Disney in 2009 and this marks the first partnership between the two companies.

On Disney Animation's YouTube channel, the following clip was released:

The movie will feature CG-animation. Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter was pitched the idea for Big Hero 6 with a story containing 'Disney-friendly elements - a child hero, humor and a distinctive tone that played well with the animation studio's many Japanophiles."

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.

The question is, how many of you read the actual comic?

Source: LA Times, iFanboy

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#1 Posted by Jorgevy (5165 posts) - - Show Bio

never read but I'll probably watch this. maybe afterwards I'll feel like reading it

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#2 Posted by SolthesunGod (324 posts) - - Show Bio

This actually makes sense as animated series. Never know maybe it will encourage Marvel to take some more risks with their movies.

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#3 Posted by AWeekInGeekdom (238 posts) - - Show Bio

I know it's not what a lot of fans would want for a "FIRST" marvel/disney flick but I think it's a pretty cool idea that's not your default go to heroes. I will be expecting at least some sort of reference to other MARVEL stuff :P that would be great.

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#4 Posted by Aiden Cross (15726 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never heard of it before but i do love my Disney movies so i'll definitely keep my eye on it, and possibly the comic :)

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#5 Posted by jwalser3 (6127 posts) - - Show Bio

Boring ass trailer.

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#6 Posted by Mutie199 (140 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG THAT TRAILER....showed nothing. what was its point again? -.-'

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#7 Posted by damswedon (545 posts) - - Show Bio

@jwalser3 said:

Boring ass trailer.

That would be because it isn't a trailer.

I've not read the original series but I've read the Chris Claremont series from a few years ago. It was a fun kid friendly series, and to tell the truth, it seems like the right kind of thing to pull from Marvel if you wanted start animating their stuff.

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#8 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

this is so lame. freaking d-man has had more appearances. and the trailer showed nothing, other than kinda mediocre cg. give us a spider-man movie, DD, FF, x-men hell even punisher would be awesome.

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#9 Posted by Overlander (618 posts) - - Show Bio

Let me be the first to say this had better motivate PIXAR to make Incredibles 2.

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#10 Posted by Tyrannotaur (296 posts) - - Show Bio

I've heard of them before, but never read the comics. I'm looking forward to the movie however.

I'm hoping the character style has a Tangled look to it. I really enjoyed the animation in that movie.

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#11 Posted by sora_thekey (8812 posts) - - Show Bio

Never read the comic, but I have heard of it. Now, I might read it.

I am wondering one thing though: Will this open the possibilities to a Marvel Animated Universe the same way Iron Man did for Marvel's Cinematic Universe?

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#12 Edited by TommytheHitman (6668 posts) - - Show Bio

What the hell's Big Hero 6?

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#13 Posted by krspaceT (1943 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder if this is the Marvel Cinematic?

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#14 Edited by papad1992 (7025 posts) - - Show Bio

This is great and all... but where's the RUNAWAYS movie!?!?!? :(

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#15 Posted by veeeSix (9 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope that Disney doesn't end up killing off this series right in the middle of its story line like it did for Tron: Uprising as well as Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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#16 Posted by Howard_Go (44 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love a runaways movies. The only time I've seen Big Hero 6 was in The Amazing Spider-Man Ends Of The Earth arc I believe it was a one shot needles to say ill go see this.

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#17 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

Ive read claremont's version of it. Thought it was pretty cool.

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#18 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@veeesix said:

I hope that Disney doesn't end up killing off this series right in the middle of its story line like it did for Tron: Uprising as well as Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

It's a movie not a TV show

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#19 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3976 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never heard of this comic before. The trailer told me nothing.

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#20 Posted by AskaniSon295 (453 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they have a scene with Silver Samurai and Sunfire playing Mahjong in the background.

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#21 Posted by kid Apollo (961 posts) - - Show Bio

so im all for movies that dont feature Cap, Spidey, Wolverine, etc. but if Sunfire and/or Silver Samurai arent in it i'll pass on this one

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#22 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (11984 posts) - - Show Bio

That preview video gets me excited

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#23 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

Hah random but cool. Where's my Kangaroo Man movie!?

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#24 Posted by the_tree (8456 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds interesting. I'm in.

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#25 Posted by Superdork (1035 posts) - - Show Bio

Disney/Marvel is stomping Warner/DC right now. I mean I'm looking forward to Big Hero 6, but there is no doubt that these guys are H-List heroes.

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#26 Edited by Superdork (1035 posts) - - Show Bio

so im all for movies that dont feature Cap, Spidey, Wolverine, etc. but if Sunfire and/or Silver Samurai arent in it i'll pass on this one

I think Fox has the rights to Silver Samurai and Sunfire since they're both X-Men characters...

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#27 Edited by HoodlumNoHavoc (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone see Wreck-It-Ralph in the background? Couldn't relate or attach to these characters from the recent mini-series and 'Ends of the Earth' tie-in, but it is Disney animation. I'm interested.

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#28 Posted by MyFavoriteViltrumite23 (321 posts) - - Show Bio

And I'm still waiting for my runaways animated film

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#29 Edited by SuperXAsh (573 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome! ^.^ Glad to see the Big Hero 6 getting some attention.

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#30 Posted by doordoor123 (3817 posts) - - Show Bio

It isn't a trailer or a preview. It's a teaser.

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#31 Posted by thatguywithheadphones (19859 posts) - - Show Bio

how bout a young avengers movie,that'd be pretty awesome

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#32 Posted by MatKrenz (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

The animation looks nice for the most part but who the hell is Big Hero 6 and could they change the name ? Whenever North America tries to do big shonen team stuff it feels really forced.

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#33 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow looks beautiful!!! Disney should make more Marvel based animated films Like DC!

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#34 Posted by Deadknight (1047 posts) - - Show Bio

An obscurely known series, but there's certainly some valid reasoning behind making it a movie. A good blend of Marvel and Disney. Now when will they finally make a Runaways movie?

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#35 Posted by Smurfboy (480 posts) - - Show Bio

Never heard of it but I am definitely interesting to see what they got to offer. I love marvel and Disney so I think this should be good.

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#36 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1804 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never read the comic. I would have preferred if the movie was about ClanDestine. That is a perfect stand alone series and having animation modeled after Alan Davies' art would be awesome.

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#37 Edited by Destinyhero20 (458 posts) - - Show Bio

I never heard of them, but hope the movie do good

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#38 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

San Fransokyo?! Smacks too much of Gothamopolis to me...remember that mash-up?! Little rant aside, this looks actually quite intriguing to me. Color me interested!

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#39 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (3366 posts) - - Show Bio

One of my cousin's has been telling me to check out BH6's series for some time now. I've always been skeptical since I'm an anime/manga fan and it felt like Marvel's attempt to bring in manga readers with a team that's obviously meant to be based on anime/manga characters. That being said, I may have to track the series down now. After all I may end up going to see this and I don't wanna be the guy asking "Who's that?" since I'm sure there'll be a LOT of people doing that for me

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#40 Edited by ARMIV2 (10074 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh...that's...huh....!

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#41 Posted by frozenedge2 (1465 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are people asking about who the Big Hero 6 when they're on a website about comics and such. And since they went with such an obscure team as the Big Hero 6, this makes me think Disney/Marvel may decide to use lesser known groups instead of reusing characters like the Avengers and X-Men (though a return to Wolverine and the X-Men would be greatly appreciated). This could open up to maybe movies about the Runaways, Young Avengers (compete against the deceased Young Justice) the Loners, and maybe even the Young Allies

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#42 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

hope they stay true to the art and characters cause the art is beautiful and the characters are cool and funny

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#43 Posted by nappystr8 (1548 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm very unfamiliar with these characters, but I kind of like that about this choice. They chose something so obscure that they can really make their own mark on. And it proves that this is not just an opportunity to cash in either.

I don't know if it's just early footage or if the resolution on my computer is messed up, but that "first look footage" looks really bad though. I had to check and see if it was a direct to video film. It's Disney, so I'm sure that animation quality won't be an issue at the actual time of release.

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#44 Posted by Shadowsnake89 (510 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never read the books but I did read up on the team. This is one I'll definitely see. I just really enjoy obscure heroes like these getting a movie. Hopefully it won't disappoint like Green Hornet.

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#45 Posted by Mrfuzzynutz (1624 posts) - - Show Bio

this seems to be tailored made for the Disney treatment. out of the box thinking, but not a bad first selection however

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#46 Edited by Telcalipoca (1002 posts) - - Show Bio

Never read the comic, but I have heard of it. Now, I might read it.

I am wondering one thing though: Will this open the possibilities to a Marvel Animated Universe the same way Iron Man did for Marvel's Cinematic Universe?

that would be awesome.but would all future films be for theaters only? animated verse or not will disney release films straight to dvd like WB does with DC or only in the big screen?

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#47 Posted by t3hLomb (58 posts) - - Show Bio

Perfect choice for Disney. I can't wait to take my daughter to her first Disney movie and it be Big Hero 6.

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#48 Posted by Carolina574 (190 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like this as a way for Disney/Marvel to test the water on animated comic adaptations. Marvel did the same thing with Blade back in the 90s for their live action movies.

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#49 Posted by Nerx (15350 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet

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#50 Posted by knighthood (1917 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey, I read that series.

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