Walt Disney Animation is about to take their first jump into the Marvel universe. According to HeroComplex, the studio has just announced that Marvel’s ‘Big Hero 6’ will be released sometime next year. The CGI film will is being directed by Don Hall, who directed ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for the studio just a few years ago.
‘Big Hero 6’ has a distinctly Japanese vibe and feel, trying to capture the feel of Japanese Manga. The series followed a group of Japanese Government sanctioned superhero team, much like the X-Men, to help them fight against threats. The new film will move away from Tokyo, to the newly created San Fransokyo, which is a hybrid of the high teach Japan, and the Northern California local, San Francisco.
Don Hall has this to say about the why he choose ‘Big Hero 6’ as the first Disney animated Marvel film:
“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.”
While the film has no release date, it is expected to be released sometime in 2014. I’m very excited about the idea of seeing an animated Marvel film done by Walt Disney Animation. This is has quickly become one of my most anticipated films of next year, and I can only imagine what kind of doors this will open if the film does well. Are you excited to see Walt Disney Animation taking a jump into the Marvel universe? Let me know in the comments below, only here at Chip and Company!
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