Marvel and Disney have just released the first trailer for their animated superhero film, “Big Hero 6.” Some of you may be saying, “HUH?” Well get in line because it’s based off a Marvel comic from the 90’s. (Here is a look at issue #1. Yes that is the Silver Samurai on the cover and NO you won’t be seeing him in the film so simmer down!) The movie stars Hiro Hamada as a geeky, 14 year old prodigy inventor with a plan. He wants to take “Baymax”, whose original function is as a healthcare nurse, and turn him into a rugged, ‘superhero.’
Five years ago Disney forked out 4 BILLION dollars to purchase Marvel. To date they have had a rather prosperous relationship so many are left saying, “Big Hero 6….uhhhhh really?” Well, even though it IS the first animated feature from Disney featuring Marvel characters and despite being a VERY obscure property, we should be in for something really cool. The story takes place in the future in a fictional metropolis called “San Fransokyo.” It has robots…..cool, has an anime style….very cool…. and it has characters named “Wasabi No-Ginger”, “Go-Go Tamago,” “Honey Lemo” and “Fred”….UBER COOL!
Here is how Disney describes what LOOKS like another hit movie! “With all the heart and humour audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.
When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion – a robot named Baymax – and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”).”
The film is directed by Don Hall, co-director of “Winnie the Pooh” and Chris Williams co-director of “Bolt.” “Big Hero 6” hits theaters later this year on November 7th, 2014 and we can’t WAIT to see it.