Disney Announces First Marvel Animated Feature

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Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

Walt Dis­ney Ani­ma­tion has announced their first feature-length ani­mated film based on a Mar­vel prop­erty Big Hero 6. Inspired by a little-known Japan-set Mar­vel series about a team of state-sanctioned super­heroes, the film will cen­ter on a boy named Hiro Hamada and his beloved robot com­pan­ion Bay­Max who join a team of crime fight­ers in a myth­i­cal mashup high-tech city called San Fransokyo.

This will be Walt Dis­ney Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios first movie inspired by a Mar­vel comic book series, an obscure 1998 series writ­ten by Steven T. Sea­gle and Dun­can Roulea. Dis­ney bought the comic book com­pany Mar­vel ear­lier in the year.

The film is directed by Win­nie the Pooh direc­tor Don Hall. Hall, a life­long comic book fan who started at Dis­ney Ani­ma­tion in 1995, was in the midst of direct­ing “Win­nie the Pooh” when Dis­ney acquired Mar­vel in 2009. He found “Big Hero 6″ while dig­ging through Marvel’s library for ideas and pitched it to Disney’s chief cre­ative offi­cer, John Las­seter, in 2011.

The film will release the­atri­cally on Novem­ber 07, 2014.

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