When Disney purchased Marvel, fans immediately started conjuring images of what a Pixar/Marvel film could look like. They’ll have to keep their imaginations brewing for a while, because there are no official plans for Pixar to tackle a Marvel property just yet – but that doesn’t mean that Walt Disney Animation can’t take a crack at it. The first Marvel property from the studio behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph is called Big Hero 6, and it’s based on the Marvel comic series of the same name.
There’s a hint of WALL*E-style physical humor on display, and though we don’t really get a great idea of what the movie is actually about, it’s still pretty cool. Check it out below:
It’s not hard to draw connections between the young protagonist and a young Tony Stark in this teaser, but that’s about as far as the Marvel connections go here. I’m really surprised they aren’t putting the Marvel logo front and center to try to capitalize on that brand, but maybe that will come later on down the line. Co-directed by Winnie the Pooh‘s Don Hall and Bolt‘s Chris Williams, this film apparently doesn’t take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: “The universe we’re creating is not tied to the Marvel Universe. There’s no Iron Man or anybody like that. It’s a world of our own design,” Hall told Yahoo. Maybe that’s why they didn’t put the Marvel logo in there – to avoid confusion for audiences. Either way, this looks like it could be a fun little movie.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Big Hero 6 features 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 Nov. 7, 2014.
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