Somewhere in the vast void of the Intardwebz, I mentioned that it was only a matter of time before Disney and Marvel teamed to bring us a comic based animated movie. That time is quickly approaching as Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced Big Hero 6, the animated movie.

I’m not overly familiar with the Big Hero 6 characters, which is understandable as the book launched in 1998.


Sunfire_&_Big_Hero_6_No.1Big Hero 6 is a superteam in the Marvel Comics universe. They technically first appeared in Sunfire and Big Hero 6 #1 (September 1998), though they were created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau in the pages of Alpha Flight, volume 2. That issue sparked interest in a mini-series which Seagle and Rouleau did not have time to create, thus Scott Lobdell and Gus Vasquez were assigned the mini-series. Scheduling issues resulted in the mini-series appearing before Alpha Flight #17, though the Alpha Flight issue was chronologically their first appearance in the Marvel Universe. A new 5 issue miniseries was launched by Marvel Comics in September 2008.

With a vast universe of characters to choose from, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that more obscure characters would start appearing in the various Disney media outlets, and after seeing the first animated clip from the movie, I think the studio made a wise choice.

Official Logline:
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.


Yeah, I don’t even need to see any characters or action sequences, this clip sold it for me at frame one.

via Walt Disney Studios

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  1. May 9, 2013 at 10:03 pm — Reply

    It does look cool on a technical level (I really like the lighting and reflections in the clip) and I think the enviroments are well designed. I’ll reserve some judgement for when I see the characters and their animation though.

    With that said, I’m totally up for more Marvel animated movies. Especially ones with more niche characters.

  2. gilberto nieves
    May 10, 2013 at 12:36 am — Reply

    looks cool but i would’ve thought that power pack would have been the first logical choice for a disney/marvel animated movie. that or maybe a howard the duck animated flick

  3. May 10, 2013 at 1:45 am — Reply

    All hail our new Marvel-Disney overlord.

  4. Arbor Day
    May 10, 2013 at 2:55 am — Reply

    Isn’t Silver Samurai going to be in the Wolverine movie though?

    • May 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm — Reply

      Yes. I also question whether or not Sunfire will/can appear in the film due to his ties to the X-Men.

      • May 11, 2013 at 10:14 am — Reply

        Has Sunfire GOT any ties to the movie X-Men? Has Sunfire even appeared in the X-film franchise?

  5. May 10, 2013 at 9:29 am — Reply

    I remember really liking that Mini series.

    Marvel has always trumpeted their library of 5000+ characters. It is obscure-to-the-public-at-large concepts like Big Hero 6 that hold a lot of promise. Less expectation from an adaptation standpoint. Less, ‘That’s not MY Spider-Man!’ type cries. There isn’t a lot in the way of continuity baggage and stories to be adapted, so you can hopefully get an original tale as opposed to yet another take on the origin of Main Characte(s). Could be pretty cool.

  6. May 12, 2013 at 1:40 am — Reply

    My issue with Big Hero 6 is their hilarious names which always had kind of a racist undertone. Wasabi No Ginger? Go Go Tomago? Here’s hoping Disney cleans some of that stuff up before putting it on screen.

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