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.
Big 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.
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.