Disney Animation is making its first feature film of a Marvel property, an adaptation of the Big Hero 6 comics. Though the Japan-based superhero team of Big Hero 6 is less well-known than The Avengers, it’s still an adaptation worthy of some buzz.
But rather than focusing on Marvel and the series’ comic book heroes, Disney decided to highlight the animation studio’s new invention they’re bringing to the adaptation: San Fransokyo, a hybrid city merging characteristics of both San Francisco and Tokyo. (The original comic books were set in Tokyo.) Check out how Japanese architecture and the Golden Gate Bridge come together in the concept art below:
Disney Animation also posted a video with some early footage from the film depicting a San Francisco-esque cable car decked out with Japanese lanterns.
Additionally, the studio released the official logline for the movie, which will be produced wholly at Disney Animation (not in collaboration with subsidiary Marvel Studios):
“Big Hero 6” is 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.
Directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh), Big Hero 6 will hit theaters on Nov. 7, 2014. No voice casting for the project has been announced yet.
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