Disney’s Frozen has done the company so much good over the past year. With outstanding box office sales and movie tie-in speculations reported here on The Inquisitr, it is not surprising that people would anticipate “what’s next?” Luckily for us, Disney has already shown details on the next Disney Animated Classic…and its using Marvel!
This upcoming Disney Animated Classic is another first for the animated line. First, this is the first time Disney uses comic books as a source material. Over the years, most of the Disney classics have been sourced from famous fairy tales, novels, plays, and even history. Some examples include Tangled based off of Rapunzel by the Grimm Brothers, Frozen based off of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson, Mulan based off of the Chinese legend of Fa Mulan, and even The Lion King based off the Shakespearean play, Hamlet. Not one uses comic books as a source.
Also, this is the first time Disney will pair up with Marvel to make a Disney Animated Classic. Prior to this movie, there hasn’t been a pair-up with other studios, outside of the core Disney studios, to create a film in the series.
So what is this new film in the Disney Classics Collection, right after Frozen? We present to you Big Hero 6!
Not much is known about the 3D film version of the comic book. However, there is a synopsis on the official website for the movie. It actually reads:
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.
Notice that it is inspired by the Marvel comic. To many people, the Big Hero 6 is an obscure comic. It doesn’t have the same grounding as X-Men or The Avengers. However, thanks to Disney and their backing, many Marvel franchises are starting to become more prominent. For example, Guardians of the Galaxy is known to only a niche few. Thanks to Rocket Raccoon’s inclusion in (Ultimate) Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which was only possible because of Disney allowing the licensing to be borrowed to Capcom, and Disney’s promotional abilities, the comic will now be the big Marvel movie for this year.
Despite the fact this writer knows this comic book series very well (It is very Oriental!), the details from the Marvel Wikia, but just the first paragraph since it is quite extensive, shall suffice.
When the Japanese government wanted a team of state-sanctioned superheroes at their disposal, a top-secret consortium of politicians and business entities known as the Giri was formed to recruit and train potential superhuman operatives for “Big Hero 6”. Despite reservations by some members of the Giri, Silver Samurai, a freelance ronin and former bodyguard of the terrorist Viper, was appointed as field commander. Secret agent Honey Lemon, inventor of the nanotechnology-based Power Purse from which she could access any object, also agreed to join the team. The tough-talking Gogo Tomago, able to transubstantiate her body into a fiery force blast by uttering her code-name, was released from prison on the condition that she serve on the team. The Machiavellian bureaucrat known only as Mr. Oshima was appointed as the Giri’s spokesperson and coordinated Big Hero 6’s activities.
Big Hero 6 is scheduled for a November 7, 2014 release.
[Featured image via promotion pictures from Disney/Marvel]
[Article image via cropped picture from Marvel Wikia]