Disney Animation fans, rejoice! Disney has just officially announced that Big Hero 6, in partnership with Marvel, will be the studio’s 54th animated feature, and will be released November 7, 2014. In an LA Times exclusive, Disney has revealed the first look at the upcoming superhero film, giving us a 30-second animated glimpse at the fictional city of San Fransokyo.
Here’s the official info from the LA Times article:
“Big Hero 6” will be the first partnership between two pedigreed entertainment companies — Mickey Mouse’s 90-year-old animation studio and Spider-Man’s 74-year-old publisher — since the Walt Disney Co. acquired Marvel in 2009. Directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and due in theaters on Nov. 7, 2014, the movie will center on a boy and his beloved robot companion who join a team of crime fighters in a mythical mashup city called San Fransokyo.
Official Disney blog Oh My Disney has a similar synopsis for the film:
The story centers around a 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.
The Rotoscopers first reported that Big Hero 6 was in the works, along with the expected release date, way back in February. It’s now official that this is indeed the 54th Disney Animated Feature, the first collaboration with Marvel Studios.
Catch a glimpse at the city of San Fransokyo below:
In news pertaining to Disney’s upcoming 2013 musical fairytale, Frozen, we now know that the name of Anna’s frozen kingdom will be offically named “Arendelle”. It does have a nice ring to it. Disney also revealed a piece of concept art (which we’ve already seen and discussed) of the kingdom of Arendelle.
Here’s some more info on Frozen according to executive producer John Lasseter:
“What I like about doing a fairy tale today is, audiences want something big and meaty. It’s not as simple as some of the classics like ‘Cinderella.’ It’s not focusing on princess stories as much as family stories. It’s one ordinary girl’s struggle to help save the world, with her sister as the main obstacle.”
Things at Disney just got a lot more thrilling! How excited are you for Big Hero 6? Just 546 more days to go! If you can’t control your excitement, hang on- Disney’s epic fairytale Frozen hits theaters this November!
Check out the amazing new LA Times article for the Big Hero 6 announcement AND the animated first look, the Frozen updates, and more on the current state of Disney Animation.