D23 Expo: ‘Big Hero 6’: Marvel Comics Meets Disney Animation
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Get ready for some Marvel Comics inspiration in a Disney animated film! Big Hero 6 will detail what happens when the imagination and innovation from those two atmospheres collide.

Director Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh), enchanted by both Disney and comic books growing up, spoke to the audience on Friday at the Animation panel at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, describing Big 6 Hero as “inspired by the culture of Japan… mashed up with America.”

Set in San Fransokyo, a mesh of two major cities of the world – San Francisco and Tokyo – draws influences from both metropolitan areas. It is an “origin story of not-so-super heroes,” focused on a 14-year-old named Hiro Hamada, who loses his older brother and connects with a robot to “heal his broken heart.”

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Geek Peek: Disney Offers First Look At New Animated Marvel Flick ‘Big Hero 6’
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Ever since Disney acquired Marvel, many fans speculated some great animated flicks based on Marvel properties to come our way. Now the first major project may not be an A-list hero or even a B-list one, but it should generate interest in some of the more smaller titles that Marvel may have. We may have been inundated with so many live-action iterations of Marvel titles, but Big Hero 6 is one of the first of the Marvel titles that will be a full-length animated feature.

Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau are behind the success that is Big Hero 6, which features a group of rookie superheroes on a mission to save their city from an impending doom. Winnie The Pooh director Don Hall will helm the adaptation based on the hit comic, which is due out for release November 7, 2014. Hit the jump to check out the first footage of the film and two pieces of concept art.

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