Although it was announced last year, there hasn't been a lot of news out of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Big Hero 6," the adaptation of the pair of Marvel miniseries from Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau.
And while the feature film won't be out until 2014, we've got some concept art and a synopsis describing the journey of the five heroes recruited by a Japanese teen (here it seems the Disney script has created a Japan/U.S. hybrid state) to save their city of San Fransokyo from the criminal element.
The story is a bit of a departure from Seagle and Rouleu's concept, which saw six superheroes being recruited by the Japanese government, controlled by businessmen and politicians. Disney's project seems to have scooped out all of the political dimensions for something a little family friendlier:
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.
"Big Hero 6" will be in theaters November 2014.