Ever since Disney acquired Marvel, the smart people have quietly let their consternation about continued media consolidation simmer. Everyone else has been wondering when we’d get an animated movie based on a Marvel comic. Well, here you are. The first Marvel superhero property to get the Mouse House treatment is… Big Hero 6.
Yeah, remember Big Hero 6?
The series is basically an extended homage to Japanese art and culture, created in 1998 by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau. Disney animator Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) chose the comic in part because of its obscurity. That way, there’s no frothing fanbase to upset! Smart man.
The movie takes place in “San Fransokyo,” a mash-up of, well, San Francisco and Tokyo, and follows a boy and his robot buddy as they join the eponymous team of super heroes.
Accompanying the announcement of the film is this concept reel, which gives us a brief look at the aesthetics of San Fransokyo:
Big Hero 6 is set for release on November 7th, 2014.