If you’re wondering what a geek-gasm looks like, you should probably hit your social media networks right now. Marvel, having already conquered the multiplex and set to unleash their power on the small screen with “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” are now seeing what the animated world can do for them. First announced at Comic-Con last year, Disney Animation is tackling “Big Hero 6,” another Marvel superteam of heroes, though not as well known as The Avengers. But that will likely not matter one iota if this footage is anything go by.
Disney has dropped a quick 30-second look, and it’s quite impressive. What you’re looking at is the glittering San Fransokyo (ha), where the story will follow robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his robot sidekick Baymax as they take on various bad guys. Here’s the official logline.
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.
Don Hall (“Winnie The Pooh“) is directing, though the voice cast has yet to be revealed. “Big Hero 6” arrives in theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014. Footage and concept art below.