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To be clear, this love child is no bastard.

We've known for a while that one of Disney's next big projects is a Marvel Comics-inspired movie called Big Hero 6.

Based on a popular miniseries from Marvel, the movie is Disney's first attempt at blending their approach with that of the comic behemoth. Their hope is that this will be the first of many collaborations that hit a sweet spot for fans of both Disney and Marvel.

What gets me and many others excited about this movie is its fusion of Japanese and American themes in the story, which is what made the original concept so popular in the first place. It's going to be interesting to see if Disney can really pull it off.

The movie is set in a Tokyo themed version of San Francisco (or San "Fransokyo"), and the story centers around a 14-year-old boy named Hiro Hamada and his allies.

Hiro befriends a giant robot named Baymax (although he creates the robot in the comics) and embarks on an adventure to save San Francisco from a criminal conspiracy. Hiro joins a team of diverse crime fighters to get the job done, and wow does that sound like something fun to watch.

This is a CG movie, but those who were able to see footage at D23 claim that they've never seen anything quite like it, at least from Disney.

From the promise of amazing animation to a fully-realized Disney/Marvel collaboration, the potential for this movie is very high and definitely worth following.

Big Hero 6 hits theaters November 7, 2014.


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