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I'm sure NOBODY could have predicted that when a major children's entertainment company like Disney bought Marvel that we would ever see a serious animated movie from them about superheroes... actually there were almost riots from people at the thought of this, but luckily things have gone much more according to the comics than originally thought.

From the creators of Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, and Tangled comes Big Hero 6, Disney Animation Studio's take on Marvel comic team of the same name. So far, the only premise we have is this:

Set in a fictional metropolis called San Fransokyo (a portmanteau of San Francisco and Tokyo), Big Hero 6 will be centered on a young prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his self-created robot Baymax, both of whom uncover a criminal plot and must join a team of inexperienced crime fighters,[7] including Wasabi No-Ginger, Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago, and Fred.

So we don't exactly know that much about the movie's interpretation, but the comics can reveal some about what the movie might be like. Marvel Studios is not involved and the movie is supposed to be more loosely based on the comic book team than Marvel Studios movies are.

Considering Disney's love for heartfelt backstories, main character and kid-genius Hiro's is sure to be one that is heavily used. His bodyguard-style robot Baymax was programmed to be more like his father after his Dad passed away when Hiro was young. Baymax is Hiro's closest friend. I can see them pulling another backstory like Ellie's at the beginning of Up for a story like this. There are two pictures below featuring Baymax and Hiro, both of them are to only two character will any artwork other than silhouettes.

San Fransokyo is just what it sounds like: an Asian-American style city using qualities from both cities. Just take a look at the concept art!

Hiro and Baymax sitting on the DigiChan Blimp
Hiro and Baymax sitting on the DigiChan Blimp
The Golden Gate Bridge with Asian influences
The Golden Gate Bridge with Asian influences

"Big Hero 6" will be Disney Animation Studios' 54th Feature Film, and will hit theaters November 7, 2014.


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