“Big Hero 6” revealed as Walt Disney Animation Studios 2014 film based on Marvel comic, set in San Fransokyo

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced its first Marvel-based film will be released in 2014 called “Big Hero 6.” And they’ve offered a first look at artwork from the film, including a 30-second clip revealing the unique high-tech city of San Fransokyo, a mashup of Tokyo and San Francisco.

The characters pictured above are from the “Big Hero 6” comic series, first appearing in September 1998.

“Big Hero 6” first look footage of San Fransokyo

The plot of “Big Hero 6” is described as:

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.

Concept art showcases an iconic bridge and treasured landmark of San Fransokyo:

Pictured in more concept art, the high-tech city of San Fransokyo combines the lights of Tokyo and the trolleys of San Francisco:

A closer look at the nighttime cityscape reveals a nod to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ successful film “Wreck-It Ralph”:

The CG-animated “Big Hero 6” will hit theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

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