Disney-Pixar chief John Lasseter has finally spoken about rumors with multi-billion empire, Marvel as the studio releases new footage for “Big Hero 6.” Read on to learn more about this story.
The Hollywood Reporter posted that Lasseter, who is joined by producer Roy Conli and co-directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, teased Oscar bloggers by revealing a 25 minute footage of Disney’s upcoming Marvel Superhero animation, “Big Hero 6” based on a Japanese Marvel Superhero team of the same name. Moreover, Lasseter dismisses any notion of a rift between the two companies that have “worked very closely.” He also noted that “they have a fantastic relationship with them.”
Lasseter , a film director, screenwriter, producer and the chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios and currently the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.
It was nine years ago when he took over Disney Animation’s reins with new ideas or innovations which were highlighted by last year’s “Frozen.” His efforts on reviving the studio was indeed fruitful. The film won an Oscar and became the highest-grossing animated film in history for a while.
Set in a fictional metropolis called “San Fransokyo,” a portmanteau of San Fransisco and Tokyo, “Big Hero 6” follows the adventures of a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his “inflatable” robot Baymax to uncover a criminal plot and pull together a team of inexperienced crime-fighters including Wasabi, Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago, and Fred to solve the mystery surrounding the crime.
In other news, Variety reported that characters Hiro and Baymax will be made available for ““Disney Infinity” by Nov. 4, 3 days before the pic’s theatrical release.
“Disney Infinity” is an action-adventure sandbox video game developed by Avalanche Software and published by Disney Interactive Studios. It uses collectible figurines that are then synchronized with the game, allowing for characters from Disney and Pixar properties to interact and go on adventures similar to Activision’s Skylanders franchise.
The video game will include Disney characters from “Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Pirates of the Caribbean” while Pixar films adds “Toy Story,” “Cars” and “The Incredibles,” as well as Mickey Mouse from “Fantasia.”
The updated “Disney Infinity 2.0” will add Marvel’s superheroes for the first time, including those from “The Guardians of the Galaxy” as well as Disney classic characters such as Donald Duck and Disney Princesses.
“Big Hero 6” is produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, inspired by the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film will be directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams and will be the 54th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.
It features the voices of Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as GoGo Tomago, Damon Wayans, Jr. as Wasabi, Génesis Rodríguez as Honey Lemon, T. J. Miller as Fred, Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, James Cromwell as Professor Callaghan, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei and Daniel Henney as Tadashi Hamada.
“Big Hero 6″ will be the first Disney-animated film to feature Marvel characters since The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009. It will be released on Nov. 7, 2014 by Walt Disney Pictures.
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