These days, Marvel seems to be smashing its Hulk fist into every entertainment medium: movies (Captain America 2 broke April box office records), television (ABC will be premiering Agent Carter this fall, along with a second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), even amusement parks (visit Disneyland’s Tomorrowland and you can see Iron Man, Captain America and Thor.) Oh yeah, and there are also those Netflix shows. So it should come as no surprise that Disney Animation is now stepping into the world with the trailer debut for its futuristic film, Big Hero 6.
Technically, this not Marvel’s first foray into the world of animation – you can find numerous cartoons on straight-to-video releases, or on TV in series such as Disney XD’s Avengers Assemble and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But this is the first time Disney Animation will feature characters from the comics universe, even if these superheroes are not as widely known as The Avengers (or for that matter, even Guardians of the Galaxy.)
Directed by Don Hall (Winnie The Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt), Big Hero 6 is set in San Fransokyo (a hybrid mash-up of Tokyo and San Francisco) and focuses on 14-year-old prodigy Hiro Hamada as well as Baymax, his self-created robot sidekick. The film chronicles their adventures as they band together with a group of young crime fighters: a trained chef named Wasabi-No-Ginger, Honey Lemon (who carries a magical purse that allows access into different portals), GoGo Tomago (who can propel herself into a ball of energy) and Fred (who can transform into a Godzilla-type creature – so much so that his nickname is actually Fredzilla.) These heroes may not be as well known as Iron Man or Thor, but they’re kind of like The Avengers in that they team up to attempt to save the world.
Big Hero 6 arrives on Nov. 7. Watch the official trailer below: