There was a post-”princess movie” moment where Disney chased the “boy demographic.” It didnt' work out so well; Films like 'Atlantis' and 'Treasure Planet' came and went. Under the current Disney brand, 'Big Hero 6' isn't as aggressively alternative — not with Marvel as an in-house entity — but but the competition raises questions of what the Mouse House can bring to the table. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was basically a cartoon. Guardians of the Galaxy's five-character team had two fully CG characters. The Transformers moves are basically the pixel equivalent of a Stan Brakhage film. And now there's 'Big Hero 6,' a fully animated feature competing with live-action bombast. How will it stand out from the crowd? The Walt Disney legacy, and the idiosyncratic creative process that comes with it.
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When it was first announced that Disney was purchasing Marvel, the minds of many fans leapt immediately to the possibility of a Disney-Pixar animated Marvel movie. We're sorta getting that in November with 'Big Hero 6' but as that movie approaches, it's become very clear that it's not really much of Marvel movie at all, other than being loosely based on the obscure 90s comic. What fans really want to know is if we'll ever see a Disney or Pixar animated movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. John Lasseter, who runs both Disney Animation and Pixar, has your answer: no.
The previous 'Big Hero 6' trailer didn't show us much beyond a glimpse at puffy robot hero Baymax struggling to fit into his robot suit. Today, we get a longer 'Big Hero 6' trailer with much more footage from Disney's upcoming animated Marvel film, though unfortunately, still a lot of focus on the antics of Baymax.
At long last, it's time to meet the cast of Disney's first animated Marvel movie, 'Big Hero 6,' and see these new characters come to life in six new images. Where previously we saw some unapproved posters for this new crop of unlikely superheroes (since taken down from the web), the cast is now here in beautiful hi-res and ready to kick some San Fransokyo butt!
Whether it was the announcement of a new feature-length 'Power Rangers' movie or just some massive wave of nostalgia settling in, we have those morphin' teenagers with attitude on the brain. Now, Bandai, the purveyor of incredible 'Power Rangers' products, announced their exclusives coming to Comic-Con 2014, and among them is one spectacular item that'll have diehard 'Rangers' fans looking to drop some green.
The idea behind 'Big Hero 6,' Walt Disney's first animated Marvel movie since they acquired the home of The Avengers, is an exciting prospect, one that we've been tracking for some time. While the full cast is still to be announced, today brings our first look at this new team of superheroes through unofficial movie posters.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, DC finds an Aquaman, Marvel finds a Kingpin, and the Guardians of the Galaxy find their way onto a bunch of new posters.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Marvel Studios sheds a bunch of talent, the 'Man of Steel' sequel gets a truly weird title, and our first look at Disney's first animated Marvel movie, 'Big Hero 6,' arrives.
'Big Hero 6' is Disney's first animated movie since the massive success of 'Frozen' and it's also Disney's first animated Marvel movie. For those reasons alone, 'Big Hero 6' should make a ton of money. But, then you see this brand new trailer and you realize this is a movie that both kids and adults alike are gonna love.
When Disney acquired Marvel, it was only a matter of time before the animated movies started coming. However, no one expected the first Disney-animated Marvel venture to be 'Big Hero 6,' which brings one of the most obscure superhero teams in comic book history to the big screen. The first trailer for the film arrives tomorrow, but to prepare for the big reveal, a poster and a brief teaser have made their way online.