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Solid Snake
06-30-12, 02:13 PM
http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/06/big-hero-six-img.jpg

ComingSoon.net reports (via Blue Sky Disney and It's On the Grid) that the surprise property is currently being tossed around as an animated feature film, with Winnie the Pooh's Don Hall set to direct. Rumors suggest the film could be hitting theaters as early as 2014. While no other details have been revealed, we do know that the comic superhero team is a Japan-based group developed in 1998 that originally included Silver Samurai, Sunfire, GoGo Tomago, Honey Lemon, Hiro Takachiho and Baymax.

It's unclear which of the group's team members would make the cut for a movie, especially Silver Samurai and Sunfire as they both originated in the X-Men comics (a 20th Century Fox property). Silver Samurai in particular is already rumored to be a featured character in 2013's The Wolverine.

Update: EW is now confirming that the film is in the "early stages of development," though Disney reps are not confirming which filmmakers are involved. Stay tuned for more details -- hopefully from Comic-Con in a couple of weeks!



Odd. Uhm...how does this work animated rights wise? You buy the film rights...you buy any and all film possibilities in format, no?

Deftones
06-30-12, 11:11 PM
Disney isn't fucking around with the Marvel licenses. Me likey. :up:

Solid Snake
07-01-12, 08:24 AM
Yeah. They're taking this MCU seriously. I mean...I'd never expect Guardians of the Galaxy. Of coursen I'd also never expect...the Human Fly either. I honestly wonder wtf the pitch was for that one.

Mike86
07-01-12, 11:18 AM
I don't know. Personally I see Disney buying Marvel as good and bad. On the one hand yes we're going to see some awesome movies being made. On the other you have to think eventually if they keep churning out every random character into movies that the interest is going to fade, the movies will start being less of moneymakers, and comic movies will crash. The fact that they're taking more obscure characters and doing movies of them is kind of starting to solidify this line of thought for me as it seems like Disney is hoping people will see the Marvel brand name and they'll do big business everytime.

Solid Snake
07-01-12, 11:33 AM
Possibly. Guardians of the Galaxy has potential. human fly and BH6 are odd ones.

Deftones
07-01-12, 11:53 AM
I don't know. Personally I see Disney buying Marvel as good and bad. On the one hand yes we're going to see some awesome movies being made. On the other you have to think eventually if they keep churning out every random character into movies that the interest is going to fade, the movies will start being less of moneymakers, and comic movies will crash. The fact that they're taking more obscure characters and doing movies of them is kind of starting to solidify this line of thought for me as it seems like Disney is hoping people will see the Marvel brand name and they'll do big business everytime.
but if they are making it an animated film, as speculated, it's not going to take anything away from the live action movies.

Mike86
07-01-12, 12:03 PM
Right but it's still comic book related. Once people start getting sick of them I just worry that we'll stop seeing comic movies made for a period of time. Plus let's be honest they've already got three iffy (to the general public) movies in the works that are supposed to be live action (Ant Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Human Fly). I guess I feel like the more marketable characters have been made into movies. A lot of the ones left are sort of cheesy (with exceptions of course).

Also Marvel doesn't exactly have the best record for animated features recently. Granted they've been direct to DVD/Blu-ray and I'm sure something like this will be bigger budget and they'll have Disney's animation team but still.

Giantrobo
07-01-12, 12:27 PM
Disney is being smart. They are digging deep seeing potential $$$$$ in everything Marvel has to offer.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
07-01-12, 12:59 PM
Disney/Marvel isn't making the Human Fly. It was a licensed property that Marvel doesn't own anymore.

Preterite
07-02-12, 12:56 AM
The success of The Avengers means that every Marvel team is gonna be examined for potential. X-Men and the Fantastic Four are tied up with other studios. The Defenders are Avengers-lite with weirder characters; there's no real hook to differentiate them from the A-team, their biggest name is already tied to the Avengers, and it would take far too long to set-up the rest of the kooks in one film. So yeah, third-string teams with high concepts like GotG (Space Avengers!) and BH6 (Japanese Avengers!*) are getting a shot.

Of course, my dream project would be a Heroes For Hire film set in the 70's (Exploitation Avengers!). Power Man, Iron Fist, Misty Knight, Shang-Chi, see if we can't steal Dazzler out from under Fox. Have a framing device where Nick Fury recounts his first mission, the one that led him to believe that a team like the Avengers could work. Solid!


*"Kids are all still into that mangame stuff, right?"

Deftones
05-09-13, 11:12 AM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GSV3laJplpU?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

dex14
05-09-13, 11:19 AM
:lol: Well count me in! Geez... what am I looking at? San Francisco? Why even release something like that?

Solid Snake
05-09-13, 11:25 AM
Well that is really pretty for however long it is.

Neil M.
05-09-13, 11:59 AM
I don't know. Personally I see Disney buying Marvel as good and bad. On the one hand yes we're going to see some awesome movies being made. On the other you have to think eventually if they keep churning out every random character into movies that the interest is going to fade, the movies will start being less of moneymakers, and comic movies will crash. The fact that they're taking more obscure characters and doing movies of them is kind of starting to solidify this line of thought for me as it seems like Disney is hoping people will see the Marvel brand name and they'll do big business everytime.

I sort of agree. It'll be interesting to see how long Disney stays aggressive with both Marvel and Star Wars. I guess it will go on as long as box-office expectations are met.

dex14
12-31-13, 04:19 PM
Chris Williams has joined Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 as director, alongside helmer Don Hall. Additionally, Roy Conli has boarded the project as producer.

Williams co-directed and co-wrote the screenplay for Disney Animation’s 2008 release Bolt, for which he received an Oscar nomination for best animated feature. His writing credits (story) include Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Brother Bear for Disney. He also lent his voice to the character Oaken in Disney's current hit Frozen.

Conli previously produced the studio’s Tangled, which was released in 2010 and made $588.8 worldwide, and 2002’s Treasure Planet.

Hall previewed Big Hero 6, which is scheduled for release on Nov. 7, 2014, last summer at Disney's D23 Expo. At that time, Kristina Reed was attached to produce.

The stereoscopic 3D CG feature is inspired by the Marvel comic of the same name (and marks the first project of its kind since Disney acquired Marvel). The action comedy adventure follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who must save the city of San Francisco from a criminal plot with the help of a robot, Baymax; and Gogo, Honey Lemon, sushi chef Wasabi and fanboy Fred.

Disney Animation vet Hall directed 2011’s Winnie the Pooh and wrote the screenplay for Meet the Robinsons.

Roybq
01-01-14, 09:21 PM
This is the postcard that I picked up at D23. Definitely not San Francisco. It's:

http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130809130224/disney/images/1/15/Greetings_from_San_Fransokyo_card.jpg

superdeluxe
05-20-14, 03:35 PM
http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/7d9a51bf787b6396b60e188b5b2be50c9216a545/c=349-0-1417-803&r=x383&c=540x380/local/-/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2014/05/19//1400548468000-3BIG-HERO-SNEAKPEEK-64332686.JPG

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/900efddd324f89247c7447f4998d3e7e443f7114/c=419-0-1486-803&r=x383&c=540x380/local/-/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2014/05/19//1400548310000-2BIG-HERO-SNEAKPEEK-64332690.JPG

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/2818789a9a91c871d9cdbaecee5007cf83df89f6/c=442-0-1505-799&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2014/05/19//1400548647000-1BIG-HERO-SNEAKPEEK-64332692.JPG

Supermallet
05-20-14, 05:04 PM
I look forward to the awkwardly shoehorned-in, ill-fitting melodramatic tug at your heartstrings song sung by the latest Disney TV starlet in the middle of the film.

RocShemp
05-20-14, 05:38 PM
I look forward to the awkwardly shoehorned-in, ill-fitting melodramatic tug at your heartstrings song sung by the latest Disney TV starlet in the middle of the film.

You mean Idina Menzel? ;)

Supermallet
05-20-14, 07:07 PM
Ha, no. I mean those Disney animated films that aren't musicals but have a sappy song thrown in the middle because it was effective in Toy Story 2.

RocShemp
05-20-14, 09:14 PM
Ha, no. I mean those Disney animated films that aren't musicals but have a sappy song thrown in the middle because it was effective in Toy Story 2.

Oh, I know what you mean. I was just teasing. She's a good singer (even if I didn't like her song from Frozen and thought her song from Beowulf, though nice, was a waste of her talent).

Supermallet
05-20-14, 09:35 PM
Frozen was a disappointing movie with poor songs, but I don't blame her for that.

Solid Snake
05-20-14, 11:13 PM
I never saw frozen. Don't really know wtf that was about.

superdeluxe
05-21-14, 10:52 AM
I never saw frozen. Don't really know wtf that was about.

If you don't have kids, I think its okay to skip it.

RocShemp
05-21-14, 06:29 PM
If you don't have kids, I think its okay to skip it.

And even if you loved Tangled, you're better off just re-watching Tangled.

superdeluxe
05-21-14, 07:22 PM
Lol it's not as bad as Roc/Supermallet make it seem.

fumanstan
05-21-14, 07:32 PM
Lol it's not as bad as Roc/Supermallet make it seem.

Agreed.

Meanwhile, the images above look neat even though I have no idea who those characters are.

PhantomStranger
05-21-14, 08:08 PM
Frozen was a wonderful movie for...eight-year-old girls. Everyone else? Not so much...

Solid Snake
05-22-14, 08:32 AM
Break Frozen down for me. Is it crap?

riotinmyskull
05-22-14, 08:43 AM
Break Frozen down for me. Is it crap?

it's certainly not worthy of all the hype and praise it's received.

fumanstan
05-22-14, 10:45 AM
Frozen is pretty good.

Meanwhile, a teaser for a teaser.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lEP_rhmbtbU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

http://www.fandompost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Big-Hero-6-Poster.jpg

fumanstan
05-22-14, 12:24 PM
And the actual teaser trailer.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jtoheylsVo0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I still have no idea what this movie is really about or the source material, but the trailer is cute.

Plus it's from the makers of Frozen, so you know it's excellent ;)

Supermallet
05-22-14, 12:31 PM
Definitely cute. Feels more like Wreck It Ralph than Frozen.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
05-22-14, 12:50 PM
Looks fun. Surprised there' no mention of Marvel at all in the trailer. I know it's a Disney production first, but you'd think a Marvel logo would draw some eyes.

Solid Snake
05-22-14, 01:44 PM
I Dig it.

Odd that Disney isn't flashing the Marvel Logo.

fumanstan
06-30-14, 11:59 AM
Some character posters - http://io9.com/first-look-at-the-six-big-heroes-of-big-hero-6-1597990688

Deftones
06-30-14, 06:01 PM
posters say november 7th, but trailer says feb 2015. did it get delayed?

Matthew Chmiel
06-30-14, 07:35 PM
November 7th is the release date in North America.

February 2015 is the release date in other foreign territories.

Deftones
06-30-14, 09:12 PM
ah, that makes slightly more sense.

dex14
07-15-14, 11:20 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AfIauWeZRms" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

fumanstan
07-15-14, 11:48 AM
Was coming to post that; that big squishy robot is going to sell a ton of toys.

RoboDad
07-15-14, 02:12 PM
It also looks like it is going to be a great movie. And it comes out the day after my birthday. Looking forward to visiting San Fransokyo. :)

Solid Snake
07-15-14, 02:16 PM
Yeah. It looks pretty funny. Really liking the Baymax animations.

rexinnih
07-15-14, 02:20 PM
Looks good. Tape part had me chuckeling.

Solid Snake
07-15-14, 02:34 PM
I liked the fall at the end.

So I'm assuming Disney isn't brandishing the Marvel logo in this cuz they don't want people to think this is part of the MCU franchise or what?

Obi-Wan Jabroni
07-15-14, 02:58 PM
I guess. You'd think they could come up with something to differentiate it while still acknowledging where it came from though. Otherwise why even mine Marvel for this kind of project?

Kal-El
07-15-14, 04:27 PM
I don't know. So far I haven't seen anything to get me excited about this movie.

Supermallet
07-15-14, 06:21 PM
The tape bit was great.

OldBoy
07-15-14, 07:08 PM
that looked really good. really good.

FantasticVSDoom
07-15-14, 09:40 PM
It also looks like it is going to be a great movie. And it comes out the day after my birthday. Looking forward to visiting San Fransokyo. :)

I agree and super excited about this one! Plus it comes out the day before my birthday :D

Why So Blu?
07-15-14, 09:43 PM
Looked great!

superdeluxe
07-15-14, 11:41 PM
This is going to make some fair amount of money. I want to see it, and my 4yo kid who is big into robots will want to see it I am sure.

RoboDad
07-16-14, 09:33 AM
And it comes out the day after my birthday.

Plus it comes out the day before my birthday :D
Party time!

RoboDad
07-16-14, 09:34 AM
I don't know. So far I haven't seen anything to get me excited about this movie.

You're just still upset over your home planet getting destroyed, and having to kill Zod. ;)

Hokeyboy
07-16-14, 11:02 AM
Sweet! It comes out exactly 3 weeks after my birthday :banana:

I wasn't blown away by the trailer. It seemed like it was trying a bit too hard to be cutesy/endearing, but I'll remain cautiously optimistic. Disney Animation has been on a massive upswing since 2009.

Also: I've heard tell that they're playing down the Marvel association in order to promote the film in Walt Disney World, in which no Marvel characters can be referenced in any of the theme parks. Don't know how true that is, and it seems a bit far-fetched. Whatever monies they can generate within WDW pale in comparison to those generated by the Majestic Marketing Might of the Merry Marvel Moniker!

Obi-Wan Jabroni
07-16-14, 11:25 AM
Sweet! This comes out exactly 3 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days before my birthday! :banana:

My Other Self
08-23-14, 09:41 AM
https://movies.yahoo.com/news/marvel-backs-away-big-hero-6-203632862.html

When Marvel released details of its November 2015 releases earlier this week, there was a surprising absence of Big Hero 6-related material despite that month’s release of the Disney animated movie based on the Marvel characters. If that seems strange, it gets moreso: the publisher has also decided to bench the characters to coincide with the movie’s release.

Not only is Marvel not planning any reprints or new material to tie in with the Disney movie released November 7, but it turns out that the characters aren’t scheduled to make appearances in any other Marvel comic titles in the foreseeable future, either. A spokesperson for Marvel confirmed that it has "no plans" for the property when contacted by THR, following up on an earlier report from Newsarama.

The last time the characters appeared in a Marvel title was 2012, when the team showed up in an issue of Amazing Spider-Man to help defeat Doctor Octopus. Around the same time, the publisher released a collection of the group’s earlier appearances to tie in with then-contemporary rumors of the Disney project, which was officially announced a year later.

Unusually, while Marvel isn’t publishing any Big Hero 6 material, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a comic book tie-in to the project. Since the beginning of this month, Japanese publisher Kodansha has been serializing a story in its anthology series Magazine Special focusing on the robotic character Baymax seen in initial trailers for the movie. Traditionally, Kodansha has enjoyed a close relationship with Marvel’s parent company Disney, sponsoring Tokyo Disneyland and releasing manga versions of other Disney animated projects, including The Lion King, Beauty & The Beast and Frozen.

In the U.S., Disney subsidiary Random House has a line of Big Hero 6 material planned for publication around the release of the movie.

The lack of Marvel material may point to the company not maintaining full financial participation over the property due to the partnership with Disney Animation. As the Newsarama report points out, Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort has previously suggested that Marvel prioritizes properties it has complete control over. As he wrote on his Q&A Tumblr, “If you had two things, and on one you earned 100% of the revenues from the efforts that you put into making it, and the other you earned a much smaller percentage for the same amount of time and effort, you’d be more likely to concentrate more heavily on the first, wouldn’t you?”

Solid Snake
08-23-14, 01:15 PM
All that means what?

fumanstan
08-23-14, 01:21 PM
What are you confused about? Seemed pretty straightforward to me.

superdeluxe
08-23-14, 01:47 PM
So marvel is not going all in because it's not 100% their product?

My Other Self
08-23-14, 03:08 PM
All that means what?I thought it was self-explanatory, but it sounds like Marvel is distancing themselves from the movie and it will be marketed as a Disney animated film with no ties to Marvel.

Deftones
08-23-14, 03:50 PM
i think the only reason they market this as a Disney animated project rather than a Marvel one is because the Disney name has a history and quality behind it. if you look up any Marvel animated project, you'll see all the direct to video shit they've put out over the years through Lionsgate. i don't think this has anything to do with distancing themselves from Marvel, but rather just capitalizing on the name that means the most to movie-goers.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
08-23-14, 07:14 PM
I thought it was self-explanatory, but it sounds like Marvel is distancing themselves from the movie and it will be marketed as a Disney animated film with no ties to Marvel.

The trailer for it that aired before GOTG mentioned that it was based on the Marvel comic. That's the ONLY time I've seen it advertised, and it was probably only because of the audience.

Michael Corvin
08-23-14, 09:07 PM
HUGE missed opportunity. HUGE! This should have ties with the other films and be featured on Agents of Shield. I mean what are they thinking? :sarcasm:

My Other Self
08-23-14, 10:37 PM
HUGE missed opportunity. HUGE! This should have ties with the other films and be featured on Agents of Shield. I mean what are they thinking? :sarcasm:I know you're being facetious, but there's probably some missed opportunity here with Marvel distancing themselves.

I seriously doubt anybody would even associate it with with the majority of the crappy DTV Marvel animated movies that have come out. It sounds more to me like Marvel may have wanted this done a certain way but Disney refused, so they decided to change gears.

Having the Marvel name on there can only help ticket sales at this point.

whotony
08-23-14, 10:49 PM
This movie has anything to do with what's in the original post?

fumanstan
08-24-14, 12:27 AM
I wonder if Marvel already has data that shows their other properties hasn't had a significant boost on the comic side despite the movies, and just figure it isn't worth trying to jump start this franchise in that way. Or maybe Disney has their own plans for marketing the movie and they were the ones that felt there wasn't a need for Marvel to jump in.

The financial participation thing in that article makes less sense to me given that Marvel's money would be essentially Disney's money.