Disney’s adaptation of Marvel’s Big Hero 6 will be very loose

BIG HERO 6

D23 Expo had a Disney animation panel that featured upcoming animated projects from Walt Disney Animation Studios (Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph), Pixar (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up) and DisneyToons Studios (Planes). Some of their upcoming projects they showcased included Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen; Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, and Finding Dory.

The one that I’m really looking forward to is Walt Disney Animation Studio’s adaptation of Big Hero 6, a Marvel comic book mini-series that takes place in Japan and stars an amateur crime-fighting team. It’s being directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh).

In an interview with EW, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios CCO John Lasseter revealed the direction they’re taking with Big Hero 6.

“It’s based upon a very short series of comic books and it’s six comic books. They’re out of the Marvel universe, but more of a Japanese manga style. We’re creating something based upon that so it’s really a Disney Animation production. A loose adaptation — like all adaptations are. They almost have to be.”

Not all adaptations have to be loose. I think the Lord of the Rings was able to stay faithful for the most part. Now that Disney has Lucasfilm, will they be using them for help for their movies?

“Not really, other than Pixar has always used Skywalker Sound for all of our productions. They’re the best so we’ll always continue using them and we’re very good friends. And we always have been with [special effects house Industrial Light and Magic] as well. But other than being friends we have never needed to do anything with them. But we’re also massive Star Wars fans so we’re all very excited, as is everybody around the world, for new Star Wars films.”

Synopsis: “Big Hero 6” features 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.

Big Hero 6 will be released in theaters on November 7, 2014.

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