‘Big Hero 6′ Teaser Trailer: A Robotic Hero is Made in Disney’s Marvel Movie

Published 11 months ago by , Updated July 14th, 2014 at 5:36 am,

Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t the only movie adaptation of a relatively niche sci-fi Marvel comic property due to hit theaters in 2014; a few months after the world meets the likes of Rocket Racoon and Groot, they shall then be introduced to such “high-tech heroes” as “adrenaline junkie” Go Go Tamago, “chemistry whiz” Honey Lemon, and the young “robotics prodigy” Hiro Hamada, who brings them together to form a crime-fighting team, in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6.

The latter is a computer-animated sci-fi adventure loosely based on the Manga-influenced American comic of the same name – created by Man of Action’s Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle – and directed by two seasoned Disney animation vets: Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt). Earlier this week, Disney began to tease the Big Hero 6 teaser trailer‘s arrival; today, via Yahoo! Movies said preview has debuted online, while a teaser poster has likewise appeared online (click the image below for the hi-res version).

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The Big Hero 6 teaser poster has clearly (and cleverly) been modeled to resemble the design commonly used for Japanese comic books; judging by the initial trailer footage, though, the actual film is aesthetically closer to past Disney animated takes on the sci-fi genre (Meet the Robinsons) and geek culture (Wreck-It Ralph), rather than being an imitation (of sorts) of Japanese Anime techniques. By comparison, the source comic is a more pronounced hybrid of Eastern and Western graphic novel illustration styles.

That said, the Big Hero 6 movie instead contains other elements that pay respect to the original comic property’s Japanese influences. Besides familiar Manga/Anima character archetypes and plot elements (recalling what last year’s Pacific Rim did), the movie also features a setting that is a literal East-meets-West blend – a city known as San Fransokyo, which mashes together the architecture and culture of San Francisco and Tokyo, naturally.

Hall, who also co-wrote the Big Hero 6 script with Jordan Roberts (3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom), describes the relationship between Hiro and Baymax – seen in the teaser being upgraded from plush robotic nurse to hard-armored robo-warrior (well, at least that’s what Hiro attempts to do) – as the “beating heart” of the movie, so it’s fitting that the pair are the focus of the initial teaser. The boy and his “pet” trope is a bit played out, but there are certainly still ways to make it work nowadays (see: How to Train Your Dragon, for example).

The far-reaching appeal of the Disney animation brand should help Big Hero 6 to find an audience, well beyond the original comics’ fanbase. The film does boast a number of eccentric characters; besides the aforementioned names, there’s “clean freak” Wasabi No-Ginger and “fanboy” Fred (the voice cast has yet to be confirmed). Then again, coming after Guardians of the Galaxy, such Marvel folk might seem less “out there” to your average moviegoer, by comparison. __________________________________________________

Big Hero 6 opens in U.S. theaters on November 7th, 2014. Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Looks very interesting, can’t wait! Know it’s going to be great!

  2. Soooo Iron man’ish …

  3. Marvel logo nowhere to be found…

    • My thoughts exactly

    • Thats cause while disney owns marvel it runs it as a seperate entity, so this film is entirely produced by disney’s animation department and not marvel.

  4. So wait, the teaser mentions nothing about Marvel… This is a Marvel property correct?

    • And Marvel is property of Disney. Stop complaining over a logo

  5. Why they are not doing Marvel Logo with it..it’s not even on Poster.

    but still looks good.

    • I’m guessing they don’t want people to think it has anything to do with the other Marvel films.

  6. This looks like tons of fun! I can’t wait to see it :D

  7. One of my anticipated movies of this year. So excited, hoping this could be our next “The Iron Giant”

  8. Okay, my interest is peaked! November is still some time off, but I can’t wait to see this one!

    • piqued*

      • Well, thank you for making me feel stupid! XD

  9. Video won’t load for me… ughh…

  10. Looks halfway interesting. Thank god kids movies are different from what they use to be in my day. Being a kid then I hated them.

  11. For those who want to watch it, but can’t because Yahoo movies can’t load anything:

    • cheers!

  12. OK this looks great, exciting and funny! reminded me of Wall-E somehow :)

    one thing, i didnt get, that in the trailer the release month was shown ‘February 2015′ whereas Screenrant guys have mentioned Novemeber 7th, 2014. sooooo, who is not right? :p

  13. Oh boy, this looks dumb. I know it’s a kid’s film and all that but this was pretty dumb, like, “Lazy Town” humor. I don’t know, I guess I was expecting something less “funny” and more serious. Like How to Train Your Dragon.

  14. Why does this character NOT look Asian?!!! This looks ridiculous especially when the character is named Hiro Hamada.

    • Looks Asian to me….


    • Looks Asian to me….


      • When I saw the boy, I thought Penny (Bolt) in a wig. That’s just their style.

    • that’s exactly what i said! how can you make a movie of a japanese team and then just make them look white.

    • Holy sh**, he supposed to be an Asian? Good to know lol

  15. Actually, I think the reason there isn’t a Marvel logo is to:
    A) Separate it from the MCU.
    B) Disney Animation Studios is producing it, not Marvel Studios

    • But the same could be said for all the X-Men and Spiderman movies. Yet there is always a Marvel logo in everything to do with them

      • They’re obviously big time Marvel properties so I imagine they’re contractually obligated with Marvel to put a Marvel logo on it. This is an obscure title and they probably don’t care if Disney doesn’t put the logo on there. They’re getting their cut of the money none the less.

  16. Well, i am not impressed by the teaser. It looks inspired by Incredibles teaser except not fun.

  17. Judging by the trailer, I’m interested!! Looks cute and funny.

    People should keep in mind this is just ONE PART OF THE WHOLE. I bet there will be more teasers to come.

  18. they had me at wreck-it ralph