Thursday, June 28, 2012

Disney Animation Eyes Down "Big Hero 6"

I never thought this would happen, even though Disney owns Marvel and all, but Blue Sky Disney reported that Walt Disney Animation Studios is currently planning on doing an animated film adaptation of Marvel's Big Hero 6.

This is certainly an interesting move made by the studio, as I think this might be the first time Disney's feature animation studio is teaming up with another studio to produce a film. There were rumors going around early on that Pixar might do an animated film with Marvel, but since Pixar sticks with original stories, that seemed unlikely. It's perfect for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

It seems like this will be their big release for 2014, as Ron Clements and John Musker are hard at work on their upcoming project. The film will be directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh), and who knows, this might be the first WDAS film to carry a PG-13 rating since it's a film based on a comic book. Also, being a Marvel film, it's sure to catch on at the box office. Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen look like they're going to continue the success that Tangled brought them. Also, it will probably be a computer animated film, but you never know.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you excited or are you skeptical? What do you think of Disney's animation studio doing a Marvel film? Sound off!

1 comment:

  1. I'm iffy on this. I think it could work since Disney has a way of taking a previous story (ie: Fairy Tale, book, legend, etc) and making it good, but at the same time I am not sure how much I want to see them do something along these lines.