Disney does animated Asian Marvel superheroes in Big Hero 6

Disney's first animated Marvel Comics adaptation is based on a superteam of Japanese heroes.

Earlier this year, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced its next big animated feature, Big Hero 6, an Asian-themed action comedy adventure based on the Marvel Comics superteam of the same name.

Set in the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo (yes, a cross between Tokyo and San Francisco), the story follows brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his team of first-time crime fighters, who find themselves in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy city.

Over the weekend at the D23 Expo, the studio unveiled some details and footage from Big Hero 6. Here's a very brief bit of first-look footage that gives a feel for the San Fransokyo setting:

That's not a whole lot to go on, but it does look pretty cool. I'll admit, I don't know anything about comic book version of Big Hero 6, so I don't know what to expect. I suspect a lot of it will be "Disney-fied, but the premise has potential. Here's some previously released concept art:

Big Hero 6 hits theaters on November 7, 2014.

More here: Disney Gives Marvel Fans First Look at Big Hero 6 Animated Film.

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