While promoting his presence at Disney's upcoming D23 Expo this weekend in Anaheim, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios chairman John Lasseter talked a little bit about Pixar's first collaboration with Marvel Studios, the upcoming Big Hero 6.
In theaters November 2014, Big Hero 6 is based on Marvel's six issue Japanese Manga-inspired mini-series which revolves around a team of state-sanctioned superheroes at the Japanese government's disposal. A top-secret consortium of politicians and business entities known as the Giri was formed to recruit and train potential superhuman operatives for Big Hero 6, with members including Sunfire, Silver Samurai, GoGo Tomago, Honey Lemon, Hiro Takachiho, and Baymax.
Don't expect an exact replication of the comic, though, when it hits the big screen. John Lasseter is calling Pixar's version a 'loose adaptation'.
"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."
What do you think? Are you looking forward to Disney and Pixar's take on Big Hero 6? Will you be upset if the characters are Americanized?