Tokyo to be Featured in Disney’s Upcoming Marvel Animated Movie “Big Hero 6”

The urban streetscape of Tokyo will form part of the inspiration for the city of San Fransokyo (no prizes for guessing the other city involved) in Disney’s upcoming animated movie “Big Hero 6” (“Baymax” in Japan). The protagonist is a Japanese boy named Hiro (albeit with a different surname from the original Marvel story). In the original Marvel story, Hiro is a Tokyoite living in Setagaya Ward of Tokyo.

San Fransokyo – portmanteau of the cities of San Francisco and Tokyo. Source:
View of the San Fransokyo from high up. Note the merging of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Japanese torii design. Source:

Check out the familiar urban streetscape in a trailer of the movie:

And here is the Japanese trailer:

The movie will be launched in the US and Japan at the end of 2014 (November and December respectively).