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Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ to Premiere at Tokyo Film Festival

The world premiere of Disney's ‘Big Hero 6’ animation is set to open the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival on October 23.

The world premiere of Disney's Big Hero 6 animation will open the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival on October 23, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

"We are thrilled to premiere Big Hero 6 at the Tokyo International Film Festival. It is truly an honor to be selected as the opening film," directors Don Hall and Chris Williams said in a statement. "The setting of our film, San Fransokyo, is a fictional, futuristic mash-up of two of our favorite cities in the world -- San Francisco and Tokyo -- and the research we did in Tokyo informed every detail of the film."

In a first for a Disney animation, a Japanese manga adaptation of the film, titled Baymax, will begin serialization August 20, with promises to reveal plot details to local audiences. Big Hero 6 is scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 7.

The Tokyo festival will run October 23-31, while its affiliated multi-content market, TIFFCOM, will run October 21-23.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.