The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is putting a special emphasis on animation this year, and has announced that Disney’s Big Hero 6 will be the opening night film of their 27th edition.
“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,” Big Hero 6 directors Don Hall and Chris Williams said in a statement. “The research we did in Tokyo informed every detail of the film. We look forward to bringing our film to this city that so deeply inspired us.”
The closing night film will be Takashi Yamazaki’s Parasyte, based on a manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki about an alien who lodges himself into a human boy’s hand. The live-action film has plenty of animation in it, and Yamazaki also served as the film’s vfx director. Trailer is below: