After the great success that was Frozen, Disney is taking a different approach to their animated movies, this time with unlikely superheroes and—fans of frozen will get a giggle out of this one—trolls. Of course I’m referring to Disney’s first animated Marvel inspired movie Big Hero 6 and the stop-motion story of misunderstood monsters, The Boxtrolls.
Well as I said Big Hero 6 will be Disney’s first attempt at an animated Marvel movie, taking one of Marvel’s lesser known story lines about a Japanese boy who uses his smarts to defeat villains. The Boxtrolls on the other hand is a heartwarming tale about seeing past someones appearance and appreciating them for their actions and not physical beauty.
What’s so ground breaking about these two movies? Well both films are geared for a young audience obviously, but are meant to appeal to adults as well. As Guillermo del Toro points out “The problem is that people think animation is a genre for kids.” It’s entirely possible that Disney’s goal with these two movies is to gradually branch into an adult audience for their animated movies.