A new animated TV series that is based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-Winning Feature Film Big Hero 6 is in the works and will be premiering on Disney XD in 2017! Wow!! Great!
See the press release below from Disney XD:
“BIG HERO 6″ ANIMATED TV SERIES,
BASED ON WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FEATURE FILM, BEGINS PRODUCTION FOR 2017 PREMIERE ON DISNEY XD
Emmy Award-Winning Producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley to Executive-Produce
“Big Hero 6,” an animated television series for kids, tweens and families based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, has begun production for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD platforms around the world. Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, creators and executive producers of the global hit Disney Channel series “Kim Possible,” are the executive producers. The series was announced today by Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.
Marsh said, “Our colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a brilliant new world, inspired by Marvel, with vivid, unique characters. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to further develop these characters into a world class animated series — full of fun, action and the kind of endearing storytelling that only Mark, Bob — and Baymax — can deliver.”
Reuniting with McCorkle and Schooley on the creative team is their “Kim Possible” colleague, Emmy Award-winning Nick Filippi, who serves as executive producer and supervising director.
Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series picks up immediately following the events in the feature film, and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Alongside Hiro and Baymax on their journey are control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go, who together form the legendary superhero team, Big Hero 6. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.
Updated on November 9th: More details on the cast:
Original Cast Members Reprise Their Roles in Disney XD’s Animated TV Series ‘Big Hero 6’
ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS MAYA RUDOLPH, JAMIE CHUNG,
RYAN POTTER, SCOTT ADSIT, ALAN TUDYK, GENESIS RODRIGUEZ AND MORE
REPRISE THEIR ROLES IN DISNEY XD’S ANIMATED TV SERIES ‘BIG HERO 6’
Khary Payton and Brooks Wheelan Join as Wasabi and Fred, Respectively
Disney XD’s upcoming animated series “Big Hero 6,” based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, will reunite much of the original cast for its 2017 debut. Reprising their roles are: Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Jamie Chung as no-nonsense, speed genius Go Go; Scott Adsit as huggable robot Baymax; Alan Tudyk as tech guru Alistair Krei; Ryan Potter as tech genius Hiro; Genesis Rodriguez as quirky scientist Honey Lemon; David Shaughnessy as the butler Heathcliff; and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad.
Also joining the main voice cast are Khary Payton (“The Lion Guard”) as control freak Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan (“Saturday Night Live”) as fanboy Fred.
The film, from Walt Disney Animation Studios, was inspired by the Marvel comic created by Man of Action.
The series picks up immediately following the events of the feature film and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. In his normal day-to-day life, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
Additional guest cast includes: Jenifer Lewis (“black-ish”) as strict Proffessor Granville; Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”) as villain Obake; comedian Andy Richter as Globby; Diedrich Bader (“American Housewife”) as Bluff Dunder; Susan Sullivan (“Castle”) as Fred’s mother; Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”) as Richardson Mole; John Ross Bowie (“Speechless”) as Mel; and Haley Tju (“Bella and the Bulldogs”) as classmate Karmi.
Emmy Award winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind the global hit Disney Channel series “Kim Possible,” serve as executive producers. Filippi also serves as supervising director. “Big Hero 6” is a production of Disney Television Animation.
Updated on July 15th: Video of the main title below:
Photo credit: Disney XD