Big Hero 6 was a great movie. And not just by kid movie standards. It had the heart, the action, the humor…all of which combined for the perfect marriage of Marvel and Disney magic.
So to say that the upcoming Big Hero 6 TV series is exciting is a little underselling it.
And I’m not the only one who thinks so, clearly, as today Disney announced that a second season has already been ordered.
The series will debut this fall from the Emmy Award-winning team behind Kim Possible: Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi.
According to the press release, it looks like most of the voice cast is returning for the small screen:
“Based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, the series stars Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, Khary Payton as Wasabi, Brooks Wheelan as Fred, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad.”
The only ones missing here are TJ Miller and Damon Wayans, Jr.
The Disney brass is clearly pleased with the early stuff they’re seeing with the series. Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager for Disney XD, said, “Mark, Bob and Nick have delivered a dynamic adventure series that follows the Big Hero 6 superhero team, led by audience favorites Hiro and Baymax. We are honored to have the opportunity to further expand the elaborate world and engaging characters of ‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ with this early second season order.”
The Disney Television Animation-produced 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.