One new animated series I’ve been eagerly awaiting is Big Hero 6, which will be debuting on the Disney XD channel sometime in 2017. The original movie was both entertaining and visually stunning. Disney announced this week that most of the original cast, including comic book legend Stan Lee, will be returning for the series. I was surprised Big Hero 6 didn’t develop more of a following, though a quality animated series may change that soon. I’ll keep you posted when they finally announce a release date.
Per Disney PR: 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 Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan (Saturday Night Live) as Fred.
The series picks up immediately following the events of the movie and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax.