Disney’s 2014 sleeper hit “Big Hero 6“ is still one of the best movies for kids of all ages to date. Based on the Marvel comic book, the movie follows young robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, together with Baymax, his robot healthcare companion as they discover that his invention is being misused. The film managed to garner high praises as well as big box office revenues, so everyone who liked the film pretty much expected that a sequel is on the way. However, it seems like Disney has some other plans for the film.
Disney has just announced that it is bringing a TV series for “Big Hero 6,” and it will premiere on Disney XD next year. According to Variety, the production on the series has already started. Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, who also happen to be creators and producers for “Kim Possible,” are set to be executive producers for the series.
“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,” said Disney Channels Worldwide President and Chief Creative Officer Gary Marsh in a statement.
The TV series for “Big Hero 6“ will pick up where the film left off. Hiro Hamada will continue his study in robotics at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. Honey Lemon, Go Go, Fred, Wasabi, and Baymax will still join our hero in protecting the city as the Big Hero 6. The TV series will focus on Hiro’s character development as he adapts to the new challenges in the college while also being a prodigy at school.
At the moment, it’s still unknown if the voice actors from the original film will reprise their respective roles in the series. However, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will offer their voices for their characters in the TV series of “Tangled” out by next year as well. So, it’s still a possibility that Disney will still retain the voice actors.