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Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6 Series Title
Beginning date November 20th, 2017
Number of Episodes Micro-Episodes
Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Producers Mark McCorkle
Bob Schooley
Nick Filippi
Original Channel Disney XD
Previous Series Guardians of the Galaxy
Note: This article describes an ongoing release.

Big Hero 6 is a television series that follows the Academy Award winning film Big Hero 6. The series began airing November 20th, 2017.

It is the first animated series to focus on the team.

Story

The series will immediately follow the events of the film. Hiro Hamada is the newest prodigy at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. He faces the usual academic challenges as well as being the new person on campus. Meanwhile, he still teams up with Baymax, Honey Lemon, Wasabi-No-Ginger, Fredzilla, and GoGo Tomago to protect the city as Big Hero 6 from various scientifically enhanced villains.[1]

Background

Kim Possible alumni Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, and Nick Filippi are executive producing the series while Filippi will also serve as supervising director.

President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide Gary 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."[2]

It is unknown what this means for the film's potential sequel. MTV spoke to Honey Lemon actress Genesis Rodriguez who stated "We spoke during Oscar night and we're like, 'Well, maybe now that we got the Oscar, this might happen.' There's nothing definitive. There's talks of something happening. We just don't know what yet." This could be the results of those talks, or something to keep fan interest until the sequel eventually comes.[3]

Cast

Actor Role
Ryan Potter Hiro Hamada
Scott Adsit Baymax
Brooks Wheelan Fredzilla
Jamie Chung GoGo Tomago
Khary Payton Wasabi-No-Ginger
Genesis Rodriguez Honey Lemon
Maya Rudolph Aunt Cass
Alan Tudyk Alistair Krei
Stan Lee Fred's Father
David Shaughnessy Heathcliff
Jenifer Lewis Professor Granville
Andrew Scott Obake
Andy Richter Globby
Jean Giambrone Richardson Mole
John Ross Bowie Mei
Diedrich Bader Bluff Dunder
Susan Sullivan Fred's Mother
Haley Tju Karmi

The cast was officially announced on November 3rd, 2016. Maya Rudolph, Jamie Chung, Scott Adsit, Alan Tudyk, Ryan Potter, Genesis Rodriguez, David Shaughnessy, and Stan Lee all reprise their roles from the film.[4]

Khary Payton's casting on the series makes him the final main cast member from Teen Titans to voice a Marvel character in animation.

Episodes

On March 14th, 2017, Disney XD renewed the series for a second season.[5]

Starting November 24th, 2017, Disney will release six shorts each consecutive Friday.[6]

In August 2018, Unity Technologies partnered with Disney Animation for a series of shorts based on the series titled Baymax Dreams. The shorts would use Unity's real-time rendering software, typically used for game development. According to a press release, this "gives studios the freedom to do layout, animation blending, light, VFX, render, and composite all in one place, at the same time."

The shorts were directed by Simon J. Smith. He said, "Working in Unity is like having every department at your fingertips, it completely revolutionizes the production process. The results of Unity's parallel, non-linear workflow and real-time rendering meant we were able to make 'Baymax Dreams' in half the time, allowing us to spend the other half on experimentation and the creative process."

The shorts were released on September 15th, 2018 on DisneyNOW and Disney Channel's YouTube channel.[7]

On April 16th, 2019, before the second season premiered, Disney renewed the series for a third season.[8]

Video

Big Hero 6 The Series Main Title

Big Hero 6 The Series Main Title

Merchandise

On November 20th, 2017, DisneyNOW will launch an online application called Pocket Baymax. The program allows users to create a customizable, interactive virtual assistant.

Reception

Rotten Tomatoes ranked the series among its top one-hundred superhero series with this series at one-hundred ranking below Spider-Woman at eighty-nine, Iron Man: Armored Adventures at eighty-six, Ultimate Spider-Man at eighty-three, Spider-Man Unlimited at seventy-three, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes at sixty-nine, The Super Hero Squad Show at sixty-eight, X-Men: Evolution at sixty-six, Fantastic Four at sixty-four, Avengers Assemble at fifty-eight, Guardians of the Galaxy at fifty-five, The Marvel Super Heroes at fifty-one, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends at forty-eight, The Spectacular Spider-Man at forty-six, Spider-Man at forty, Spider-Man at nineteen, and X-Men at five.[9]

References

  1. Baymax is Back! Big Hero 6 is Getting Its Own TV Show at Oh My Disney
  2. 'Big Hero 6' TV Series Set for Disney XD at The Hollywood Reporter
  3. Big Hero 6 Officially Gets A Sequel, But Not As You’d Expect at MTV
  4. Breaking: We Finally Know the Full Cast of the Big Hero 6 TV Series at Oh My Disney
  5. BIG HERO 6 Cartoon Renewed Before First Episode Even Debuts at Newsarama
  6. Big Hero 6 The Series is Set to Launch and Here's Everything We Know So Far at Oh My Disney
  7. Big Hero 6: The Series Debuts Baymax Animated Shorts Using Unity Real-Time Technology at IGN
  8. 'Big Hero 6: The Series' Renewed at Disney Channel (Exclusive) at The Hollywood Reporter
  9. 100 Best Superhero TV Shows of All Time at Rotten Tomatoes

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