Amidst the plethora of news, throwbacks, and all-around Disney goodness shared at D23 Expo 2017 this past weekend were some first-look sneak peeks of two upcoming Disney XD programs.
First up, Big Hero 6: The Series. This follow-up to the 2014 Disney hit will switch the story to traditional 2D animation, but will still highlight the action-packed adventures in San Fransokyo of 14-year-old Hiro, his robot Baymax, and their hero squad. Just released, here’s the intro theme for the show:
Big Hero 6: The Series stars Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as GoGo, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, Khary Payton as Wasabi, Brooks Wheelan as Fred, Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff, and Stan Lee as Fred’s dad. The show premieres fall 2017.
Next up, as the calendar turns closer to the premiere of the DuckTales reboot, Disney released a clip from an episode called “Daytrip of Doom!” Here we see what everyday life is like in McDuck Manor with its new arrivals. Looks like everyone isn’t quite used to each other just yet!
DuckTales will debut at midnight on August 12 with an hour-long premiere entitled “Woo-oo!”, which will air for 24 hours straight on Disney XD. The official launch of the series will follow on September 23, the 30th anniversary of the original series. DuckTales stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck, Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Kate Micucci as Webby, Beck Bennett as Launchpad, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will guest star as Gizmoduck. (Don’t miss our recap of D23’s DuckTales panel!)
Both Big Hero 6: The Series and DuckTales are produced by Disney Television Animation.
What do you think of these clips? Do you plan on watching these new shows?
Blake is a scriptwriter at Elevation Church, where he develops documentary shorts and creative elements as part of the film team. He graduated Appalachian State University studying Electronic Media Production and is an alumni of the Disney College Program. Blake’s favorite films are Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Toy Story 3. You can find him on Twitter (@blake_242) and visit his blog at blakeonline.com.