Fans already know that the adventures of Hiro Hamada, Baymax, and the entire Big Hero 6 team are continuing. However, it looks like we’re not only getting the previously announced television series but also a one-hour television movie to kick things off!
The brand-new TV movie will premiere simultaneously on Disney Channel and Disney XD on November 20 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST. Titled Baymax Returns, the new movie continues immediately where the 2014 feature film left off: Hiro has just discovered the computer chip his late brother Tadashi used to create Baymax, and he sets about rebuilding his robotic buddy. At the same time, Hiro is attending San Fransokyo Institute of Technology with his classmates and fellow Big Hero 6 members Honey Lemon, Wasabi, Go Go Tomago, and Fred. But let’s not forget that Hiro is still a fourteen-year-old. His overconfidence and his inclination to take shortcuts lead himself and his friends into trouble—and adventure.
Right after Baymax Returns airs, Disney will show two full-length episodes of the Big Hero 6 TV series that will officially begin in 2018. These two special episodes will be available for viewing exclusively on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD.
And in case that doesn’t quite satiate fans’ desire to see the Big Hero 6 team in action again, starting on November 24, Disney will also be airing a new series short every Friday for six consecutive weeks. The shorts will be available on Disney XD, the DisneyNOW app, and Disney XD YouTube.
As previously announced, the majority of the main characters’ voice actors from the original film will be reprising their roles for Baymax Returns and the following shorts and series. Returning talent includes Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff, and Stan Lee himself as Fred’s dad. New to the cast are Khary Payton as Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan as Fred.
Big Hero 6 The Series will be produced by Disney Television Animation, with Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, and Nick Filippi of Kim Possible fame serving as executive producers, and Filippi as supervising director.
What do you think about this new announcement? Are you excited for Big Hero 6 The Series to premiere with Baymax Returns? Will you be watching the two preview episodes and shorts airing later this year?
Edited by: Kelly Conley