'Big Hero 6: The Series' to Begin With TV Movie 'Baymax Returns'

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Slated to debut in 2017, 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, continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Together with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6.

Big Hero 6: The Series is to begin with the TV movie Baymax Returns on Nov. 20 on Disney XD and the Disney Channel.

The animated superhero show is scheduled to debut in early 2018 on Disney XD.

Reprising their roles from the 2014 feature film Big Hero 6 are Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Stan Lee as Fred's dad. Joining the voice cast of the TV movie and series are Khary Payton as Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan as Fred. Guest stars will include Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville, Haley Tju as Karmi, Andrew Scott as Obake and Andy Richter as Globby.

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Baymax Returns picks up the moment 14-year-old tech genius Hiro "believes that his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax is lost in the portal forever and discovers the chip his brother Tadashi designed to create Baymax," a Disney synopsis explained. "Hiro begins school as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and sets off to rebuild Baymax, but his overconfidence and penchant for taking shortcuts leads him and the newly minted Big Hero 6 team—Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred—into trouble."

Big Hero 6 Key Art


By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.