Coming this fall to Disney XD is the latest partnership between Marvel and Disney in the form of an animated series based on the Academy Award-winning Big Hero 6. To celebrate the excitement of the series, an all-new sneak peek was screened at San Diego Comic-Con, which you can enjoy above.
In the clip, which comes from the episode titled "Fred's Bro-Trillion," we see Hiro and Baymax get trapped inside super villain Baron Von Steamer's lair.
Disney XD is so confident in the upcoming series that it has already received a second season pick-up, months before the first season has even aired. This falls in line with many other animated Disney series, from Star Wars Rebels to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, tapping the best creative minds to assure they'll have a successful show on their hands.
Big Hero 6 The Series picks up right after the movie left off, continuing the adventures of Hiro, Baymax, Fred, Go Go, Honey Lemon, and Wasabi. The show will also features many of the original cast, including Maya Rudolph, Stan Lee, Jamie Chung, Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Génesis Rodriguez, and Alan Tudyk. Brooks Wheelan and Khary Payton join the cast for the television adaptation.
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Check out the press release below for more information:
SAN FRANSOKYO – Disney XD has ordered an early second season of the highly anticipated "Big Hero 6 The Series" before the first season premieres this fall, with Emmy Award-winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi (the team behind the global hit Disney Channel series "Kim Possible") as executive producers. Based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, the series stars Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, Khary Payton as Wasabi, Brooks Wheelan as Fred, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred's dad.
The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD. Buhaj said, "Mark, Bob and Nick have delivered a dynamic adventure series that follows the Big Hero 6 superhero team, led by audience favorites Hiro and Baymax. We are honored to have the opportunity to further expand the elaborate world and engaging characters of 'Big Hero 6 The Series' with this early second season order."0comments
The Disney Television Animation-produced series picks up immediately following the events of the feature film and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. In his normal day-to-day life, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
From the studio that created "Frozen," "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph," the Academy Award-winning "Big Hero 6" is the 54th animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film was inspired by the Marvel comic created by Man of Action. The action-packed comedy centers on the special bond that develops between an inflatable robot and a young prodigy as they and their close friends seek to solve a mystery that threatens the city of San Fransokyo.