If you enjoyed watching “Big Hero 6” on the big screen 2 years ago, you’d be thrilled to know that Disney has announced that the animation film will be getting a TV series.
This is music to our ears! Instead of waiting for a series of movie sequels, we’d be treated to a bunch of weekly adventures centring around our superhero team. The Disney Oscar-winning movie, which is based on the Marvel comics of the same name, is currently being adapted into an animation series that will premiere on Disney XD.
Last year, MTV spoke to actress Genesis Rodriguez (the voice behind the character Honey Lemon) about a potential sequel to “Big Hero 6”. “We spoke during Oscar night and were like, ’Well, maybe now that we got the Oscar, this might happen,” she said. So, was this the result of those talks? Either way, we’re excited to see the adorable Baymax again.
The plot for the “Big Hero 6” sequel is as follows:
“The series picks up immediately following the events in the movie, and continues the adventures of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his robot Baymax. Joining the pair on their journey is control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go, who together form the Big Hero 6 superhero team. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges, not to mention the social trials of being the little man on campus. The stakes are also raised for the high-tech heroes when they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.”
“Kim Possible” creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley will be taking on the role as executive producers while “Kim Possible” veteran, Nicholas Filippi, will serve as supervising director. Slash Film writer Angie Han has reassured fans that “Big Hero 6” is in great hands.
Their previous experience “with action-thriller elements balanced with more ordinary coming-of-age themes” bodes well with the sweet and smart tone of “Big Hero 6”.
“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,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide.
This news calls for a celebratory fist bump, no?
Production on the animated series has already begun. Look for it to premiere on Disney XD sometime in 2017.