Big Hero 6 spawns a TV series

Big Hero 6

by James White |
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With an Oscar in its trophy cabinet, a healthy return at the box office and a bona fide cinematic icon in lovable medical robot Baymax, you might think Disney's first idea would be to commission a sequel to last year's superhero adventure Big Hero 6. But the Mouse House is going a different way, conjuring up an animated series for its Disney XD channel set to debut next year.

The story will pick up immediately after the events of the movie, with Hiro (voiced in the film by Ryan Potter) considered something of a legend at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology after he and his friends saved the city and stopped a revenge plot.

But life after legendary status won't be quite that easy: he'll still have to deal with educational and social challenges and the stakes will be raised as Hiro, Baymax, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Fred, and Go Go must remain vigilant against new threats from technologically enhanced villains.

Kim Possible creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley are taking the reins from the movie's directors Chris Williams and Don Hall to run the show. There's no indication as to whether the likes of T.J. Miller, Scott Adsit or Genesis Rodriguez will be back to voice their characters.

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