Fans who have been wanting a continuation of Disney’s hit CG animated feature, Big Hero 6, have something to celebrate. This week, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney XD officially announced a new series based on the Academy Award-winning feature film. The show has already begun production and will debut on Disney XD in 2017. The series, originally based on the Marvel comics of the same name, was announced by Disney Channels Worldwide President and CEO Gary Marsh.
Per the official announcement, producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley will executive produce the series. Those two names will probably be very exciting for fans s they both were creators of the fan-favorite Disney Channel TV series Kim Possible. McCorkle and Schooley will reunite with their Kim Possible collaborator, Nick Filippi, who joins the crew as executive producer and supervising director.
Speaking on the announcement, Marsh stated: “Our colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a brilliant new world, inspired by Marvel, with vivid, unique characters. 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.”
The show will be a direct continuation of the hit 2014 movie and will pick up following the events of the end. The story will continue the adventures of the 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate robot pal Baymax. Also along for the ride are their friends, the control freak Wasabi, the scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and the no-nonsense Go Go. Together they form the superhero team Big Hero 6. However, as the new prodigy of San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro will now be forced to face academic and social trials of college, since he is the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are higher as the heroes have to protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.
Big Hero 6 will arrive on Disney XD later in 2017.