‘Big Hero 6’ Animated Series Eyes Fall Premiere in First Teaser
Disney’s Big Hero 6 animated series roped in a surprising number of the original movie’s stars to reprise their roles, but how long until the team gets back to bumping fists? A first teaser for the animated superhero sequel promises a fall 2017 premiere, and even a cookie.
Disney XD debuted a brief teaser for the series (sadly lacking in any actual footage), but nonetheless narrowing a 2017 premiere window to fall. Returning from the original film will be Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Jamie Chung as GoGo Tomago, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, David Shaughnessy as Fred’s butler Heathcliff, and Stan Lee as his father. The Walking Dead star Khary Payton will take over for Damon Wayans Jr. as Wasabi, with SNL’s Brooks Wheelan filling in for T.J. Miller as Fred.
So reads the synopsis:
The series picks up immediately following the events in the feature film, and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Alongside Hiro and Baymax on their journey are control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go, who together form the legendary superhero team, Big Hero 6.
As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.
New to the series are Sherlock star Andrew Scott as the villainous “Obake,” Andy Richter as Globby, Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville, Diedrich Bader as Bluff Dunder, Susan Sullivan as Fred’s mother, Sean Giambrone as Richardson Mole, John Ross Bowie as Mel, and Haley Tju as Karmi.
We’ll likely see more official promos and details around summer, but how does Big Hero 6 look to be shaping up in the meantime?