The lovable inflatable “healthcare companion” was seemingly lost after the events of the 2014 animated blockbuster Big Hero 6. Baymax apparently sacrificed himself to push his friend — Hiro Hamada — back through a rapidly closing interdimensional portal. Once back in the fictional San Fransokyo, Hiro finds an old Baymax programming chip and rebuilds the robot, but the original was still trapped. Until now, it seems.
A new Disney XD animated series is coming and will pick up immediately where they film ended.
Big Hero 6 The Series is set to launch Monday, November 20 with a one-hour primetime television movie, “Baymax Returns,” simultaneously on Disney XD and Disney Channel. It will also available on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD. Immediately following the TV movie, two special full-length preview episodes of Big Hero 6 The Series.
A plot description for the new series reads:
Set in the fictional city of San Fransokyo, “Baymax Returns” explores the moment in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning feature film after Hiro believes that his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax is lost in the portal forever and discovers the chip his brother Tadashi designed to create Baymax. 14-year-old tech genius Hiro begins school as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and sets off to rebuild Baymax, but his overconfidence and penchant for taking shortcuts leads him and the newly minted Big Hero 6 team – Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred – into trouble.
Familiar Voices Return
Reprising their roles from the feature film are Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad.
Also joining the main voice cast are The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton as Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan as Fred. Recurring guest voice cast includes Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville, Haley Tju as Karmi, Andrew Scott as Obake, and Andy Richter as Globby.
We’re super excited for a Big Hero 6 series for several reasons. It’s an original IP (based upon the Marvel Comic book) with a fresh story and characters. It’s also is unique given its Asian lead and Asian-inspired setting.
Regular episodes of Big Hero 6 The Series are set to air in early 2018 following the fall TV movie premiere and six weeks of related animated shorts.