Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6 was a box office hit, but for whatever reason, we’re getting a sequel in the form of a Disney XD TV series rather than a movie. Set to premiere in 2017, the show will pick up immediately where the team’s big screen debut wrapped up in 2014.
Reuniting tech expert Hiro with Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Fred, Go Go, and the loveable Baymax, the group will apparently face, “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.”
Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley (Kim Possible) are executive producing alongside Nick Filippi. “Our colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a brilliant new world, inspired by Marvel, with vivid, unique characters,” Disney Channels Worldwide president Gary Marsh said of their plans for the Disney XD series. “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.”
There’s nothing to say that Big Hero 6 couldn’t return to the big screen of course, but the decision to bring the characters to TV seemingly points to that not being a priority for Disney.
That’s a shame, but weekly doses of Baymax and company is hard to get too upset about!