Production of the Marvel comics-based and Academy Award winning movie Big Hero 6 has now begun production of its animated television series to debut on Disney XD sometime next year. The series was announced today by Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide according to Stitch Kingdom. At the helm of the production series are producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley responsible for the global hit Disney series, Kim Possible. Disney D23 also tweeted the same. Check it out.
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The series is expected to pick-up immediately where the movie left off, and continues the adventures (and probable high-tech battles) of 14-year old tech prodigy Hiro and his lovable robotic companion Baymax. We’ll also see the rest of the movie’s original superhero themed characters, including: obsessive-compulsive Wasabi, the colorful chemical scientist Honey Lemon, millionaire fan-boy Fred (perhaps will be seeing a new costume), and stoic but reliable Go Go – collectively called as Big Hero 6. As the new prodigy and hero of San Fransokyo, Hiro now faces greater challenges of coping in the academia and hurdling social road bumps along the way. To top that, he must deal with even greater challenges of protecting the city from technologically improved super villains.
‘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,’ Marsh said.