“Big Hero 6 The Series” picks up immediately following the events of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning film “Big Hero 6,” continuing the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends – Wasabi, a sensible control freak whose specialty is physics; Honey Lemon, an optimistic and artistic scientist with a love for chemistry; Go Go, a no-nonsense, fearless speed genius who specializes in mechanical engineering; and Fred, a creative, science enthusiast – they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6, taking on new challenges and overcoming opposition in a world of evolving technology.
Set in the fictional city of San Fransokyo, a high-tech fusion of San Francisco and Tokyo, and featuring 2D animation that draws inspiration from various Japanese art styles, each 22-minute episode illuminates the unbreakable family bond among the Big Hero 6 team, a group of diverse individuals, each with distinct personalities. The series follows the friends as they embark on high-tech adventures and protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. Hiro, now juggling his newfound responsibilities of being a rookie superhero, also faces daunting academic challenges and social trials in his day-to-day life as a student at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
Additional returning characters from the feature film, inspired by the Marvel comics created by Man of Action, include Aunt Cass, Hiro’s busy, cat-loving aunt; Fred’s Dad, who doubled as a crime-fighting superhero in the 1970s; Heathcliff, Fred’s distinguished butler; and Alistair Krei, a suspicious businessman who leverages his knowledge of the team’s secret identities to his advantage. The series will also introduce new characters including Professor Granville, San Fransokyo Institute of Technology’s strict new dean; Karmi, a jealous young classmate who dislikes Hiro, but is a fangirl of the Big Hero 6 team; Obake, a brilliant villainous scientist determined to sabotage Hiro; Globby, an incompetent thief who attains new powers; and Baron Von Steamer, the city’s oldest super villain.
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 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.
“Big Hero 6 The Series” is executive produced by Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind Disney Channel’s Emmy Award®-winning global hit “Kim Possible.” Filippi also serves as supervising director. Yuuko Uchikoshi, associate professor at University of California, Davis, is the series’ cultural advisor. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 FV parental guideline.