On a scale of one to 10, our excitement is about an 11! Big Hero 6 The Series is set to launch with a premiere weekend event featuring two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD platforms. After that, we can see new Big Hero 6 episodes debut every Saturday through September. Fist bump, anyone?
On top of the original voice cast, there’s going to be a bunch of new and returning voices behind the series! For one, Emmy Award-nominated Christy Carlson Romano guest stars as bot-fighter Trina—reuniting with Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, and Nick Filippi, the creative team behind the Disney Channel series Kim Possible. (Which, by the way, is going to be a live-action Disney Channel Original Movie!)
Other guest voices include celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Alton Brown as cooking competition participant Bolton Gramercy and host Yum Laboughé, respectively, Daniel Henney and James Cromwell reprising their feature film roles as Tadashi and Professor Callaghan, respectively, Susan Sullivan as Fred’s mother, John Michael Higgins as Fred’s sidekick robot Mini-Max, Diedrich Bader as pompous local TV reporter Bluff Dunder, Sean Giambrone as Fred’s geeky archrival Richardson Mole, Naoko Mori as thief-for-hire Momakase, Lucas Neff as fast-food mascot Noodle Burger Boy, and Mara Wilson as self-made billionaire Liv Amara. What a dream team!
Here’s what executive producers McCorkle and Schooley have to say about the series:
“The Big Hero 6 The Series crew has been busy cooking up exciting new adventures for Hiro, his best friend Baymax, and the rest of the Big Hero 6 team as they continue their journey together in San Fransokyo. We cannot wait for the audience to come along for the fast and funny ride.”
Big Hero 6 The Series picks up from the adventures of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro, his beloved robot Baymax, and the rest of the superhero team: Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go, and Fred. Facing scientifically enhanced villains and saving the city is just another part of Hiro’s day-to-day responsibilities—when he’s not hitting the books at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, of course.
This is amazing news! We’re crying real tears right now—but don’t worry Baymax, these are tears of happiness. Don’t forget to tune in to Big Hero 6 The Series starting June 9!