Big Hero 6: The Series will debut next month with a one-hour TV movie Baymax Returns, which will air simultaneously on Disney XD and the Disney Channel.
Picking up immediately following the events of Disney’s Academy Award-winning 2014 film (itself loosely based on Marvel Comics’ Sunfire and Big Hero 6), the animated series continues the adventures of Hiro Hamada, the 14-year-old orphaned tech genius, and Baymax, his inflatable healthcare robot.
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.
Following the premiere of Baymax Returns, Disney will make two preview episodes of Big Hero 6 available to stream on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD On Demand. The full season will air on Disney XD in early 2018. The show has already been renewed for a second season.
The series reunites the cast of the original film. Big Hero 6 stars Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, Khary Payton as Wasabi, Brooks Wheelan as Fred, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad.
Baymax Returns premieres Monday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. ET on Disney XD and Disney Channel.