Big Hero 6, an animated television series for kids, tweens and families based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, has begun production for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD platforms around the world.
Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, creators and executive producers of the global hit Disney Channel series “Kim Possible,” are the executive producers. The series was announced today by Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.
Reuniting with McCorkle and Schooley on the creative team is their Kim Possible colleague, Emmy Award-winning Nick Filippi, who serves as executive producer and supervising director.
Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series picks up immediately following the events in the feature film, and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Alongside Hiro and Baymax on their journey are control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go, who together form the legendary superhero team, Big Hero 6. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro now faces 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.
Big Hero 6 is one of the 17 new series, 28 current series, 785 episodes, the Radio Disney Music Awards and two new original movies that Disney Media Sales and Marketing will represent in the Kids Upfront this year, across Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. This news is part of Disney Media Sales and Marketing’s presentations to clients taking place this week and through March.