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Big Hero 6 Television Series Coming in 2017

BIG HERO 6 - "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. (Disney XD)

BIG HERO 6 – “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. (Disney XD)

One of my favorite animated films of 2014 will be getting a television adaptation next year; a Big Hero 6 television show is currently in production and set to air on Disney XD. The show’s premise? Hiro, the main character from the film, will be going to college at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology “and he faces daunting academic challenges”- also, he’s going to be a kid going to a college full of people older than him- another challenge in itself.

BH6 Controller

Big Hero 6: The Series won’t be all work and no heroism, however- San Fransokyo will be threatened by villains- “scientifically enhanced villains”, from what I’ve heard, which sounds quite intimidating. We don’t know much else about the show- we do however know that Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, who created the animated hit show Kim Possible are executive producers on the show, as is Nick Filippi, who worked on Kim Possible as a storyboard artist.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the premise, what you should know is that Big Hero 6 is about an incredibly clever kid named Hiro and his robot companion, Baymax- the cuddly, marshmallowesque Baymax seems ill-suited to crime fighting, but together with Hiro and a team engineering students, they come together to save the day.

So, what do you think? Are you happy to see Baymax return? Will we have another hairy baby? Do you think the show will be any good? Personally, I think it has plenty of potential- after all, Disney’s television adaptation of its own films have proved themselves in the past- see The Emperor’s New School and Lilo and Stitch for details. Whatever you think, sound off below or hit us up on Twitter @Blackmannrobin for all the latest sci-fi and gaming news, reviews, previews and interviews; follow me for my own views.

See also: our coverage of Big Hero 6 from NYCC 2014.

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