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Disney's Big Hero 6 gets the TV treatment

The 2014 Disney movie Big Hero 6, which introduced audiences to the loveable robot Baymax won the Best Animated Feature Oscar last year and now it is heading for television as Disney Television Animation announced they are beginning production on a TV series, to premiere in 2017 on Disney XD.

Deadline have reported that the TV show 'picks up immediately following the events in the 2014 feature and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Alongside them 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 will be executive produced by Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, with Filippi also serving as supervising director. On the announcement, President and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide Gary Marsh stated;

"Our colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a brilliant new world, inspired by Marvel, with vivid, unique characters.We are thrilled to have the opportunity to further develop these characters into a world-class animated series — full of fun, action and the kind of endearing storytelling that only Mark, Bob — and Baymax — can deliver." - Disney

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