This year as well as last year left us with a lot of news. Mostly what we can expect to see in the upcoming year of 2017.
Not long ago Disney gave us our first look at the upcoming series, “Tangled: The Series.” The series, rumored to be released sometime in February (again, rumored.When there is a solidified date there will be an article with that) is already enough to gets fans of the house of mouse pumped and ready for next year. But Rapunzel and company are not the only beloved characters dashing across the screen next year. Not to mention, the only ones making the transition from the silver screen to smaller screens.
No, Disney’s other hit film from 2014 is gracing the television screen – you guessed it, “Big Hero 6”.
If you might recall news of a series chronically the continuing adventures of Hero, Baymax and company broke in early March of this year. And quite a bit of information was to be had at the time.
Yet since then, much like with the other upcoming series, we have not heard much in regards. That is until now. Thanks to a new press release we learn what our voice cast for the upcoming series is shaping out to sound like.
Here is what we know so far. The 2D series comes from Disney XD featuring many of the original cast members with a debut sometime in 2017. The series will see the return of Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Jamie Chung as no-nonsense, speed genius, Go Go; Scott Adsit as huggable robot, Baymax; Alan Tudyk as tech guru, Alistair Krei; Ryan Potter as tech genius, Hiro; Genesis Rodriguez as quirky scientist, Honey Lemon; David Shaughnessy as the butler, Heathcliff; and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad.
The series will also feature new cast members in the voice cast with Khary Payton (The Lion Guard) as control freak Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan (Saturday Night Live) as fanboy Fred.
Big Hero 6 the series picks up immediately after the events of the film, continuing the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot, Baymax. With their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the high-tech superhero team Big Hero 6 to protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. And that’s on top of Hiro’s everyday academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
The show is executive produced by Emmy winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi (the team behind Kim Possible.) Filippi also serves as supervising director on the Disney Television Animation production.
I am glad to see that a good majority of the cast will return. And I am also curious as to how the new voices will sound as well as the guest character’s roles in the overall story arc.
But above all I am thrilled that the series will remain with 2D animation. And that Mack and Bob are on board for the series.
Now with any luck we will get a PV for the series soon!
Join the conversation; What do you think of the casting for the new series?