Big Hero 6 is a favorite movie around our household. It was a movie that my wife, daughter, and I loved for all the same and right reasons. The division of Disney that was behind Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero 6, and the soon to be released Zootopia are firing on all cylinders and all are beloved hits we watch time after time (Zootopia withstanding until March 4th). Big Hero 6 held a lot of promise to me that Disney would make more Marvel cartoons of a higher quality. I mean the stuff on DisneyXD is good but on a TV cartoon standard.
News today broke that Big Hero 6 will be making the leap from the big screen to the TV screen. The Big Hero 6 film was inspired by the Marvel characters that were created by Man of Action’s Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau. The series will be helmed by executive producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, who are the creators and show runners of Kim Possible. My only question, why isn’t Man of Action doing the show as well since they handle duties on DisneyXD with Avengers Assemble and Spider Man?
Gary Marsh, President and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide said in a statement:
“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.”
The show will be a continuation of the movie and pick up where the movie left off. No word on if the same actors will provide voices this time around (I’m a fan of T.J. Miller, so I hope so). I was hoping they would have done a movie but this may be a better scenario for telling larger stories and arcs. I can’t help but wonder about villains and if they might pull some from the Marvel Universe.
Big Hero 6 will protect the streets of San Fransokyo again in 2017.