Big Hero 6 Cast Return For Animated Series

Disney’s 2014 box office hit ‘Big Hero 6’ is returning with its very own animated series set to premiere on Disney (XD) in 2017, and it’s been announced that the series is set to include much of the original cast from the Oscar winning film.


Reprising their roles are: Ryan Potter as technological genius Hiro, Scott Adist as huggable robot Baymax, Genesis Rodriguez as sweet scientist Honey Lemon, Jamie Chung as the no nonsense GoGo, Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Alan Tudyk as businessman Alistair Krei, David Shaughnessy as patient butler Heathcliff and the cameo master himself Stan Lee as Fred’s Dad.

Unfortunately not all the original film’s cast members are returning, with the two major absences being T.J Miller and Daymon Wayans Jr. as comic enthusiast Fred and voice of reason Wasabi respectively. Instead, former SNL cast member Brooks Wheelan will be taking over the role of Fred, whilst Khary Payton, currently ruling over The Walking Dead as King Ezekiel, will voice Wasabi.

All in all a pretty star studded cast wouldn’t you say? It doesn’t stop there though, as a great rake of guest stars have been announced as well. These include: Andrew Scott (Sherlock) as a villain named Obake, Andy Richter (Conan) as Globby, Jenifer Lewis (black-ish) as Professor Granville, Diedrich Bader (American Housewife) as Bluff Dunder, Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) as Richardson Mole, Susan Sullivan (Castle) as Fred’s Mother, Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs) as classmate Karmi and John Ross Bowie (Speechless) as Mel.

Kim Possible creators Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Fillippi have adapted the series and will serve as executive producers. The series will follow on directly from the film, but there’s no word yet on whether this rules out a sequel.

‘Big Hero 6: Animated Series’ will premiere on Disney (XD) in 2017. In the meantime, remind yourself how awesome the film was by watching the trailer below.


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