Big Hero 6 was a monster hit at the box office a few years ago. And now everyone's favorite inflatable animated robot is coming to a small screen near you – with a sidekick!
The cast and masterminds behind Disney Channel's Big Hero 6: The Series stopped by Comic-Con on Saturday to show off Mini-Max, a smaller, but no less huggable version of Baymax and self-proclaimed "Defender of Justice."
In a clip unveiled at the panel, the first ever devoted to the Marvel property, 14-year-old Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter, reprising his role from the movie) boots up Mini-Max who bounces around the room and introduces himself to his inventor and the rest of the Big Hero gang including Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred.
"Greetings, I am Mini-Max," announces the tiny health care companion voiced by John Higgins (Pitch Perfect). "I am programmed to assist and protect my fellow Heroes to thwart villainy and to always be a champion for justice."
And along with serving as a sidekick to slacker Fred (Brooks Whelan), he comes in battle mode too.
Baymax takes a shine to the new kid on the block who will no doubt have a sizeable role in the cartoon series (playing a scrappier Scrappy to Baymax's Scooby Do if you will), when he makes his first appearance on the Aug. 25 episode titled "Mini-Max." Of course, he and the team will work to protect the city of San Fransokyo from a slew of scientifically-enhanced criminals bent on fomenting all kinds of chaos and destruction.
But Mini-Max wasn't the only surprise at today's panel. The show's creators Mark McCorckle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, are expanding their matrix with a special episode entitled "Fan Friction" airing Aug. 18 which will find the Big Hero 6 team getting a cutesy anime makeover. It all starts when Karmi (Haley Tju) ends up writing some action-packed fan fiction and gets kidnapped by the villain Momokase, letting her imagination run wild.
Big Hero 6: The Series airs Saturday mornings on Disney Channel.
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