Big Hero 6 to launch on Disney XD with new TV movie Baymax Returns

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Mar 26, 2021, 8:00 AM EDT (Updated)

Disney XD has finally announced when Marvel's lovable inflatable robot Baymax, Hiro and the Big Hero 6 team will return for a series of new adventures in Big Hero 6: The Series — which will kick off next month with a TV movie. The network has also unleashed a brand new poster putting the spotlight on our beloved characters.

According to the House of Mouse’s official announcement, Big Hero 6: The Series will officially launch with a one-hour animated movie titled Baymax Returns on Nov. 20, set to air simultaneously on the Disney Channel and Disney XD, while the series per se will air in early 2018 on Disney XD.

The movie premiere will be followed by two full-length episodes of the series available exclusively on the DisneyNOW app. There will also be a series of six shorts unveiled every week, starting on Friday, Nov. 24 on Disney XD, the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD YouTube. Whew. That's a lot of Big Hero 6 goodness for fans to soak in.

Here’s the synopsis for Baymax Returns, which picks up immediately after the events of the 2014 movie:

Set in the fictional city of San Fransokyo, “Baymax Returns” explores the moment in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film after Hiro believes that his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax is lost in the portal forever and discovers the chip his brother Tadashi designed to create Baymax. 14-year-old tech genius Hiro begins school as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and sets off to rebuild Baymax, but his overconfidence and penchant for taking shortcuts leads him and the newly minted Big Hero 6 team – Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred – into trouble.

Both the TV movie and series (which was already renewed for a second season) will feature the original Big Hero 6 movie voice cast of Scott Adsit as Baymax, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff, and Stan Lee as Fred’s dad. There will be a few changes, however, as Brooks Wheelan and Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) will be replacing T.J. Miller as Fred and Damon Wayans Jr. as Wasabi respectively.

Baymax Returns will air Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. on Disney XD, the Disney Channel and be available on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD. Let us know if you plan on watching.