Big Hero 6's original voice cast returns for its new Disney XD animated series

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Nov 3, 2016, 5:27 PM EDT

Disney's Big Hero 6 was a universally loved hit for the Mouse House in 2014, with a worldwide box-office tally registering in at just over $650 million. After the success of its Star Wars Rebels and Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, Disney's Big Hero 6 property is the perfect choice to score an awesome cartoon show chronicling the further adventures of Hiro, Baymax and the whole gang of hi-tech heroes in the candy-colored future metropolis of San Fransokyo. Set to air sometime in 2017, Big Hero 6: The Animated Series will feature nearly the entire original vocal cast returning to lend their talents to the comic book-based project. The only two actors not reprising their roles are Damon Wayans Jr. (Wasabi) and T.J. Miller (Fred).

Here's the official press relaese and synopsis:

Disney XD's upcoming animated series "Big Hero 6," based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, will reunite much of the original cast for its 2017 debut. Reprising their roles are: 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.

Also joining the main voice cast are Khary Payton ("The Lion Guard") as control freak Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan ("Saturday Night Live") as fanboy Fred.

The film, from Walt Disney Animation Studios, was inspired by the Marvel comic created by Man of Action.

The series picks up immediately following the events of the feature film and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. In his normal day-to-day life, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.

Check out this first peek from Big Hero 6: The Animated Series and tell us if you're bound to follow Baymax next year on Disney XD.

(Via io9)