The opening theme of Disney's Big Hero 6: The Series gives fans their first look at the new animated spinoff TV show. While Marvel and Disney have collaborated together on projects across all forms of media throughout the years, the two studios have produced a surprisingly small number of animated titles in that time period. In fact, the most successful and well-known of all of them is 2014's Big Hero 6, which was released by Disney Animation and based on the obscure Marvel comic book series of the same name.
Despite Big Hero 6 receiving widespread critical acclaim and financial success upon its release - in addition to an Oscar for Best Animated Film of 2014 - many fans were surprised by the studios' apparent lack of interest in making a feature-length sequel to the film. Instead, the Big Hero 6 world and characters will be coming back on the small screen this time, with the Disney XD animated TV show, Big Hero 6: The Series. Many all of the film's main stars are slated to reprise their respective roles in the show, with the Big Hero 6 TV show set to premiere later this year.
While no official release date has been announced for Big Hero 6: The TV Series as of yet - outside of a general Fall 2017 window - Disney and Marvel have given fans their first real look at the new series. Released in conjunction with this weekend's D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, the opening theme for Big Hero 6: The Series has been unveiled online. And in addition to featuring the return of the film's many lovable characters, the intro also offers brief glimpses into what Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) and Baymax's (Scott Adsit) everyday lives are like, following their first superhero mission at the end of the original film. Check out the show's opening for yourself in the space above.
The Big Hero 6 TV series will pick up immediately after the events of the film, with Hiro and Baymax teaming up again along with their friends, Wasabi (Khary Payton), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), Go Go (Jamie Chung), and Fred (Brooks Wheelan), to form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6, and embark on high-tech adventures - intent on protecting their city from a wide array of scientifically-enhanced villains. All of this is happening, of course, while Hiro is busy trying to balance his normal day-to-day life, and facing daunting academic challenges and social trials as the famous-new prodigy at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
Despite Disney's apparent lack of interest in any more Big Hero 6-related feature-length projects, the studio appears to be more than confident in the TV series, after giving Big Hero 6: The Series a second season renewal months before it's even premiered. That means that Big Hero 6 is already guaranteed to have a longer life span on the small screen than it did on the big, which is either indicative of the kinds of stories the studio wanted to pursue in this world, or the level of faith they have in the property. Either way, with Kim Possible creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley involved behind the scenes, Big Hero 6: The Series certainly has more than it needs in order to find success on the small screen.
Big Hero 6: The Series premieres on Disney XD this Fall.
Source: Disney XD