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‘Big Hero 6’ Series Debuts June 9 on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW

Series kicks off with two days of back-to-back episodes, with new shows airing Saturdays through September.

‘Big Hero 6: The Series’ launches June 9 on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD.

Disney's animated Big Hero 6: The Series will launch with a premiere weekend event, featuring two back-to-back episodes on June 9 and 10 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD platforms.

Following the premiere weekend, episodes will debut every Saturday through September.

Emmy Award-nominated Christy Carlson Romano reunites with the creative team of the global hit Disney Channel series Kim Possible -- Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi -- when she guest stars as bot-fighter Trina. 

Additional guest voice cast includes celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Alton Brown as cooking competition participant Bolton Gramercy and host Yum Laboughé, respectively; Daniel Henney (Criminal Minds) and James Cromwell (The Young Pope) reprise their feature film roles as Hiro's brother Tadashi and Professor Callaghan, respectively; Susan Sullivan (Castle) as Fred's mother; John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect) as Fred's sidekick robot, Mini-Max; Diedrich Bader (American Housewife) as pompous local TV reporter Bluff Dunder; Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) as Fred's geeky archrival Richardson Mole; Naoko Mori (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) as thief-for-hire Momakase; Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) as fast-food mascot Noodle Burger Boy; and Mara Wilson (Matilda) as self-made billionaire Liv Amara.

Big Hero 6: The Series, based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning feature film, continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro, his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax and their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred as 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.

Beginning May 31, shorts featuring Baymax will debut across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube. A line of consumer products will be available May 1 on shopDisney.com, June 1 at Disney Store and July 1 at retailers nationwide. A DVD from Walt Disney Studios, titled Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action! will be released June 26.

The voice cast is Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Ryan Potter as Hiro; Scott Adsit as Baymax; Jamie Chung as Go Go; Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei; Khary Payton as Wasabi; Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon; Brooks Wheelan as Fred; David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff; and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred's dad. Recurring guest voice cast includes Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville; Haley Tju as Karmi; Andrew Scott as Obake; and Andy Richter as Globby.

In addition to McCorkle and Schooley, Emmy Award-winning Nick Filippi serves as executive producer and supervising director. 

The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TVY7-FV parental guideline.

Source: Disney Channel

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.

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