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‘Big Hero 6’ Series Debuts Nov. 20 with Movie Preview

Premiere will air simultaneously on Disney XD and Disney Channel, with the series following in early 2018.

Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6: The Series’ debuts Nov. 20 with a one-hour movie event, followed by the series premiere in early 2018.

Disney XD's animated Big Hero 6: The Series launches Nov. 20 with a one-hour primetime television movie, "Baymax Returns," airing simultaneously at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD and Disney Channel, and available on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD.

Immediately following the TV movie, two full-length preview episodes of Big Hero 6: The Series will debut exclusively on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD. "Pocket Baymax," a customizable, interactive virtual assistant which brings Baymax to life, launches on DisneyNOW that same day.

The series, which will debut in early 2018 on Disney XD, continues the adventures and friendship of Hiro, Baymax and the Big Hero 6 team, picking up immediately following the events of the feature film. Beginning Nov. 24, Big Hero 6: The Series shorts will roll out every Friday for six consecutive weeks on Disney XD, the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD YouTube. The TV movie, series and shorts will roll out through 2018 on Disney XD channels and Disney Channels worldwide.

Reprising their roles from the feature film are Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred's dad. Also joining the main voice cast are Khary Payton as Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan as Fred. Recurring guest voice cast includes Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville, Haley Tju as Karmi, Andrew Scott as Obake and Andy Richter as Globby.

Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind the Emmy Award-winning global hit Disney Channel series Kim Possible, serve as executive producers. Filippi also serves as supervising director. Big Hero 6: The Series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 FV parental guideline.

Source: Disney

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