MARVEL's BIG HERO 6 Return In a Big Way

'Big Hero 6: The Series' title card
'Big Hero 6: The Series' title card
Credit: Disney XD
Credit: Walt Disney Animation

Big Hero 6 are returning in a big way with a new animated television series on Disney XD in 2017, according to Variety. Based on the hit 2013 animated movie of the same name (and the original source comic books from Marvel), The small-screen Big Hero 6 will be produced by Disney Television Animation, and led by Kim Possible creators/showrunners Mark McKorckle and Bob Schooley. The news was anounced by Disney Channel Worlwide's President & CCO Gary Marsh at the company's 2016 upfronts.

"Our colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a brilliant new world, inspired by Marvel, with vivid, unique characters," said Marsh. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to further develop these characters into a world class animated series – full of fun, action and the kind of endearing storytelling that only Mark, Bob – and  Baymax – can deliver."

Big Hero 6 were originally created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau for Marvel's Alpha Flight comic book series, but actually premiered in a standalone miniseries which was published first. Although only used intermittently in comic books, Walt Disney Animation Studios latched onto the concept after its parent company aquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009.

The Big Hero 6 animated film was released in 2013, going on to earn over $600 million at the box office.

Disney XD's Big Hero 6 is scheduled to debut sometime in 2017.

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