We’re all on board for more Baymax and the team of Big Hero 6 the animated series and so is the Disney Channel as it just renewed the show for a third season. The premier of season 2 isn’t until May 6, so Disney executives must have confidence that the show will continue its strong storytelling and grow its audience.
New episodes of “Big Hero 6 The Series” will continue to roll out weekdays through May 17. Episodes will also be available the same day on DisneyNOW.
Based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film, “Big Hero 6 The Series” 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. Season two finds Hiro and the Big Hero 6 team in upgraded super suits as they take on a variety of innovative villains, bio-engineered monsters and high-tech robots.
The series voice cast includes a rockstar line up with 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. Returning this season are Emmy Award nominees Christy Carlson Romano and Andy Richter as Trina and Globby, respectively; Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville; Haley Tju as Karmi; and Mara Wilson as Liv Amara.
Season two guest voice cast includes Nestor Carbonell (“Bates Motel”) as Chief Cruz, San Fransokyo’s new police chief; Isabella Gomez (“One Day at a Time”) as Hiro’s new friend Megan; Ben Feldman (“Superstore”) as Chris, Liv Amara’s assistant; Will Friedle (Disney’s animated “Kim Possible”) as Ian, Krei’s geeky scientist; Jane Lynch (“Glee”) and Timothy Simons (“Veep”) as Supersonic Sue and Supersonic Stu, a grandmother/grandson super villain duo; Jessica Paré (“SEAL Team”) as acrobatic thief Sirque; and Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”) as El Fuego, a Mexican wrestler.
A trio of shorts, illustrated in a watercolor style and featuring Baymax and Mochi, will begin to roll out on Tuesday, May 7, across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube. Additional extensions for the series include toys, books, apparel, collectibles, plush and home décor from Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products.