8:00am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
'Big Hero 6': Maya Rudolph, Jamie Chung, Stan Lee Among Film's Stars Reprising Roles for Disney XD Series
Maya Rudolph, Jamie Chung and Stan Leeare among the Big Hero 6 voice castmembers set to reprise their roles for Disney XD's upcoming series.
Rudolph as Aunt Cass), Chung as speed genius Go Go) and Stan Lee as Fred's dad will return for the animated series, which based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2014 feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name.
Other original voice cast set to reprise their roles are Scott Adsit as huggable robot Baymax, Alan Tudyk as tech guru Alistair Krei, Ryan Potter as tech genius Hiro, Genesis Rodriguez as quirky scientist Honey Lemon, David Shaughnessy as butler Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred's dad.
In addition, Khary Payton (The Lion Guard) has joined as control freak Wasabi (voiced by Damon Wayans Jr. in the movie), and Brooks Wheelan (Saturday Night Live) will play fanboy Fred (voice by T.J. Miller in the movie).
The series, which picks up immediately following the events of the film, continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, 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.
Additional guest cast includes Jenifer Lewis (black-ish) as strict Professor Granville; Andrew Scott (Sherlock) as villain Obake; comedian Andy Richter as Globby; Diedrich Bader (American Housewife) as Bluff Dunder; Susan Sullivan (Castle) as Fred's mother; Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) as Richardson Mole; John Ross Bowie (Speechless) as Mel; and Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs) as classmate Karmi.
The series is set to debut in 2017.
Big Hero 6, which was named best animated film at the 2015 Oscars, among other honors, earned $657.8 million at the worldwide box office.
Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind the Disney Channel series Kim Possible, areexecutive producers of the series. Filippi also serves as supervising director for the Disney Television Animation production.