The 6 Heroes Return!
Remember that awesome computer-generated movie about 5 teenage hero inventors and a lovable robot? You know, the ones that live in San Fransokyo? Big Hero 6 premiered three years ago! Can you believe it?
Big Hero 6 is a movie that focuses on teenage inventors. It opens up with Hiro, the main character, participating at a robot fight. Tadashi, his brother, rescues him after things go wrong. Seeing his potential in robotics, Tadashi tells Hiro to apply for the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. Hiro strives to get into the school, perfecting the microbot technology he used in the robot fight before. Things go wrong at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology’s exhibit. A fire breaks loose in the exhibit area and everyone evacuates. Fearing that there are more people inside, Tadashi runs back in to save them. The exhibit area explodes, leaving Hiro without a brother.
The Need for Heroes Arises
A string of events happen, leading to Hiro discovering his technology being stolen and mass produced. He then investigates who stole his microbot data, believing that it had something to do with the fire in the exhibit. In time, Tadashi’s friends join Hiro in the investigation. They find out that Callaghan, one of the scientists in the exhibit, was responsible for the fire. The Big Hero 6 then decide that Callaghan must be stopped.
The movie ended with a bang. The 5 heroes Hiro, Gogo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred saved San Fransokyo with the help of Baymax and their inventions. At the end of the movie, Hiro lost Baymax in a distortion in space. Baymax sacrificed himself to push Hiro and Abigail out of the space distortion. Hiro believed that he lost Baymax and that the only remembrance he had of his late brother, Tadashi, is the rocket fist of the medical robot.
Shortly after starting his classes at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, he discovers something clasped inside Baymax’s fist. It’s a data chip covering all the work and advancements Hiro and Tadashi spent on developing Baymax. To honor his brother and to regain his lost friend, Hiro decides to build another model of Baymax. The movie ends with the second Baymax booting up.
This is where the animated series picks up. After their fight with Callaghan, the heroes have made a decision to be a force of good. They continue their adventures fighting dangers that threaten the safety of San Fransokyo. To make things more complicated, the heroes still have other problems to deal with. School just started and the heroes have to deal with homework and tests as well!
Meet the Big Hero 6!
Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the superhero team of the same name by Marvel Comics, the film is the 54th Disney animated feature film. Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, the film tells the story of Hiro Hamada, a young robotics prodigy who forms a superhero team to combat a masked villain. The film features the voices of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, and Maya Rudolph.
Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada, a 14-year-old robotics prodigy.
Ryan Potter is an American actor and martial artist. Beginning his career as a professional actor at the age of 15, Potter is perhaps best known for his starring role as Mike Fukanaga in Supah Ninjas and for voicing Hiro Hamada in Big Hero 6. He will play as Garfield Logan / Beast Boy in the television series Titans, set for a 2018 release.
Scott Adsit as Baymax, an inflatable robot built by Tadashi as a medical assistant.
Robert Scott Adsit is an American comedian, actor and writer. Born on the North Shore of Illinois, Adsit joined the mainstage cast of Chicago’s The Second City in 1994 after attending Columbia College Chicago. He appeared in several revues, including Paradigm Lost for which he won The Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Comedy. Adsit is known for his role as Pete Hornberger, the well-meaning but jaded executive producer, on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, which won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2008. In 2014, Adsit voiced the robot Baymax in the Disney animated film Big Hero 6.
Jamie Chung as GoGo, a tough, athletic student who specializes in electromagnetics.
Jamie Chung is an American actress, blogger, and former reality television personality. She first gained fame in 2004 as a cast member on the MTV reality series The Real World: San Diego. She later transitioned into acting and has since become known for films, such as Dragonball Evolution, Grown Ups, Premium Rush, Sucker Punch, and Big Hero 6. Chung received critical acclaim for her lead performance in the independent drama film about domestic human trafficking, Eden. She plays as the teleporting mutant Blink in the superhero drama series The Gifted on Fox. Since 2012, Chung has appeared in the recurring role of Mulan in the ABC fantasy television series Once Upon a Time. Jamie Chung also created the fashion blog What the Chung?
Damon Wayans, Jr. as Wasabi, a smart, slightly neurotic youth who specializes in lasers.
Damon Wayans Jr. is an American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian, most widely known for starring as Brad Williams in the ABC sitcom Happy Endings and as Coach in the Fox sitcom New Girl. In 2014, he starred in the comedy film Let’s Be Cops and provided the voice of Wasabi in Big Hero 6. He is the oldest son of actor-comedian Damon Wayans and nephew of Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans and Marlon Wayans.
Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, a chemistry enthusiast at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
Genesis Rodriguez is an American actress. She began her career playing leading roles in the Telemundo telenovelas. Genesis played Sarah on Entourage and assistant museum curator/adventurer Jane Walker on Time After Time, and has starred in the films Man on a Ledge, Casa de Mi Padre, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, The Last Stand, Tusk and Run All Night. She provided the voice for Honey Lemon in Big Hero 6, a role she will reprise in the upcoming TV series (2017).
T.J. Miller as Fred, a comic-book fan who is also team mascot at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
Todd Joseph “T.J.” Miller is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, and writer. From 2014 to 2017, he starred as Erlich Bachman in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley. Miller has also performed in several movies and hosts The Gorburger Show on Comedy Central.
Tune-in to the series to find out what kind of adventures the Big Hero 6 find themselves in! The first episode will air on November 20, 2017!