Creator: Don Hall
Stars: Maya Rudolph, Scott Adsit
Baymax, the lovable nursing robot from Big Hero 6, is back to help people in the new series, Baymax. Disney+ has released the official trailer for Baymax!, which is the first animated series from Walt Disney Animation Studios and serves as a spin-off of 2014’s Big Hero 6. Baymax! premieres June 29 on Disney+ and will continue the journey of the titular robot companion as he tries to treat patients in the fictional city of San Fransokyo.
“I thought it would be fun to do a Disney+ series with Baymax interacting with normal people,” said series creator and Big Hero 6 director Don Hall. “In each of our six episodes, Baymax just wants to help someone, and a lot of times they don’t want to be helped. He sets out to fix a physical problem he’s identified, and in the process, he reaches a deeper, deeper place. emotional and can be almost transformative in that role.
Baymax voice actor Scott Adsit returns for the new series, along with Maya Rudolph (SNL), Ryan Potter (Titans), Emily Kuroda, Lilimar, Zeno Robinson and Jaboukie Young-White. This is the character’s second attempt at stardom on the small screen, following Disney XD’s Big Hero 6: The Series in 2017.
Scott Adsit reprises his Big Hero 6 voice role as Baymax in the upcoming series, with Ryan Potter and Maya Rudolph reprising their roles as Hiro Hamada and Aunt Cass. Emily Kuroda, Lilimar, Zeno Robinson, and Jaboukie Young-White will also appear in Baymax!
Those who expect superhero mayhem and crime fighting should lower their expectations as Baymax! will employ an episodic storytelling format with the huggable nurse trying to treat a patient in each episode. But that doesn’t mean the show won’t be fun. As we see in the trailer, the super friendly Baymax will cause a lot of chaos with his insistence on providing medical care to those who need it, even against their wishes.
Big Hero 6 was the highest-grossing animated movie of 2014 and even won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. But nearly a decade has passed and we still haven’t seen Hiro Hamada and his band of tech-savvy superheroes on the big screen again. However, the characters’ stories continue in the 2-D animated show Big Hero 6: The Series. Created by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, the show ran on Disney XD and Disney Channel from 2017 to 2021. While Big Hero 6: The Series contradicts some plot elements from the film, it acts as a satisfying follow-up and features the most part of the original all-star cast.
As for the current status of Big Hero 6 2, nothing is known yet, but Zach Parrish, who served as the film’s chief animator, gave an update on the sequel in 2021. Although he didn’t confirm anything, he sounded hopeful. “There’s still plenty of time. The beauty of animation is that you can pick up the story at the end of Big Hero, or we can jump back in time. We could go wherever we want since it’s animation,” Parrish told Collider.