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Disney XD Announces Big Hero 6 TV Series

| 2 Mar 2016 22:58

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your happiness?

If my incredibly hastened research can be trusted (which...), there at least 50 movies currently being turned into television shows. That's 5-0.

A brief run-through of some of the more memorable titles: Taken, Rush Hour, Red, Training Day, Galaxy Quest, Friday the 13th, The Mist, Sin City, Ghost, Fatal Attraction, Big, Resident Evil,...freaking Marley & Me. The list goes on and on, and that's not even including the handful of shows based on movies already on the air, like Limitless or Minority Report.

Next up on the list: Disney's Big Hero 6

Collider passes along word that Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley will be bringing the Oscar-winning, animated megahit to the small screen sometime in 2017, with fellow Emmy winner Nick Filippi executive producing.

"...the series picks up immediately following the events in the feature film, and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Alongside Hiro and Baymax on their journey are control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go, who together form the legendary superhero team, Big Hero 6. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains."

While none of the voice talent has been cast yet, there's no denying the potential that Big Hero 6 has in this format. Heck, the movie itself was like a 90 minute episode of everyone's favorite Saturday morning cartoon, so we'll make sure to keep you up to date on Big Hero 6 as the series develops.

Source: Collider

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