A hit animated series based on a beloved film will remain on the airwaves for the foreseeable, as Disney Channel announced this week that it is renewing "Big Hero 6 The Series" for a third season.

The renewal is an extremely early one, coming weeks before the debut of the show's sophomore season, which is set for May. But Disney Channel no doubt knows it's captured a great voice cast, and doesn't want to see them go their separate ways.

"Big Hero 6 The Series" continues the adventure from the 2014 film "Big Hero 6," which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Like the movie, the show chronicles the relationship between teenage tech whiz Hiro (Ryan Potter) and his heartwarming, hilarious robot sidekick, Baymax (Scott Adsit); the pair form the titular superhero team along with their pals Wasabi (Khary Payton), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), Go Go (Jamie Chung), and Fred (Brooks Whelan), and fight scientifically enhanced villains in their futuristic city, San Fransokyo.

Other stars who lend their voices to the series include Maya Rudolph, Alan Tudyk, David Shaughnessy, and the late Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, who plays Fred’s dad. No word yet on who -- if anyone -- will replace Lee in the role.

According to Deadline, season two of "Big Hero 6" picks up with "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 returns to Disney Channel on May 6.

[via: Deadline]

Big Hero 6

"Drop everything. Save the world."
PG1 hr 42 minOct 25th, 2014
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