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.
Big Hero 6: The Series is an American animated television series, produced by Disney Television Animation and developed byKim Possible creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley. The series is based on Disney's 2014 film Big Hero 6, which itself is loosely based on the comic book series, Big Hero 6 published by Marvel Comics. The series is a sequel as it takes place after the events of the film and uses traditional hand-drawn animation. It premiered with a 43-minute episode titled "Baymax Returns" on Disney Channel on November 20, 2017. The series formally premiered with two new episodes on Disney Channel on June 9, 2018
The series after the events of the feature film Big Hero 6 and continues the adventures of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro Hamada and the compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax created by his late brother Tadashi. Along with his friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. Hiro also faces academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology (SFIT).
The show slightly retcons the ending of the movie. Among the differences include, Aunt Cass knowing about Baymax, the Big Hero 6's team identities are still secret from the public and Hiro attends SFIT as if everything is back to normal (though Tadashi's death is acknowledged, they do not erect a building in his honor and Hiro does not receive a grant from the Institute). Hiro also does not come up with the name "Big Hero 6" like it is implied at the end of the movie, instead Fred comes up with the name after having "brainstormed an epic list of team names" and testing them with himself.