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Big Hero 6 TV series launching next year

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A TV series based on the Disney film Big Hero 6 will premiere in 2017, the company announced ahead of its television upfront presentation Wednesday.

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Big Hero 6: The Series will air on cable channel Disney XD, according to Variety, and will again star characters like Baymax, the adorable inflatable robot. Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, who created Disney Channel favorite Kim Possible, will executive produce.

Big Hero 6 hit theaters in 2014. The film is based upon a Marvel Comics miniseries by the same name, which had two separate runs: the first in 1998 and another in 2008. Disney's adaptation differs from the comic book version, however; it offers a new take on the original cast of characters and resets the story in the fictional San Fransokyo.

Big Hero 6 went on to win an Oscar for Best Animated Features at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. A theatrical sequel hasn't been announced, although characters from the film will appear in the Disney-Square Enix co-production Kingdom Hearts 3.

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