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Stan Lee joins Disney’s Big Hero 6 cartoon as series regular

Maya Rudolph and Alan Tudyk also returning


Disney XD’s animated cartoon series based on its critically acclaimed 2014 feature film, Big Hero 6, just got its lineup of voice actors and it’s a doozy.

Most notable is the addition of Marvel Comics legend himself, Stan Lee. The 93-going-on-94-year-old writer and creator will reprise his role as Fred’s dad, according to a press release. In the film, Fred took on the role as of one of main character Hiro’s biggest fans. Lee will be joined by Maya Rudolph, Alan Tudyk (Cass) (Alistair Crai), Scott Adsit (Baymax), Ryan Potter (Hiro) and Jamie Chung (Go Go), all reprising their original roles from the film. TJ Miller, who voiced Fred in the original film, has been replaced by Saturday Night Live’s Brooks Whelan and Damon Wayans Jr., who voiced Wasabi, has been replaced by The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton

The animated series will pick up right where the film left off, according to Disney. 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his cutting-edge robot, Baymax, are still spending their days trying to protect the city of San Fransokyo from an array of scientifically and technologically advanced villains while Hiro tries to fit in at his new school, the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.

Big Hero 6: The Animated Series will premiere on Disney XD in 2017.

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