Big Hero 6: The Series Exclusive Interview #BigHero6

When I visited Los Angeles, I spent an afternoon at the Disney TV animation building. Recently, Disney took their Big Hero 6 (2014) movie that won an Oscar for best animated feature film and decided to bring it to television. On November 20, 2017, the television movie Big Hero 6: Baymax Returns (2017) debuts on Disney XD. Then, there will be a regular series you can see every week! Check out this short clip from the TV movie.

Big Hero 6: The Series

Today on Theresa’s Reviews, I have an exclusive interview with actor Ryan Potter and executive producers Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle, and Nick Filippi. Plus, check the end of the article for 5 fun facts!

BIG HERO 6 – “Baymax Returns” (Disney XD)

Making The Television Show In Traditional 2D

When asked about the 2D look for the television show, producer Nick Filippi says, “We chose to go with hand-drawn animation partially because we wanted to create a new world and look for the show.  We wanted everybody to immediately recognize these characters, to embrace these characters that they fell in love with in the movie, but we wanted to have a fresh start on the show, so we choose hand-drawn animation similar to what Disney was doing in the 60’s.”

He continues, “We were referencing 101 Dalmatians. We wanted something that had a graphic feel that the animators could really latch on to, but also the warmth of the hand-drawn pencil line.”

BIG HERO 6 – “Baymax Returns” (Disney XD)

What’s Coming Next

Bob Schooley says, “In this especially, there’s little foreshadowing practically to every plot in the first season.  There’s little nods to characters you’re gonna meet.”

Where Hiro Is Headed

Regarding the choices Hiro makes, Mark McCorkle says, “For our series, we knew he’s on this new path where he’s trying to be a better kid.  He’s still a risk taker.”

BIG HERO 6 – “Baymax Returns” (Disney XD)

Big Hero 6 As A Science-Inspired Show

Mark McCorkle says, “It’s so refreshing to see science being positive, or being portrayed in a positive way that’s not dystopian future or whatever, because when we grew up, science was, let’s get an astronaut to the moon, like it was about solving problems.”

“It was about the future and reaching and striving and I feel like we kind of lost that a little bit.  So for us, it’s nice that you have this group of kids that are all smart and being smart is cool. ”

Advice From Ryan Potter On Making It In Hollywood

Ryan Potter was asked to give advice that could help Disney’s newest star, Anthony Gonzalez who plays Miguel in Pixar’s Coco.

He says, “The industry is tough.  You have to build a really strong team, and not strong in the sense of big and powerful, but close and personal.”

The Disney TV animation building - Big Hero 6: The Series blogger press event - Theresa's Reviews
The Disney TV animation building – Big Hero 6: The Series blogger press event

5 Fun Facts About Big Hero 6

  1. The makers of Big Hero 6 animate post voice. This gives the actors and the writers the chance to create on the spot.
  2. The setting is inspired by a combination of San Francisco and Tokyo.
  3. Each voice actor records without the other actors present. The sounds engineers piece it together at the end. Isn’t it fascinating that the Big Hero 6 team actually works separately?
  4. Since the actors record in different places, it can take a month to record one episode.
  5. As of today, they have about 30 episodes recorded.


My Thoughts On The Show

If you’re looking for a television show for children, check out the brand new show Big Hero 6 on Disney XD. You also don’t want to miss the TV movie Baymax Returns on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8/7c. This show is inspired by science and encourages children to be smart. It has a good focus on making the right choices, but also gives a nice reminder to take the occasional risk for the right reason.

A group shot for the Big Hero 6: The TV show at the blogger press event. Photo credit:
A group shot for the Big Hero 6: The TV show at the blogger press event. Photo credit:

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Big Hero 6 is part of the artwork on the walls at the Disney TV animation building! - Theresa's Reviews
Big Hero 6 is part of the artwork on the walls at the Disney TV animation building!

Pixar Coco Trailer & About The Movie

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. For more information, check out, Hashtag: #PixarCoco, Pixar Coco Facebook, Pixar Coco Twitter and Pixar Coco Instagram.

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Disclosure: I received a free trip to Los Angeles to cover the #PixarCocoEvent, but it in no way influenced my opinion.
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