February 20, 2021

BIG HERO 6: THE SERIES

 

BIG HERO 6: THE SERIES
(Disney Channel, Disney XD, November 20, 2017-February 15, 2021)

 

Disney Television Animation

 

MAIN CAST:

 

            By the end of the 20th Century, Marvel Comics was in considerable financial trouble due to a series of bad business decisions. This left the company in a bit of a desperate state for new hits to help keep them afloat. Man of Action members Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau were working on the second volume of Alpha Flight when they developed a new super team they planned to introduce in the book: Big Hero 6. Seeing potential in the idea, Marvel quickly greenlit a mini-series showcasing the team. Since they had no time to take on another project, the Big Hero 6 book was handed off to Scott Lobdell and Gus Vasquez with detailed character outlines by Seagle and Rouleau. Although the team was slated to make their debut in Alpha Flight #17, a scheduling issue ended up seeing the mini, titled Sunfire & Big Hero 6, published first.

The unintended debut of Big Hero 6.


            The Japanese government had decided they needed their own state-sanctioned team of superheroes. They formed the Giri to recruit and train the potential members of the team. Despite reservations, frequent X-Men foe Silver Samurai was appointed as the team’s field leader. Comprising the rest of the team was secret agent Aiko Miyazaki, aka Honey Lemon, who invented a nanotechnology-based Power Purse that she could pull any object from via artificial wormholes within; Leiko Tanaka, aka Go-Go Tomago, was given a prototype voice-activated battle suit that allowed her to absorb and amplify kinetic energy in exchange for a reduced prison sentence; Hiro Takachiho, a 13-year-old prodigy who invented his robotic bodyguard Baymax and programmed it with the thoughts and emotions of his deceased father with the ability to transform into a dragon; and Shiro Yoshida, aka Sunfire, the fire-wielding mutant who served as Japan’s preeminent superhero. Their spokesperson and coordinator representing the Giri was the ever-scheming Mr. Oshima.

The third incarnation of the team.


Silver Samurai eventually returned to his mercenary ways and was seemingly killed by the assassin Elektra, and Sunfire left to join Charles Xavier’s latest initiative, leaving Hiro as team leader. They gained new members in the form of Kioshi Keishicho, aka Ebon Samurai, a police officer killed by Silver Samurai who made a deal with the God of Evil, Chaos and the Stars, Amatsu-Mikaboshi, to be resurrected so that he could have his revenge, and Sunpyre, aka Lumina, an extra-dimensional being Honey Lemon pulled out of the Microverse who had similar powers to Sunfire. In the second Big Hero 6 mini-series written by Chris Claremont with art by David Nakayama, they were replaced on the roster by the new characters of Wasabi No-Ginger, a trained samurai and chef who could channel his Qi into pulses of paralyzing energy shaped as sushi knives, and Fred, aka Fredzilla, who could either transform into a Kaiju or manifest its form around himself that was only visible from certain perspectives.


A blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in Amazing Spider-Man #685.


            Despite a promising beginning, Big Hero 6 really didn’t have all that much of a comic presence beyond guest-appearances and cameos in books like Thunderbolts and Amazing Spider-Man, as well as the next volume of Alpha Flight. In fact, a great deal of the team’s history happened off-panel and would only be expanded upon in books like The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and Marvel: Your Universe Saga.


Model sheet for the new Hiro.

            In the months following the second Big Hero 6 book, Marvel was bought by Disney. Then-CEO Bob Iger encouraged the various divisions to explore Marvel’s holdings for adaptation ideas. Director Don Hall was scrolling through the database when he happened upon the comic, which he had never heard of. Liking the title, he pitched it to John Lasseter in 2011 as one of five possible ideas for Walt Disney Animation Studios and the idea was greenlit. Head of story Paul Briggs and screenwriter Robert Baird wanted to keep the idea new and fresh so they barely consulted the original comics. Marvel themselves had very little involvement in the film, and it wasn’t connected to the blossoming Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Concept art for San Fransokyo.


            Disney was given full creative freedom with the source material. The setting was moved from Japan to an amalgamation of San Francisco and Tokyo called San Fransokyo in the year 2032, highlighting the unspoken alternative history that Japanese immigrants rebuilt the city following the 1906 earthquake. Hiro (Ryan Potter) became the central focus of the story. He was renamed Hiro Hamada and was changed to be half Caucasian, half East Asian. Still a 14-year-old prodigy, Hiro invented a small remote-controlled combat robot he used in illegal bot fights. Hiro lived with his older brother, Tadashi (Daniel Henney), and Aunt Cass (Maya Rudolph) in the building above Cass’ Lucky Cat Café. Tadashi tried to get Hiro to make more of his life by convincing him to roll in the same school as him: the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology (or SFIT). Tadashi had been working on a healthcare robot named Baymax (Scott Adsit); a soft, inflatable robot inspired by the work of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute that came equipped with a variety of sensors used to detect and treat ailments. Artist Lisa Keene came up with the concept that Baymax should be a huggable robot. Originally, Baymax was going to have a face that could express one of five different emotions at a time, but Hall decided it should be based on the copper suzu bell he noticed when visiting a Shinto shrine. His movement was inspired by studying the movement of a baby with a full diaper. Baymax’s concept art was produced by mecha designer Shigeto Koyama.


The new Big Hero 6: Fred, Go Go, Baymax, Hiro, Honey Lemon and Wasabi.

            Go Go Tomago (Jamie Chung), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez), Wasabi (Damon Wayans, Jr.) and Fred (T.J. Miller) were reimagined as Tadashi’s friends and classmates. Go Go (actual first name Ethel, nicknamed by Fred when that didn’t sound “threatening” enough), now Korean, was a tough adrenaline junkie of few words who was developing electromagnetic wheel axles. Her look was inspired by bike messengers. Honey (also a nickname given by Fred), now Latin American, was a bubbly, optimistic chemistry student. Wasabi (nicknamed by Fred after he spilled wasabi sauce on his shirt), now African American, was a slightly neurotic neat freak that loved to follow the rules and specialized in laser cutting. As for the now-Caucasian Fred, he actually didn’t attend SFIT—he was a self-proclaimed science enthusiast that came from a wealthy family, allowing him to be a slacker that always hung out at the school and indulge in comic books and other flights of eccentric fancy. Shiyoon Kim served as lead character designer, with supervision by Jin Kim.


Yokai commanding the minibots.


            Their superhero origin story kicked into gear when Robert Callaghan (James Cromwell), the head of the SFIT robotics program, caused a fire to hide the fact he stole Hiro’s SFIT entrance project: mind-controlled microbots. Tadashi was killed in the resulting explosion when he went back in to rescue Callaghan. Wanting revenge, Hiro developed armor for himself and Baymax and gave Baymax a new program chip that turned him into a fighter. The others are eventually convinced to join in, receiving their own armor and weaponry based on their studies: Go Go used electromagnetic disks as inline skates and projectiles, Honey Lemon a mechanical purse that quickly mixed various chemicals together into balls that can do various things, Wasabi plasma blades that extended from his forearms, and Fred a dragon suit that allowed him to leap great distances and shoot fire. They learn Callaghan, as Yokai, sought his own revenge against pioneer entrepreneur and Krei Tech CEO Alistair Krei (Alan Tudyk) after he lost Callaghan’s daughter Abigail (Kaite Lowes) in an experiment and planned to use Hiro’s bots to accomplish his goals.




            Big Hero 6 was written by Baird with Jordan Roberts and Dan Gerson, and directed by Hall with Chris Williams. It premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 23, 2014 before opening on November 7, 2014, accompanied by the short Feast. It pulled in $657.8 million at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing animated film of the year, the 3rd-highest-grossing non-Pixar film from Disney, and the 16th-highest-grossing animated film of all time. It was nominated for and won several awards, including the Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature”.


Big Hero 6 in 2-D: Fred, Baymax, Honey Lemon, Hiro, Go Go and Wasabi.

With that much success under their belt, naturally Disney was strongly looking into the possibility of a sequel. However, they announced in 2016 that they would be producing an animated series picking up from where the film left off. Developed by Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the series saw Hiro attending SFIT with his friends where he was able to rebuild the lost Baymax, discovering Tadashi’s original programming chip inside of Baymax’s rocket fist used to save Hiro at the end of the film. He was given Tadashi’s old lab by the new dean, Professor Grace Granville (Jenifer Lewis). Granville would find Hiro a promising young student but kept an eye on what she viewed as recklessness in his science. Initially, everyone but Fred was satisfied with returning to their ordinary lives until situations demanded that Big Hero 6 get back into action.


            
Unlike the film, the show was animated in 2-D by Snipple Animation Studios, Toon City Animation and Nørlum. Snipple also produced the title sequence with Imaginary Forces, which played over the theme by series composer Adam Berry. Most of the principle cast from the film returned to reprise their characters except for Miller and Wayans, who were replaced by Brooks Wheelan and Khary Payton, respectively. José López served as lead character designer, with additional designs by Phillip Light, Jose Zelaya, Yuhki Demers, Mayumi Nose, Chris Battle, Baptiste Rogron, Jesse Aclin, Elsa Chang, and Will Cuna.


Big Hero 6: The Series aired its first episode on both Disney Channel and Disney XD on November 20, 2017 as a primetime special, raking in high ratings. A stop-motion promo featuring Baymax crossing over with Disney’s Haunted Mansion, one of three that also included DuckTales and Star vs. the Forces of Evil, aired on October 7. The series formally premiered on Disney Channel on June 9, 2018, led into by a series of “Baymax and…” shorts that began airing on May 31 on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney’s YouTube. Writers included McCorkle and Schooley along with Sharon Flynn, Paiman Kalayeh, Bill Motz, Bob Roth, Jeff Poliquin, Noelle Stevenson, Kenny Byerly, Daniel Dominguez, Jenny Jaffe, Han-Yee Ling, Ben Juwono and Ricky Roxburgh.


Season 1 big bad: Obake.

            A new crop of villains was created for the heroes to face. Their chief antagonist was Bob Aken, aka Obake (Andrew Scott), a former SFIT student mentored by Granville who had a strange fascination towards Hiro and orchestrated a lot of the events the team would face; Trina Aken (Christy Carlson Romano) was a robotic “daughter” created by Obake designed to try and entice Hiro into joining his empire; Dibs, aka Globby (Andy Richter), was a petty thief who accidentally got turned into a shape-shifting glob monster—a fact he actually considered a boon to his criminal career until working with Obake caused him to reform; Noodle Burger Boy (Lucas Neff), the robotic mascot and waiter from Fred’s favorite restaurant, Noodle Burger, that possessed a prediction algorithm used to guess customers’ orders turned into a homicidal A.I. by Obake; High Voltage, the mother/daughter duo of Barb (Katy Mixon) and Juniper (Sophie Reynolds) with dreams of stardom that use their dance moves in their thefts as well as electricity-projecting devices; Baron Von Steamer (Jeff Bennett), a steampunk-based villain and former arch-enemy of veteran superhero Boss Awesome who was offended more people didn’t remember him; Momakase (Naoko Mori), a professional thief and sushi chef that used knives and katana as weapons; the Mad Jacks, a team of high-octane mercenaries all named some variation of Jack: Jack (real name Greg, voiced by Rob Riggle), Jack (Kevin Michael Richardson) and Jaq (Kerri Kenney); Mr. Sparkles (an abandoned character from the film, voiced by Patton Oswalt), a maniacal and egotistical game show host that desired to keep anyone from being more famous than him; Supersonic Sue (Jane Lynch), another Boss Awesome foe that used performance enhancing roller skates in her crimes; and Supersonic Stu (Timothy Simons), Sue’s childish grandson whose skates allowed him to turn into a speedball; From the film, Callaghan would return for an episode, and Japanese gangster Yama (Paul Briggs) would make several appearances.


Fred and Mini-Max.

            Other characters included Mini-Max (John Michael Higgins), a miniature version of Baymax created by Hiro with an over-the-top heroic personality meant to keep Fred out of trouble; Heathcliff (David Shaughnessy), Fred’s unflappable and faithful butler who was once a secret agent codenamed Mongoose; Karmi (Haley Tju), a gifted biology student and Hiro’s chief academic rival who had a crush on his alter-ego (whom she called “Captain Cutie”) and was Big Hero 6’s biggest fan; Richardson Mole (Sean Giambrone), Fred’s arch-nemesis and complete opposite who owned his own comic book store; Felony Carl (Diedrich Bader), a low-key minor criminal who eventually gave up his life of crime and lived with Globby; Bluff Dunder (also Bader), a reporter with a pompous delivery that always seemed to catch Big Hero 6-relevant news stories; and Mrs. Frederickson (Susan Sullivan), Fred’s mother who posed as the supervillain Major Blast in order to test her husband, and later son. Stan Lee would reprise his role of Fred’s dad, aka Boss Awesome, from the film in several episodes until his death. Originally, the film’s producers planned to have a nod to Lee by making Fred’s dad resemble him. However, when producers realized audiences had begun waiting for post-credit scenes in Marvel movies, they hastily turned Mr. Frederickson into a full character and had Lee voice him in their own post-credits scene.


Professor Granville introduces "Liv" Amara to Karmi and Hiro.

            Ahead of the first season’s premiere, Disney had already renewed Big Hero 6 for a second season. Schooley announced that rather than the season-long story arc of the first season, the second would be split up into two. The first half, titled “Monsters”, had the team going up against a variety of bioengineered monsters, high-tech robots and new villains. The primary villain of this half was Diane “Di” Amara (Mara Wilson), who actually appeared during season one. Di was actually a clone of Liv Amara (also Wilson), the billionaire CEO of Sycorax and Krei’s chief rival. Liv had placed herself in stasis after suffering cell destruction due to an experiment she conducted on herself, and charged Di with curing her. Di attempted this by any means necessary, usually by conducting dangerous biological experiments on unwitting participants turning them into monsters; that included upgrading Big Hero 6’s various foes. She was often assisted by her genetically-engineered perfect assistant, Chris (Ben Feldman), who possessed super strength, agility and senses due to being made with various animal genes.

Hiro and Megan uncomfortably watch Cass go on a date with Chief Cruz.


The second half, “Fugitives”, introduced the new characters of newly-elected police chief Diego Cruz (Néstor Carbonell) and his daughter, Megan (Isabella Gomez). Cruz wanted to put a stop to vigilantism, believing the “heroes” were as big a problem as the villains and a magnet for the trouble. His prejudice stemmed from the fact his father died protecting him from a villain when Boss Awesome arrived too late. Of course, his constantly trying to bust Big Hero 6 was made awkward by the fact that he had a crush on Cass. Megan was an aspiring journalist who figured out Big Hero 6’s identities and began helping them. She also became Hiro’s love interest, replacing Karmi who was forced to move away by her parents after being changed into a monster (she would return the following season and seemingly replace Megan). The team gained new upgrades to their suits (Fred gained an entirely new suit that gave him invisibility powers and a tongue weapon) as well as a new base inside an abandoned candy factory, courtesy of Fred’s money and the handiness of Roderick “Roddy” Blair (John DiMaggio), who built Boss Awesome’s base. He also created the artificial intelligence that ran it: Basemax (Zehra Fazal), a female supercomputer version of Baymax.


Noodle Burger Boy and his family: Hyper-Potamus, Hangry Panda and Crushroom.

The second season aired initially on weekday afternoons before moving to Disney XD on Saturday mornings for the remainder. Shortly before its premiere, a third season was announced, which aired Monday nights. It was decided to change up the format of the show and make each episode (except the first) comprised of two 11-minute segments, rather than a full half-hour story. The focus of the season was largely on Noodle Burger Boy’s recruitment of his new “family” of robots consisting of corrupted servant bots Hyper-Potamus (Kari Wahlgren), an excitable animatronic hippo that could fly; Hangry Panda (Nicole Sullivan), a panda with a juice-making mouth; and Crushroom (Cree Summer), a super-strong mushroom with large arms that spoke in the third person. It was the shortest season, running only 10 episodes, and was also the series’ last. During its run, it racked up 2 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award nomination, and 3 Annie Award nominations, winning one.


In between the seasons, additional shorts were made for simultaneous release on the network, DisneyNOW and YouTube. “Baymax Dreams” featured Baymax in “dream” sequences using a mix of 2D and 3D animation created with Unity Technologies’ real-time rendering technology. The first in the series was previewed on IGN’s website on September 14th, 2018. The final short, “Baymax Dreams of Fred’s Glitch”, was a special interactive one that debuted on January 28, 2021 at the Sundance Film Festival before a regular version was uploaded the following month.


Big Chibi 6.

The next series was “Big Chibi 6”, which was based on Karmi’s fanfiction sequences from “Fan Friction”. They were used to fill the gap between the conclusion of season 1 and the beginning of season 2, airing its first one on November 6, 2018. The Chibi-fied characters would replace the blinking Baymax head seen during the end credits in season 2. The final series of shorts was “Baymax and Mochi”, which featured Baymax on misadventures with Cass’ cat, Mochi. They were animated in a style reminiscent of water colors and began airing on May 6, 2019. Baymax would be featured in an episode of the shorts series Random Rings, where characters from one show would call one from another program. “Baymax Helps Launchpad!” aired on June 30, 2020 and featured Launchpad McQuack (Beck Bennett) from the DuckTales reboot.


Trina gets an upgrade.

In 2019, a mobile game was released on DisneyNOW based on the “Baymax Dreams” shorts called Bed Bug Blitz. The player had to help Baymax navigate his dreams while defeating enemies and protecting sheep. Joe Books published a Cinestory comic of “Baymax Returns” utilizing stills from the episode in 2018. IDW Publishing acquired the rights to produce a comic based on the franchise written by Hannah Blumenreich and Joe Caramagna with art from Nicoletta Baldari and lettering from Christa Miesner. Originally intended to be released in 2018 and taking place after the film, it was pushed back until late 2019 and was rebranded to be more in line with the show. The next two issues were further delayed into 2020, and then went on indefinite hiatus due to the comic book industry shutdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The digital versions were released that fall, with a print collection called Technology is Unbeatable set for a planned release in 2021. Bandai produced a line of action figures including the heroes in their regular and alternate costumes and Obake, as well as a Baymax that could be squished into his armor and Wasabi’s car and vinyl figures in the Chibi style with the addition of Noodle Burger Boy and Baron Von Steamer. Bandai also released an 8-inch talking Mini-Max. Disney would recycle their Disney Store set of PVC figurines from the movie for the show by removing the Yokai and Tadashi pieces and putting the rest in a new package.


Basemax.

Disney Channel has so far only released one DVD collection for the show, featuring 7 episodes and 6 Baymax shorts. The entire series was made available to purchase digitally on Amazon Prime Video and Google Play, with the first season available on iTunes and the third season and shorts available on DisneyNOW. The shorts alone were available to stream on Fubo and the 3rd season with select episodes from the first two on Direct TV. The first two seasons were put on Disney+, with the third coming later, and full episodes were uploaded to their YouTube channel. Disney would announce on Investor Day 2020 that Disney+ would also host the next entry in the Big Hero 6 franchise with Baymax!, an animated series centered on his treating various patients around San Fransokyo.

           

 

EPISODE GUIDE:

Season1:
“Baymax Returns” (11/20/17) – The heroes reluctantly return to action when Yama steals Hiro’s rebuilt Baymax skeleton as ransom and ends up duplicating it into his own army.

 

“Issue 188” (6/9/18) – Granville partners Hiro up with Karmi who resents him for taking her place as the youngest student, while the team deals with the mother/daughter team High Voltage.

 

“Big Roommates 2” (6/9/18) – Honey is forced to move in with Go Go, which allows her purse to be stolen by Dibs and plays a part in his accidentally being turned into glob monster Globby.

 

“Fred’s Bro-Tillion” (6/10/18) –Baron Von Steamer crashes a party and kidnaps Wasabi, mistaking him for Fred.

 

“Food Fight” (6/10/18) – Cass ends up embroiled in the world of underground cooking competitions while Momakase steals a gravity controlling device from Krei for Yama.

 

“Muirahara Woods” (6/16/18) – Following Go Go on her day off leads Hiro, Fred and Baymax to encounter Ned, an anti-technology nut in the woods who wants to destroy Baymax.

 

“Failure Mode” (6/23/18) – Hiro struggles to complete a project while the team has to deal with Globby after he discovers he can change into any kind of matter.

 

“Aunt Cass Goes Out” (6/30/18) – Krei and Cass end up dating just as a disgruntled employee’s defense drones malfunction.

 

“The Impatient Patient” (7/7/18) – Hiro has a hard time sitting on the sidelines when he suddenly takes ill after the Mad Jacks steal a chip from Krei.

 

“Mr. Sparkles Loses His Sparkle” (7/14/18) – The team has to rescue Mochi after Mr. Sparkles puts him in a death trap after a video Cass made went viral.

 

“Killer App” (7/21/18) – Hiro and Wasabi are paired up on a project and find that their personalities clash, while Obake steals and reprograms Noodle Burger Boy to attack the heroes.

 

“Small Hiro One” (7/28/18) – Hiro discovers that a lecturer at SFIT is using Wasabi, Go Go and Honey to help Yama upgrade his Mega Yama robot.

 

“Kentucky Kaiju” (8/4/18) – While Fred creates a life-sized Kentucky Kaiju robot, Hiro gives in to the self-doubt Obake planted and develops a new super-strength suit for himself.

 

“Rivalry Weak” (8/11/18) – Hiro, Baymax, Honey and Go Go discover a secret lab at a rival school and Obake wants the journal found within.

 

“Fan Friction” (8/18/18) – The heroes discover the moves Karmi puts in her fanfiction about them work, leading to her being kidnapped by Momakase.

 

“Mini-Max” (8/25/18) – Hiro creates Mini-Max to babysit Fred as his “sidekick” and follows around Granville, suspicious about her past.

 

“Big Hero 7” (9/8/18) – A frustrated Fred reveals his identity to his rival, turning the team into his servants until he decides he wants to become their 7th member.

 

“Big Problem” (9/15/18) – Billionaire Liv Amara loses interest in Hiro’s work when she learns he didn’t make Baymax and a Shakespeare-quoting creature attacks Krei Industries.

 

“Steamer’s Revenge” (9/22/18) – The team plans to fish out and fix up Wasabi’s car for his birthday while Baron Von Steamer calls out Boss Awesome.

 

“The Bot Fighter” (9/29/18) – Hiro goes undercover to investigate battle bots committing crimes and develops a crush on a girl he meets at the matches.

 

“Obake Yashiki” (10/6/18) – After a visit to a haunted house on Halloween, Hiro believes he sees Tadashi everywhere he goes.

 

“Countdown to Catastrophe” (10/13/18) – Obake steals Hiro’s energy amplifier and reveals he plans to create a star to destroy the city so that he may rebuild it.

 

Season 2:

“Internabout” (5/6/19) – A malfunctioning Noodle Burger Boy kidnaps Krei, Baymax and Hiro so that Hiro can fix him.

 

“Seventh Wheel” (5/7/19) – Granville constantly intrudes on the heroes’ activities while Momakase gets an upgrade from Amara.

 

“Prey Date” (5/8/19) – Hiro asks Karmi to use her internship at Sycorax to investigate what happened to Knox, discovering he’s being held in a lab and that Karmi can cure him of his mutation.

 

“Something’s Fishy” (5/9/19) – Cass sets Hiro up with Megan while Amara breaks High Voltage out of prison and gives them an upgrade with electric eel implants.

 

“Nega-Globby” (5/10/19) – Honey and Karmi attempt to cure Globby of his powers while Chris steals a sample of Globby that allows Amara to create an angry, evil being.

 

“The Fate of the Roommates” (5/13/19) – The team investigates a trio of futuristic street racers while Go Go finds she’s upset that Honey is able to move back into her dorm.

 

“Muira-Horror!” (5/15/19) – Amara and Chris cause Ned to mutate to keep Krei and the heroes busy while they make off with and experiment on his meteorite.

 

“Something Fluffy” (5/15/19) – Amara anonymously releases small creatures around the city that the populace loves—until they grow into giant monsters.

 

“Supersonic Sue” (5/16/19) – While Fred discovers his rival has a lot in common with him, two of Boss Awesome’s old rivals decide to team-up.

 

“Lie Detector” (5/17/19) – Baymax’s lie detector fails to implicate Amara and she mutates the meteorite into a bear-like creature to steal the gold she needs for her experiments.

 

“Write Turn Here” (9/3/19) – Granville forces Hiro to finish his story assignment while Trina demands Noodle Burger Boy make himself useful, which he does by creating duplicates of himself.

 

“City of Monsters: Part 1” (9/4/19) – Momakasa reveals Hiro’s identity to Amara, resulting in Karmi being kidnapped to lure Hiro into a trap.

 

“City of Monsters: Part II” (9/5/19) – Amara forces Hiro and Baymax to cure Liv with the rest of the team deals with their upgraded foes.

 

“Mini-Maximum Trouble” (9/6//19) – Fred accidentally short-circuits Mini-Max who ends up giving him bad luck all day while Hiro diverts Megan from figuring out who the heroes are.

 

“El Fuego” (9/9/19) – Wrestling “bad guy” El Fuego wants to take on Baymax while Fred wants to buy the league from Mole, who doesn’t even like wrestling.

 

“The Globby Within” (9/10/19) – Globby’s good name is ruined when Nega-Globby begins to remanifest and tries to escape from him.

 

“Hardlight” (9/11/19) – Fred commissions the construction of a new lair for the team while they have to rescue Chief Cruz from video game-themed villain Hardlight.

 

“The Present” (12/7/19) – Hiro, Baymax and Fred go around town to try and find the present Fred loses when he accidentally takes Hiro’s backpack.

 

“Hiro the Villain” (1/4/20) – Momakase blackmails Hiro into helping her retrieve her family’s swords from Yama.

 

“Portal Enemy” (1/11/20) – Megan figures out the team’s identities and they take her on patrol to prove their worth just as an acrobatic thief steals an unstable teleporter from Krei.

 

“Fred the Fugitive” (1/18/20) – The team has to rescue Fred from the police after he decides to go on patrol and damages the chameleon capability of his suit.

 

“Major Blast” (1/25/20) – Major Blast challenges Fred alone so the team tries to help him prepare for the battle.

 

“Fear Not” (2/1/20) – As Wasabi tries to get over his fear of public speaking to substitute teach a class, the team has to rescue Roddy from the Supersonics.

 

“Legacies” (2/8/20) – Krei’s new police bots have been infected with Obake progamming, and Hiro and Baymax discover Trina plans to use them to destroy the city and make a haven for robots.

 

Season 3:

“The Hyper-Potamus Pizza-Party-Torium” (9/21/20) – Noodle Burger Boy decides to recruit and reprogram other animatronic servants to be his family.

 

“Mayor for a Day / The Dog Craze of Summer” (9/28/20) – Richardson Mole is made mayor for a day and uses his power to abuse the heroes until he ends up kidnapped by the Supersonics. / Granville asks Hiro to watch her dogs for her, which turns out to be a bigger task than he can handle.

 

“Trading Chips / Mini Noodle Burger Max” (10/5/20) – Hiro has Baymax and Mini-Max trade chips so that Baymax can rescue Mochi from an air vent. / When the heroes and robots end up trapped in a collapsed subway, Baymax and Mini-Max are forced to team-up with Noodle Burger Boy to save them all.

 

“A Friendly Face / Big Chibi 6” (10/12/20) – Noodle Burger Boy and his family steal the new A.I. shuttle to get it to join them. / Hardlight uses the Chibi versions of the heroes from Karmi’s successful web series against the real heroes.

 

“Cobra and Mongoose / Better Off Fred” (10/26/20) – Hiro and Fred discover Heathcliff was once a secret agent and his nemesis has returned. / Fred ends up falling for Mole’s cousin just as the Supersonics crash a function and kidnap her.

 

“Big Hero Battle / Go Go the Woweroo” (11/2/20) – K-Pop group 4 2 Sing decide to become heroes and challenge Big Hero 6 to a superhero-off. / Concerned someone is after her, Wendy Wower asks Hiro, Baymax and Go Go for help with Go Go posing as her assistant Chelsea Cheery.

 

“The New Nega-Globby / De-Based” (11/9/20) – Globby and Honey decide to free Nega-Globby after developing a device to cure his animalistic urges. / Fred accidentally infects the base with a sentient computer virus that takes over all its systems and eventually the Maxes.

 

“The MiSFIT / Return to Sycorax” (2/1/21) – Hiro is asked to mentor a potential SFIT student while the robots decide to take over the school and make it a robot school. / Krei ends up lost in the Sycorax building and the heroes have to find him, with Fred accidentally creating a monster when he mistakes a device for a microwave.

 

“A Fresh Sparkles / Noodle Burger Ploy” (2/8/21) – The heroes are surprised to see Mr. Sparkles has gone straight, although they have their doubts when a painting goes missing. / Fred is lured into a trap by the robots and replaced with a robot Fred in the hopes of destroying the heroes’ base.

 

“Krei-oke Night / The Mascot Upshot” (2/15/21) – Krei debuts his new karaoke machine the day the robots decide to steal a soundwave machine from him. / When the robots hold auditions for their new member, Mini-Max is sent in under his villain guise to audition and infiltrate.

 

 

Shorts:

BAYMAX AND…
“Fred” (5/31/18) – Fred is determined to create an alter-ego for Baymax and comes up with a variety of ridiculous ideas.

 

“Go Go” (6/2/18) – Go Go attempts to teach Baymax how to skate, however once he starts, he has trouble stopping.

 

“Wasabi” (6/2/18) – Baymax asks Wasabi to teach him yoga poses.

 

“Hiro” (6/14/18) – Boosting Baymax’s battery causes him to go into overdrive.

 

“Mochi” (6/18/18) – Baymax attempts to keep Mochi out of trouble.

 

“Honey Lemon” (6/20/18) – Honey tries to figure out a way Baymax can play tennis with his slow speed.

 

BAYMAX DREAMS

“of Evil Sheep” (9/14/18) – Counting too many sheep to sleep causes a Junk Data Protocol to run in Baymax that deletes those sheep.

 

“of Bed Bugs” (9/15/18) – Baymax is chased by bed bugs in his nightmare as Hiro tries to remove the virus.

 

“of Too Many Baymaxes” (9/15/18) – Baymax finds his various personality traits get split into their own beings.

 

“of Mochizilla” (7/28/20) – Fred accidentally overloads Baymax’s core processor, making him dream that a giant Mochi is attacking.

 

“of Too Many Freds” (7/28/20) – When Fred is split into a million pieces after being identified as a corrupt file, it’s up to the mini-Freds and Baymax to reassemble him.

 

“of Fred’s Glitch” (1/28/21* & 2/6/21) – A glitch occurs when Fred drops into Baymax’s virtual mind.

*Interactive version shown at the Sundance Film Festival.

 

BIG CHIBI 6

“Making Popcorn” (11/6/18) – Go Go uses the team to plant corn so Fred can have some popcorn for movie night.

 

“Mochi No!” (11/13/18) – Fred babysitting Mochi leads to chaos in the SFIT labs.

 

“Save Mochi” (11/20/18) – The team has to get Mochi out of a tree.

 

“Noodle Song” (11/20/18) – The team backs up Noodle Burger Boy as he belts out his full-length jingle.

 

“Snoring” (11/27/18) – Go Go asks the team to help her deal with Honey’s snoring.

 

“Gumball Trouble” (2/5/19) – Go Go mistakes Honey’s mini chem-balls for gum.

 

“Love Letters” (2/12/19) – Karmi is just as determined to give “Captain Cutie” a love letter as he is to not take it.

 

“Super Charged” (2/19/19) – When Noodle Burger Boy charges up for his ultra secret move, the team follows suit.

 

“Low Battery” (4/2/19) – Despite being low on power, Baymax refuses to go into his charger.

 

“Road Trip” (4/9/19) – The team experiences some strange dreams while on a long road trip.

 

“Super Driver” (4/20/19) – Wasabi takes a job as a driver for extra cash, but his clients end up being their villains.

 

“Brunch Rush” (4/27/19) – The team is tasked with watching the café while Cass is away, and their foes come in for a bite to eat.

 

BAYMAX & MOCHI

“Flowers and Butterflies” (5/6/19) – Baymax catches the flowers Moshi pushes out the window.

 

“Mochi and His Toy” (5/14/19) – Baymax must retrieve Mochi’s favorite toy.

 

“Messy Room” (5/21/19) – Baymax and Mochi work together to clean Hiro’s room.

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