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Big Hero 6 sequel will be an animated TV series, not a movie

Although we're still a little upset that The LEGO Movie (opens in new tab) wasn't even nominated for Best Animated Film at the Oscars last year, Big Hero 6 (opens in new tab) was definitely a worthy winner. After bagging that coveted award - not to mention a hefty $657 million at the global box office - you'd think that a sequel was a no-brainer, but Disney are going in a different direction.

Variety (opens in new tab) are reporting that Big Hero 6 will continue as a TV series on Disney XD that will premiere in 2017. Production has already begun, and president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide Gary Marsh offered this quote; "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to further develop these characters into a world-class animated series — full of fun, action and the kind of endearing storytelling that only Mark, Bob — and Baymax — can deliver."

While it would be great to have Hiro and co return to the big screen in the future, it's hard to argue with a consistent dose of Baymax's unique healthcare. Will you be tuning in?

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Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.