The cast and producers of Big Hero 6 the TV show got together during a panel at New York Comic Con to discuss their favorite things about being on the show and what to expect from season three. The panel included the executive producers of the television series Mark McCorkle (Kim Possible), Bob Schooley (Sky High), and Nick Fillippi (Hercules TV Series). The cast that were involved in the Zoom panel were Ryan Potter (Titans), who voices Hiro Hamada, Scott Asdit (30 Rock) as Baymax, Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time) plays the role of Go Go Tomago, Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) voices Wasabi, Brooks Wheelan (Saturday Night Live) plays Fred, and Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), who voices the character Noodle Burger Boy.
When asked what they’re excited for in season three, McCorkle said he was glad that they’re introducing a mansplaining monster into their mix of villains. Schooley and Potter mentioned that this season will have more comedy. Since the episodes will range from eleven minutes to thirty minutes, the writers have the ability to amp up the jokes. Fillippi explained that the season will look different at that they will be diving deeper into the backstories of minor characters, especially Heathcliff. There will also be more singing and original songs in this season.
Potter said the best thing about playing Hiro is the opportunity to bring authenticity to the way people of color are represented in animation. He described that, when he has growing up, it was hard to find an animated hero that he could relate to.
“The show has given all the Asian kids around the United States a hero. And seeing a team of people that don’t look like them support an individual that does look like them was something that was brought up multiple times in conversations”, said Potter.
Chung and Neff mentioned that they think the most important message of Big Hero 6 is that friendship is powerful. Chung said that the theme is especially prominent throughout the new season. Neff likes that the series deals with serious topics like love and loss but that friendship always prevails.
The panel ended with a clip from season three. It featured a new song by the cartoon crime-fighting boyband 4 2 Sing. The band is voiced by K-Pop stars Nichkhun & Jae Park and was described by McCorkle as “an ode to shallowness”.
The full panel can be watched below.