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  • Adored by the Network:
    • The show was renewed for a Season 2 before Season 1 even premiered. Apparently, since the same thing happened to Star Wars Rebels and their staff later explained that the entire show was greenlit and reports of season renewals are merely for press, and this also happened with Tangled: The Series, which all but confirms that same goes for Big Hero 6: The Series. Season 3 would also be greenlit before Season 2 aired.
    • The movie was simulcast on both Disney XD and Disney Channel on its premiere day. Impressive.
  • Channel Hop:
    • Despite being based on a Marvel property, it has been confirmed that the upcoming comics based on the film and TV show will be published by IDW Publishing instead of Marvel. (This is not helped by the fact that the team the film and the TV show continuation is based on are currently in Comic-Book Limbo; their most recent appearance in the main Marvel continuity was in 2012, when they appeared in Spider-Man storyline Ends of the Earth).
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    • The series itself also runs on Disney Channel, instead of Disney XD when it was originally announced.
  • Colbert Bump: It became one for Kingdom Hearts III, which would be released some months after the show began.
  • Creator Backlash: 2D animator Louise Gregersen has stated that while she enjoyed working on the show, she can't say the same about the work conditions.
  • Dawson Casting: All of the returning actors from the film are still voicing teenagers and college students despite being at least in their 20s-30s. Among the new actors, we have 45 year old Khary Payton as Wasabi and 31 year old Brooks Whelan as Fred. The closest in age to their characters is 17 year old Hayley Tju as Karmi and 18 year old Sophie Reynolds as Juniper.
    • Also Kari Wahlgren voices all the kid characters, despite being an adult.
  • Dueling Shows: With Marvel's Spider-Man, another Marvel show on Disney XD focusing on teen geniuses attending a school for gifted students. For an added bonus, Stan Lee appears in both.
  • Fake Brit:
    • British-American Obake is voiced by the Irish Andrew Scott.
    • We have Jeff Bennett, an American, using a British accent for Baron von Steamer.
  • Fan Community Nicknames: In-universe, Wendy Wower fans are called "Woweroos".
  • He Also Did:
  • I Knew It!:
    • After "Big Problem" aired, many fans correctly guessed that it was set-up for Season 2's story arc and that Liv Amara would be the new Big Bad.
    • That Chris is not human due to his Undying Loyalty to Amara and his strange behavior.
    • That Karmi would be mutated into a monster by Amara towards the end of Amara's arc.
  • In Memoriam: The episode "Supersonic Sue" is dedicated to Stan Lee.
  • Milestone Celebration: The pilot movie was released on November 20, 2017, the same month as the movie's 3 year anniversary.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • The TV series features Khary Payton taking over the role of Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan as Fred. The latter was likely due to T.J. Miller being busy with The Emoji Movie. While Miller did reprise Fred in Kingdom Hearts III (though Payton still replaced Damon Wayans Jr. as Wasabi), it seems like that will be his final reprise due to Miller becoming a magnet for controversy in late 2018.
    • The entire French cast was replaced, moving to Belgium.
    • Hiro and Wasabi's voice actors were replaced in the Hungarian dub.
    • If Boss Awesome (Fred's father) ever shows up again. It's likely he'll be recast as well due to Stan Lee's passing.
  • Out of Order: In the United Kingdom, the order of "Fred's Bro-Tillion" and "Issue 188" was reversed. Also, "Steamer's Revenge", in which the team salvages Wasabi's car from the bay and upgrades it for this birthday, appears to take place before "Big Hero 7", which featured Wasabi's car, salvaged and souped up with no explanation, despite airing two episodes after it.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Christy Carlson Romano and Will Friedle, who played the main heroes from Kim Possible, this time lend their voices to villains; Obake's robotic daughter Trina and Hardlight respectively.
    • Similarly to the previous example, John DiMaggio, who voiced Dr. Drakken, the closest thing Kim Possible had for a Big Bad, now voices an ally of the heroes this time; Roddy Blair, an Old Friend of Boss Awesome.
    • Mara Wilson, who was known for playing Kid Hero Matilda, this time portrays a Disney Big Bad as of Season 2.
  • Playing Gertrude: Maya Rudolph, who voices Aunt Cass, is two months younger than Khary Payton, Wasabi's voice actor in this series, despite her character being older than his character.
  • Posthumous Credit: All of Fred's dad/Boss Awesome's appearances in Season 2 were recorded before his death, which happened before Season 2 was broadcasted. "Supersonic Sue" is dedicated to him.
  • Production Posse: From Kim Possible. Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley are the creators and executive producers of both shows, and the cast features Christy Carlson Romano (Kim and Trina), Will Friedle (Ron and Ian), Patton Oswalt (Professor Dementor and Mr. Sparkle), Nestor Carbonell (Señor Senior Jr. and Chief Cruz), and John DiMaggio (Dr. Drakken and Roddy Blair)
  • Recycled Script: "Aunt Cass Goes Out" has a subplot suspiciously similar to the DuckTales (2017) episode "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System," released the same year, by the same company: a corrupt tech billionaire creates a robot that he wants to sell quickly, without taking any safety measures for the robot's morality. The robot turns evil and the heroes have to stop it. Even both robots are referred to as "BUDDY"!
  • Recycled: The Series: To Big Hero 6.
  • Refitted for Sequel:
    • Yama was supposed to work with Yokai in early concepts for the movie, but ends up irrelevant by the time the plot truly starts. For the series, he's a henchman of Obake early on before gradually being phased out.
    • One of the villains to debut on the show is Mr. Sparkles, who was created for the movie (a poster showing his original design can still be seen in Hiro's room in the film) before being dropped.
    • The series also seem to use elements from the movie's concept art. Such as GoGo's hypercycle and Honey Lemon's upgraded canon purse with a bunny head.
    • The concept of a villain team was toyed with before ultimately being scrapped in the original movie. This idea was revisited with both Obake's team of hired guns and Liv Amara's monsters.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
    • Christy Carlson Romano (Trina), Will Friedle (Hardlight), Patton Oswalt (Mr. Sparkles) and Nestor Carbonell (Chief Cruz) all voiced characters in Kim Possible.
    • Patton Oswalt (Mr. Sparkles), Diedrich Bader (Bluff Dunder), and Timothy C. Simons (Supersonic Stu) all starred in Veep together.
    • Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), Nestor Carbonell (Chief Cruz) and Horatio Sanz (El Fuego) are all guest stars in Elena of Avalor.
  • Role Reprise:
    • Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Génesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Alan Tudyk, David Shaughnessy, and Stan Lee return as Hiro, Baymax, GoGo, Honey Lemon, Cass, Krei, Heathcliff (Fred's butler), and Fred's Dad, respectively. Paul Briggs also returns as the voice of Yama.
    • The official press release for the series also announced James Cromwell returning as Callaghan and Daniel Henney as Tadashi (albeit as recordings or other past things, due to him being dead in the present).
    • "The Bot Fighter" saw Charlotte Guzelian reprise her role as the "ringmaster" of Yama's bot fights (although the credits listed her simply as "Yama's Assistant").
    • The Japanese dub brings back the entire cast from the film, as well as most of the Latin American Spanish dub, with exceptions being Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Aunt Cass.
  • Schedule Slip: The pilot movie aired on November 20, 2017, while the regular series started on March 1, 2018, over 3 months later (though only in other countries). It's US premiere date was June 9, 2018, almost seven months later.
    • After the season 1 finale on October 13, 2018, season 2 premiered on May 6, 2019, another seven months later. After burning off 10 episodes in 2 weeks, there's a 4 month hiatus until September.
  • Screwed by the Network: In mid- to late July, the schedule changes had solely affected this and alongside with the other animated shows, for which reruns were being slashed out in favor of the channel playing their favorites by adding most of the kidcoms. Big Hero 6: The Series suffered similarly to Tangled: The Series, which both had been placed on weekends with a earlier time, solely for new episodes only with reruns only on Disney XD.
  • Short Run in Peru: The show started airing episodes regularly in places like France, the UK, and Australia on March 1 and March 3, 2018 , all before the US did on June 9. Likewise, the shorts come out in the US on May 31, months after the other shorts did on other countries.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Scott Adsit (Baymax) voices Joe, the owner of Joe's Diner, and also Mr. O'Hare in "Obake Yashiki".
    • Diedrich Bader voices both Bluff Dunder and Felony Carl.
    • Jenifer Lewis voices both Professor Granville, and Sara, the manager of Noodle Burger.
    • Even if they don't share the screen together, in "The Impatient Patient", both Jaq and Dr. Sheila are voiced by Kerri Kenney.
    • Kari Wahlgren voices most of the kid characters that appear in "Small Hiro One".
    • Yama's thugs have multiple voice actors, such as Andy Richter (Globby), Khary Payton (Wasabi), Scott Adsit (Baymax), David Shaughnessy (Heathcliff), and many more.
    • Although they don't always share the screen together, members of the cast often do one-time characters at the same time as their core characters (like students from SFIT, civilians, etc.). Justified since the crew won't call another voice actor for one or a few lines.
    • In "City of Monsters", Mara Wilson voices both biologist Liv Amara and Diane "Di" Amara, her evil clone and the impostor we know since "Big Problem". Justified since Diane is a clone of the real Liv, hence are the same person and have the same voice.
  • Voices in One Room: Averted in this case. According to this interview with Khary Payton, voice of Wasabi, the cast usually doesn't record together due to busy schedules. It's understandable here given that most of the cast is more known for on-camera work, so it would be a bit hard to get together. This is actually a common occurrence with three of voice director Lisa Schaffer's other projects, such as Phineas and Ferb, Kim Possible, and Miles from Tomorrowland.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Man of Action Studios wanted to create a cartoon, due to having created the team, but were told by Disney that they already had plans for the characters in a feature film. Big Hero 6 did end up being a TV series, but Man of Action doesn't have any creative involvement, only being credited for creating the team.
    • Mark and Bob had a choice of making the show CGI-animated, but chose not to do to limitations they had experienced with their previous CGI cartoons like the Monsters vs. Aliens animated series.
  • Write Who You Know: In-Universe, Wendy based off her TV character from Professor Granville... somehow.

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