Big Hero 6, an animated TV series based on Walt Disney Animation’s Oscar-winning feature, has begun production for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD platforms worldwide.

Disney XD logo featuredProduced by Disney Television Animation, the series picks up immediately following the events in the 2014 feature and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Alongside them on their journey are control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go, who together form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.

Disney Channel’s Kim Possible creators/executive producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley are exec producing the series with Nick Filippi, who also serves as executive producer and supervising director.

“Our colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios have created a brilliant new world, inspired by Marvel, with vivid, unique characters,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide. “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.”

Big Hero 6, which won the Best Animated Feature Oscar last year in an upset of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2, was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams and produced by Roy Conli. Released in October 2014, it became the biggest animated film of the year with more than $657 million worldwide.