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Disney+ just debuted Walt Disney Studios’ first animated series in 99 years

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Walt Disney Animation Studios just debuted its first-ever animated series on the Disney+ streaming platform, and the new series is not only delightful; it also lets fans get to know a beloved Disney character so much better.

Baymax! debuted on Wednesday on Disney+. The new animated series rolled out on the streaming platform in one big six-episode package, meaning that fans of Baymax can binge the whole season at once if they so choose.

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As in the 2014 animated film from Walt Disney Animation, Big Hero 6, Baymax! is set in the fictitious city of San Fransokyo. Hiro Hamada, the younger brother of Baymax’s creator, has a role in the film, as does Hiro’s Aunt Cass, voiced by actress Maya Rudolph. Scott Adsit lends his voice to the lovable Baymax, as he did in Big Hero 6.

Each episode of Baymax! is only 10 to 12 minutes in duration, but in those few minutes, fans get to know the real Baymax. He’s always Johnny-on-the-spot when someone needs the help of a “personal healthcare companion.”

Baymax! (TV Series 2022โ€“ ) - IMDb

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The first episode, called Kiko, sees Baymax assisting a woman with joint pain, but there’s more to her pain than meets the eye. Baymax ultimately befriends the old woman and helps her conquer her fear by having her jump in feet first. Quite literally.

Baymax!' Voice Cast: All The Stars Appearing in Disney+ Show

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Baymax! was first announced during Disney+ Day on November 12, 2021. At that time, fans only knew that a new series featuring the adorable and friendly healthcare companion would be coming to Disney+ sometime during summer 2022.

RELATED: Disney+ Day 2022 comes on a different date to correspond with the 2022 D23 Expo

Baymax! is a first in two ways. It’s the first animated series to be focused on Baymax alone, and not the entire hero crew of the 2014 animated film, Big Hero 6. It’s also the first-ever animated television series from Walt Disney Animation.

You can stream Baymax! on Disney+ right now!

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!