Warner Bros. Animation is vaulting into the pre-school sector as production begins on a new Batman series called Batwheels, featuring scaled down versions of the caped crusader’s Batmobile and the Batgirl Cycle as they fight crime alongside Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and other DC Universe characters.
The new animated pre-school series is slated to stream on HBO Max and air on Cartoon Network and its global platforms, as it follows the Batwheels – a group of super-powered crime-fighting vehicles that defend Gotham City from villains alongside their super hero counterparts.
“Having just been created by the Batcomputer, our heroes are essentially kids with little to no life experience. Led by Bam (The Batmobile), the Batwheels – Bibi (The Batgirl Cycle), Red (The Redbird), Jett (The Batwing) and Buff (The Bat Truck) – must navigate the growing pains of being a newly formed super team as well as the growing pains that come with just being a kid,” read the description from Warner Bros. Animation.
“Batwheels is the perfect show to headline our new foray into pre-school,” said Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. “I can’t wait for all the aspiring superheroes out there to meet this whole new batch of crime-fighters.”
Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, added: “From Batman: The Animated Series to Teen Titans Go!, superhero storytelling has definitely been one of our superpowers here at Warner Bros. Animation.
“We are so excited to bring that expertise over to the preschool space and take something that all kids love, cool vehicles, and give it a turbo boost with Batman.”
Batwheels is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, with Sam Register (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”) serving as executive producer. Michael G. Stern (“Doc McStuffins”) is co-executive producer, while Simon J. Smith (“Baymax Dreams”) is supervising producer and Steven Fink of Bang Zoom Ltd. serves as producer.