With Batman getting all the spotlight recently, Warner Bros. Animation has figured it’s about time for his Batmobile to also get some well-deserved attention with an animated series targeted at preschool kids, titled Batwheels.
The animated series follows a group of sentient super-powered vehicles as they fight crime alongside Batman, Robin, and Batgirl in Gotham City. The series is in the works and will premiere on both Cartoon Network and HBO Max.
The show features Bam the Batmobile, Jett the Batwing, Buff the Bat Truck, Bibi the Batgirl Cycle, and Red the Redbird, in a crimefighting team known as the Batwheels. These vehicles were given sentient life by the Batcomputer, turning them into kids with no real-life experience. Hence the audience will watch as the vehicles navigate through their growing pains of being kids as well as crime fighters.
As the synopsis for the show puts it,
This relatable and aspirational series will follow the journey of this dynamic team as they thrill and entertain with their heroic adventures as well as demonstrate to kids the value of self-confidence, friendship and teamwork.
“Batwheels is the perfect show to headline our new foray into preschool,” 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, serves as the show’s executive producer with Michael G. Stern serving as co-executive producer.
“From Batman: The Animated Series to Teen Titans Go!, superhero storytelling has definitely been one of our superpowers here at Warner Bros. Animation,” said Sam Register. “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!”
It is unknown when the series will hit HBO Max but in the meantime, fans can also look forward to Matt Reeves’ The Batman where the Batmobile will make an appearance as well.