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“From Batman: The Animated Series to Teen Titans Go!, superhero storytelling has definitely been one of our superpowers here at Warner Bros. Animation,” Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios President, Sam Register, said in a press release. “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 will be an “animated action-adventure comedy series” and it will air on Cartoon Network and HBO Max, according to the press release. The Batwheels are described by Warner Bros. Animation as a team of incredible crimefighters who have banded together to combat crime and evil on the streets of Gotham. The sentient vehicles will find themselves newly-created by the Batcomputer and the series will show the team “navigate the growing pains of being a newly formed super team as well as the growing pains that come with just being a kid.”Warner Bros. Animation says the goal of the show is to thrill and entertain viewers and demonstrate to children the value of self-confidence, friendship, and teamwork.
“Batwheels is the perfect show to headline our new foray into preschool,” Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics President, Tom Ascheim, said. “I can’t wait for all the aspiring superheroes out there to meet this whole new batch of crime-fighters.”
Bawheels is only just now beginning production so it’s unknown at this time when the show will hit HBO Max and Cartoon Network. While waiting for Batwheels to come out, check out what the Batmobile looks like in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which was recently delayed to 2022. After giving that a look, read about how that Batmobile draws inspiration from comics and TV shows.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.