Grab your cape and cowl and prepare to hit the road! Warner Bros. Animation is beginning production on Batwheels, a preschool animated action-adventure comedy series starring the most heroic and iconic vehicles from the DC universe. The upcoming series will air on Cartoon Network and HBO Max, as well as globally across all Cartoon Network platforms.
“Batwheels is the perfect show to headline our new foray into preschool,” said Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults, and Classics (GKYAC). “I can’t wait for all the aspiring superheroes out there to meet this whole new batch of crime-fighters.”
You can get a load of the official synopsis for Batwheels below:
They are a team of incredible crimefighters who have banded together to oppose evil, combat crime, and clean up the streets of Gotham City. They are…okay, they’re NOT Batman and Robin. They’re the Batwheels – an awesome group of sentient super-powered crime-fighting vehicles defending Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and a host of DC Super Heroes.
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. 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.
Normally I’d have some manner of snarky remark for a project such as this, but hey, not everything Batman is for Snyderphiles and fans of gritty takes on classic villains. For me, this sounds like sentient Hot Wheels hitting the mean streets of Gotham City. Well, maybe the streets won’t be so mean seeing as this is a preschool affair, but I think you get the idea. Who do you think will voice the vehicles? How do Batman and the rest of his family feel about their sweet rides striking out on their own to presumably fight crime? I have so many questions, as I’m sure you do as well. This being the case, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the details for this intriguing new show.