Batwheels, DC’s first-ever Batman preschool series, is racing toward launch. “Secret Origin of the Batwheels,” premiering on Batman Day, Sept. 17 on Cartoonito on HBO Max. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the series offers young viewers a high-speed, vibrant CGI-animated iteration of the Caped Crusader, following a group of young sentient super-powered vehicles as they defend Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, and Batgirl. The half-hour special will tell the backstory of how the Batwheels team came to be before the series officially launches later this fall on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and Cartoonito on HBO Max.
“Secret Origin of the Batwheels”:
(Special premieres Batman Day, Sept. 17 on Cartoonito on HBO Max)
When Batman, Robin, and Batgirl are captured, the Batcomputer brings the Bat-Vehicles to life. The newly-minted Batwheels must defend the Batcave and face off with the Legion of Zoom – all without Batman’s help!
About Batwheels Series:
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 and Batgirl.
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), Redbird (Robin’s Sports Car), (Batwing the Batwing Jet Plane), 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.
The all-star voice cast includes Ethan Hawke (as Batman), Jacob Bertrand (as Bam the Batmobile), Gina Rodriguez (as Catwoman) and Xolo Maridueña (as Snowy the Snowcrawler), among others.