We’ve all been waiting for the next DC show to be added to HBO Max’s fantastic line-up. The streaming service allowed DC to branch out and explore darker storylines. Doom Patrol and Harley Quinn certainly highlight this new direction. So, I don’t think many expected the next DC entry to be a pre-school action comedy featuring a living Batmobile. You read that right, it is not about Batman or Robin but their vehicles. It’s actually a very cute idea that seems strongly inspired by Pixar’s Cars. The short description of the show also features a variety of other familiar bat vehicles joining the fight against crime.
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.
The show is being produced by Warner Bros. Animation with Sam Register serving as executive producer. He is joined by Michael G. Stern as a co-executive producer and Simon J. Smith as a supervising producer. Steven Fink of Bang Zoom Ltd. is also set as a producer. Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics president Tom Ascheim also had the following to say about the show.
Batwheels is the perfect show to headline our new foray into preschool. I can’t wait for all the aspiring super heroes out there to meet this whole new batch of crime-fighters.
Batwheels sounds like a perfect introduction for pre-schoolers into the world of Batman and DC. The first visual shared also seems to hint that it will still combine a modern neo-design with some gothic influences. It will be interesting to see how many vehicles will be introduced that act as stand-ins for the Joker, Riddler, and many other famous rogues. This is a perfect addition for any Batman fan with a young kid.