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 super heroes out there to meet this whole new batch of crime-fighters.”
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.
Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios said: “From Batman: The Animated Series to Teen Titans Go!, superhero storytelling has definitely been one of our superpowers here at Warner Bros. Animation.
“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 is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Sam Register (Looney Tunes Cartoons) serves as executive producer.
Michael G. Stern (Doc McStuffins) serves as co-executive producer, Simon J. Smith (Baymax Dreams) is supervising producer and Steven Fink of Bang Zoom Ltd. is producer.
Cartoon Network’s beloved Baby Bears are also assembling for their next adventure, We Baby Bears, an original comedy coming spring 2021. Overloaded with the cuteness and humor that fans around the globe adore them for, the series tracks baby Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear through a multitude of imaginative worlds, but this time via their magical box.
Currently in production, We Bare Bears director Manny Hernandez returns as executive producer to bring his own creative vision to life in the newest iteration of the sibling cubs arrival.
“Manny’s admiration for anime and music come to life in this fresh new expansion of a beloved franchise,” said Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC).
“The spectacular landscapes and musical inspirations transform this new series into an unforgettable journey for all ‘We Bare Bears’ fans and beyond. And did I mention they are baby bears!”
We Baby Bears features the Baby Bears on their search for a place they can settle down and fit into. Each episode transports them into vibrant and colorful worlds, where they befriend legions of familiar fairytale faces. During their nonstop crusade, they are faced with the decision to stay or to continue on their journey for a permanent abode they can call home.
Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, We Bare Bears creator Daniel Chong also joins Hernandez as executive producer.
The announcement follows the debut of We Bare Bears The Movie (watch at Amazon), the first-ever TV movie for the series which served as the finale for the longrunning hit show We Bare Bears.
The TV movie debuted for digital download earlier this summer and trended in the top 10 of Comedy and Kids & Family on iTunes for several weeks after its release. The TV movie is still available on the Cartoon Network app as well as for digital download on all major platforms.