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Television Series Season 1 News

  • October 6, 2020: There will be a preschool animated action-adventure comedy titled "Batwheels" that will aire on Cartoon Network and stream on HBO Max. It will star the Batmobile, named Bam. Cast includes Bibi (The Batgirl Cycle), Red (The Redbird), Jett (The Batwing) and Buff (The Bat Truck), sentient super-powered crime-fighting vehicles who defend Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, Batgirl and a host of DC Super Heroes. Michael G. Stern serves as co-executive producer, Simon J. Smith is supervising producer and Steven Fink of Bang Zoom Ltd. is producer. Production has begun. CBR Article
  • February 17, 2021: First look footage of Batmobile chasing Joker van in Cartoonito sizzle reel at 0:07, 0:13, 0:43, 4:08 marks. User CNC YT
  • June 17, 2021: Millie McElvain started doing storyboard revisions this week. Mollie McElvain instagram
  • September 3, 2021: The cast will be announced on September 13 during a virtual one-hour interactive event celebrating the Cartoonito launch, "Nito's Birthday Party," at CartoonitoParty.com on Monday, September 13 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. Animation Magazine Article
  • September 13, 2021: Ethan Hawke voices Batman, Jacob Bertrand as Bam, Jordan Reed as Redbird, Madigan Kacmar as Bibi, Noah Bentley as Buff, Lilimar as Batwing, Kimberly D. Brooks as the Batcomputer, Mick Wingert as Moe, AJ Hudson as Duke Thomas/Robin and Leah Lewis as Cassandra Cain/Batgirl. Bam is the Batmobile and leader of the Batwheels team, like his hero Batman, has a strong sense of justice and tries his best to lead the team, even though he's not always sure he's up for the task. Ultimately, the other Batwheels know they can count on him, both as a super teammate, and as a friend. Redbird is Robin's zippy sports car. "Red" is the kid brother of the team, always eager to prove himself a worthy sidekick to Bam but he can hold his own on a mission. He's enthusiastic and extremely inquisitive, asking tons of questions, like a kid detective. Bibi is Batgirl's brave and bold motorcycle is the fastest of the Batwheels, but also the smallest, so she sometimes has a habit of being impulsive and jumping right into the action without a plan. Buff the Bat-styled monster truck is the team's muscle and can ram through or run over any obstacle in his path, but he's also the heart of the team - a gentle giant who doesn't really know his own strength. Batwing is Batman's supersonic jet plane, "Wing" is easily the most sophisticated, and confident member of the team. The Batcomputer is the supervisor, dispatcher, and trainer of the team is also their mother figure. In addition to training and advising them, she must be there to comfort them and even hold their mechanical hands when needed. Moe is Batman's robot repairman who facilitates repairs and upkeep on his fleet of vehicles. He is well-equipped, highly efficient mechanic who can fix almost any vehicular glitch, but not without a healthy dose of sarcasm. Batman is Gotham City's greatest protector who keeps the streets safe from any and all threats. Even though Batman doesn't communicate directly with the Batwheels, he acts as a father figure. They absolutely seek his approval and trust while they fight alongside him. Duke Thomas/Robin is the Boy Wonder who loves sinking his teeth into a great detective mystery while he strives to prove himself alongside Batman. Cassandra Cain/Batgirl is the first Asian-American Batgirl as first introduced in the comics. Cassandra is the "big sister," tech-savvy daredevil of the Bat-Family. She loves ripping around the streets of Gotham City on her motorcycle and always wants to be in the center of the action. Group stills of the cast included.. Animation Magazine Article
  • September 13, 2021: 29 second animation test from Cartoonito live stream previews Bam chasing the Joker van. user CNC YouTube
  • October 16, 2021: 1:36 sneak peek released containing previously released animation test and new concept art of the Batcave and various locales in Gotham City. Premieres in 2022. WF YouTube
  • March 25, 2022: Warner Bros. Animation is hiring for an animation supervisor, visual development, and storyboard artists. WB Animation Careers Instagram
  • April 12, 2022: Bryan Turner is part of the staff. Bryan Turner instagram
  • April 18, 2022: Lila Martinez is a director. Lila Martinez instagram
  • May 19, 2022: New poster released. Cartoonito Tweet
  • May 19, 2022: Batman villains will appear in addition to the Legion of Zoom, a team of sentient vehicles brought to computerized life by Badcomputer, the new ultimate computer of the DC Universe. Gina Rodriguez voices Catwoman, Xolo Mariduena voices Mr. Freeze.s Snowy the Snowcrawler, Tom Kenny will play Crash, Badcomputer's robotic minion, Mick Wingert voices the Joker, Chandni Parekh voices Harley Quinn, Sungwon Cho voices the Riddler, Jess Harnell voices Penguin, Regi Davis voices Mr. Freeze, James Arnold Taylor voices Toyman, Griffin Burns voices Prank, the Joker's favorite ride; Alexandra Novelle voices Jetstah, Harley Quinn's souped-up ATV; Josey Montana McCoy voices Quizz, Riddler's helicopter; Ariyan Kassam voices Ducky, Penguin's boat; and Sungwon Cho voices the Badcomputer. First look at villains and Legion of Zoom included. The series will premiere Fall 2022. THR Article
  • June 15, 2022: Villains and Legion of Zoom along with cast photos posted. DC Kids Tweet
  • July 19, 2022: Corentin Lejam posts photo of Bat Family and main cast spotted at San Diego Comic Con. Lejam was a designer on the series. Corentin Lejam instagram
  • July 21, 2022: Alessio Menghi is a storyboard artist and worked on a lot of episodes that stars Batwing. Alessio Menghi instagram
  • July 23, 2022: 2:28 trailer released. Will debut a half-hour origin special, "Secret Origin of the Batwheels," exclusively on Cartoonito on HBO Max on Saturday, September 17 -- Batman Day. The special will then premiere on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network at a later date. DC Kids YouTube
  • July 25, 2022: Angela Parrish is a vocal producer. Parrish indicates there will be shorts. Angela Parrish instagram
  • August 1, 2022: 30 second theater promo posted. Cartoonito Tweet
  • August 5, 2022: 24 alleged episode titles for season one. EIDR
  • August 17, 2022: 0:26 trailer for Secret Origins of the Batwheels special. HBO Max Family YouTube
  • August 24, 2022: 1:11 clip "Introducing Ethan Hawke as Batman" released. Cartoonito YouTube
  • August 25, 2022: 0:53 clip "Batcave Tag" released. DC Kids YouTube
  • August 28, 2022: There will be a panel for the show at the Ottawa International Animation Festival on September 24 with showrunner and co-executive producer Michael G. Stern and supervising producer Simon J. Smith. Ottawa International Animation Festival Tweet
  • August 30, 2022: There will be a panel for the show at New York Comic Con on October 9. THR Article
  • September 6, 2022: 2:04 clip "Meet Robin!" released. Cartoonito YouTube
  • September 7, 2022: 2:44 clip "Buff's BUFF" released. DC Kids YouTube
  • September 13, 2022: 2:02 "Stop That Ducky" released. DC Kids YouTube
  • September 13, 2022: 30 second Batgirl preview released. Cartoonito Tweet
  • September 14, 2022: 2:05 Batgirl clip posted. DC Kids YouTube
  • September 19, 2022: New teaser posted. The series will premiere on October 17 on Cartoon Network's Cartoonito block at 9 am Eastern. The new episode streams the next day on HBO Max. IGN Article
  • September 30, 2022: Logline for 7 episodes set for October 17 premiere. Rollin Bishop Tweet
  • October 9, 2022: 8:47 interview with cast, including Jacob Bertrand, A.J. Hudson, Xolo MaridueƱa, and Lilimar. CBR YouTube
  • October 10, 2022: Interview with Co-Executive Producer Michael G. Stern and Supervising Producer Simon J. Smith. ComicBook Article
  • October 10, 2022: First look at Green Arrow and Poison Ivy. Ivy is voiced by Kailey Snider. Ivan wantso help Gotham return it its primitive roots by turning the streets into her own personal garden where plants rule. Arrow is voiced by MacLeod Andrews. He is as quick with a quip as he is with his quiver, is Batman's crime-fighting bro, uses multipurpose arros and loves ribbing Batman. Animation Magazine Article
  • October 11, 2022: Interview with Co-Executive Producer Michael G. Stern and Supervising Producer Simon J. Smith about the creation of the show. Animation Magazine Article
  • October 13, 2022: Interview with Co-Executive Producer Michael G. Stern and Supervising Producer Simon J. Smith about the creation of the show. Animation Scoop Blog
  • October 14, 2022: Interview with Co-Executive Producer Michael G. Stern and Supervising Producer Simon J. Smith about the creation of the show. AWN Article
  • October 16, 2022: "The Secret Origin of the Batwheels" can be watched online for free. Cartoonito YouTube
  • October 20, 2022: 44 second clip of Bam and Moe encountering Poison Ivy posted. Cartoonito YouTube
  • November 4, 2022: 1:03 clip from "Holidays on Ice" released. Cartoonito YouTube
  • November 15, 2022: "Rev and Let Rev" airs on November 21 at 10 am on Cartoonito. It features the debut of Catwoman. 1:09 clip included. Animation Magazine Article
  • November 17, 2022: The "Holidays on Ice" two parter airs on December 5 at 10 am. Logline and still included. Rollin Bishop Tweet

    Television Series Season 2 News

  • August 5, 2022: 31 alleged episode titles for season two. EIDR

    Shorts News

  • September 14, 2022: 2:09 "Meet Bam!" musical short posted. Cartoonito YouTube
  • September 27, 2022: 2:12 video "Meet Bibi!" posted. Cartoonito YouTube

    Other News

  • May 25, 2022: There will be a picture book titled "Lucky Wheels: Bam the Batmobile Learns a Lesson!" written by Andrew Guastaferro and illustrated by Sean Calico. Logline and preview pages included. Releases on September 6. Comic Beat Article