Cartoon Network and HBO GO have announced today Batwheels will officially zoom onto television screens beginning Sunday, October 16. The series will premiere on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito preschool block (Astro Ch 615) on weekends at 9.00am, and stream on the same day on the Cartoonito hub on HBO GO.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Batwheels marks DC’s first-ever Batman preschool series, offering young viewers a high-speed, vibrant CGI-animated iteration of the Caped Crusader. Little ones and their families will ride along with an amazing team of super-vehicles—Bam (the Batmobile), Bibi (the Batgirl Cycle), Redbird (Robin’s racecar), Buff (the Bat-Truck), and Batwing (the Bat-plane)—as they help Batman, Batgirl, and Robin keep the streets of Gotham City safe. Whether it’s facing down the Legion of Zoom or one of Gotham City’s notorious Super-Villains, the Batwheels will use their incredible gadgets and creative teamwork to save the day.
The all-star voice cast includes Ethan Hawke (as Bruce Wayne/Batman), AJ Hudson (as Duke Thomas/Robin), Leah Lewis (as Cassandra Cain/Batgirl), 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 and The Joker), Xolo Maridueña (as Snowy) and Gina Rodriguez (as Catwoman). Based on characters from DC, Batwheels is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Animation services provided by Superprod Studio.
Interactive And Entertaining
In addition, children can enjoy an interactive Batwheels experience with the ‘Batwheels By You’ online game on the Cartoon Network Asia website. Engaging and encouraging creativity, ‘Batwheels By You’ gets the little ones busy colouring and creating their very own Batwheels team. The game is free to play.
Underneath the superhero adventures, the series will teach children about what it means to be a hero through its unique “Hero” curriculum. The curriculum aligns with Cartoonito’s Humancentric Learning framework that encourages kids to become the best version of themselves. Every episode will demonstrate a different character strength – self-awareness, concern for others, perseverance, and courage, among others – in overcoming personal and interpersonal challenges and will model how heroes contribute to the greater good.
Batwheels will also showcase the value of friendship and teamwork and illuminate the rewards of these skillsets. Moreover, the series will teach children that while each vehicle has super abilities, the more important capacities that fuel their heroism are rooted in their intrinsic character strengths, knowing how to be a good friend and ability to work as a team. Parents can learn more about the Batwheels hero curriculum to help extend the learning offscreen by visiting the Cartoonito Asia website.
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