WarnerMedia Kids & Family Rolls Out Voice Cast For 'Batwheels'

by Outsiders
September 13, 2021
WarnerMedia Kids & Family announced today the voice cast for the upcoming Warner Bros. Animation series Batwheels. Ethan Hawke (The Good Lord Bird) as Batman and Jacob Bertrand (Cobra Kai) as Bam the Batmobile lead a talented cast for the preschool animated action-adventure comedy series featuring the most heroic and iconic vehicles from the DC universe.

The announcement was made by Bertrand during a special virtual event celebrating the launch of Cartoonito, WarnerMedia Kids & Family's new preschool programming block available on HBO Max and Cartoon Network. He was also joined by Batwheels cast mate AJ Hudson (The Good Place) who voices the character of Duke Thomas, the first Black character to don the Robin "R" in the pages of DC comics. Batwheels represents the first on screen portrayal of the character.

The main characters and voice cast includes:

The Batwheels Team

Jacob Bertrand (Cobra Kai) as Bam - The Batmobile and leader of the Batwheels team. Like his hero Batman, Bam 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. Jacob Bertrand is represented by Jack Kingsrud/Zero Gravity Management, Kevin Hussey/ICM and Chad Christopher at Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.

Jordan Reed (Chuggington) as Redbird - 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 definitely hold his own on a mission. He's enthusiastic and extremely inquisitive, asking tons of questions, like a kid detective.

Madigan Kacmar (Chuggington) as Bibi - Batgirl's brave and bold motorcycle. She 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. Madigan Kacmar is represented by Bonnie Shumofsky Bloom at Stewart Talent Agency.

Noah Bentley (Elliott from Earth) as Buff - This 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. Noah Bentley is represented by CESD.

Lilimar (Cleopatra in Space) as Batwing - Batman's supersonic jet plane, "Wing" is easily the most sophisticated, and confident member of the team. Lilimar is represented by CESD and LINK.

Kimberly D. Brooks (DC Super Hero Girls) as The Batcomputer - She is the supervisor, dispatcher, and trainer of the team - but most importantly she 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. Kimberly D. Brooks is represented by Cynthia McLean at SBV Talent.

Mick Wingert (What If?) as Moe - 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. Mick Wingert is represented by Heather Dame at Atlas Talent Agency.

The Bat-Family

Ethan Hawke (The Good Lord Bird) as Batman - 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. Ethan Hawke is represented by CAA, MGMT Entertainment and ID.

AJ Hudson (The Good Place) as Duke Thomas/Robin - The Boy Wonder who loves sinking his teeth into a great detective mystery while he strives to prove himself alongside Batman. AJ Hudson is represented by Abbie Waters from Osbrink Agency and Tanesia Tramell from Eleven 7 Artist Management.

Leah Lewis (Nancy Drew) as Cassandra Cain/Batgirl - The first Asian-American Batgirl as first introduced in the comics. In Batwheels 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. Leah Lewis is represented by Commercial Talent Agency, Paradigm, Strong Management, Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner & Gellman.

Additional cast and characters will be announced at a later time.

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), Redbird (Robin's Sports Car), 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.

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.
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Outsiders - 2022-07-24 @ 1:08 am

Batwheels shifted into high gear today, treating fans at San Diego Comic-Con to a sneak peek teaser of DC's first-ever animated Batman preschool series. "Meet the Batwheels" opened DC's "Comics are Fun for Everyone" panel and introduced fans to the crime-fighting Batwheels team - Bam (the Batmobile), Bibi (the Batgirl Cycle), Redbird (Robin's Sports Car), Batwing (the Batwing Jet Plane), and Buff (The Bat Truck).

Also announced on today's panel, Batwheels will debut a half-hour origin special on Batman Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, exclusively first on Cartoonito on HBO Max, and premiere later on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network. "Secret Origin of the Batwheels" will tell the backstory of how the Batwheels team came to be.

Batwheels follows a group of young sentient super-powered vehicles as they defend Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, and Batgirl. Batwheels officially launches later this fall on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and Cartoonito on HBO Max.

The all-star voice cast includes Ethan Hawke (as Batman), Jacob Bertand (as Bam the Batmobile), Gina Rodriguez (as Catwoman) and Xolo Mariduea (as Snowy the Snowcrawler), among others. Sam Register (Looney Tunes Cartoons) serves as executive producer. Michael G. Stern (Doc McStuffins) serves as co-executive producer, Simon J. Smith (Penguins of Madagascar) is supervising producer and Steven Fink of Bang Zoom Ltd. is producer. Based on characters from DC, Batwheels is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Animation services provided by Superprod Studio.

Zerzar999 - 2022-05-24 @ 3:13 pm

Cars with super powers and costumes. Why didn't Disney horn in on this a long time ago. Ridiculous concept, but I'm betting it'll be better than Moon Knight.

BigD - 2022-05-21 @ 6:12 am

So should I state the obvious? Robin. It's Robin.

Mr_Scary92 - 2022-05-21 @ 1:29 am

Pixar's Cars meets Batman.

Outsiders - 2022-05-21 @ 12:49 am

Holy Hubcaps! Cartoonito is revving up for Batwheels, announcing today the DC Super-Villain voice cast lineup. Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as Catwoman, Xolo Mariduea (Cobra Kai) as Snowy the Snowcrawler, and Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants) as Crash, lead the talented cast voicing some of Batmans most iconic adversaries in the upcoming preschool action-adventure animated comedy.

The villains will go bumper-to-bumper against the heroes of Batwheels voiced by the previously announced cast led by Ethan Hawke (as Batman), Jacob Bertrand (as Bam the Batmobile), and AJ Hudson (as Duke Thomas/Robin). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the series will race onto Cartoonito on HBO Max and Cartoon Network this fall.

The evil counterpart to the heroic Batwheels, the Legion of Zoom is a team of sentient vehicles brought to computerized life by Badcomputer, the new ultimate computer of the DC Universe. They, like the Batwheels, are essentially kids with little to no life experience. However, unlike the Batwheels, The Zooms are under Badcomputers malevolent guidance and often dont make the best decisions. Prank, the Jokermobile, and the rest of the villainous squad wreak havoc on Gotham City alongside The Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and more of the Caped Crusaders infamous rogues gallery.

The complete DC Super-Villain voice cast lineup includes:

The Legion of Zoom

Griffin Burns (The Addams Family 2) as PrankThe Jokers favorite ride, Prank is tricked out with all manner of pernicious pranks confetti cannons, a joy buzzer, and the like. Prank is often more interested in having a good laugh at someones expense than carrying out a plan.Alexandra Novelle as Jetstah Harley Quinns souped-up ATV, Jetstah displays all of the same obnoxious irreverence as her owner, along with an even bigger, badder giant mallet! Jetstah is full of tricks and loves to mock and tease the Batwheels as they chase her through the streets of Gotham City.Josey Montana McCoy (Genshin Impact) as Quizz Like his owner, The Riddlers helicopter loves to befuddle the Batwheels with riddles, but unlike The Riddlers, his riddles dont always make sense. Quizz has the ability to skywrite them, broadcast them, and even drop parachuted riddle leaflets from above. As the youngest of the Zooms, Quizz is prone to throwing tantrums, especially when no one can figure out his riddles, even when theyre sooooooo obvious!Ariyan Kassam (Great Pretender) as Ducky The Penguins vehicle is an amphibious duck boat. Ducky can travel on land or sea, and is equipped with an array of sneaky surprises like umbrella shields and a squid-ink sprayer. He is a bit of a snob like his owner, and doesnt always get along with the rest of the Zooms.Xolo Mariduea (Cobri Kai) as Snowy Mr. Freezes snowcrawler is armed with snow blowers and icicle missiles that can freeze opponents in their tracks. But due to his big, clumsy treads, Snowy is the slowest of the Zooms, often lagging behind and becoming the object of derision. Because of the way hes treated by his teammates, he sometimes thinks about swapping sides and joining the Batwheels, though he would never admit that to the other Zooms.SungWon Cho as Badcomputer Badcomputer will not rest until he reigns supreme as the most advance computer intelligence in Gotham Citya title threatened by the hyper-advanced Batcomputer. As a being of refined intellect, Badcomputer holds little patience for the humbling antics of the Legion of Zoom, but fueled by his unrelenting jealousy of Batcomputers impressive hardware, hell have to settle for the tools he has at his disposal. Its hard to get good help these daysTom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants) as Crash Badcomputers robotic minion, Crash is a begrudgingly obedient test dummy tasked with assisting Badcomputers evil schemes. Despite being constantly blown to bits (often accompanied by his signature snark and quick wit), Crash is a powerful adversary who can hold his own against the Batwheels.

The Rogues Gallery

Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as Catwoman The sneakiest of our Super-Villains, Catwoman loves to utilize her stealth and cunning to get her claws on the shiniest of trinkets and baubles Gotham City has to offer. Though she prefers to work alone, Catwoman is no stranger to playing both sidesgood or badin order toget what she wants.Mick Wingert (What If?) as The JokerThe ultimate prankster, all The Joker wants is to make everyone laughNo matter how far he needs to go! The Joker revels in pushing Batmans buttons, and if it means he can sneak off with a few bundles of cash from the bank in the process, even better! The Joker rarely takes anything seriously, but nothing makes his blood boil quite like getting burned by Batman.Chandni Parekh (Big Nate) as Harley QuinnHarley Quinn is the hyper kid on the block with no boundaries. Shes all about fun all the timeand whats more fun than dunking on Batman? Nothing! Harleys got a penchant for fast-paced heists and daredevil antics. Watch out for that mallet!SungWon Cho as The RiddlerThe Riddler would probably be respected for his quick wit and clever mind if he werent such a nagging know-it-all! Hes a super-nerd that thinks hes the smartest person in Gotham City, and hes on a personal mission to make everyone know it.Jess Harnell (Animaniacs) as Penguin A villain with a bottomless appetite for more, more, more! Penguin is the spoiled man-child of the bunch, always wanting to have the biggest, most ambitious schemes and heists. But with his mega-inflated ego, Penguin is also prone to throwng mega-tantrums when things dont go his way. Hell stop at nothing to get things his wayeven if it means throwing his fellow Super-Villains under the bus.Regi Davis (Mindhunter) as Mr. Freeze A grouch and a grinch, Mr. Freeze is the ultimate downer who always seems to wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Just about everything (especially fun, ugh!) annoys his peevish popsicleso he sees it as his personal mission to ice over Gotham City to make things nice and quiet. You dont want to end up on the wrong side of his ice cannon (of his signature ice-based puns).James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars & Rebels) as ToymanToyman loves nothing but playing with the latest and greatest toysthe only problem is, his idea of toys increasingly seems to encompass volatile high-technology. All he wants to do is play in peace, but that pesky Batman keeps ruining his playdates. He might be a bit of a choking hazard for the Caped Crusader.

Previously announced DC Super Heroes joining Hawkes Batman, Bertrands Bam, and Hudsons Robin include the rest of the Batwheels teamBibi (The Batgirl Cycle) voiced by Madigan Kacmar, Redbird (Robins Sports Car) voiced by Jordan Reed, The Batwing voiced by Lilimar, and Buff (The Bat Truck) voiced by Noah Bentley plus Bat-family member Cassandra Cain/Batgirl voiced by Leah Lewis. The Batwheels are cared for by their trainer and mother figure Batcomputer, voiced by Kimberly D. Brooks, and Batmans robot repairman Mo, voiced by Mick Wingert.

More about Batwheels

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 areokay, theyre NOT Batman and Robin. Theyre 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), Redbird (Robins Sports Car), 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 (Looney Tunes Cartoons) serves as executive producer. Michael G. Stern (Doc McStuffins) serves as co-executive producer, Simon J. Smith (Penguins of Madagascar) is supervising producer and Steven Fink of Bang Zoom Ltd. is producer.

ChrisMOTUFAN - 2021-09-14 @ 6:01 am

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