Prime Video has acquired two new DC animated Batman series, alongside an original animated film from Warner Bros. Animation and DC. The streamer has ordered the original Merry Little Batman and the spinoff series, Bat-Family, plus two seasons of Batman: Caped Crusader, from executive producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves. The titles will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories.
“Batman: The Animated Series helped pioneer in the evolution of superhero storytelling and defined the Dark Knight for a generation,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon and MGM Studios. “Batman: Caped Crusader will no doubt continue that tradition, and alongside Merry Little Batman and Bat-Family, we’re thrilled to collaborate with Warner Bros. Animation to offer a variety of takes of the Batman mythos to our global Prime Video customers.”
“We are excited to partner with Amazon to begin an all-new animated chapter of Batman,” said Sam Register, President Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. “From the cinematic noir storytelling of Batman: Caped Crusader to the comedic adventures of Merry Little Batman and Bat-Family, these new projects ensure that there will be an animated Batman story ready to excite fans of all ages.”
Batman: Caped Crusader is an all-new animated series and reimagining of the Batman mythology by executive producers/creative team Timm, Abrams, and Reeves. Tapping state-of-the-art animation techniques, the reinvention of Batman, and the cast of iconic rogue characters promise sophisticated storytelling, nuanced characters, and intense action sequences, all set in a visually striking world.
Ed Brubaker and Register also join the series as executive producers. Batman: Caped Crusader is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions, and 6th & Idaho.
Merry Little Batman is an animated family action comedy destined to join the rogue’s gallery of classic holiday movies. When young Damian Wayne finds himself alone in Wayne Manor on Christmas Eve, he must transform into “Little Batman” to defend his home and Gotham City from the crooks and supervillains intent on destroying the holidays.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC, Merry Little Batman, Mike Roth (Regular Show) directs from a screenplay by Morgan Evans (Teen Titans Go!). Roth also serves as executive producer alongside Register.
Following the events of Merry Little Batman, Bat-Family follows Batman, Alfred, and young Damian Wayne—who has now taken on the mantle of Little Batman—alongside a few newcomers to Wayne Manor as they navigate the fun and frustrations of life as a superfamily. Jase Ricci, Roth, and Register are set to executive produce the series, which Warner Bros. Animation produces.
No release dates were announced.
Source: Prime Video