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Gina Rodriguez’s Catwoman Sneaks Onto ‘Batwheels’

Gotham City’s iconic jewel thief makes her first appearance in Cartoonito’s ‘Batman’ preschool series on November 21st.

Catwoman sneaks her way onto Batwheels this month, and Cartoonito’s preschool series has just released a new clip of the stealthy Batman anti-hero, voiced by Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez, on the prowl in Gotham City. The upcoming episode, “Rev and Let Rev,” will premiere Monday, November 21st at 10:00 a.m. on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito block and stream the next day on HBO Max’s Cartoonito hub.  

In “Rev and Let Rev,” Catwoman tries to evade Robin and his sports car, Redbird, while attempting to get her claws on one of the shiniest trinkets in Gotham City. During the cat chase, Redbird learns that his new muffler modifications may not be the best for catching such an elusive adversary.

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Read AWN’s piece on Batwheels creator Michael G. Stern and supervising producer Simon J. Smith:
DC Stays Old School While Going Preschool in 'Batwheels’

Batwheels marks DC’s first-ever Batman preschool series. The show follows a group of young sentient super-powered vehicles as they defend Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, and Batgirl. In addition to featuring the first onscreen portrayal of Duke Thomas, the first Black character to don the Robin “R” in the pages of DC comics, the series also introduces preschoolers to a Latina iteration of Selina Kyle as Catwoman.

According to the studio, underneath the superhero adventures, Batwheels teaches 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 demonstrates 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.

The all-star voice cast includes Ethan Hawke (as Bruce Wayne/Batman); Jacob Bertrand (as Bam); Gina Rodriguez (as Catwoman), Xolo Maridueña (as Snowy);  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); AJ Hudson (as Duke Thomas/Robin); Leah Lewis (as Cassandra Cain/Batgirl); Griffin Burns (as Prank); Alexandra Novelle (as Jetstah); Josey Montana McCoy (as Quizz); Ariyan Kassam (as Ducky); SungWon Cho (as Badcomputer and The Riddler); Tom Kenny (as Crash); Chandni Parekh (as Harley Quinn); Jess Harnell (as The Penguin); Regi Davis (as Mr. Freeze); and James Arnold Taylor (as Toyman).

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 the producer. Based on characters from DC, Batwheels is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.  Animation services are provided by Superprod Studio.

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Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.