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Amazon lands animated 'Batman' feature and TV spinoff

“Jolly Batman” and offshoot “Bat-Family” extended the streamer’s deal with Warner Bros. Discovery following the two-season order of “Batman: The Caped Crusader.”

Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Damian Wayne from upcoming animated movie Merry Little Batman and spinoff series Bat-Famil

Bruce Wayne, Alfred and Damian Wayne from the upcoming animated film “Happy Batman” and Its spin-off series “Bat-Family”. Provided by Warner Bros. Animation

Amazon is pushing deep into its animations Batman universe.

The retail giant streaming has officially confirmed its previously reported Animation order for two seasons Matt Reeves, JJ Abrams and Bruce Timm Batman: The Caped Crusade series. Additionally, Amazon has picked up an original animated film, Merry Little Batman and the animated spin-off series Bat-Family, both — such as Caped Crusader — from Warner Warner Bros. Animation ) and direct current.

“Batman: The Animated Series helped pioneer the development of superhero stories and defined the Dark Knight for a generation,” said Vernon Saunders, head of television at Amazon and MGM Studios. “ Batman: The Caped Crusade will undoubtedly Continuing the tradition and Happy Batman and Bat-Family, we are delighted to partner with Warner Bros. Animation We cooperate to provide various shootings of Batman mythology Prime Video customers worldwide.”

The news was on WBD supported streaming HBO Caped Crusader with plans to move forward, despite its impressive creative pedigree. Amazon got the series – supposedly including a bigger deal with more animated Batmen fare — in March on other platforms.

Merry Little Batman has been described as a family action comedy in which a young Damian Wayne transforms into “Little Batman” to defend his home and Gotham from villains looking to ruin the holiday. Animated feature film directed by Mike Ross ( Regular Show) Featuring a screenplay by Morgan Evans (Teen Titans Go!). Roth also executive produces with Warner Bros. animation supervisor Sam Register.

Derived Series Bat-Family Follow Batman, Alfred and a young Damian Wayne – who has now taken over the mantle of “Little Batman” – along with several new members of Wayne Manor as a superhero Large family who navigate life’s joys and frustrations. Jase Ricci, Roth and Register executive produced the series.

“We are excited to partner with Amazon to begin a brand new animated chapter of Batman . From Batman: The Caped Crusade ‘s film noir storytelling to Happy Batman and

Comedy AdventuresBat-Family, these new items ensure there will be an animation Batman ‘s story is ready to thrill fans of all ages,” Register said.

Animate Batman Amazon’s Universe from DC Studios boss James Gunn and Peter Safran hope to bring order to the comic book giant’s properties. The two devised a year plan to tell the story of the cross-movie Unified Story, TV, Games and Animation, but certain projects will not be part of this main track. These include Reeves’ The Batman: Part II, Max Spinoff series Penguin , of course, fare Caped Crusader is distributed outside the company.

Animation, meanwhile, remains a major area of ​​investment for things like the web and streaming. In addition to being well-repeated on streaming platforms, original ideas have become very profitable, thanks in part to the ability to turn characters into merchandise lines. (See The Simpsons, Rick and Morty etc. .) on Amazon, Batman: The Caped Crusade And Bat Family joined the animation fare list, which also Including Unfinished , Robert Kirkman’s Invincible, Fairfax, Legend of Vox Machina and The Boys Presents: Diabolical .

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