Prime Video Picks Up Merry Little Batman and Bat-Family Animated Projects
Prime Video has announced that they have picked up two animated projects to continue to bolster their lineup with Merry Little Batman and Bat-Family having been brought to the streaming platform following their cancellation from HBO Max. This follows their previous acquisition of Batman: Caped Crusader for a two-season order after HBO Max also dumped the project. It looks like Prime Video sees the potential in these projects and DC has long found success in its animated lineup which should pay off for the streamer. Merry Little Batman will be a holiday film that will then lead to Bat-Family which follows up on the events in the movie.
The family-friendly projects seem to bring a comedic palette cleanser to fans from the usual narrative-backed DC projects that tend to be on the darker side. This could very well be in the vein of Teen Titans Go! which would be a very welcome addition to the lighter side of DC. The projects come from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics and are only a few of the projects that did not survive the HBO Max purge after the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.
Merry Little Batman will feature Damian Wayne who finds himself home alone on Christmas Eve and must protect not only Wayne Manor but all of Gotham from holiday-spoiling criminals. What the citizens of Gotham see instead of Robin protecting their city, is Damian’s transformation into Little Batman. This will then lead into Bat-Family which follows Damian after he embraces his new title with the series also featuring Bruce Wayne, Alfred, and many other notable characters in the animated adventure that touches on the daily life of the BAT-FAMILY.
Merry Little Batman is helmed by Mike Roth with a script penned by Morgan Evans with Warner Bros. Animation & Cartoon Network president Sam Register executive producing the projects alongside Jase Ricci.
Register shared his excitement about these two projects finding a new home alongside Caped Crusader, saying:
“We are excited to partner with Amazon to begin an all-new animated chapter of Batman. 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.”
More information is sure to come on Prime Video‘s new and growing Bat-Lineup. Stay tuned as more information is released.
Source: Prime Video