Watch: Gina Rodriguez’s Catwoman Gets Her Claws into ‘Batwheels’

Catwoman is sneaking her way onto Batwheels this month, and today, Cartoonito’s newest preschool series 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 21 at 10 a.m. on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito block and stream next day on the Cartoonito hub on HBO Max.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, 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.

In “Rev and Let Rev,” Catwoman (Rodriguez) tries to evade Robin (AJ Hudson) and his sports car, Redbird (Jordan Reed), 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.

The all-star voice cast also includes Ethan Hawke as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jacob Bertrand as Bam, Xolo Maridueña as Snowy, Madigan Kacmar as Bibi, Noah Bentley as Buff, Lilimar as Batwing, Kimberly D. Brooks as The Batcomputer, Mick Wingert as Moe and The Joker, 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.

Underneath the superhero adventures, Batwheels teaches children about what it means to be a hero through its unique “Hero” curriculum, aligned with Cartoonito’s Humancentric Learning framework. 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.

Sam Register (Looney Tunes Cartoonsserves 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 provided by Superprod Studio.



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