Warner Bros. Animation and Amazon Prime Video have announced the upcoming animated movie Merry Little Batman will debut Dec. 8, 2023 on the streaming service in 240 countries and territories. The animated movie, originally slated for the Max streaming service, will lead to an all-ages Bat-Family animated series set to debut in 2024 on Amazon Prime Video. Continue below for press details and poster art.
To Stream Globally on Prime Video Beginning December 8
Yonas Kibreab, Luke Wilson, James Cromwell, and David Hornsby
Voice lead characters in the film
Merry Little Batman will be available to stream on Prime Video beginning December 8 in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. 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” in order 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 features the voices of Yonas Kibreab, Luke Wilson, James Cromwell, and David Hornsby, and is directed by Mike Roth (Regular Show) from a screenplay by Morgan Evans (Teen Titans Go!) and Jase Ricci (Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham). Roth also serves as executive producer, alongside Sam Register (Looney Tunes Cartoons).
Voice records and writing concluded prior to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.
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About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Batman: Caped Crusader, Bat- Family, Batwheels, Bugs Bunny Builders, Creature Commandos, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!, Kite-Man: Hell Yeah!, Looney Tunes Cartoons, Merry Little Batman, My Adventures with Superman, Teen Titans Go!, Tiny Toons Looniversity, and Velma. The studio is currently in production with New Line Cinema on the upcoming original anime feature film, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM, and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards, 40 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 21 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
Merry Little Batman and Bat-Family were originally set for Max (then HBO Max) before both were scrapped from the streaming service by parent company Warner Bros. Discovery, due to cost-saving measures, and shopped around for potential buyers in 2022.
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