Amazon acquires Merry Little Batman and Bat-Family animated projects

Amazon’s Prime Video will be the new home to a Merry Little Batman holiday special, and its spin-off series, Bat-Family.

Once again, Prime Video finds itself the benefactor of animated projects previously headed to HBO Max. It has already picked up the rights to the detective-noir-styled Batman: Caped Crusader, and now it’s heading towards more family-friendly fare.

Amazon and Warner Bros. Animation have announced that Merry Little Batman and its spin-off series Bat-Family have found a new home on Prime Video. Both projects were originally planned for HBO Max, but Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has adopted a new policy of licensing out more of the company’s content to other services.

“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,” Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios said in a statement.

Merry Little Batman will see Damian Wayne left alone in Wayne Manor on Christmas Eve and he must become “Little Batman” to protect his home and Gotham City for the night. Bat-Family will see Batman, Little Batman, and Alfred trying to navigate what it means to be a super-family.

No release dates for these projects have been announced as of yet.