I’m all about the alternative animation movement we have going on right now, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse showed the world what non-traditional animation could do from a narrative standpoint and films like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem has furthered that argument. BUT….I’m not sold on this new Prime Video Christmas special, Merry Little Batman, which looks like it went through the Bob’s Burger’s school of drawing. All respect to the double B, it works for them, I’m just not sure if it will work here.
Wow, what an optimistic opening, right! In all seriousness the trailer below proved one thing for sure, this special is not for me. Besides the animation, Luke Wilson voicing Batman just seems…uninspired. All of this being said, I disliked Teen Titans which follows a similar animation style, until I actually sat down and watched a few episodes. Still not my favorite but totally enjoyable. I think it’s safe to say this won’t be one for Dark Knight purists, but for those looking for a fun holiday distraction to watch with the kids it may fit the bill.
Merry Little Batman hits Prime Video on December 8th
This Christmas, Damian Wayne wants to be a Super Hero like his dad—the one and only Batman. When Damian is left home alone while Batman takes on Gotham’s worst Super-Villains on Christmas Eve, he stumbles upon a villainous plot to steal Christmas and leaps at the chance to save the day.