A 20-minute LEGO Batman cartoon is being developed using the same engine as the upcoming video game.
Although details are sketchy, a producer for U.K.-based developer Traveller’s Tales tells GameIndustry.biz the cartoon will be a one-shot, at least initially, created “by a separate studio in the States.”
Warner Bros. bought Traveller’s Tales late last year.
“My understanding is that they will use the engine, the Maya files where the characters come to life, but they’ll be creating animated … I think it’s a 20-minute cartoon,” Rich Earl tells the website. “I’m personally quite intrigued to see how it comes out. Lego, every time they’ve had a new brand out, they’ve done some CGI stuff as well, but I think this will be quite different.”
Earlier this month Traveller’s Tales President Jon Burton hinted to Variety that children’s TV shows could be in his company’s future, now that it’s part of Warner Bros.
LEGO Batman: The Videogame is due in stores on Sept. 23.