'The Batmobile' Documentary Special Premieres Monday, July 16 on The CW

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July 9th, 2012

via press release:

July 9, 2012 (Burbank, CA) ? The broadcast network premiere of the new half-hour special on the history and evolution of the Batmobile – THE BATMOBILE – will air on Monday, July 16, 8:00-8:30pm ET on The CW.  An encore of the special will air from 8:30-9:00pm ET.


The special will have its world premiere screening at Comic Con in San Diego on July 12, where all six of the Batmobiles from film and television will also appear for the first time together.


From its inception in the late 1930s, the Batmobile has been a symbol of power, hope and justice, as well as the pinnacle of technology as the most awe-inspiring weapon in Batman’s arsenal.  In its contemporary and most robust form as the Tumbler, the Batmobile is a combination of unbridled creativity, advanced technology and the pursuit of “justice on wheels.”


The special uses archival footage, images and illustrations of the Batmobile to document its birth and evolution to the present day.  Interviews with filmmakers, key designers, builders, stunt drivers, actors and fans of the Batmobile lead the viewer on an exploration of the true impact of this cultural icon.  Personal stories will interweave with historical context to tell the definitive story of the world’s most recognized automobile.  Interviews include actors Christian Bale and Adam West, and directors Christopher Nolan, Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton.


THE BATMOBILE is from New Wave Entertainment and Warner Bros.  The special was directed by Roko Belic, produced by Tara Tremaine and edited by Michael Fallavollita.


  • SVU: Fringe Division

    setting my timer right now, just may miss the first 30 of american ninja warrior.

  • AppleStinx

    Holy heart failure, Batman! I didn’t see this coming.

  • Tommy

    Could this be? Could the CW actually be turning themselves around this summer?

  • Phil

    The CW may become male-broad? Am I dreaming? :P

  • david

    I do like the CW is showing this. I will check it out. and i do like that they have the fantacy scifi night of Wednesday nights now starting on October. I hope this special does good for them and they show some better movies on the holiday and break weeks too.

  • therock

    wb pr hype for new batman film nothing more, expect same for man of steel

  • Observer

    My dad actually was friends with the original designer and had a chance to partner with him but didn’t because my mom though he needed a “real job.”
    He also had a copy of the original Superman.
    Lotta regrets there…

  • Chris

    For once, SOMETHING on The CW that a 22-year-old man (that’s me) would actually watch! Now when did I last say that?

  • davie


    You should check out Supernatural. & Arrow when it comes on. Also Nikita is pretty good. Im a 21 year old male….and ur right very few things on CW for us.

  • obisgirl

    When I went to search for the programme, it still said Hart od Dixie and 90210.

  • john

    Maybe this will be a CW summer show that actually gets more than a million viewers. Glad to see CW try to appeal to guys more

  • Joseph

    I grew up on the 1966-68 “Batman” TV series and while today’s Batman is far darker, moodier, and broodier than the 1960’s version, I enjoy all incarnations of the character, past and present.

    Hopefully, the 1966-68 Adam West series will get released on DVD……..soon!

  • obisgirl

    Okay, Batmobile actually showed up on my DVR this time and I set it to record :)

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