LEGO Batman cartoon in the works

I guess it was only a matter of time before this happened. During a conversation with Rich Earl (a producer at Traveller's Tales) at the Leipzig Games Convention, Games Industry has learned that that Traveller's Tales is making a cartoon based on the upcoming video game that will no doubt be wildly successful. Initially we can expect a 20 minute one-off show that may spin into a full-fledged series. "We're looking to do... a Lego Batman series. I think they're looking at doing a one-off initially," he said. "And they're basically able to utilise the assets, because our team has brought Lego characters to life." So how exactly is this going to work you ask? Well since they're basing a cartoon of a video game based on a comic book character (which may be a first) they already have tons of CGI renders ready to be thrown into cartoon story action. "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. 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." I'm guessing the cartoon will mimic what Rare has done with Viva Pinata, using a lot of the stuff from the game in the cartoon. But my question is will the cartoon have dialogue? One of the biggest draws to the LEGO games are that the stories are pretty much told entirely through actions and reactions with no dialogue. I would hope that the cartoon would kind of maintain that same "Benny Hill" feel to it and not try and add in any dialogue. LEGO Batman cartoon in the works