Get Your Capes On for DC Superhero Girls – the Animated Series

Sometimes a press release comes through our mailbox which brings a smile to my cynical old face. Today it was the announcement that DC Superhero Girls – a franchise that already has a fun series of animated web-shorts as well as comics (digital and physical), DVD movies and a fine range of Action Figures, Dolls, costumes, accessories and more has been greenlit for a full animated series.

I’ve written before about how I really enjoy the franchise and why I think it’s an important one in today’s world and reviewed the first DVD Movie on this site. The web series, movies and comics are all really good fun and a breath of fresh air – something I’m hoping the full animated series will carry across. Here’s the official down-low from Warner Bros about the show:

Production has begun on DC Super Hero Girls, an all-new animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC Entertainment. Featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy® Award–winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends), DC Super Hero Girls will be coming to Cartoon Network in 2018.

 

The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara and Barbara, alongside their Super Hero friends have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged Super-Villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add super-powers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated.

 

Sure, gal pals Bumblebee, Zatanna and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz are always there to lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on, and a fist to punch with, and their bros in the Justice League amp up the fun whether they’re at a concert or taking down a crime ring. But what happens when Diana and her favorite study buddy and fencing partner, Tatsu, can’t agree on how to dole out justice as Wonder Woman and Katana? Or when Barbara finds out her Gotham-Con bestie is teen-fiend Harley Quinn? Along with all their friends, foes and frenemies, this squad of super teens navigates the unique growing pains that come when you’re a teenager trying to fight the battles of the world and the battles of growing up at the same time.

 

The new series is a global initiative with Cartoon Network and builds on the successful DC Super Hero Girls direct-to-video movies as well as digital webisodes launched in 2015 and viewed by millions of fans on the DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel, as well as the DC Super Hero Girls mobile app.

 

Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action) serves as executive producer

One name missing from the creators announced so far is writer Shea Fontana who has been instrumental in the franchise so far and I’m really hoping her talent is on show in the series when it airs  on Cartoon Network in 2018.

This really shows how well the range has been performing across the United States and beyond. In the UK, it also seems to have hit the ground running, with major retail chains like TescoArgosAsdaToys R UsSmyths Toys and more having products on their shelves consistently since it launched. Production of an animated series (which takes a lot of time, effort and manpower) is a really big sign of Warner Bros‘ faith in the longevity of this unique take on the DC universe.

To tie us over until then, we have the release of another DVD movie coming in a few days. DC Superhero Girls: Intergalactic Games is released in the UK on June 5th. Here’s a trailer for that release to give a flavour of what the show could well be like.

You can find out more about the DC Superhero Girls franchise over on the official site and also check out the animated web series … and LEGO web series over at their youtube channel.

I for one can’t wait for the series and I know my own little Harley Quinn (my 30 month old loves Harley the most) will be sitting down to enjoy the show with me in a couple of years.

Source: Press Release
GS Blogger: WedgeDoc

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