Still no new details or an official release date regarding the highly anticipated DC SUPER HERO GIRLS animated series from acclaimed creator Lauren Faust bringing her trademark style and brand to the property. To tide fans over, the theatrical short #TheLateBatsby screened at SDCC’18 and before Teen Titans GO! To the Movies is now available to watch online.
Anyone familiar with Faust’s original Super Best Friends Forever DC Nation shorts will probably recognize the same basic premise in the “Time Waits for No Girl” short, both of which see Barbara Gordon/Batgirl sneaking out of the house to fight crime, also available to watch online.
Though voice actors for Jessica Cruz, Bumblebee, and Zatanna have yet to be officially announced we do get an early glimpse of what to expect from the short. As I mentioned in my SDCC’18 press coverage, based on footage I believe I may have caught Kari Wahlgren’s voice as Zatanna, so we’ll have to wait and see.
DC Super Hero Girls is 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 soon to Cartoon Network.
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, 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 global franchise, including 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.
Lauren Faust is executive producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) also serving as executive producer.
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