Over the last few weeks the official DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel has been releasing animated shorts and teaser videos. Yet the question on most fans’ minds has been when to expect a release date. Good things come to those who wait! Today it was announced the much anticipated animated series from Emmy-winning creator Lauren Faust will premiere on Cartoon Network with a special 1-hour movie “Sweet Justice” on March 8th at 6pm ET/PT!
In case you weren’t already hyped for the show, a trailer was released teasing even more goodies to come. Unsurprisingly, Kari Wahlgren who plays Zatanna, has voiced a number of newscasters in various cartoons over the years can be heard as the newscaster in the beginning.
As I anticipated, Cheetah will indeed be showing up to cause Wonder Woman some trouble.
A brief appearance at the end reveals not only is the Flash in the show but judging by the voice he’s played by the legendary Phil LaMarr adding yet another DC hero to his extensive resume.
When six ordinary girls meet and discover that they each have extraordinary powers, they decide to join forces to take on one of Metropolis’s most sinister villains.
DC Super Hero Girls stars the voices of Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!) as Batgirl, Grey Griffin (Unikitty!) as Wonder Woman, Kari Wahlgren (Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz) as Zatanna, Nicole Sullivan (MADtv) as Supergirl, Kimberly Brooks (Voltron) as Bumblebee and Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor) as Green Lantern Jessica Cruz.
DC Super Hero Girls is an all-new animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC. 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).
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.
Lauren Faust is executive producer with Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) also serving as executive producer.
The new series is a global initiative with Cartoon Network and builds on the successful DC Super Hero Girls global franchise which inspires girls to embrace their unique abilities and harness the power of teamwork and diversity to discover their true potential. In addition to the new series, fans will also be treated to fresh storytelling in 2019 with new YouTube shorts, graphic novels, games, as well as a brand-new product line across multiple categories.