If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch, or didn’t have any clue that they existed, the DC Super Hero Girls franchise has had a series of shorts on YouTube dating back to last year. With recent pushes in merchandise, DC is making the cautious effort to bring these superheroes to young girls, and they are doing a good job at it, for the most part. I feel they would have a bigger impact if the episodes were not just limited to three to five minutes (think My Little Pony). Maybe all that will change with a full length straight to DVD movie. Hopefully, this opens the door to more exposure for the young girls who haven’t found them on YouTube while video surfing through blind bag openings and people playing with toys (as my five year old only seems to watch).
Here’s the official trailer, and the official press release below. Are you excited about this announcement?
WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL FEMALE
SUPER HEROES NAVIGATE THE
TWISTS AND TURNS OF HIGH SCHOOL AS
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS:
HERO OF THE YEAR
ON DVD AUGUST 23, 2016
BURBANK, CA (June 9, 2016) – Where can you find the most powerful and prominent Super
Teens in the galaxy? Super Hero High of course! Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley
Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy and Katana band together to navigate the twists and turns of high
school in DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and
DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE)
on August 9 on Digital HD and August 23, 2016 on DVD (SRP $19.98).
These young Super Heroes discover unique abilities, develop powers, and combat an abundance
of overwhelming, exciting and awkward moments to master the fundamentals of being a hero –
one day at a time! The group includes:
Wonder Woman was raised on Themyscira, a paradise island overflowing with female
leaders. This natural born leader has super strength, the power of flight and a magic lasso
that forces anyone to tell the truth.
Batgirl is crazy smart – she was accepted to Super Hero High based on her brainpower
alone (she wasn’t born with super powers). But this crime-fighting sleuth may be the
most influential of all! Her unparalleled intellect, expert martial arts skills, photographic
memory and legendary detective skills are a formula for an incredible Super Hero.
Supergirl is the most powerful teen on earth, but also incredibly clumsy. She has super
strength, super hearing and super speed but will need to be sure she doesn’t trip over her
own two feet en route to saving the world.
Harley Quinn is the resident class clown who lives for jokes and over-the- top pranks.
Nonetheless, this quick-witted gymnast is sneaky and full of surprises.
Bumblebee has the ability to shrink, allowing her to sneak around without being spotted.
She makes sure her team is never surprised by any villains or enemies up to no good.
Poison Ivy, got caught up in a botched lab experiment, and now has the ability to control
and summon plants. She’s gradually adapting to her amazing new powers and
blossoming into her new life.
Katana is an artist with an edge – this fearless martial arts fashionista is up for any
crime-fighting test and is never without her sword.
Together, these seven fearless Super Heroes prove that we all have the power to make the world
a better place – even while school is in session!
Six Animated Shorts:
o Hero of the Month: Wonder Woman
o Fall into Super Hero High
o Hero of the Month: Bumblebee
o Hero of the Month: Poison Ivy
o Saving the Day