DC Entertainment’s new initiative designed to showcase strong female heroes is paying off in the form of their animated shorts DC Superhero Girls. The series follows teen versions of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy and Katana (yep! we got villains aiming at being heroes too) as they realize their potential to become heroes while being students at Super Hero High.
With a second season that just kicked off in May, the fun little series has also spawned a multiple of product lines including toys, DC Comics graphic novels and an extended special on Boomerang this past March. And now the series is getting a movie.
Titled DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year, the story follows our young female superheroes as they face a new threat in the form of Eclipso. Take a look at the first trailer:
Here’s the movie synopsis:
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) this summer.
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! 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!
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Mae Whitman (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy) Teala Dunn (Bumblebee), and Stephanie Sheh (Katana) join forces to portray some of the newest students to attend Super Hero High.
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year is slated for release on Aug. 23. Will you be checking this out?
(via Comic Book Resources)