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DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls Poster, Jun 2018.jpg
Promotional poster featuring (from left to right) Zatanna, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Bumblebee, and Batgirl.
Genre
Based on
Developed by Lauren Faust
Voices of
Opening theme "Super Life" by Kay Hanley and Michelle Lewis
Composer(s) Michael Gatt
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 56 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sam Register
  • Lauren Faust
  • Amanda Rynda (co-executive)
Producer(s) Leanne Moreau
Lisa Furlong-Jones
Animator(s)
  • Jam Filled Entertainment
  • Boulder Media
Editor(s) Torien Blackwolf
Michael G. Buck
Running time 11-22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original release March 8, 2019 (2019-03-08) – present (present)
Chronology
Related shows DC Super Hero Girls (2015)

DC Super Hero Girls is an American animated superhero television series developed by Lauren Faust and produced by Warner Bros. Animation for Cartoon Network. Based on the web series and franchise of the same name, the series premiered on March 8, 2019, with a one-hour special.

The series follows the adventures of teenage versions of Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Supergirl, Green Lantern, and Zatanna who are students at Metropolis High School.

Premise

The show focuses on six female teenage superheroes with secret identities: Diana Prince / Wonder Woman voiced by Grey Griffin; Barbara "Babs" Gordon / Batgirl voiced by Tara Strong; Kara Danvers / Supergirl voiced by Nicole Sullivan; Zee Zatara / Zatanna voiced by Kari Wahlgren, Jessica Cruz / Green Lantern voiced by Myrna Velasco; and Karen Beecher / Bumblebee voiced by Kimberly Brooks. The six girls meet at Metropolis High School and form a superhero team dubbed the "Super Hero Girls".

The show tells the coming-of-age stories of the Super Hero Girls, deals with their choices and decisions regarding their superhero identities and their secret identities. The show focuses on physical comedy, emotional storylines, and a large gallery of villains.

Episodes

The new incarnation of DC Super Hero Girls debuted at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con with the theatrical short #TheLateBatsby which screened in theaters before the movie Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. The online "Super Shorts" debuted on January 17, 2019 with #SuperSleeper on YouTube. The TV series debuted with the one-hour special #SweetJustice on March 8, 2019. List of DC Super Hero Girls (TV series) episodes

Production

Lauren Faust was approached by Warner Bros. to develop DC Super Hero Girls into a television series, after previously working on Super Best Friends Forever. The television iteration of the web series DC Super Hero Girls was announced in May 2017. Tara Strong and Nicole Sullivan reprise their roles as Batgirl and Supergirl respectively from Super Best Friends Forever, while Grey Griffin, who previously voiced Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) from the DC Nation Shorts, reprises her role as Wonder Woman from the web series. A year later, a poster showing the first look of the main characters was released. The series is animated by the Canadian studio Jam Filled Entertainment and Hasbro's Boulder Media from Ireland.

Several of the writers for this series had previously worked on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, another show created and developed by Faust. Also, her series is the second collaboration of Tara Strong and John de Lancie, who respectively voiced Twilight Sparkle and Discord on Friendship Is Magic.

Nataile Wetzig, a director on DC Super Hero Girls, referred to the second season of the show in an interview at the 2020 Annie Awards. She later clarified she stated the second half of season 1. Co-executive producer Amanda Rynda said the crew is "introducing lots of new villains and pushing the needle on new story lines" for season 2.

Broadcast

The show premiered on Cartoon Network UK on 6 July 2019. It began airing on CITV in September 2020. All 52 episodes of season 1 are available to watch on Netflix.

Video games

Budge Studios made a DC Super Hero Girls game for Android and iOS devices who was released on July 17, 2020, worldwide via Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The game is called DC Super Hero Girls Blitz and is a collection of microgames with difficulty-increasing-with-speed featuring the main heroines from the show, but some microgames needed to be bought separately each heroine to unlock those microgames. The free edition is a demo with some 2 random heroines as starters. The player can open boxes with stars as points that can be earned in the microgames to decorate the heroines' hideout.

During a Nintendo Direct presentation on February 17, 2021, it was announced that a video game based on the television series, called DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power, would be released on the Nintendo Switch and be published by Nintendo. The game was released worldwide on June 4, 2021.

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