DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls or DC Superhero Girls (in various countries) is an American superhero action figure franchise and web series created by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment that launched in the third quarter of 2015.
|DC Super Hero Girls|
|Created by||Shea Fontana|
|Written by||Shea Fontana|
Nina G. Bargiel
|Directed by||Jennifer Coyle|
|Theme music composer||The Math Club|
|Opening theme||"Get Your Cape On" by Jordyn Kane|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||112 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Sam Register|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original release||1 October 2015 –|
27 December 2018
|Related shows||DC Super Hero Girls (2019)|
In 2017, DC revealed that the DC Super Hero Girls line would be rebooted by Lauren Faust, creator of The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. This resulted in a full rebrand for the franchise, centralized around the eponymous television series DC Super Hero Girls, which began airing on Cartoon Network in March 2019. The rebooted series was heavily inspired by Faust's DC Nation Shorts entry Super Best Friends Forever from 2012, while carrying over certain themes from the earlier DC Super Hero Girls web show.
At Super Hero High School, well-known DC heroes, both male and female, attend challenging classes and deal with all the awkwardness of growing up with the added stress of having unique superpowers.
The website was launched in early July 2015. Characters featured at launch were Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Katana, and Bumblebee. Other characters including Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Star Sapphire, Beast Boy, Cheetah, Hawkgirl and Catwoman also appear. Amanda Waller is featured as the principal of the series' setting Super Hero High. Many other DC Comics Heroes and Villains appear in the background as cameos.
Cast and charactersEdit
DC Super Hero Girls has various characters inspired by the DC Universe. Certain characters are voiced by actors who have performed as the same characters previously. The characters listed below are listed on the franchise's website:
The DC Super Hero Girls has a series of animated shorts on YouTube and their site centered on the young heroes and villains attending Super Hero High. The first season premiered on 1 October 2015. The second season premiered on 21 April 2016. The third season premiered on 26 January 2017, while the fourth season premiered on 18 January 2018.
In 2019, the DC Super Hero Girls franchise was rebooted as a TV series developed by Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Wander Over Yonder), with a continuity separate from that of the previous version of the franchise. Shorts connected with the series began to be released online on 10 January 2019 (the first short had previously received a sneak peek screening with showings of Teen Titans Go! to the Movies), and the full series premiered on Cartoon Network on 8 March 2019.
Films and specialsEdit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|"DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High"||Jennifer Coyle||Shea Fontana||19 March 2016Boomerang) 21 May 2016 (Boomerang UK) 30 May 2016 (Cartoon Network)(|
|School is in session for DC Super Hero Girls! This is where students master their super powers, brain power, and will power to become the Super Heroes of tomorrow. When Supergirl crash lands into the cafeteria, it's evident that though she has incredible power, she has a long way to go before she becomes a Super Hero. As Supergirl learn to harness her powers, the Junior Detective Club investigates a mysterious rash of security breaches. Could it all be because of reformed Super-Villain and Super Hero High Vice-Principal Gorilla Grodd - or something far worse?|
Direct-to-video films (2016–2018)Edit
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|"DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year"||Cecilia Aranovich||Shea Fontana||23 August 2016|
|"DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games"||Cecilia Aranovich||Shea Fontana||23 May 2017|
|"Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain"||Todd Grimes||Jeremy Adams||8 August 2017|
|"Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High"||Elsa Garagarza||Jeremy Adams||15 May 2018|
|"DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis"||Cecilia Aranovich|
|Shea Fontana||2 October 2018|
Random House is publishing a series of text-only novels. Each novel focuses primarily on one character's experiences as a student at Super Hero High. Lisa Yee has written every one so far. American "big box" retailer Target has released special editions of the Wonder Woman and Batgirl novels that include additional materials (character profiles and posters).
|Wonder Woman at Super Hero High||978-1101940594||1 March 2016|
|Supergirl at Super Hero High||978-1101940624||5 July 2016|
|Batgirl at Super Hero High||978-1101940655||3 January 2017|
|Katana at Super Hero High||978-1101940686||4 July 2017|
|Harley Quinn at Super Hero High||978-1524769239||2 January 2018|
|Bumblebee at Super Hero High||978-1524769260||3 July 2018|
DC is publishing a series of graphic novels.
|Finals Crisis||978-1401262471||5 July 2016|
|Hits and Myths||978-1401267612||1 November 2016|
|Summer Olympus||978-1401272357||11 July 2017|
|Past Times at Super Hero High||978-1401273835||26 September 2017|
|Date with Disaster||978-1401278786||31 January 2018|
|Out of the Bottle||978-1401274832||7 August 2018|
|Search for Atlantis||978-1401283537||26 September 2018|
|Spaced Out||978-1401282561||4 June 2019|
|At Metropolis High||978-1401289706||15 October 2019|
DC is publishing a digital-first comics series. These issues are later collected in printed editions.
- DC Super Hero Girls - Past Times at Super Hero High (12 digital issues starting 5 October 2016)
- DC Super Hero Girls - Out of the Bottle (12 digital issues starting 12 April 2017)
- DC Super Hero Girls - Spaced Out (12 digital issues starting 20 November 2017)
- DC Super Hero Girls - Weird Science (14 digital issues starting 28 March 2019)
- Comtois, James (May 22, 2018). "First Look at DC Super Hero Girls Relaunch for New Cartoon Network Series". Syfy. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
- Dahl, Angie (August 1, 2018). "DC Super Hero Girls Reboot Was Lauren Faust's 'How Could You Say No' Moment". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
- McLean, Tom (March 8, 2019). "Teen Girls to the Rescue: Lauren Faust Powers Up 'DC Super Hero Girls'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
- Amaya, Erik (March 11, 2019). "DC Super Hero Girls Brings Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, More Fan-Favorite Characters to the Small Screen". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
- Mendelson, Scott. "Girls To Get 'Separate But Equal' DC Super Hero Girls Product Line". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
- Reich, J.E. "Hotly Anticipated DC Super Hero Girls Website Is Now Live". TechTimes. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
- "Meet the Heroes – Others". DC Super Hero Girls. 1 October 2015. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- "The DC Super Hero Girls Universe is Live!". dccomics.com/. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.