DC Super Hero Girls will soon be back on Cartoon Network. This all-new animated action comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation will once again focus on some of the most iconic female heroes and villains. But haven’t we already seen this? Besides the obvious change in cartoon style, one would think that it’s the same show.
I had the opportunity at San Diego Comic-Con to sit in on a roundtable discussion with executive producer Lauren Faust where she talked about how this version of DC Super Hero Girls is an entire re-boot of the show.
“It’s pretty much a complete reboot. We really kind of started from the ground up, just wanted to refresh the whole band.” Said Faust, “We are still bringing over the idea of superhero, the theme to being a superhero, the themes of being teenagers, the idea of all the female empowerment and positive stuff for girls. That’s all being carried over, but the storylines are different, the characterizations are different.”
She mentioned some of the heroes like Batgirl, Wonder Woman and Bumblebee, who will have very different personalities in this show. For someone like me who watches this with my 7-year-old daughter and niece, the differences should be very clear.
Another difference in this show is that they going to be focusing more on superhero/villain aspect of each character, but with the obvious teenage girl twist. Meaning the characters will have to overcome not only dangerous threats but also everyday teenage girl problems that audiences can relate to. This is something that voice actress Grey Griffin, who has voiced Wonder Girl (now Wonder Woman) in both shows, is very excited about.
Griffin said: “I’m kind of glad that they are incorporating some of that more this time. And I’m glad, also that they’re not focusing so much on school in this one. It’s a lot more about their adventure. Like, they are in high school, the other one was very, very school oriented and like stuff at school, the principal and all of that. This is more about their lives, their double life. They are high schoolers, but they focus a lot more on their hero antics, which I love.”
It will be interesting to see the differences are between this animated series and the other. How will audiences respond to the changes to an already beloved series by girls all over the country? Well, we won’t have to wait long to find out as they will be premiering a short before the Teen Titans Go! To The Movies film that invades theaters this weekend!
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