DC Entertainment planted a flag in the sand last fall with a new initiative designed to showcase the female heroes in their superhero universe aimed directly at girls. The result was “DC Super Hero Girls,” which follows heroes including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy and Katana as they realize their heroic potential as students at Super Hero High.
What began as a series of animated shorts has grown into multiple product lines, two DC Comics graphic novels and an extended special on Boomerang this past March. While the second season of the online shorts kicked off in May, the Super Hero Girls have another target in their sites: their first movie.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided CBR with the exclusive debut of the trailer for “DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year,” which finds DC’s young heroes taking on a brand new threat in the form of Eclipso this August.
The official synopsis for the movie follows:
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!â€‚â€‚
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year features some of the top voice actors in the industry.â€‚â€‚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 scheduled for release August 23.