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“DC Super Hero Girls: Hero Of The Year” Animated Movie Coming August 23, 2016 To DVD

The first full-length animated movie based on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise is coming to DVD on August 23rd, 2016, with an early digital release slated for August 9th, 2016. The animated feature takes a closer look as the young heroes of Super Hero High juggle responsibilites at school with their developing powers. The complete press release, provided by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, is available below, along with the feature’s trailer and package cover art.

WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL FEMALE SUPER HEROES NAVIGATE THE
TWISTS AND TURNS OF HIGH SCHOOL AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: HERO OF THE YEAR
ON DVD AUGUST 23, 2016

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) on August 9 on Digital HD and August 23, 2016 on DVD (SRP $19.98).

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the YearThese 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! The group includes:

· Wonder Woman was raised on Themyscira, a paradise island overflowing with female leaders. This natural born leader has super strength, the power of flight and a magic lasso that forces anyone to tell the truth.

· Batgirl is crazy smart – she was accepted to Super Hero High based on her brainpower alone (she wasn’t born with super powers). But this crime-fighting sleuth may be the most influential of all! Her unparalleled intellect, expert martial arts skills, photographic memory and legendary detective skills are a formula for an incredible Super Hero.

· Supergirl is the most powerful teen on earth, but also incredibly clumsy. She has super strength, super hearing and super speed but will need to be sure she doesn’t trip over her own two feet en route to saving the world.

· Harley Quinn is the resident class clown who lives for jokes and over-the-top pranks. Nonetheless, this quick-witted gymnast is sneaky and full of surprises.

· Bumblebee has the ability to shrink, allowing her to sneak around without being spotted. She makes sure her team is never surprised by any villains or enemies up to no good.

· Poison Ivy, got caught up in a botched lab experiment, and now has the ability to control and summon plants. She’s gradually adapting to her amazing new powers and blossoming into her new life.

· Katana is an artist with an edge – this fearless martial arts fashionista is up for any crime-fighting test and is never without her sword.

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!

Girls around the world now have their very own Super Hero world to play, watch, read and be inspired! To further bring this all-new universe to life, DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts and TV specials will continue to release over the next year, allowing girls 6-12 to continue reaching their full potential alongside these superstars. Additionally, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, in partnership with Mattel, have brought the DC Super Hero Girls to life, beyond the animated shorts and website, with the first-ever line of 12-inch Action Dolls, 6-inch Action Figures, as well as role play and playsets now available exclusively at Target in the U.S., along with other product, including apparel, accessories, publishing and more. The DC Super Hero Girls global merchandise program will hit retail worldwide, beginning in July 2016, offering a wide range of product to fans around the world. Random House and DC Comics are also releasing an exciting array of DC Super Hero Girls books and graphic novels. Fans can discover more at DCSuperHeroGirls.com and through dedicated social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

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.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to team with DC Entertainment to release DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year on DVD,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “We’re excited to bring DC Super Hero Girls to life and create an immersive world to help inspire young women like never before. These characters were developed with girls 6-12 in mind and will deliver epic story lines featuring strong females. It truly embraces and celebrates girls as they discover their own unique abilities.”

SPECIAL FEATURES
· Six Animated Shorts:
o Hero of the Month: Wonder Woman
o Fall into Super Hero High
o Hero of the Month: Bumblebee
o Hero of the Month: Poison Ivy
o Clubbing
o Saving the Day

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting August 9, DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET
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BASICS
Street Date: August 23, 2016
Run Time: 72 minutes (approx.)
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
DVD Audio – English

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim and the forthcoming Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

DC Super Hero Girls and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DC Comics. (s16)

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year arrives August 9th, 2016 to digital outlets and August 23rd, 2016 to DVD. No Blu-ray release is currently scheduled. Stay tuned to The World’s Finest for additional select coverage and updates on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise.

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Second Season Of “DC Super Hero Girls” Debuts April 21, 2016, Press Interview With Anais Fairweather

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment have rolled out the first episode for the second season of DC Super Hero Girls. The episode, titled “New Beginnings,” spotlights Supergirl. The new season of DC Super Hero Girls debuts April 21, 2016, though the first episode has been released early to the press. The episode can be viewed through the official DC Super Hero Girls website or in the player below. Also below is a press interview, conducted and released by DC Comics, featuring Anais Fairweather, the voice of Supergirl for DC Super Hero Girls. Continue on to read the press interview and watch the first episode of the new season of DC Super Hero Girls.

DC Super Hero Girls: Meet the Voice of Supergirl


DC Super Hero Girls is back! Season two debuts today, and the Super Hero High roster has gained some new faces. The episode, titled “New Beginnings,” spotlights Supergirl.

Inspired by Wonder Woman, Supergirl overcame her fears and enrolled in the exciting high school. The Kryptonian hero was introduced in the recent television special on Boomerang and will continue to find her way in the upcoming season. We spoke with the voice behind Supergirl, Anais Fairweather, and she says Supergirl is trying to determine her path.

“Her dynamic is that she really is genuinely learning about herself and learning about the other girls at the school and wanting to take something from all of them,” says Fairweather. “I really believe she wants to learn from each one of them in their own way and become close to them and find her home here because she’s so far away from her actual home. I could really feel that sense of her wanting to find her place.”

Supergirl obviously has impressive abilities and super powers at her disposal, but it doesn’t mean she’s invincible. Like the other students at Super Hero High, she’s growing up and that comes with its own hurdles and lessons. She has flaws, and she’s figuring things out. The characters’ human, relatable traits are one aspect about DC Super Hero Girls that makes the series appealing to kids (along with adults, if we’re being honest) and so is the friendship between the girls. Fairweather likes how the show emphasizes that.

“I think so much of the time we’re seeing women on television being pinned against each other, and it’s so wonderful to have this show for young women so that they can see other women supporting each other and building each other up. It’s important,” she says.

Fairweather also sees the effect of the series firsthand in her personal life. “I have a niece who’s four years old and she loves the show,” she explains. “I’m so glad she finally has something that she can connect to. This is one of the first things like this, and it’s so, so great for her. I see her running around the house pretending to be Supergirl with the cape on, and she’s got her little arm ahead of her and she’s flying through the dining room. It makes me feel emotional because I’m just so, so glad that we live in a world where this is happening and she gets to see this and want to embody these girls who are wonderful characters. Any possible chance to empower young women, that’s genuinely my goal in life. It feels so good to be a part of this.”

As mentioned, Supergirl has a few challenges to wrestle with, but her biggest one doesn’t have to do with saving the day or world, it has do with believing in herself. Fairweather thinks that’s definitely Supergirl’s struggle.

“You see her constantly coming up against herself and questioning herself. Is she powerful enough? Is she ready? Does she have enough training? I think the biggest thing for her is really believing in herself. I so badly want young girls to believe in themselves and to take risks and to not let people stand in their way. It’s so important to trust and to know that you can do this. I think a big thing is to call on help and to not be afraid to ask people for help. I think another one of her challenges is to not apologize so much.”

The official second season debut of DC Super Hero Girls is Friday, April 21, 2016, but Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment released the season premiere episode early for promotional reasons. New episodes of DC Super Hero Girl will debut every two weeks – on Friday – for the duration of the second season.

Stay tuned for further select DC Super Hero Girls news and updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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“DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis” Graphic Novel Set For June 2016 Release

DC Comics has released details for comic titles hitting shelves in June 2016, including the synopsis for the DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis graphic novel. DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis, hitting shelves June 29, 2016, is the first in an ongoing series of graphic novels based on the expansive DC Super Hero Girls initiative. DC Super Hero Girls is a multi-media, multi-platform initiative aimed at encouraging girls to discover their own super-heroic potential with animated shorts, TV specials, graphic novels, comics and made-for-video movies; as well as a merchandise program across all categories, and more. Continue below for details on DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis

DC Super Hero Girls: Finals CrisisDC SUPER HERO GIRLS VOL. 1: FINALS CRISIS TP

Written by SHEA FONTANA
Art and cover by YANCEY LABAT

Preparing for high school exams is hard enough, but at Super Hero High, even the tests are super-tough! Principal Waller keeps an eagle eye on her students, drilling them in math, science, literature—and other subjects like flying and powers! And no one wants to fail, because Principal Waller hands out detention faster than a speeding bullet. In the first-ever all ages DC Super Hero Girls original graphic novel, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Katana, and Poison Ivy are studying hard—well, maybe not Harley Quinn— when they are each abducted by a mysterious villain! Will the students outsmart their captor, save Gotham City, and still pass their finals?
On sale JUNE 29 • 128 pg, FC, 6” x 9”, $9.99 US

DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC universe during their formative high school years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring DC’s icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more, each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero.

Stay tuned to The World’s Finest for additional select coverage and updates on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise.

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“DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High” Animated Special Airing March 19, 2016 On Boomerang

Cartoon Network has issued press details for the forthcoming DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High animated special, slated to debut March 19th, 2016 at 10am (ET/PT) on Boomerang. The hour-long TV special, building off the first season of online animated shorts, features the debut of Supergirl in the DC Super Hero Girls universe. The complete press release is available below.

SCHOOL IS IN SESSION FOR DC SUPER HERO GIRLS ​
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SUPER HERO HIGH PREMIERES SATURDAY, MARCH 19 ON BOOMERANG​
THE ALL-NEW ANIMATED SPECIAL IS FROM ​
WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS, DC ENTERTAINMENT, ​
WARNER BROS. ANIMATION AND MATTEL​

Tune into Boomerang on Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. for an action-packed hour with DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High, a special featuring the stellar lineup of female Super Heroes from DC Super Hero Girls, the new comic universe from Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Mattel. In addition to the special, exclusive shorts inspired by this fun and immersive world that encourages girls to discover their own super-heroic potential are also now available to view on the Cartoon Network video app.

DC Super Hero GirlsSuper Hero High is buzzing with excitement over new student, Supergirl. But 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. Too intimidated by the other supers to ask them for assistance, Supergirl turns to helpful I.T. girl, Barbara Gordon. Barbara takes Supergirl under her wing and introduces her to the sweet, old librarian, Granny Goodness. As Barbara helps Supergirl learn to harness her powers, Wonder Woman joins them and becomes a mentor and friend to Supergirl. Meanwhile, the Junior Detective Club (The Flash, Bumblebee and Hawkgirl) investigates a mysterious rash of security breaches centered around the teleportation “Boom Tubes.” Could it all be because of reformed Super-Villain and Super Hero High Vice-Principal Gorilla Grodd – or something far worse?

The DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High television special stars Anais Fairweather as Supergirl, Mae Margaret Whitman as Barbara Gordon and features an all-star voice cast of DC Comics universe veterans, including Greg Cipes, Tara Strong, Ashley Eckstein, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Helen Slater and Dean Cain. Jennifer Coyle (Bob’s Burgers) is the television special’s producer and director. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) serves as executive producer. Shea Fontana (DC Super Hero Girls) serves as writer of the television special and animated shorts, as well as the DC Comics graphic novel.

The DC Super Hero Girls world centers on the female Super Heroes of the DC Comics universe during their formative high school years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC Comics’ icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more, make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero, including discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.

DC Super Hero Girls merchandise is on shelves nationwide, exclusively at Target. Featured products from the new line include: toys, dress up, apparel, accessories, publishing and more. Master toy partner Mattel unveils its new DC Super Hero Girls collection, featuring the industry-firsts: the first-ever 6-inch action figures designed for girls; first 12-inch collection of action dolls featuring strong, athletic bodies that stand on their own in heroic poses; and first-ever action role-play toys for girls.

About Boomerang Launched in the U.S. on April 1, 2000, and now aligned across 13 international feeds, Boomerang is Turner’s global 24-hour, all-animation network for kids and families dedicated to showcasing both timeless cartoons from the Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Cartoon Network libraries, as well as exclusive acquisitions and original productions from around the world. Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
arner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English- language publishers of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim and the forthcoming Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Mattel
The Mattel family of companies (Nasdaq: MAT) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel’s portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends® and Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People® and Power Wheels®, MEGA® Brands, including MEGA BLOKS® and RoseArt®, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Magazine and in 2014 ranked No. 5 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel’s companies employ nearly 30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sell products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play. Visit us at www.mattel.com, www.facebook.com/mattel or www.twitter.com/mattel.

The DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High animated special debuts March 19th, 2016 at 10am (ET/PT) on Boomerang. Stay tuned for further select DC Super Hero Girls news and updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment Launch First Season Of “DC Super Hero Girls” Animated Shorts

The first season of animated shorts based on the DC Super Hero Girl initiative is now available to watch on the official DC Super Hero Girls website. The debut of the DC Super Hero Girls animated short web-series ties in with the larger rollout of the official DC Super Hero Girls online portal. The complete press release, along with an officially released video of the first DC Super Hero High episode, called “Welcome to Super Hero High,” are oth available to view below.

DCSuperHeroGirls.com Launches First Animated Short
“Welcome to Super Hero High”
Mattel’s New DC Super Hero Girls Action Dolls and Action Figures
Take Center Stage at New York Comic Con October 8-11

Burbank, Calif. – Girls now have their very own Super Hero world, DC Super Hero Girl, where they can play, watch, read and be inspired to discover their full super power potential alongside legendary DC Comics female Super Heroes, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, in this all-new universe that was created just for them.

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with Mattel, announced today the activation of many elements to this highly anticipated initiative, including the rollout of the new DCSuperHeroGirls.com website, which kicks off with the U.S. launch today. A global rollout of the digitally immersive world will begin later this month.

Website, Video and More…

The new DCSuperHeroGirls.com site today debuts the first webisode, of a series of animated digital shorts, titled “Welcome to Super Hero High” that was created by the award-winning Warner Bros. Animation Studio, in partnership with Mattel’s Playground Productions. Today’s launch features a pantheon of DC Comics characters that have been brought to life in a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, through immersive videos, games, quizzes, character photos, bios and more.

In the coming weeks and months the new website will be regularly updated with new animated digital content and previews of upcoming products slated for 2016. In conjunction with the website launch, DC Super Hero Girl will have a dedicated presence across a number of social media platforms, including exclusive DC Super Hero Girl YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts, to cater to social media savvy girls and their parents.

DC Super Hero Girls“DC Entertainment has a deep and rich roster of strong female characters – both heroes and villains – that have inspired and empowered girls and young women for decades. From the iconic Wonder Woman and Supergirl, to the complex but compelling Harley Quinn and Catwoman, there is a character to whom every girl can relate, no matter what stage of life in which she currently finds herself,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President and Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Girls want to experience the strength, action and optimism of Super Heroes too, and DC Super Hero Girl is part of our long-term strategy to offer a diverse array of strong female characters in a fun and action-packed universe, and through a world of epic storytelling on a variety of entertainment platforms. We could not be more excited and proud to debut today’s first phase of the important new universe for girls.”

New York Comic Con

DC Super Hero Girl will take New York Comic Con by storm as girls and their parents, along with all DC Comics fans, attending NYCC October 8-11 will be the first to see elements of the initiative and experience a variety of activities, including a behind-the-scenes panel session, a look at upcoming products and much more. Fans will also get a sneak-peek at Mattel’s upcoming product line, including first-ever 6” action figures designed for girls and 12” scale action dolls featuring strong, athletic bodies that stand on their own in heroic poses.

Activities at NYCC will include a dedicated DC Super Hero Girl booth within the Javits Center’s Crystal Palace, where fans on-site can get a close-up look at the action dolls and a sneak-peek at additional products within the DC Super Hero Girl world. NYCC attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in unique giveaways and photo opportunities. There will be a dedicated panel on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 5:30pm (Room 1B03) where the creative women behind-the-scenes of DC Super Hero Girls will share their vision for the universe. Panelists include:

Moderator: Tiffany Smith, DC All Access
Ashley Eckstein, Voice of DC Super Hero Girl’ “Cheetah”
Aria Moffly, DCE Creative Director
Shea Fontana, DC Super Hero Girl Animation Writer & DC Comics Graphic Novel Author
Lisa Yee, Random House Children’s Books DC Super Hero Girl Middle-Grade Novel Series Author
Christine Kim, Mattel Toy Design Manager
Tania Missad, Mattel Consumer Insights Director

“It is exciting to finally bring DC Super Hero Girl to life with all our partners who have helped create an immersive world based on this groundbreaking franchise that will allow girls and kids to engage and experience this Super Hero universe like never before,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

Additional Key Partners
Books based on the DC Super Hero Girl are also a key component of the program. Random House Children’s Books is the global master publishing partner and will create a portfolio of middle-grade novels that will bring the DC Super Hero Girl universe to life, offering all-new stories that will expand the world from what is featured in the animated content. At NYCC, Random House will unveil a portion of the first book of the middle-grade novel series, titled Wonder Woman at Super Hero High, by distributing 3-chapter samplers of the title, along with fun DC Super Hero Girl bookmarks, throughout the weekend.

DC Entertainment has also secured writer Shea Fontana to create the inaugural original graphic novel. Scheduled for release in July 2016, the young Super Heroes are kidnapped by a teenage Lex Luthor the day before Super Hero High’s semester finals. Together, they must combine their Super Hero powers to defeat Luthor and race back to school before final exams begin.

Additionally, consumer products partners around the globe are engaged in creating a merchandise program dedicated to DC Super Hero Girl across all key categories.

Developed with girls ages 6-12 in mind, DC Super Hero Girl centers on DC Comics characters during their formative teen years at Super Hero High. DC Comics’ icons including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, and Katana are featured in storylines that explore being a unique teen, including discovering their super powers, nurturing friendships and mastering the fundamentals of being their own hero. Other DC Comics Super Heroes attending Super Hero High include Hal Jordan, Beast Boy, The Flash, and many more.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, the upcoming Bunnicula for Boomerang, Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim and the forthcoming Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About Mattel
The Mattel family of companies (Nasdaq: MAT) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel’s portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends® and Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People® and Power Wheels®, MEGA® Brands, including MEGA BLOKS® and RoseArt®, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Magazine and in 2014 ranked No. 5 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel’s companies employ nearly 30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sell products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play. Visit us at www.mattel.com, www.facebook.com/mattel or
www.twitter.com/mattel.

All DC characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. Super Heroes is a trademark co-owned by DC Comics. (s15)

The first episode of the DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts online series is available to watch through the official DC Super Hero Girls website. Stay tuned for further select DC Super Hero Girls news and updates right here at The World’s Finest.

Discuss this news on The DC Animation Forum!