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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.

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“Lego DC Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout” Coming July 12, 2016 to Blu-ray/DVD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that the latest Lego animated feature inspired by DC Comics, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout, will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on July 12, 2016. The animated movie features the Justice League attempting to keep Gotham safe while Batman is away. The Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout Blu-ray and DVD releases will also include an exclusive figurine. Continue below for the complete press details and trailer preview.

BATMAN TAKES A VACATION?
THE JUSTICE LEAGUE DISCOVERS THE DIFFICULTY IN KEEPING GOTHAM CITY CRIME-FREE
AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND THE LEGO GROUP RELEASE
LEGO DC COMICS SUPER HEROES – JUSTICE LEAGUE: GOTHAM CITY BREAKOUT
ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL HD JULY 12, 2016
All New Original Movie Includes Exclusive Lego Nightwing Figurine!

Fighting crime is a full-time job and Batmannever takes a vacation. That is until he finally agrees to let Batgirl and Nightwing take him on a long overdue trip – leaving Gotham City under the watchful eye of the Justice League in Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the Lego Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on on July 12, 2016 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Nightwing Lego figurine, while supplies last.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout on Digital HD on June 21, 2016 via purchase from digital retailers.

When Batgirl and Nightwing take Batman on a trip down memory lane – literally – to visit one of the key mentors from his formative years, it’s up to the Justice League to keep Gotham City crime-free. But neither situation proves to be a “vacation” as the Bat trio encounters old nemeses on their adventure, and the Justice League discovers just how busy Batman is on a regular basis. It’s a brick-tastic battle on two fronts as Batman, Batgirl and Nightwing take on Bane and Deathstroke, while the Justice League – with some help from a few Teen Titans – fends off an assault by many of Batman’s infamous adversaries to ensure Gotham City’s safety.

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland joins the cast of Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout as the voice of Batgirl alongside some of the top actors in the industry voicing a quartet of Justice League super heroes: Troy Baker (Batman), Nolan North (Superman), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman) and Khary Payton (Cyborg). Eric Bauza (Bane), John DiMaggio (Deathstroke), Tom Kenny (Penguin), Jason Spisak (Joker), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn) and Vanessa Marshall (Poison Ivy) comprise the rogues’ gallery of villains that Batman and the Justice League must confront. The Teen Titans also join the fray, vocally represented by Will Friedle (Nightwing), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Scott Menville (Robin) and Hynden Walch (Starfire). Amy Hill adds to the fun as the voice of Madame Mantis.

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout is directed by Matt Peters and Mel Zwyer from a script by Jim Krieg. Sam Register, Jill Wilfert and Jason Cosler are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan are co-executive producers, and Brandon Vietti is supervising producer.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to team up with Lego once again to release Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout on Blu-ray and DVD,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Longtime fans of both Lego and DC Comics will be delighted by the humorous action as Batman and the Justice League wage their separate battles against everyone’s favorite villains.”

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout 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 June 21, 2016, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

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About The LEGO® Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit http://www.LEGO.com/aboutus. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2016 The LEGO Group.

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!, 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).

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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 the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

Lego DC Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 12, 2016, though will be available for digital purchase starting June 21, 2016. Stay tuned for further updates 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.

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Teaser Trailer For “The Lego Batman Movie” Released

Warner Bros. Pictures released the teaser trailer for the upcoming The Lego Batman Movie, the forthcoming The Lego Movie spin-off, slated to hit theatres on February 10, 2017. Will Arnett plays the Caped Crusader in the animated comedy. Check out the teaser in the player below.

The studio has also released a brief synopsis for the film. The film is described as follows:

The story is set around the solitary figure in his killer hide-out – all the Batsuits and silk kimonos he wants – but whose main relationship is with his butler Alfred (voiced by Ralph Fiennes). Batman’s world upends with the introduction of Dick Grayson (or Robin, voiced by Michael Cera) and Barbara Gordon (or Batgirl, voiced by Rosario Dawson).

The Lego Batman Movie is directed by Chris McKay.

The Lego Batman Movie hits theatres on February 10, 2017. Stay tuned for further select updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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La-La Land Records Releasing “Batman: Mystery Of The Batwoman” Soundtrack

La-La Land Records is slated to release the soundtrack to the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman animated feature on March 29th, 2016. The soundtrack, which will be a limited edition of 2000 copies, will be available to order directly from the La-La Land Records website at 12noon PST, along with other online venues. The CD soundtrack release features the score work of Lolita Ritmanis. Click on the image below for a complete rundown of the track listing and additional information.

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