A New DC Super Hero Girls Movie Coming in May
I enjoyed watching the first DC Super Hero Girls original animated movie, Hero of the Year, so I’m glad to hear another one will be coming. This franchise, aimed at and starring young women, is a breath of fresh air, and I’m glad to see heroes like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, and many others working together in the “hero school” setting.
That Super Hero High environment allows for a bunch of cameos and supporting characters, which are fun. Plus, DC Super Hero Girls allows kids interested in media-focused characters something with those characters — including Harley Quinn and Katana — that’s suitable for their age group.
Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, and Katana square off against Korugar Academy in the Intergalactic Games, but trouble is in the air as Lena Luthor takes advantage of the gathering of the Supers to enact her villainous plan. It’s up to the DC Super Hero Girls to fight the forces of evil and protect their school. With Wonder Woman’s strength, Supergirl’s speed, Batgirl’s strategic knowledge, Poison Ivy’s ability to make things grow, Harley Quinn’s energy, Bumblebee’s ability to shrink, and Katana’s fearless personality… anything is possible.
What that summary doesn’t tell you is that the Super Hero High team will be facing off against Jack Kirby’s Female Furies, part of his New Gods creation. I never expected to see Lashina in this movie! The DVD will also include, as a special feature, the music video for the song “That’s My Girl” by girl group Fifth Harmony. Both the DVD and the digital release include these seven animated shorts.
- New Beginnings
- Hero of the Month: Supergirl
- Batgirl vs. Supergirl
- Quinn-tessential Harley
- Doubles Trouble
- Dude, Where’s My Invisible Jet
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Mae Whitman (Batgirl), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee), and Stephanie Sheh (Katana) join forces to portray the youthful versions of some of the world’s best known superheroes. Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton directs from a script by Shea Fontana.