DC Super Hero Girls Get a Lego Movie
The DC Super Hero Girls have two animated movies, Hero of the Year and Intergalactic Games, and a Lego toy line. Now they’re mashing them together in a new original animated film, Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain.
When Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Bumblebee, and Katana suddenly realize they cannot remember a single moment from their Monday at Super Hero High, the young DC Super Heroes spring into sleuthing action! Suspecting foul play, they band together to retrace their steps and uncover the mystery of who exactly stole their memories — and what nefarious plan might be afoot?
As you can see from the trailer, this isn’t your typical little-yellow-Lego-person look. They’ve smoothed out the edges, rounded the heads, and given them more typical anatomy, to make them look like the characters in the building sets. Except for the hands, they look more like Playmobil than Lego people to me… or maybe Lego Friends, the mini-doll line aimed at girls.
The voice cast will be the same as the more traditionally animated movies — Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee) and Stephanie Sheh (Katana) — with the exception of Batgirl, who has been recast as Ashlyn Selich. Script is by Jeremy Adams (Justice League Action, Lego Scooby-Doo), and the movie is directed by Todd Grimes. That’s a point of concern, since the other two movies were written by Shea Fontana, who’s also done the graphic novels. I hope Adams can capture the voices and character interactions as well.
Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain will be available on digital next week, July 25 ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD), and on DVD on August 8 ($19.98).