DC Super Hero Girls (TV series)

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DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls Poster, Jun 2018.jpg
Promotional poster featuring (from left to right) Zatanna, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Jessica Cruz, Bumblebee, and Batgirl.
GenreAction
Adventure
Comedy
Superhero fiction
Based onCharacters
by DC Comics
DC Super Hero Girls web series
by Shea Fontana
Lisa Yee
Aria Moffy
Developed byLauren Faust
Voices ofGrey Griffin
Tara Strong
Nicole Sullivan
Kari Wahlgren
Myrna Velasco
Kimberly Brooks
Opening theme"Super Life" by Kay Hanley and Michelle Lewis
Composer(s)Michael Gatt
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sam Register
Lauren Faust
Producer(s)Lauren Faust
Editor(s)Torien Blackwolf
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Animation
DC Entertainment
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
YouTube
Original releaseMarch 8, 2019 (March 8, 2019) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related showsDC Super Hero Girls

DC Super Hero Girls is an American animated action-adventure television series developed by Lauren Faust and produced by Warner Bros. Animation for Cartoon Network. Based on the web series and franchise of the same name, the series premiered on March 8, 2019 with a one-hour special.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

The series follows the adventures of teenage versions of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Bumblebee, Batgirl, Zatanna, and Jessica Cruz, who are students at Metropolis High School.

Cast[edit]

Voice actor Character(s)
Grey Griffin Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
Lois Lane
Doris Zeul / Giganta
Tara Strong Barbara "Babs" Gordon / Batgirl
Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
Barbara Ann "Barbie" Minerva / Cheetah
Esthetician
Nicole Sullivan Kara Danvers / Supergirl
Old Woman
Kari Wahlgren Zatanna "Zee" Zatara / Zatanna
Carol Ferris / Star Sapphire[4]
Lillian Luthor
Myrna Velasco Jessica Cruz / Green Lantern
Kimberly Brooks Karen Beecher / Bumblebee
Eliza Danvers
Dee Bradley Baker Announcer
Man at Door
Keith Ferguson Jeremiah Danvers
Shane O'Shaughnessy
Will Friedle Lex Luthor
Phil LaMarr Barry Allen / Flash
Giovanni "John" Zatara
John de Lancie Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
Mallory Low Leslie Willis / Livewire[4]
Jessica McKenna Garth Bernstein / Aqualad
Cristina Milizia Pamela Lillian Isley / Poison Ivy
Balloon Girl
Cassandra Lee Morris Lena Luthor
Alexander Polinsky Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin[5]
Jason Spisak Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
Kilowog
Cree Summer Selina Kyle / Catwoman
Queen Hippolyta
Fred Tatasciore Commissioner Gordon
Mr. Chapin
Burrito Vendor
TBA Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana[6]

Production[edit]

Due to the success of the web series of the same name, a television iteration of the series was announced in May 2017. Lauren Faust, who had developed the cult favorite Super Best Friends Forever shorts, serves as executive producer. Tara Strong and Nicole Sullivan each reprise their roles as Batgirl and Supergirl from Super Best Friends Forever, while Grey Griffin, who previously voiced Wonder Girl (Donna Troy) from the DC Nation Shorts, reprises her role as Wonder Woman from the web series.[7] A year later, a poster showing the first look of the main characters was released.[1] The series is animated by the Canadian studio Jam Filled Entertainment.

Episodes[edit]

The title of every episode and short is styled as a social media hashtag.

Shorts[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal release date
11"#TheLateBatsby"Lauren Faust and Jennifer KluskaStory by : Lauren Faust
Screenplay by : Lauren Faust and M.A. Larson
Paul Rudish, John Sanford, and Bruce SmithJuly 27, 2018 (2018-07-27) (theatrical)
January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10) (online)

Batgirl is annoyed when her friends, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Zatanna, Green Lantern, and Bumblebee, face the villain Mr. Freeze without her. So she has to wait for her father, Commissioner Jim Gordon, to fall asleep so she can sneak out of the house and join the fight.

Note: This short was included with the theatrical release of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. It follows the same premise as the Super Best Friends Forever animated short "Time Waits for No Girl", which was part of the DC Nation Shorts block on Cartoon Network in 2012.
22"#SuperSleeper"Steve StefanelliStory by : John K. LeiJohn K. LeiJanuary 17, 2019 (2019-01-17) (online)
After discovering that Supergirl flies in her sleep, Batgirl runs herself ragged chasing her across the city to keep her out of trouble.
33"#BatCatcher"Steve StefanelliStory by : Craig YoungJosé PouJanuary 24, 2019 (2019-01-24) (online)
Batgirl sees what she thinks is the Bat-Signal and gets ready to prove her worth as a sidekick to Batman. But when it turns out to be the shadow of an actual bat in her room, she flies into a terrified panic trying to chase it out.
44"#HamsterConQueso"Steve StefanelliStory by : Ryan HansonRachel PetersJanuary 31, 2019 (2019-01-31) (online)
Tasked with looking after the school's hamster mascot for the weekend, Batgirl has her hands full trying to stop it from ruining a health inspection at the burrito restaurant where she works.
55"#HashtagFrownyFace"Steve StefanelliStory by : John K. LeiJohn K. LeiFebruary 7, 2019 (2019-02-07) (online)
Batgirl's overuse of emojis while texting leaves Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, and Green Lantern stumped when she tries to call for their help in battling Poison Ivy.
66"#StreetStyle"Steve StefanelliStory by : Jennilee MurrayAgnes SalekFebruary 14, 2019 (2019-02-14) (online)
Supergirl puts on a new dress for picture day at school, only to shred it piece by piece as she deals with a string of emergencies on her way to class.
77"#BatAndSwitch"Steve StefanelliStory by : José PouAgnes SalekFebruary 21, 2019 (2019-02-21) (online)
Zatanna's spell to help Batgirl and Commissioner Gordon better understand each other backfires, causing Batgirl to switch bodies with people all over the city.
88"#PlightOfTheBumblebee"Steve StefanelliStory by : Jennilee MurrayAgnes SalekFebruary 28, 2019 (2019-02-28) (online)
A malfunction in Bumblebee's suit leaves her scrambling to get to class on time so she can keep up her perfect attendance record.
99"#FaultyPowers"Steve StefanelliStory by : Lucas ArmstrongIan CherryMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07) (online)
A string of gadget design failures pushes Batgirl to the brink of giving up crime-fighting.
1010"#PackBat"Steve StefanelliStory by : Spencer MorelandIan CherryMarch 14, 2019 (2019-03-14) (online)
Green Lantern and Wonder Woman try to persuade Batgirl to clean up the hideout before her collection of gadgets and junk completely fills it.
1111"#Buzzkill"Steve StefanelliStory by : Lucas ArmstrongIan CherryMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21) (online)
As hall monitor, Bumblebee goes head-to-head with the cocky Hal Jordan to get him to obey the rules.
1212"#GoFish"Steve StefanelliStory by : Lucas ArmstrongIan CherryMarch 28, 2019 (2019-03-28) (online)
Aqualad buys a pet goldfish to give to Bumblebee for her birthday, but one mishap after another sends him scrambling across Metropolis to deliver it intact.
1313"#KaraCare"Steve StefanelliStory by : Jamie GallantIan CherryApril 4, 2019 (2019-04-04) (online)
Weakened by overexposure to kryptonite, Supergirl relies on Wonder Woman to nurse her back to health, but soon starts to take advantage of being waited on hand and foot.
1414"#SpeedyDelivery"Steve StefanelliStory by : Lucas ArmstrongAgnes SalekApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11) (online)
The Flash encounters repeated distractions while trying to deliver a cake to a party across town within 10 minutes.
1515"#TacoTuesday"Steve StefanelliStory by : Lucas ArmstrongJohn K. LeiApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18) (online)
Bumblebee gets the last taco on Taco Tuesday, but Giganta will do everything in her power to make sure she doesn't keep it.
1616"#SliverScream"TBATBATBAApril 25, 2019 (2019-04-25) (online)
Supergirl is excited to see a new horror movie, but must contend with a theater full of rude patrons.

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal release dateUS viewers
(millions)
1–41–4"#SweetJustice"Noëlle Raffaele and John SanfordLauren Faust and M.A. LarsonRégis Camargo, Jackie Cole, Erin Kavanagh, Maha Tabikh, and Natalie WetzigMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)0.54[8]
Noëlle RaffaeleLauren Faust and M.A. LarsonHeejung Lim, Maha Tabikh, and Natalie WetzigMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)0.54[8]
Noëlle RaffaeleLauren Faust and M.A. LarsonKai Akira, Régis Camargo, Erin Kavanagh, and Maha TabikhMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)0.54[8]
Noëlle Raffaele and John SanfordLauren Faust and M.A. LarsonRégis Camargo, Jackie Cole, Heejung Lim, Doug Lovelace, Jennifer Shang, and Natalie WetzigMarch 8, 2019 (2019-03-08)0.54[8]
On her first day as a new student at Metropolis High School, Barbara Gordon begins to suspect that some of the students possess superpowers. She starts a cafeteria-wide food fight that lands her and four other students, Karen Beecher, Jessica Cruz, Kara Danvers, and Zee Zatara, in detention. They are soon joined by a sixth girl who has been picked up by a truant officer. She reveals herself as Wonder Woman, and the others expose their extraordinary abilities as they argue and fight, confirming Barbara's suspicions. Wonder Woman offers to train them as heroes; in return, they show her how to act like a typical teenager and give her the civilian name "Diana Prince", and they take on the hero names of Batgirl, Bumblebee, Green Lantern, Supergirl, and Zatanna. Meanwhile, squads of robots owned by Lex Luthor begin to demolish businesses all over Metropolis, and the six heroes' attempt to stop them results in the destruction of a popular teenage hangout and the end of their new friendship. Wonder Woman's overprotective mother, Queen Hippolyta, arrives to take her home to the Amazons' island of Themyscira as punishment for sneaking away, but Batgirl persuades the other four to help bring her back to Metropolis so she can fulfill her dream of protecting the world of man. The six confront Luthor's robots at an amusement park pier, but discover that his younger sister Lena has commandeered them in a plot to keep teenagers from having any fun. The heroes destroy Lena's command robot, ending her scheme and earning praise from the public, and renew their friendship. Three months later, the hangout has been rebuilt and Barbara shows off a subterranean command center she has built underneath it for the team's use. Dubbing themselves the "Super Hero Girls", they dedicate their efforts to keeping Metropolis safe from evil.
55"#AdventuresInBunnysitting"John SanfordM.A. LarsonJohn D. AndersonMarch 17, 2019 (2019-03-17)0.40[9]
Zatanna leaves her two magic rabbits in Supergirl's care for the afternoon, but warns her to keep them separated at all times. When Supergirl ignores the warning and lets them out of their cages, they magically reproduce so quickly that they threaten to overrun all of Metropolis. Zatanna berates Supergirl for her carelessness, explaining that the two rabbits' love for each other allows them to reproduce when brought together. The girls are unable to keep up with the stampede, and a hate spell cast by Zatanna only causes the rabbits to merge into a giant monster that swallows Supergirl whole. However, she breaks free with the original two rabbits and reluctantly pulls them apart, causing the others to disappear. Later, Zatanna again leaves them with Supergirl, who secretly promises to let them out.
66"#HateTriangle"John SanfordM.A. LarsonJackie ColeMarch 24, 2019 (2019-03-24)0.41[10]
Just before Metropolis High's latest football game, Hal Jordan's ex-girlfriend Carol Ferris arrives on campus as a cheerleader for the rival team. Carol is still furious at Hal for the way he broke up with her, and she manifests her powers as Star Sapphire and targets both him and Jessica, thinking mistakenly that Jessica stole him from her. Without using her own powers in aggression, Jessica shows Carol the truth, convinces her of Hal's flaws, and tells her that she needs to love herself first. Carol leaves, but vows to make Hal worthy of her love one day.
77"#BurritoBucket"John SanfordEmily BrundigeSabrina Alberghetti, John D. Anderson, Erin Kavanagh, and Maha TabikhMarch 31, 2019 (2019-03-31)0.40[11]
Barbara enjoys her job at the Burrito Bucket restaurant, but she has been late so many times that her boss, Shane O'Shaughnessy, is ready to fire her if she makes one more mistake. When Barbara spots a bank robbery in progress across the street, she invents one excuse after another to ask Shane for time off so she can suit up as Batgirl and stop the criminals. However, she keeps running out of time before she can end the robbery, and even her emergency call to the Flash proves no help. Shane eventually fires Barbara for failing to complete a large order of burritos, but when the robbers target the Burrito Bucket, she creates a new superhero identity - the "Burrito Bucketeer" - and defeats them. Grudgingly, Shane re-hires her and names her "Employee of the Night".
88"#MeetTheCheetah"Noëlle RaffaeleM.A. LarsonBrianne Drouhard and Natalie WetzigApril 7, 2019 (2019-04-07)0.45[12]
Fed up with being constantly upstaged by Diana in every aspect of school life, Barbie Minerva steals a golden cat idol from her father's collection and tries to put a curse on Diana. The girls find that someone has shredded Diana's decorations for a school dance, assume their hero identities, and split up to search the school. One after another is incapacitated by an attacker with superhuman speed and agility, and Wonder Woman - the last one standing - finds it to be a human-sized cheetah, who transforms into Barbie after being knocked out. Barbie admits that she created the "creature" out of jealousy toward Diana, who advises her not to compare her successes to those of others. After Diana leaves, though, Barbie revels in the powers granted to her by the cat idol and vows revenge, adopting the supervillain identity of Cheetah.

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