A couple of weeks ago, we brought you the news that DC Super Hero Girls would be coming to the Cartoon Network with a special one-hour movie on March 8, followed by a weekly series starting March 17. We're big fans of pretty much any comic book stuff, and we were super excited for the premiere of the movie and show! It's not often you see a girl-centric comic show, filled with strong, powerful women and girls. The trailer for DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Justice got us even more excited for the movie, and after watching the premiere on Friday, we are all in for the entire series.
Moms.com had a chance to talk to some of the cast of the new show, and get their take on what it was like being part of such a great show. Spoiler alert: Tara Strong, Kimberly Brooks, and Kari Wahlgren love it as much as we do.
The first thing you'll notice about the movie is that it's funny. Like, really REALLY funny. This is a show written for kids as much as it is adults, which means it's something you can definitely watch as a family. We can't even tell you how many times we laughed out loud watching DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Justice! It's so clever and entertaining.
The other thing that jumped out to us was the feeling of sisterhood and camaraderie we felt watching it. The main characters Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Barbara Gordon (Batgirl), Kara Danvers (Supergirl), Zatanna Zatara (Zatanna), Jessica Cruz (Green Lantern), and Karen Beecher (Bumblebee) are such an amazing team. They start out kind of rocky, but learn to play to each other's strengths and support each other as they grow into these amazing powers and learn to harness them.
That's what the cast was hoping would come across in the finished product. Tara Strong, who voices Batgirl, said it perfectly: "Roses don't hide the sun from other flowers." The DC Super Hero Girls are true girl power, supporting each other, and helping each other grow. Because a team is only as strong as it's weakest member, right?
Each of the characters are unique in their own way, and bring something special to the show. Kimberly Brooks voices Bumblebee, who happens to be one of our favorites. Bumblebee isn't your typical superhero character: she's not particularly strong, nor is she very brave. But she is whip-smart and innovative, and uses her skills to turn what could be construed as weakness into power.
Brooks says that's one of the things she loves most about playing Bumblebee - showing that even the smallest, most timid of superheroes can be incredibly powerful. For Kari Wahlgren, voicing Supergirl is something of a dream come true. She's been a big fan of DC comics since she was a little girl, and now she gets to be a part of this amazing cast and show.
The movie kicked off what is sure to be an awesome season of DC Super Hero Girls. Strong, Brooks, and Wahlgren said that the movie was really about laying the groundwork for the series, and introducing us to this cast of burgeoning super heroes. Throughout the series, we'll see them take on crime fighting and coming into their own as super heroes, while trying to balance being normal teenage girls navigating high school and adolescence.
If you missed the premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Sweet Justice, check local listings to see when it's being rerun. And mark your calendars for the start of the series: new episodes of DC Super Hero Girls start March 17 on Cartoon Network.