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Monday, March 19, 2012

DC Nation Weekends on Cartoon Network

Preview: Batgirl, Supergirl, and Wonder Girl
[Source: Spinoff by Kevin Melrose] TV Guide provides our first look at Batgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Girl together from Super Best Friends Forever, the new animated shorts by My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic creator Lauren Faust appearing as part of Cartoon Network’s new DC Nation programming block. (The Supergirl art at right surfaced over the weekend.) The image also finally answers any questions about which version of Wonder Girl we’ll see. Yes, she’s Donna Troy.

DC Nation, which premieres Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. ET/PT, will be anchored by Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, with animated shorts and live-action interstitials scattered throughout. The TV Guide article reveals that, in addition to previously announced characters like Plastic Man, Doom Patrol, Amethyst and the Teen Titans, the shorts will include such second- and third-tier DC Comics characters as Black Lightning, Dr. Fate and Vibe. Yes, Vibe.

But back to Super Best Friends Forever — or S.B.F.F., as the kids say — which Faust says “has plenty of action and fighting, but is really much more focused on comedy and laughs and how much fun it is to be a superhero. It’s like taking a teenage experience but putting a superhero spin on it, in one episode, Supergirl and Batgirl try to convince Wonder Girl to sneak out in Wonder Woman’s invisible jet to go for a joyride.”

(TV Guide scan via Lauren Faust)

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