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Lauren Faust working on a new superheroine project

Lauren Faust working on a new superheroine project

DC announced this week in Cannes at the MIP Junior conference that the new DC Nation Block on Cartoon Network will include shorts by Lauren Faust called Super Best Friends Forever.

The shorts, likely about seven minutes apiece, will star three of DC Comics’ famous heroines, Supergirl, Batgirl, and Wondergirl (okay, so maybe two famous heroines and one not-so-famous heroine). Judging by the announced concepts in the other DC Nation shows, Faust will be free to mold the characters to her desire (The Batman show, for example, turns Robin into a female ninja, so anything goes), and to come up with whatever original stories and conflicts she wishes. Knowing Faust, the show will likely revolve around themes of teamwork and friendship, while each of the three girls will have a distinct role in the group and a personality which sometimes conflicts with the group’s goals.

Faust is the creator of the well-regarded PowerPuff Girls shorts from the 90’s, and more recently is responsible for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which has created an unlikely following among the valuable 18-35 year old male demographic.

The announcement was made during the event’s keynote speech by Sam Register, Executive VP for Creative Affairs at Warner Bros.

This is all we've got so far.

He talked a lot about cool DC stuff, and tried to be educational, but the news for Faust fans is buried in a quick summary of the DC Nation Block which will air on Cartoon Network starting with the new Green Lantern: The Animated Series in January 2012.

“The block will include Aardman Animation creating new claymation Batman shorts, Plastic Man animated shorts, and the creator behind My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic working on a series of animated shorts teaming Wonder Girl, Batgirl, Supergirl called Super Best Friends Forever, SBBF. Additionally, there is also a series of Doom Patrol animated shorts in production. The block will also host a series of behind-the-scenes videos, special interviews, and much more. DC Nation, slated to run for at least three years on Cartoon Network, will debut in Spring 2012 with Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series.”

If you’d like to check out the entire keynote, it’s below, but there are no further details about Faust’s involvement—just a really poor image of the Supergirl illustration (right)  just after the 32 minute mark, which gives a a bit of a sense of the style of the show’s animation. There are, however, some cool clips of some of Warner Bros. other new cartoon shows, and lots of interesting tidbits about stuff they’re working on that are not being produced by Faust.

Comments

  1. Rob-Merritt
    Rob-Merritt This is like the best news I've ever read...ever!
  2. PirateNinja
    PirateNinja Please tell me this means ponies in the next mashup fighting game.
  3. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx Legendary post, CB.

    That Supergirl concept screams Faust's style. This should be awesome.

    So this is the project that Faust left MLP for. It was rumored she left to focus on her independent project MilkyWay and the Galaxy Girls. Curious about that decision still, but this will undoubtedly produce an awesome super hero series.
  4. Cliff_Forster
    Cliff_Forster Can someone please explain to me why a bunch of grown men have an obsession with "My Little Pony"?
  5. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx
    Can someone please explain to me why a bunch of grown men have an obsession with "My Little Pony"?

    Gladly.

    Why grown-ass men love My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  6. Jokke
    Jokke One of life's biggest mysteries I guess.

    Edit: posted a little to late. Makes more sense now.
  7. Winfrey
    Winfrey Some people ask, "why?" others ask, "why not?"
  8. primesuspect
    primesuspect Bobby, I'm turning this into an article. Deal with it.
  9. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx I was thinking about that, but not sure if you'd dig it.
  10. primesuspect
  11. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx I know, but ponies is such a sensitive, dividing topic. It sounds absurd, but you either know it and love it, or you don't and you hate it. I try to keep it in our one thread to prevent rage.

    Eff it. Bring on the haters. I'm hungry.
  12. Cassie Truman Is it wrong that I'm more excited that the guys who did Wallace and Gromit are doing the Batman shorts?
  13. primesuspect
    primesuspect No, that was my thought too.
  14. sidebangs Lauren Faust did not create the Powerpuff Girls, Craig McCracken did. While fact checking this, I stumbled upon his first short, where they were called the Whoopass Girls.

  15. Qoheleth (UPSLynx: to be fair, there are also folks who know it, tried watching a few episodes, and didn't enjoy it. they exist!)
  16. Robert > Lauren Faust did not create the Powerpuff Girls, Craig McCracken did.

    True. But it's also fair to note that Faust is married to McCracken, and the two frequently bounce ideas off of each other -- he helped design the villain for the second-season premiere of "My Little Pony", as but one example.
  17. DavidReinold
    DavidReinold While I'm excited for a new Lauren Faust project, I REALLY wish we could get an animated series of MWGG. She promised one a while back, and ever since then I've been giddy to hear who they get for Moon's voice actress.

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