Super Best Friends Forever in TV Guide

scan of TV Guide interview with Lauren Faust, featuring cartoon images of Supergirl, Batgirl, Wonder Girl

Lauren Faust has posted an interview with TV Guide that shows us what Batgirl and Wonder Girl will look like on the new Super Best Friends Forever shorts on DC Nation starting in March. The article’s text follows.

“Short Stuff”

Pullquote: Each S.B.F.F. short runs just over a minute. “It’s like a visual joke,” says producer Lauren Faust.

Saturday mornings are super again. Harkening back to the glory day of the 1970s and 80s when kids got their weekends going with Super Friends and Schoolhouse Rock, Cartoon Network is launching DC Nation, a programming block that showcases the heroes of the DC Comics library. Anchoring the hour will be the new CGI show Green Lantern: The Animated Series (10am/9c) and the continuation of the first season of Young Justice (10:30am/9:30c). Scattered throughout the hour are animated shorts and interstitials with news and vignettes from around the DC universe.

Though some shorts feature big names like Superman and Batman, many will put the spotlight on “characters we’ve always wanted to see animated, but that might not be able to support a whole series,” says Peter Girardi, senior vice president at Warner Bros. Animation, which is coordinating the block. Among the second-tier characters featured are Black Lightening, Doctor Fate, the Doom Patrol and even Vibe, a short-lived Latino member of the Justice League in the ’80s.

A humorous tone runs through all the shorts, including S.B.F.F. (short for Super Best Friends Forever), which stars Batgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Girl and “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,” says producer Lauren Faust. “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 and go for a joyride.” Guess even supergirls just wanna have fun. – Rich Sands

Looking at the images in the article, I’m guessing Batgirl will be the genki one, Supergirl will be the take-charge, beat-em-up one, and Wonder Girl will be the mature, sensible one? :)

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Michelle Bacon

Michelle loves comics and code. A lifelong Superfamily fan, she's been collecting comics for 20 years, and running Supergirl: Maid of Might since 2000.

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