Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lauren Faust Interview About Super BFFs

DC Nation premiered last weekend. The 'Shorts' dispersed in the episodes of Green Lantern and Young Justice were the Aardman claymation and the Plastic Man 'sketch artist' cartoon, both of which had been teased on-line.

So looks like we'll need to wait to see Super Best Friends Forever.

Thanks to Media Geek for continuing to stoke the fire by putting an interview with producer Lauren Faust on YouTube. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vn8UD6fZnLY#!

It's a short piece and worth listening to fully. We have heard some of these blurbs before in the TV Guide article. This might be the basis of that piece. Faust sounds excited about the project.

We knew that Faust was going to have Supergirl feeling stuck in Superman's shadow and underappeciated. But here she describes Kara as a hothead and a violent maniac! Knowing the feel of Faust's other projects, I am sure this is going to be done in a humorous fashion, showing an impulsive Kara. And we have read lots of other versions of Supergirl that think with their fists first and learn lessons later.

Batgirl is a just a fan of super-heroes and is having the time of her life, living her dream.

Wonder Girl is the oldest of the friends, the most experienced, and therefore cast as the leader. As this is Donna Troy, I think that fits. She was raised a princess and therefore is formal and serious. But, as an outsider, she is sort of lost in our culture.

I figure that Faust has to set up each character with a distinct and different personality so they can play off each other. She has done that successfully elsewhere. In fact, you can imagine Supergirl, Batgirl, and Wonder Girl being versions of Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, and Twilight Sparkle.

Yes, I am very much looking forward to this show.

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