Whatsamatter, Warner Brothers, you don’t want any of that Brony money? Super Best Friends Forever seems like a gold mine to me. You get the princess crowd AND you get the superhero crowd. Crossover appeal like that is the sort of thing entertainment content providers dream of, and its very, very rare. The success of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic proves that the right property can appeal to audiences of varying ages and sexes, and those audiences spend. Just ask any artist who has drawn pony after pony at comic cons throughout the country this year. And no one saw that crossover success coming, either. This has characters that everyone knows will appeal across the board, and frankly, it’s foolish to ignore or deny that.
(And if this hesitation as ANYTHING to do with the fact that Supergirl isn’t drawn as rail thin as the others, I’m gonna be really mad.)
I’m going to try a little Super Best Friends Forever experiment here. Warner Bros. have put out some fantastic shorts during their DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. They are evolving one of those into a series - Teen Titans Go! It’s almost a continuation of the old Teen Titans animated series but either way, sounds like fun. I know a lot of folks were hoping SBFF would also move on to a half hour series as well but from what I’ve been hearing, it’s not likely and my question is - why?
Warner Bros. don’t believe a “girls” show has the same selling power as a “boys” show and I’d like to prove them wrong. I’d point them to the huge successes that were Lauren Faust’s Power Puff Girls (EDIT for clarity, I know Craig McCracken created PPG, Faust also worked on the franchise. Sorry if I confused anyone!) and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were, I’d tell them women make almost all the purchasing decisions for their household (specifically entertainment), that they are seriously underestimating how much parents spend on their daughters, and that children aren’t the only consumers of animated TV shows and their related products. I could do that but what I’d like to see right now is all of YOU do that.
Reblog or like this post if you’d not only watch a Super Best Friends Forever television show but buy products based on it. (Money talks, remember?) Add your own commentary or not but let’s see what the numbers say.