I was pleasantly surprised that DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year arrived in a slipcover, complete with “texturing” that makes the cover appear to be 3D. A sticker apparently added at the last minute proclaiming this an “All-new original movie” does look a bit out of place on the cover, presumably there just to let buyers know this isn’t the pilot movie that aired on television. Supergirl also dominates the packaging, appearing on both the front and the back. No inserts of any kind are included.
DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year opens with a trailer for Scooby-Doo! & WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon (which looks…not as bad as it sounds?), while previews for LEGO Friends, LEGO Nexo Knights, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout and the quite fun-looking Storks can be accessed from the main menu. The only true special features are seven DC Superhero Girls animated shorts (curiously labeled on the DVD packaging as “featurettes”) that were previously released online. They are All About Super Hero High, Fall into Super Hero High, Hero of the Month: Poison Ivy, Clubbing, Hero of the Month: Bumblebee, Saving the Day, and Hero of the Month: Wonder Woman. Like the movie itself, they are all cute enough, and run about three minutes each.
DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year is bright. Some might say too bright. Colors are extremely crisp, and since this is a brand new title, there are naturally no notable flaws to be found anywhere. No problems here (unless you have an issue with bright colors).
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