If you aren’t already familiar with, or a complete fan of, DC Super Hero Girls, it means your should probably re-consider your entertainment choices.
Placing the spotlight on the (somehow) underrated female heroes of the DC Universe, DC Super Hero Girls provides a unique brand of action and story-telling for audience. And that is in no small part due to the kick-ass team behind the series–one that features many talented women such as Co-Executive Producer, Amanda Rynda.
Having worked the animated series gamut with experience in Nickelodeon, Disney, Cartoon Network, and now Warner Brothers, Amanda’s work has earned her shows an Annie and an Emmy Award.
More recently, she’s been an integral part of DC Super Hero Girls as co-executive producer. We had the opportunity to chat with Amanda and here’s what she’s had to say…
… on working in this field and handling such diverse roles:
Amanda Rynda: I grew up totally immersed in the arts. I fell in love with drawing at a young age. At the same time, I’ve always been competitive and someone who is up for a challenge.
Animation felt like the perfect combination of art that felt so natural to me and the challenge that I’ve always desired.
… on having worked on animations across Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney and how they differed in creative approach:
Amanda Rynda: Every approach ends up coming together differently no matter where you are. Animation is a team sport and no two shows are made the same. You learn how to come together, work together, understand your team’s strengths and weaknesses, and build off of them.
… on the inspirations behind the direction taken with DC Super Hero Girls and if there was ever a concern as to whether it may appeal to boys:
Amanda Rynda: We try to showcase character over gender and I think that is what audiences respond to.
I am the mother of two boys who love the show! Their favorite characters are our leads, not because of what their outsides look like, but because they’re adventurous, relatable, and so fun to watch!
… on whether the future of comic book characters may lie beyond comics as the various multimedia adaptations continue to flourish: