I told you I would do it, and so it begins! Follow the link below to sign the petition to bring Batgirl: Year One back into production.
I hope that you truly do sign it, as it will only take a mere 30 seconds of your time. I have never been this proactive before, but I believe in this cause, and I believe that with no Batgirl movie, and no more female superhero movies slated for production, that DC Animated will begin to backslide. This petition is not only for Babs, but for ANY DC superheroine! Please spread the word!
Thank-you for your time!
If you need a preview of the statement, I put it below:
In an interview with Bruce Timm on April 27, 2010, Timm states that
“‘Wonder Woman’s’ sales started out extremely slow and then over time were eventually able to catch up to probably ‘Justice League: New Frontier.'” said Timm. “The Exec’s decided because it wasn’t able to sell quickly right away, whereas ‘Justice League’ was, that there wouldn’t be any more female super hero films right now. We were developing and hoping to get started on a ‘Batgirl’ film based on ‘Year One,’ but because of ‘Wonder Woman’s’ slow sales start, that won’t be happening now.
We, the undersigned, call upon Warner Brothers Animation, Sam Register, VP of Creative Affairs, and Bruce Timm to rethink their decision to cancel the development and production of Batgirl: Year One.
As Batgirl is a popular character in comics and a cultural icon, her debut in a full-length feature would bring several generations together: the Yvonne Craig generation, the Batman: The Animated Series generation, and the The Batman generation, not to mention the different comic generations.
Giving Batgirl/Barbara Gordon a chance as a film will not only allow Warner Brothers Animation to produce a more diverse movie-lineup in the future, but will give the fans of other female superheroes the chance to see their own favorite on the screen. To no longer produce any female driven animated movies is a travesty and will seriously dampen the hopes of many fans that they may see Black Canary, Manhunter, Supergirl, Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown, or Donna Troy (to name but a few) in a feature film.
In signing your name below, you agree with the statement above and fully support the production of a Batgirl: Year One animated movie.
This petition, along with a written letter, will be sent to Bruce Timm and Sam Register.