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She’s A Problem Solver: Animator Brianne Drouhard Talks DC Nation’s ‘Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld’ [Interview]

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Warner Bros. Animation's DC Nation shorts produced some pretty fantastic material and shined a mass media spotlight on a lot of obscure DC Comics characters. But my favorite, hands down -- and that of many viewers -- was the animated reimagining of Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn and Ernie Colon's Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld. Over the course of seven 75-second shorts produced, directed and designed by artist and animator Brianne Drouhard, Amy Winston was upgraded from an '80s straight-faced sword-and-sworcery concept to a a synthesis of gamer culture and magical girl anime, starring a contemporary young woman pulled into a funny and dangerous video game world where she's a princess of destiny set on a quest to battle skeletons, slay dragons and save the world.

With the series of shorts concluded and available to watch online, we spoke to Drouhard about how she pitched the fan-favorite story, the trials of adapting her illustrating style for animation, and why it was important for Amethyst to have video games in her life. We also got plenty of gorgeous Amethyst art from Drouhard in the process.

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‘Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld’ Faces The Final Boss This Saturday On DC Nation [Video]

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Amethyst's DC Comics outlet in Sword of Sorcery may have been canceled, but fans of the sword-swinging, winged horse-riding princess still have one more animated adventure to catch as part of the Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld series of DC Nation shorts on Cartoon Network. The heroine's sixth and final "level" will air this Saturday, March 2, and you can see a clip of Amethyst's big boss battle -- and catch

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Amethyst Faces Off Against A Surprisingly Apologetic Skeleton In Newest DC Nation Short [Video]

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One of the best things about Cartoon Network's DC Nation block is that it's been able to throw a spotlight on some of DC's lesser-known characters -- and in some cases, it's reinvented them for a new audience. The

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Amethyst Returns For ‘Level 2′ This Weekend In New DC Nation Short [Video]

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If you dug last week's debut of Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld during the DC Nation program block, it looks like you can expect a second equally fantastical installment this Saturday on Cartoon Network. Entitled "Level 2: Village of the Frogs," the new short continues Amethyst's videogame-y adven

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New ‘Amethyst’ And ‘Thunder & Lightning’ Shorts Debuting On DC Nation This Saturday [Video]

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DC Nation fans have been anticipating new episodes of Young Justice ("Before the Dawn") and Green Lantern: The Animated Series ("Steam Lantern") since Cartoon Network announced the superhero-centric program block's return from hiatus last month, but the two new shorts debuting th

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‘Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld’ Debuts On DC Nation This Weekend

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For those of you whose lives have been lacking in magical battles against dudes with names like "Dark Opal," we have some good news: This Saturday during Cartoon Network's "DC Nation" block, Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld is set to debut with the first installment of a series of short cartoons. And from the looks of things,

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