Announced by Cartoon Network at the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on Monday, the classic animated show The Powerpuff Girls will soon be making a comeback on the network in 2016 as a rebooted series.
“As the original ambassador of ‘girl power,’ The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages and there is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation,” said Cartoon Networks Vice President of North America Consumer Products. “With proven success and great content plans in place, there’s so much potential that we’re looking forward to explore with our licensing partners in the coming weeks.”
Created by Craig McCracken, The Powerpuff Girls followed the adventures of three adolescent girls named Buttercup, Blossom and Bubbles as they routinely save the city of Townsville from destruction. The Powerpuff Girls phenomenon quickly grew after the Emmy award-winning series debuted in 1998, going on to release 78 episodes, a full-length feature film in 2004, a 10th anniversary special and more. The original series featured the voice acting talents of Catherine Cavadini as Blossom, Tara Strong as Bubbles and E.G. Daily as Buttercup.
“The original ‘Powerpuff Girls’ was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide,” said Cartoon Network’s Chief Content Officer Rob Sorcher. “We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”
via [Cartoon Network]