Sugar, spice and everything nice will soon be returning to television screens everywhere. Variety revealed on June 16 that a reboot of the popular cartoon series "The Powerpuff Girls" will be coming to Cartoon Network in 2016. The series follows three young girls who are created with a little Chemical X and become the ultimate crime fighters. Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup live in Townsville and attend school by day, and fight crime at night.
The original series debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998 and was created by Craig McCracken. The series ran until 2005 and included a feature film which was released in 2002. The girls were created by Professor Utonium after he mixed together sugar, spice, and everything nice with an accidental amount of Chemical X to create the perfect crime fighting girls.
The series was revived for an anniversary special in 2009 and a new animated adventure in early 2014. The cartoon is one of many shows that are being revived in an age where nostalgia is determining the ratings just as much as content. Blossom is the de facto leader and is always in red, Bubbles is the happy one who is always in blue, and Buttercup is the angry one who is always wearing green.
Blossom was voiced by actress Catherine Cavadini, Bubbles was voiced by Tara Strong and E.G. Daily voiced Buttercup for the original run of the series. Each episode was only half an hour long and over seventy-eight episodes aired in the original series. With the release of a new series comes new licensing plans that will roll out in all parts of the world.
E! Online revealed on June 16 that Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America for Cartoon Network Enterprises, mentioned that the girls are the "original ambassadors of girl power." The network hopes the popular series has "potential" and is "a proven success" that will help launch future content. The series is still one of the highest grossing shows ever created by the network, raking in over two billion dollars each year.