'The Powerpuff Girls' Are Returning To Save The Day!
By ZACH SEEMAYER
June 16, 2014
The Powerpuff Girls are back in action! Cartoon Network announced today that a Powerpuff Girls reboot will be staring in 2016.
Kids – and a whole lot of 20-somethings - around the world rejoiced at the news that the beloved trio of brave, crime fighting superheroes Buttercup, Blossom and Bubbles will be returning to television.
"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."
Chemical X, of course, is the powerful substance that lead to the creation of the Powerpuff Girls in the show.
The original series, which ran for 78 episodes over six seasons from 1998 to 2004, followed the eponymous heroes, who were created by Professor Utonium, as they constantly saved the city of Townsville from annihilation.
The series was created by Craig McCracken, who is also responsible for the beloved cartoon series Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends and the currently-running Wander Over Yonder.
The Powerpuff Girls is also one of the most profitable animated series in the history of Cartoon Network, and one of the most acclaimed, winning two Emmys during their six seasons.
Earlier this year, the trio appeared in a Cartoon Network special in January called The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed, which also featured the voice talents of musician Ringo Starr.