One of the last great mainstays of the original Cartoon Network, “The Powerpuff Girls” have been called back into active duty. The tv show is set to be rebooted sometime in 2016.
“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 Rob Sorcher, chief content officer, Cartoon Network. “We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”
PPG was a winner of 2 Emmy Awards during the show’s 78 episode run from 1998 to 2013. The show also produced a featured film in 2003 and was reimagined with a CG special, “The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed” featuring the voice of Ringo Starr of “The Beatles”fame.
“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 Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “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.”
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