‘The Powerpuff Girls’ will be soon back to fight crime as Cartoon Network is planning to revive the animated series with a reboot version slated to debut in 2016.
A new version of the animated series featuring Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup is in development at Cartoon Network Studios, chief content officer of the channel, Rob Sorcher, announced, reported Ace Shwobiz.
“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,” Sorcher said.
“We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”
The action, animated series centers on three super-powered girls Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup as well as their “father”, the brainy scientist Professor Utonium who live in the fictional city of Townsville. The original show ran from 1998-2005 on Cartoon Network. The channel aired a 10th anniversary special in 2009 and a CGI TV movie, ‘The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed’, in January.
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Catherine Cavadini voiced Blossom, Tara Strong lent her voice to Bubbles and EG Daily voiced Buttercup on the original series.
There’s no word on the voice cast for the new series, but Cartoon Network Studios will still produce the reboot version. Created by Craig McCracken, the franchise has grossed more than USD 2.5 billion in retail sales since its debut.