Cartoon Network Sets Premiere Date for Powerpuff Girls Revival

Powerpuff Girls return to Townsville USA on April 4.

Cartoon Network announced that the Powerpuff Girls revival will premiere on Monday, April 4, at 6 p.m. Cartoon Network will air the first two episodes back-to-back. After that, Powerpuff Girls will air ever night at 6 p.m. until  April 15. Powerpuff Girls settles in its regular time slot on Thursdays at 6 p.m. beginning April 21. The series will premiere Monday at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

The Powerpuff Girls are coming back to Townsville USA and Cartoon Network is doling out the ingredients. Professor Utonium mixed sugar, spice and three blind mice, no, refried rice? Bad head lice? Maybe not, but everything nice came together when he found that special Chemical X, the theme song that explained it all.

The new opening theme of the reimagined Powerpuff Girls will be performed by Seattle surf-pop quartet Tacocat. About a month ago, Cartoon Network dropped a first look at the Powerpuff Girls. It shows more detailed animation that is a little reminiscent of Uncle Grandpa. The professor’s accident happens because of his exuberance and the theme, “Who’s Got The Power?” is played by Tacocat. The original Powerpuff Girls main theme was performed by the composers Chase, Rucker, Venable, who had neither a band, nor apparently first names. Tacocat recently released the single “Talk.”

Tacocat consists of Emily Nokes, bassist Bree McKenna, who is the illegitimate child of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine, drummer Lelah Maupin and guitarist Eric Randall, who specialize in sarcastic feminist songs like “This is Anarchy” and the menstruation theme “Crimson Wave.” They met while working at a Safeway store. They released their debut album Shame Spiral in 2010. Their Woman’s Day EP came out in 2011.

In the past, The Powerpuff Girls have include music from Devo, The Apples in Stereo, Shonen Knife – who started out as a Ramones Cover Band – wrote and performed “Buttercup (I’m a Super Girl)”   for the original series. The Powerpuff Girls ending theme was performed by Bis. The original series released three albums, The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes & Villains, The City of Soundsville: Music From The Powerpuff Girls and The Powerpuff Girls: Power Pop. 

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The Powerpuff Girls featured Beatles music in the episode “Meet the Beat Alls.” Their second reboot “Dance Pantsed” starred Ringo Starr, who happened to have also starred with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison in the sixties Beatle Cartoons as well as Yellow Submarine and Harry Nilsson’s The Point.

The original cartoon riot grrls Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup (and occasionally Bullet the squirrel and their half-sister Bunny) may very well be the greatest superheroes in the history of superheroics if only because they have to save the world before bedtime. The reimagined series will premiere on Cartoon Network this spring with the episode “I Am Not A Princess.”

In the clip, a Brawny towel guy lookalike warns that Townsville should get back to its manly roots. Not the kind of thing you want to say to a prepubescent girl power proponent. We can see that Buttercup is still the fiercest fighter, even if she does throw like a girl.

Cartoon Network is adding new voices to the spice and sugar in the The Powerpuff Girls reboot. Amanda Leighton will voice Blossom, Kristen Li will brighten things up as Bubbles and Natalie Palamides will whoop some ass as Buttercup. Tom Kenny is coming back to Townsville USA to play the Mayor and the Narrator.

The new Powerpuff Girls will be executive produced by Nick Jennings, who won an Emmy Award for his work on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. The series will be co-executive produced by Bob Boyle, who created Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

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The Powerpuff Girls were a reimagining of  The Whoopass GirlsThe Powerpuff Girls debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998. To hear Cartoon Network tell it, they earned two Emmys Awards, “five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run.”

The Powerpuff Girls was created by Craig McCracken. It premiered in 1996 and earned two Emmy Awards and was nominated five other times. The original cast members were Cathy Cavadini as Blossom, Tara Strong as Bubbles, and Elizabeth Daily as Buttercup.

The new Powerpuff Girls will be executive produced by Nick Jennings, who won an Emmy Award for his work on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. The series will be co-executive produced by Bob Boyle, who created Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

Cartoon Network revealed new character designs and new voice actors for Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup in the The Powerpuff Girls reboot at the 2015 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

Amanda Leighton will voice Blossom, Kristen Li will brighten things up as Bubbles and Natalie Palamides will whoop some ass as Buttercup. Tom Kenny is coming back to Townsville USA to play the Mayor and the Narrator.

The Powerpuff Girls, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, and occasionally Bullet the squirrel and their half-sister Bunny, go to school by day and save Townsville USA in the early evening, because they have to be home and washed by bedtime.

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The Powerpuff Girls have already been rebooted from The Whoopass Girls and the new boots will fit in a whole new television series. The Powerpuff Girls debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998. To hear Cartoon Network tell it, they earned two Emmys Awards, “five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run.”

The Powerpuff Girls was created by Craig McCracken. It premiered in 1996 and earned two Emmy Awards and was nominated five other times. The original cast members were Cathy Cavadini as Blossom, Tara Strong as Bubbles, and Elizabeth Daily as Buttercup.

The reimagined Powerpuff Girls is slated for a 2016 global launch