The adorable super-powered kindergarteners saved the day from the dastardly schemes of their nemesis Mojo Jojo in a 78-episode run spanning six seasons from 1998 to 2005, winning two Emmy Awards and releasing a full-length feature film in the process. The brand is one of Cartoon Network's highest grossing ever, with over $2.5 billion in retail sales.
"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," Pete Yoder, Cartoon Network's vice president of North American consumer products, stated in a press release. "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."
The network has not stated whether original series creator Craig McCracken is attached to the project. McCracken's clever writing was a large part of what made the show such a huge success, and it would be downright evil if the new reboot didn't continue the original's unique brand of humor.