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Powerpuff Girls to Return to Cartoon Network in 2016

Posted by Justin Hedvat Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Cartoon Network announced on Monday that their beloved original series The Powerpuff Girls will be returning to television in 2016, over a decade after their last appearance on the air.

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"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 of Cartoon Network, during an announcement at the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. "We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice, and Chemical X."

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.

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What do you think, Fanboys? Are you excited for this new rendition of the Powerpuff Girls, or is Cartoon Network just making a much-needed cash grab from one of their more lucrative properties? Let me know in the comments below!

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