Cartoon Network has ordered a reboot of their iconic series The Powerpuff Girls, which will air globally on Turner Broadcasting’s Kids channels.
Originally debuting in 1998, The Powerpuff Girls quickly became a global brand and has generated more than $2.5 billion in retail sales since its debut. The original series ran for six seasons, spawning a feature film in 2002 as well as a tenth anniversary special and an all new re-imagined CG special, The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed, which will air on Boomerang UK on June 26th. The new series, which is currently untitled, is set to premiere in 2016 and will be produced in-house by Cartoon Network Studios.
“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, Cartoon Network’s Chief Content Officer. “We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”
While Pete Yoder, Vice-President of Consumer Products for North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises, added: “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. 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.”