Cartoon Network has announced plans to reboot popular 90s series The Powerpuff Girls in 2016. Variety reports that the reboot will include a new television series as well as a full licensing program. Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network, cites the series’ overwhelming demand and love from fans worldwide as two key reasons in rebooting the series:
“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. We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”
Added Pete Yoder, Vice President of Consumer Products for North America Cartoon Network Enterprises:
“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.”
The Powerpuff Girls premiered on Cartoon Network back in 1998 managing to earn two Emmy awards during its 78-episode run. The Powerpuff Girls franchise also included a 2003 feature film, a tenth anniversary special and The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed CG special which aired back in January on Cartoon Network.
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