The Powerpuff Girls

American animated television series from 1998–2005

The Powerpuff Girls (also abbreviated as PPG) is an American comedy-action satirical adventure superhero children's animated television series. It aired on Cartoon Network from 1998 to 2005. It is about three humanoid superheroines named Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup live in Townsville, USA. They are kindergarteners and have superpowers, who use their powers for good by saving the world from villains. The show is based on a short made by the series creator from 1992 originally called Whoopass Stew. The original show was created by Craig McCracken, and the 2016 revival series was developed by Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle. It was created and produced by Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network Studios, who also developed a theatrical film adaption in 2002 titled The Powerpuff Girls Movie by Warner Bros Animation.

The Powerpuff Girls
Pink letters reading "The Powerpuff Girls" against a black background.
the original logo of the show.
Action adventure
Created byCraig McCracken
Written by
Directed by
Voices of
Narrated byTom Kenny
Theme music composerJames L. Venable
Opening theme"The Powerpuff Girls (Main Theme)"
Ending theme"The Powerpuff Girls (End Theme)",
performed by Bis
  • Thomas Chase
  • Steve Rucker
  • James L. Venable
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes78 (whole)
136 (segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Mike Lazzo
  • Chris Savino (seasons 5–6)
  • Genndy Tartakovsky
    (supervising producer, seasons 1–4)
Running time11 minutes (short-length episodes)
22 minutes (specials)
44 minutes ("'Twas the Fight Before Christmas")
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Original networkCartoon Network; Boomerang (TV channel)
Picture format4:3 SDTV 16:9 HDTV
Audio format|Dolby Surround (1998–2002) Dolby Digital (2003–05)
Original releaseOctober 18, 1998 (1998-10-18)[2] –
March 25, 2005 (2005-03-25)[2][3]
Related showsPowerpuff Girls Z[4]
What a Cartoon![5]
The Powerpuff Girls (2016)
Other websites


Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are 3 kindergarten superheroes who live with their father, Professor Utonium, in the City of Townsville. It is their job to use their powers to reduce crime and defend the town from evil villains who want to take it over while also partaking in normal activities like chores and going to school.

Original Voice CastEdit

Home mediaEdit

The show saw several VHS and DVD releases while it was on the air, and the entire series was released on DVD in 2009 to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary.

Similar television seriesEdit

  • Dexter's Laboratory, which shared similar production staff and voice actors as Powerpuff Girls also features a child with uncanny abilities fighting against his neighbor named Mandark.


  1. "The Powerpuff Girls Episode Guide -Hanna-Barbera". The Big Cartoon DataBase. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015.
  2. "Octi-Gone (2005) The Powerpuff Girls Cartoon Episode Guide". The Big Cartoon DataBase. Archived from the original on April 12, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  3. "Powerpuff Girls Z". (in Japanese). Archived from the original on December 4, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  4. The Powerpuff Girls: Who, What, Where, How, Why... Who Cares?. 2009.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to The Powerpuff Girls (1998 TV series) at Wikimedia Commons