The Powerpuff Girls

American animated television series from 1998–2005

The Powerpuff Girls is an American comedy-action satirical adventure superhero children's animated television series. It aired on Cartoon Network in from 1998 to 2009. It is about three humanoid superheroines named Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup who live in Townsville, USA. They are in kindergarteners and have superpowers, who use their powers for good by saving the world from villains. The show is based off of a short made by the series creator from 1992 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
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. Its 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

  • Cathy Cavadini - Blossom
  • Kath Soucie, Tara Strong - Bubbles
  • E. G. Daily - Buttercup
  • Tom Kane - Professor Utonium
  • Tom Kenny - The Mayor of Townsville
  • Jennifer Hale - Miss Keane, Sedusa, Princess Morbucks
  • Jennifer Martin - Miss Sarah Bellum

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 as a celebration for the shows 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