The Powerpuff Girls
|The Powerpuff Girls|
|Created by||Craig McCracken|
|Narrated by||Tom Kenny (US) Simon Greenall (UK)|
|Theme music composer||James L. Venable|
|Opening theme||"The Powerpuff Girls (Main Theme)"|
|Ending theme||"The Powerpuff Girls (End Theme)", |
performed by Bis
|Country of origin||United States United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||78 (whole)|
136 (segments) (list of episodes)
|Executive producer(s)||Mike Lazzo|
|Running time||11 minutes (short-length episodes)|
22 minutes (specials)
44 minutes ("'Twas the Fight Before Christmas")
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution|
|Original network||Cartoon Network; Boomerang (TV channel)|
|Picture format||4:3 SDTV 16:9 HDTV|
|Audio format|||Dolby Surround (1998–2002) Dolby Digital (2003–05)|
|Original release||October 18, 1998 –|
March 25, 2005
|Related shows||Powerpuff Girls Z|
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The Powerpuff Girls (2016)
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.
A lonely scientist named Professor Utonium one day decided to create a "perfect daughter" using sugar, spice and everything nice. However, a special potion named Chemical X was accidentally added to the pot, creating the three Powerpuff Girls, who had superpowers and have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and evil in Townsville.
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.
The Powerpuff Girls Edit
- Blossom - the pink Powerpuff girl and the leader with a pink dress with a black belt, long white tights and black shoes.
- Bubbles - the blue Powerpuff girl and the cutest with a blue dress with a black belt in the middle, long white tights and black shoes.
- Buttercup - the green Powerpuff girl and the strongest with a green dress with a black belt down the middle, long white tights and black Mary Jane shoes.
- Mojo Jojo - a monkey with a high white helmet with purple stripes that protects his brain which has overgrown during the explosion of the X during the birth of the Powerpuff Girls on the outside of his skull, a white and blue headpiece, a white, blue and purple outfit and white gloves.
- HIM - a demon so evil that people do not say his true name. He is the most powerful villain in the show and is often said to be the most frightening
- Fuzzy Lumpkins - a strange beast with pink fur who wishes to be left alone.
- Princess Morbucks - a rich girl who wants to become a Powerpuff Girl, but became a villain after being rejected.
- Gangreen Gang - a group of green-skinned teenagers
- Amoeba Boys - three single-cell gangsters
- Sedusa - a woman with a red suit and boots and black fishnet stockings
- Professor Utonium - the father of the Powerpuff Girls
- The Mayor - the mayor of Townsville who calls the Girls whenever there is trouble.
- Ms Bellum - the mayor's secretary.
- Ms Keane - a school teacher
Original Voice Cast Edit
- Cathy Cavadini - Blossom (US)
- Maria Darling - Blossom (UK)
- Tara Strong - Bubbles (US)
- Emma Tate - Bubbles (UK)
- E. G. Daily - Buttercup (US)
- Jo Wyatt - Buttercup (UK)
- Tom Kane - Professor Utonium (US/UK)
- Tom Kenny - The Mayor of Townsville and The Narrator (US)
- Simon Greenall - The Narrator (UK)
- Rob Rackstraw - The Mayor of Townsville (UK)
- Jennifer Hale - Miss Keane (US), Sedusa, Princess Morbucks (US/UK)
- Jennifer Martin - Miss Sarah Bellum (US/UK)
- Teresa Gallagher - Miss Keane (UK)
Other media Edit
The Powerpuff Girls Movie is an animated film which serves as a prequel to the series. It tells the full story of how the girls were created, revealing that Mojo Jojo (the series' main villain) was partly responsible. The main cast of the series returns. It was released in 2002.
Video games Edit
Two video games were made featuring the main cast. They were:
Television special Edit
In 2009, a ten-year anniversary special was released titled The Powerpuff Girls Rule. The story centres around the Key to the World being brought to Townsville. The Girls and every villain who appeared in the series search for the Key. Eventually, Mojo Jojo finds it and reveals that he will use it to create world peace.
Anime adaptation Edit
In 2006, the Powerpuff Girls Z was released. Many major characters returned but personalities and appearances were altered. Instead of being superheroes from birth, the girls were teenagers who were struck by "Z Rays" which turned them into superheroes.
2016 remake Edit
The Powerpuff Girls is a reboot of the original series. Although it follows the same backstory and has similar characters, many things are changed.
Live action sequel Edit
A live action sequel was in development. It was said to depict the Girls now as adults returning to their superhero duties. However, it was cancelled.
Home media Edit
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 series Edit
- 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.
- "The Powerpuff Girls Episode Guide -Hanna-Barbera". The Big Cartoon DataBase. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015.
- "The Powerpuff Girls Featured Episodes". CartoonNetwork.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2000. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
- "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.
- "Powerpuff Girls Z". tv-tokyo.co.jp (in Japanese). Archived from the original on December 4, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
- The Powerpuff Girls: Who, What, Where, How, Why... Who Cares?. 2009.
Other websites Edit
Media related to The Powerpuff Girls (1998 TV series) at Wikimedia Commons
- The Powerpuff Girls Original (1998) on IMDb
- Powerpuff Girls (2016) on IMDb
- The Powerpuff Girls at the Big Cartoon DataBase