Sugar, spice, and everything nice! The Powerpuff Girls ended in 2005 and has had a few specials over the years, but now after a decade The Powerpuff Girls are back!
Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles will be saving Townsville once again, but they might be sounding a bit different. New voices have been brought on for the 2016 reboot. Amanda Leighton will voice Blossom, Kristen Li will voice Bubbles, and Natalie Palamides will voice Buttercup. However, Tom Kenny is returning to narrate and voice the mayor.
The new Powerpuff Girls will be premiering at South by Southwest on March 14 in Austin, TX, and later in 2016 for the rest of the world on the Cartoon Network.
The original Powerpuff Girls series ran from 1998 to 2005 with a total of six seasons and 78 episodes. The show was created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network, who is unfortunately not working on this rebooted series. It has been suggested by Tom Kenny that McCracken has approved of the new series, however former Powerpuff Girls voice actor Tara Strong did not agree, stirring up a bit of drama.
Strong took to Twitter after the news of the series broke, voicing her displeasure at not be invited to return as the voice of Bubbles and also tweeted, "The truth is, I can't imagine #Powerpuffgirls being done without the genius mind who created it."
The Powerpuff Girls were also previously adapted into an anime series called Powerpuff Girls Z. The show featured the characters Hyper Blossom, Rolling Bubbles, and Powered Buttercup. Powerpuff Girls Z ran for 52 episodes from 2006 to 2007 and spawned manga adaptions, but there is currently no news on a reboot of this version.
Watch a sneak peak of the first episode of the new reboot titled, "I Am Not A Princess" below!