Fans of Craig McCracken’s break-out series The Powerpuff Girls are eagerly awaiting the brand new animated special “Dance Pantsed,” which premieres Monday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. In addition to the returning key voice cast, the special also boasts the voice talents of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr as Fibonacci Sequins, Townsville’s most famous, flamboyant mathematician. The rock ‘n’ roll legend also performs and original music video and song “I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl,” which Cartoon Network is offering a pre-event glimpse:
“Dance Pantsed” (directed by Dave Smith) tasks Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup with puzzling out why the evil Mojo Jojo is kidnapping a mathematician, an opera singer and a badger. The answer, of course, is to steal some Chemical X and finally take over Townsville! When the girls thwart his elaborate plan, the sinister simian invents an evil videogame called “Dance Pantsed R-EVILution” to control their minds and fulfill his scheme–forcing The Professor to revisit his dark, dancing past to save the girls in time to protect the city of Townsville.
Leading up to the premiere of “Dance Pantsed,” the channel will showcase ten classic episodes of The Powerpuff Girls during a five-hour marathon on Sunday, January 19 beginning at noon. And if you miss the CN launch, Boomerang will air an encore presentation of the special on January 20 at 9 p.m., followed by a marathon of classic episodes of the original series.