Just ahead of their official re-introduction to San Diego Comic-Con, Cartoon Network announces that the all-new Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are confirmed to return in a second season of the revamped The Powerpuff Girls.
The show premiered in April, dominating in all key demos and garnering over 81 million worldwide viewers across multiple platforms, making it the network’s biggest international event ever. Fans have also gotten a kick out of the “Powerpuff Yourself” avatar maker, which has given over 12 million fans a big-eyed Townsvillian makeover. The Powerpuff Girls also picked up its first Emmy nomination this year for “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program.”
PPG has also proved the characters’ enduring licensing appeal, partnering with Moschino and Hot Topic on fashion collaborations in the United States and C&A Department Store and BIZUU globally; with Spin Master for a full international range of toys and products; and as a McDonald’s Happy Meal promotion with six different toy offerings. The girls have also joined CN’s commitment to STEAM education, inspiring children to learn to code with special episodes and programs including Google’s Made With Code GIF: The Powerpuff Girls and Scratch from the MIT Media Lab.
The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) as EP and Bob Boyle (Clarence) as co-EP. The voice cast is lead by Amanda Leighton (Blossom), Kristen Li (Bubbles) and Natalie Palamides (Buttercup).
The initial run of The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, premiered in 1998 and netted two Emmy Awards (plus five nominations) and many, many animation-centric honors through its 78-episode run, also inspiring a feature film released by Warner Bros. in 2002.