Cartoon Network unveiled at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas the first look at Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup from the all-new series The Powerpuff Girls, slated for a 2016 global launch.
Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the series will feature the voices of Amanda Leighton as Blossom, Kristen Li as Bubbles, Natalie Palamides as Buttercup and Tom Kenny, reprising his role as the Narrator-Mayor.
The new series will be executive produced by Nick Jennings, who won an Emmy for his work on Adventure Time, and Bob Boyle creator of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! will co-executive produce.
To support the worldwide launch in 2016, Cartoon Network is assembling a roster of licensing partners to create a full consumer products program for the franchise. Spin Master will anchor the program, creating a line of toys including plush, figures and playsets, dolls and more available worldwide in fall 2016.
Additionally, in North America, Penguin Young Readers Group will debut a series of books based on The Powerpuff Girls in fall 2016 as part of the Cartoon Network Books imprint, and Disguise will launch costumes for kids, juniors and adults, as well as year-round dress-up toys and accessories for kids, also available in fall 2016. Warner Home Video will distribute the series’ home entertainment releases.
The Powerpuff Girls is one of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series. Created by Craig McCracken, the series premiered in 1996 and earned two Emmy Awards along with five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run. The series also spawned a feature film with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002.