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The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Hanna-Barbera (later Cartoon Network Studios) for Cartoon Network. The show centers on Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three kindergarten-aged girls with superpowers, as well as their "father", the brainy scientist Professor Utonium, who all live in the fictional city of Townsville, USA. The girls are frequently called upon by the town's childlike mayor to help fight nearby criminals using their powers.
McCracken originally developed the show in 1992 as a cartoon short entitled Whoopass Stew! while in his second year at CalArts. Following a name change, Cartoon Network featured the first Powerpuff Girls pilots in its animation showcase program World Premiere Toons in 1995 and 1996. The series made its official debut as a Cartoon Cartoon on November 18, 1998, with the final episode airing on March 25, 2005. A total of 78 episodes were aired in addition to two shorts, a Christmas special, a feature film, and a tenth anniversary special. Additionally, the series has been nominated for 6 Emmy Awards, 9 Annie Awards, and a Kids' Choice Award during its run. Spin-off media include an anime, three CD soundtracks, a home video collection, and a series of video games, as well as various licensed merchandise.
Contents  [hide]
1 Overview
2 Production
3 Characters
4 Media
4.1 Anime and Manga
4.2 Film
4.3 Music CDs
4.4 Parodies
4.5 Video games
5 Reception
5.1 Awards and nominations
6 See also
7 References
8 External links
Overview

The Powerpuff Girls revolves around the adventures of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. Each of the girls has a color: Blossom is pink, Bubbles is blue, and Buttercup is green. The plot of a typical episode is some humorous variation of standard superhero and tokusatsu fare, with the girls using their powers to defend their town from villains and giant monsters. In addition, the girls have to deal with normal issues young children face, such as sibling rivalries, loose teeth, personal hygiene, going to school, bed wetting, or dependence on a security blanket. Episodes often contain more or less hidden references to older pop culture (especially noticeable in the episode "Meet the Beat Alls").[1]
The setting of the show is mainly the city of Townsville, USA. Townsville is depicted as a major American city, with a cityscape consisting of several major skyscrapers. In his review of The Powerpuff Girls Movie, movie critic Bob Longino of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that, "the intricate drawings emanate 1950s futuristic pizazz like a David Hockney scenescape," and that the show is "one of the few American creations that is both gleeful pop culture and exquisite high art."[2]
James L. Venable composed the opening theme of the series, and Scottish band Bis performed the ending theme song,[3] as played during the credits. The opening theme is based on the Clyde Stubblefield-performed Funky drummer drum break sample.[4]
Production

See also: List of The Powerpuff Girls episodes
In 1991 Craig McCracken, then a student in the character animation program of CalArts,[5] created "The Whoopass Girls" as a drawing of three girls on a small sheet of orange construction paper.[6] The following year he included them as the main characters of his short film Whoopass Stew! The Whoopass Girls in: A Sticky Situation.[7] This short, along with a few of McCracken's No Neck Joe shorts, was selected to be shown at Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation in 1994.[7][8] While working on Dexter's Laboratory, McCracken submitted his work to Hanna-Barbera's innovative What a Cartoon! Show shorts program, which was eventually produced for Cartoon Network as "The Powerpuff Girls in: Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" as part of World Premiere Toons.[9] "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" first aired in 1995, and was followed by a second short, "Crime 101", a year later. Announcer Ernie Anderson, the narrator of the pilot episodes, died of cancer in 1997 before the show premiered, and he was replaced by Tom Kenny for the remainder of the series.[10] The show's animation director was McCracken's former classmate Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack), who also directed many episodes himself.[11] All of the original episodes (except the WAC shorts with the first one being animated at Animal House in Japan and the Second being animated at Fil Cartoons in the Philippines) were hand-drawn and produced at Rough Draft Studios in South Korea.[12]
The Powerpuff Girls series debut on November 18, 1998 was the highest rated premiere in Cartoon Network's history at the time. The series consistently scored the highest rating each week for the network across a wide range of demographics—from young children to adults.[13] In October 2000, Cartoon Network credited The Powerpuff Girls for its Friday night prime time ratings win among cable networks.[14] By the end of 2000, merchandising based on The Powerpuff Girls encompassed a whole variety of products, including T-shirts, toys, video games, lunchboxes, and dishware.[13] Concerning The Powerpuff Girls success, Craig McCracken has stated, "I thought it would get on Cartoon Network and college kids would watch it and there would be a few random T-shirts out there in the rave scene or in record shops. But I had no idea that it would take off to this extent."[13] The show's last original run episode was on March 25, 2005, in all six seasons were made.[15]
In August 2008, McCracken revealed on his DeviantArt account, as had been announced in that year's Comic Con, that he was working with Cartoon Network on a new half-hour Powerpuff Girls special to celebrate the series' tenth anniversary.[16] The special, titled "The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!", aired on the Pan-Euro Cartoon Network on November 29, 2008, on the Powerpuff Girls Birthday Marathon, and in the United States on January 19, 2009, as part of its 10th anniversary marathon. Unlike previous episodes in the series, the anniversary special was animated using Adobe Flash at Cartoon Network Studios.[17] As of March 30, 2012, this series has returned to Cartoon Network in re-runs on the revived block, Cartoon Planet.[18]
Characters

Main article: List of The Powerpuff Girls characters


The Powerpuff Girls: Bubbles (left), Blossom (middle), and Buttercup (right)
As depicted in the opening sequence of each episode, the Powerpuff Girls were created by Professor Utonium in an attempt "to create the perfect little girl" using a mixture of "sugar... spice... and everything nice" (shown in respective fields of baby blue, light green, and pink). However, he accidentally spilled a mysterious substance called "Chemical X" into the mixture, creating, instead of the "perfect little girl", three girls (each possessing one of the above elements dominating her personality), and granting all three superpowers including flight, super strength, super speed, near invulnerability, x-ray vision, super senses, heat vision, and energy projection. In the original plot, the accidental substance was a can of "Whoop Ass", which was replaced by "Chemical X" in the aired version.[13]
The three girls all have oval-shaped heads, abnormally large eyes (inspired by Margaret Keane's art[19]), stubby arms and legs, and lack noses, ears, fingers, necks, and flat feet with toes (McCracken preferred them to look more symbolic of actual girls rather than going for a realistic look, meaning fewer details were added.[20]). They wear dresses with black stripes that match the colors of their eyes, as well as white stockings and black Mary Janes. The closing theme to the cartoon offers a nutshell description of the three Powerpuff Girls' personalities: Blossom, commander and the leader. Bubbles, she is the joy and the laughter. Buttercup, she is the toughest fighter.
Blossom (voiced by Cathy Cavadini) is known for being the most intelligent one, as well as being the self-proclaimed leader of the Powerpuff Girls. Her personality ingredient is "everything nice", her signature color is pink, and she has long red hair with a red bow. She was named for having spoken freely and honestly to the Professor shortly after her creation as shown in the Powerpuff Girls Movie. She is often seen as the most level-headed, and composed member of the group and also strong and determined.[21] Her unique power is freezing objects with her breath as seen in the episode Ice Sore.[22]
Bubbles (voiced by Tara Strong in the series and by Kath Soucie in the What-a-Cartoon! episodes) is the cute and sensitive one. Her personality ingredient is sugar, her signature color is blue, and she has short blonde hair in two pigtails. Bubbles is seen as kind and very sweet but she is also capable of extreme rage and can fight monsters just as well as her sisters can.[21] Her best friend is a stuffed octopus doll she calls "Octi", and she also loves animals. She exhibits the ability to both understand foreign languages (Spanish, Japanese) and communicate with various animals (squirrels, cats, monsters), and her unique power is emitting supersonic waves with her voice.
Buttercup (voiced by E.G. Daily) is the toughest of the three. Her personality ingredient is spice, her signature color is light green, and she has short black hair in a bob. She is a tomboy, who loves to get dirty, fights hard, and plays rough, she does not plan and is all action.[21] Buttercup is the only Powerpuff Girl without a unique super power (aside from being able to curl her tongue as shown in the episode Nuthin' Special).[23]
Media

Anime and Manga
Main article: Powerpuff Girls Z
In April 2005, plans for a Japanese anime version, Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z, were announced.[24] The series premiered in Japan the following year with 52 half-hour episodes, airing each Saturday from July 1 to December 23, 2006, and from January 6 to June 30, 2007. The series deviated from its American predecessor in terms of style, storyline, and characterization, but still retained the essential themes that made the original a success.[25] An English version has also been produced by Ocean Studios in Vancouver, Canada and has been broadcast on Cartoon Network Philippines and Boomerang Australia.[26] A manga adaptation, illustrated by Shiho Komiyuno, was serialized in Shueisha's Ribon magazine between June 2006 and July 2007.[27]
Another manga series called PowerPuff Girls Doujinshi was created in 2004 and released through Snafu Comics. The girls are shown to be a bit older than, but with the same personalities as their T.V. counterparts, and combines characters from other cartoon shows. The story has the girls now going to school in the neighboring city of Townsville known as Megaville.[28] The comic was the "Outstanding Superhero Comic" and "Outstanding Character Art" winner on the Web Cartoonist's Choice Awards in 2005.[29]
Film
Main article: The Powerpuff Girls Movie
The Powerpuff Girls Movie was released in the United States on July 3, 2002 by Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network.[30] The movie, a Prequel to the series tells the story of how the Powerpuff Girls were created, and how Mojo Jojo became a supervillain. After the girls were created by Professor Utonium to help the city against crime, they end up only causing chaos in Townsville. Down about how everyone refers to them as freaks, they turn to Mojo Jojo, a monkey who says he is there to help make people like them again. Unknown to the girls, Mojo Jojo was Professor Utonium's lab chimp helper who was mutated as a cause from the Powerpuff Girls being made and has become super smart as a result and jealous of them. Mojo Jojo ends up tricking the girls into helping him make a machine to mutate other chimps. Seeing what they have done the girls run away in shame but come back after seeing Professor Utonium in trouble, and they end up beating Mojo Jojo and his army of mutated smart chimps and saving the day, thus becoming Townsville's new defenders.[31]
The movie received mixed to positive reviews with a rating of 63% at Rotten Tomatoes [32] however it did receive negative reviews though for the violence involved.[33] In all, the movie grossed $16 million worldwide though with a $11 million budget, the movie was unsuccessful.[34]
Music CDs
Main article: List of The Powerpuff Girls soundtracks
Three CD soundtracks were officially released for the series. The first, entitled Heroes & Villains, features original songs about the Powerpuff Girls characters by a number of artists, including the New Wave group Devo, Bis, The Apples in Stereo, and Frank Black.[35] The first album did well topping the Billboard's children's music chart for six weeks.[1] Another album entitled The City of Soundsville features electronica-style character themes and also did well with critics[36][37] The third album entitled Power Pop features a more teen-oriented variety of pop songs. The album was considered a "big disappointment" and not received as well.[38]
Parodies
On January 30, 2012 a combo parody of the Powerpuff Girls and 2 Broke Girls was done in Cartoon Network's TV series MAD's second season. The parody is of Bubbles and Buttercup (Blossom is doing fine) who are broke and work for HIM in a diner after the show got placed on permanent hiatus.[39] The MAD episode with the parody ranked #26/30 for the week with 1.903 million viewers.[40]
Video games
Main article: List of The Powerpuff Girls video games
Video games were made for The Powerpuff Girls all being action in genre. The Powerpuff Girls: Bad Mojo Jojo, released on November 14, 2000 follows Blossom as she tries to beat Mojo Jojo[41] the game was called "Simple and boring" by Gamespot and was a failure critically.[42][43] The Powerpuff Girls: Paint the Townsville Green another game released in November 2000 follows Buttercup as she fights crime.[44] The Powerpuff Girls: Battle HIM follows Bubbles in her fight against HIM and was released in February, 2001.[45] The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-traction was released in October 2001, where the girls battle enemies in a variety of settings in order to reclaim Chemical X and track down Mojo Jojo. IGN gave the game a positive review while giving the PS One version a 2.0/10 bad review[46][47] The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage was released in November 2002, you play as all three girls in a 3D world, the game received mixed reviews.[48] The Powerpuff Girls: Mojo Jojo A-Go-Go released in 2001 centers around the name of the Power Girls' mission to stop Mojo Jojo and his minions the game received mixed reviews.[49][50] PC games were also made for the series these include: The Powerpuff Girls: Mojo Jojo Clone Zone, The Powerpuff Girls: Princess Snorebucks, The Powerpuff Girls: Mojo Jojo's Pet Project, and The Powerpuff Girls: Gamesville.[51][52][53][54] In addition, other games were made that are not main Powerpuff Girls games but do feature the characters such as Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall.[55]
Reception

The Powerpuff Girls has been met with generally positive response from critics and fans. In a 2000 Entertainment Weekly review, Marc Bernadin complimented the show on its "spot-on pop-culture acumen" and "unparalleled sense of fun", giving it a warm welcome from earlier "lame" superhero cartoons that he grew up with.[56] Peter Marks of The New York Times noted the show's use of adult humor and pop culture references, declaring it "the sort of playful satire that can appeal as much to a viewer of 37 as 7."[57] Joly Herman of Commonsense media describes the show as a "cute, highly stylized series thrills the senses with its strange characters, funny situations, and lots of lowbrow humor" she goes on to say however, that the show does go from innocent to violent in no time and that there is not much protecting young viewers against the violent undertones.[58] Robert Lloyd of the LA Times said that the series might be "transgressive" based on the violence but "also cute".[59] TV Guide chose The Powerpuff Girls as #17 in a list of the 50 Greatest cartoon characters of all time.[60] The series has won two Primetime Emmys, two Annie Awards, and including those four wins, has been nominated a total of sixteen times for various awards.
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