The Powerpuff Girls will be returning to television for the first time since 2005.
The original Powerpuff Girls cartoon ran on Cartoon Network for 78 episodes, winning 2 Emmys and being nominated 17 times in the process. This reboot, produced by Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle, brings an animated flavor to the current trend of bringing back popular shows for the millennial generation. The Gilmore Girls Netflix release on Netflix and Fuller House come to mind.
Beside a revamped logo, new theme song, and softer graphics, the new Powerpuff Girls looks like the old, even keeping the familiar quick shots and quips from the original cartoon. The new series will also feature Tom Kenny reprising his role as the Narrator/Mayor, Roger L. Jackson returning as Mojo Jojo and Jennifer Hale remaining the voice for Ms. Keen
Unfortunately for those looking for complete nostalgia, , the original voices of the Powerpuff Girls, Cathy Cavadini as Blossom, Tara Strong as Bubbles, and Elizabeth Daily as Buttercup were not brought back, and were generally unaware of the reboot. Strong even went as far as calling it “a stab in the heart.” Instead, Amanda Leighton will voice Blossom, Kristen Li will voice Bubbles and Natalie Palamides will be voicing Buttercup.
In celebration of the series’ comeback, Cartoon Network has launched a website allowing people to turn themselves into a powerpuff look alike. The Powerpuff Girls make their official comeback on April 4, 2016, at 6 p.m., on Cartoon Network and this millennial will certainly be watching.