Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cartoon Network Getting That Nostalgia Money: Powerpuff Girls Return

Everything old is new again, because nostalgia, ladies and gentlemen, sells.  And you can bet that sweet ass of yours that Cartoon Network is gonna get in on that goldmine.  Thus, the Powerpuff Girls are back. Kind of...

They look the same for the most part, but when Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup return to television in 2016, they may just sound a little bit different. An all new voice cast is taking over, and hope to make a new generation of youngsters (and probably more than a few older folks) fans of the three crime fighting sisters created in a laboratory.

The real question though: Will Mojo's OG voice return?

The Fosters star Amanda Leighton will be voicing Blossom, newcomer Kristen Li will voice Bubbles, Natalie Palamides will take on Buttercup. And Tom Kenny, who voiced the Narrator/Mayor in the original series, will reprise his role, the network said.

"It has been wonderful to see this new show team bring such passion and positive creative spirit to this iconic property," said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer at Cartoon Network. "We know that fans of every age will appreciate this new take on saving the world before bedtime."

The new cast announcement and first look art comes one year after Cartoon Network announced their plans to reboot the series, which ran for 78 episodes from 1998 to 2004.

The reimagined PPGirls (an abbreviation as hilarious as it is problematic) series will be executive produced by Nick Jennings, who won an Emmy for his work on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.  Fingers crossed that the subversion magic that wormed it's way into the original will not be lost on this one...

Now let's get down to business...when is that Dexter's Lab reboot getting made?

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