Powerpuff Girls is being rebooted yet again, Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. revealed recently. The popular cartoon is now getting revived Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, the studio behind The Amazing World of Gumball. Craig McCracken, the creator of the series, is also attached to lead the development of the reboot.
Powerpuff Girls was already rebooted not too long ago. Back in 2016, Cartoon Network delivered a new Powerpuff Girls series that was quite successful, running for 119 episodes over three seasons. It looks like it’s getting yet another reboot, though the details about this particular one and how it will differ to the previous attempts remains to be seen.
In addition to Powerpuff Girls, McCracken is also working on a reboot of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends that will be aimed at preschoolers. The original series ran from 2004 to 2009 and was among Cartoon Network’s most popular shows at the time.
The upcoming cartoon reboot of Powerpuff Girls is not to be confused with CW’s live-action series which seems to be stuck in limbo and development hell. The pilot episode had to undergo reshoots due to its negative feedback from executives (and fans who managed to read the leaked pilot’s script ahead of time). The show’s rocky development also led to Chloe Bennet, who played Blossom, leaving the production. No replacement has been announced.
Fans might be more familiar with the original run of Powerpuff Girls, which aired on Cartoon Network in 1998 and ran for 78 episodes until 2005. Next to cartoons like Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls proved to be a huge hit for the broadcasting company – so much so that it now has a massive following who might anticipate this upcoming reboot. Hopefully, it doesn’t stray too far from its roots and delivers a new series worthy of the original.