The Powerpuff Girls Returning to Cartoon Network

The Powerpuff Girls

The Powerpuff Girls is returning to Cartoon Network, according to the network bosses. It has been 10 years since the show originally ended, which ran from 1998, but will be back on screens in 2016. So far very little has been shared about the storyline and how the girls will return.

The show was all about girl power, and involved three young girls who had been created by science. Professor Utonium used sugar and spice and mixed them with Chemical X to create his masterpieces, and they soon became like daughters to him. His aim was to make dream little girls, and he ended up with The Powerpuff Girls.

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup would go out to save Townsville from various bad guys, including Mojo Jojo. The franchise lasted for 79 episodes, and there was a movie in 2002. The girls have also been used on various marketing products, and are still a favorite for many children around the world.

The cartoon ran for six seasons, and showed no sign of slowing down. There was an attempt to remove all evil, but the girls soon understood that the world needed free will and opposites. It would be very easy to bring it back after 10 years of being off the air.

In the United States, the final episode was banned at first. This was due to communist views within the episode, which the US networks refused to allow to show.

The question now is how The Powerpuff Girls will return to Cartoon Network. They never aged throughout the six season run, so will not likely age when it returns. There is the chance that the show will just continue where it left off, since the dates matter very little. Of course, the show runners may choose to adapt the show slightly considering that its original audience has grown up and moved on.

Another option would be to just do a full reboot. This would allow the show runners to ignore everything that had previously happened in the show, reducing any problems with continuity problems. It would also allow show runners more freedom in adapting the characters for their new audience.

This is not the first time a show has been brought back to life. In fact, there are currently a number of producers looking to reboot original shows. Charmed is one of those that has recently been highlighted for a reboot with the producers of Party of Five telling the story. However, this reboot has received some criticism since the show only ended in 2006. It seems too soon for some, especially the actresses who played the main roles.

There have been some complaints that Hollywood is running out of ideas. TV shows are not the only things to get reboots. Many movies either have remakes or sequels and prequels created. The Amazing Spiderman was a reboot of Spiderman, which annoyed fans who argued that it had just been a few years between them.

Network producers believe that this idea is the right thing to do. At no point has the show been called a reboot yet, and may be a continuation of the much-loved children’s cartoon. Only time will tell, but some fans will be excited to hear that The Powerpuff Girls is returning to Cartoon Network even if it is just for their children to watch.

By Alexandria Ingham

Sources:

Mashable

Cartoon Network

The Hollywood Reporter

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