The Powerpuff Girls

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The Powerpuff Girls
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Premiere November 18, 1998
Finale March 25, 2005
Creator Craig McCracken
Network Cartoon Network
Kids WB (8 episodes in 2002)
Style 30-minute animated action comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions (Seasons 1–4)
Cartoon Network Studios (Movie, Seasons 5–6)
Seasons 6
Episodes 79 (1 unaired) + 2 pilots + 3 specials + 1 film
Origin USA

The Powerpuff Girls is an animated series about three superpowered little girls who fight crime in Townsville, USA. Created by an accidental combination of sugar, spice, everything nice and Chemical X, the Powerpuff Girls battle with supervillains like Mojo Jojo, Him and Fuzzy Lumpkins.

The series first started developing in 1992 when Craig McCracken produced a short called "The Whoop-Ass Girls" for a class at California Institute of the Arts which was debuted at Spike and Mike's Twisted Animation Festival. Based on his initial short, a new full color short called A Sticky Situation! was financed and produced following the premiere at the festival (still under the title of the Whoop-Ass Girls). The prospective title was renamed to The Powerpuff Girls, a more television friendly name, in 1995 when two shorts were produced at Hanna-Barbera studios and aired on What a Cartoon! Show, entitled Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins and Crime 101.

The series was picked up for a full run on November 18, 1998 and ran for six seasons, ending on March 25, 2005 with an inordinate 78 episodes and 2 specials. One episode from season 5, See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey, has aired virtually everywhere except the United States, presumably because the episode's message of totalitarianism didn't sit well with Cartoon Network, but actually it was feared that the episode's strobe-lights effects may affect children with spasms. It was the touted "rock opera" episode and finally appeared in the U.S. on the complete series DVD set. The series spawned a full length movie in 2002 entitled The Powerpuff Girls Movie. A holiday special, 'Twas The Fight Before Christmas, was released on home video on November 5, 2003 and then premiered on Cartoon Network December 12, 2003. A 10th anniversary episode, The Powerpuff Girls Rule, aired on January 19, 2009, one day before Warner Home Video released the complete series on DVD.

Eight episodes from season four were first screened Saturday mornings on Kids WB in the summer of 2002 before being played on Cartoon Network. Cartoon Network aired a special of The Powerpuff Girls, titled "Dance Pantsed" in January 2014. Craig McCracken did not figure in its production as he was busy at Disney with Wander Over Yonder.

A relaunch of the series premiered in 2016.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Catherine Cavadini Blossom 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tara Charendoff Bubbles 1 2 3 4 5 6
Elizabeth Daily Buttercup 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tom Kenny Narrator 1 2 3 4 5 6
Mayor 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tom Kane Professor Utonium 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jennifer Martin Miss Sara Bellum 1 2 3 4 5 6
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Roger L. Jackson Mojo Jojo 1 2 3 4 5 6
Butch 1 5 6
Jim Cummings Fuzzy Lumpkins 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tom Kane Him 1 2 3 4 5 6
The Talking Dog 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jennifer Hale Ms. Keane 1 2 3 4 5 6
Princess Morebucks 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sedusa 1 2 3 4 5 6
Rob Paulsen Brick 1 5 6
Boomer 1 5 6
Chuck McCann The Amoeba Boys 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tom Kenny Mitchel "Mitch" Michelson 1 2 3 4 5 6
Snake 1 2 3 4 5 6
Little Arturo 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jeff Bennett Ace 1 2 3 4 5 6
Grubber 1 2 3 4 5 6
Big Billy 1 2 3 4 5 6

Pilots

Title Network Airdate
A Sticky Situation! N/A unaired
Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins Cartoon Network March 12, 1995
Crime 101 Cartoon Network January 28, 1996

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Cartoon Network
Season One November 18, 1998 May 27, 1999 13
Season Two June 25, 1999 June 30, 2000 13
Season Three July 28, 2000 February 9, 2001 13
Season Four April 20, 2001 June 28, 2002 10
Season Five December 6, 2002 May 14, 2004 18 + 1
Season Six June 25, 2004 March 25, 2005 11

Feature film

Title Release Date
The Powerpuff Girls Movie July 3, 2002

Special

Title Network Airdate
'Twas the Fight Before Christmas Cartoon Network December 12, 2003
The Powerpuff Girls Rule Cartoon Network January 19, 2009
Dance Pantsed Cartoon Network January 20, 2014

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
10th Anniversary Collection January 20, 2009 6 (DS)

purchase

Season Sets
The Complete First Season June 19, 2007 2

purchase

Episode Collections
Powerpuff Bluff November 7, 2000 1


Down 'n' Dirty November 7, 2000 1


The Mane Event April 3, 2001 1


Meet the Beat-Alls October 23, 2001 1


Individual Episodes
'Twas the Fight Before Christmas October 7, 2003 1


Episode Collections - Various Series
Scooby-Doo and the Toon Tour of Mysteries June 2004 1


Cartoon Network Halloween: 9 Creepy Capers August 10, 2004 1


Cartoon Network Christmas: Yuletide Follies October 5, 2004 1


Cartoon Network Halloween 2: Grossest Halloween Ever August 9, 2005 1


Cartoon Network Christmas 2: Christmas Rocks October 4, 2005 1


Cartoon Network Halloween 3: Sweet, Sweet Fear September 12, 2006 1


Feature Film
The Powerpuff Girls Movie November 5, 2002 1

purchase

Soundtrack Releases

Title Release Date Music By #
Soundtracks
Heroes and Villains July 18, 2000 Various 13
City of Soundsville September 18, 2001 James Venable 17
Power Pop August 12, 2003 Various 13

External Sites