Reimagined and ready for action, The Powerpuff Girls will return to Cartoon Network right across Asia Pacific in an all-new series on April 9, just days after the global premiere in the US.
In addition to the debut in 85 million homes on Cartoon Network, and as a network first, Turner’s other kids channels in the region – Boomerang, Toonami and POGO – will also air the premiere at the same time as Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, Warner TV and truTV.
In the digital space, The Powerpuff Girls series will be supported by video and games on the Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps, on Cartoon Network’s regional websites and full episodes on iTunes in selected markets.
Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer – Kids, Turner Asia Pacific, said: “The Powerpuff Girls will be simply everywhere! Whatever channel you turn to on April 9, and whatever screen you’re using, there will be Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles saving the day before bedtime! We’ve waited a long time to see these super-cute and super-fierce girls return to action, and the all-new series marks the homecoming for one of Cartoon Network’s best loved franchises.”
The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) serving as executive producer and Bob Boyle (Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!) as co-executive producer.
Superhero-sisters Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are known to their fellow citizens of Townsville as The Powerpuff Girls. Together, they protect their beautiful, bustling metropolis from sinister evildoers, intent on taking over. Juggling school, homework and a regular parade of villains is no easy task, but The Powerpuff Girls are more than up to the challenge. Armed with supercool superpowers and some topnotch teamwork, The Powerpuff Girls, with occasional assistance from Professor Utonium and the Mayor of Townsville, show their hometown and the world that it is possible to save the world before bedtime.
One of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series, the initial run of The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, premiered in 1996 and earned two Emmy® Awards along with five nominations and countless animation honours throughout its 78-episodes. The series also spawned a feature film with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002.
The Powerpuff Girls premieres with six new episodes on Saturday, April 9 at 10am as part of a special television event across all Turner channels in Australia and New Zealand. Following the global launch, the series will screen in its regular timeslot of 6pm weekdays from April 26 on Cartoon Network.
With more than US$2.5 billion in retail sales generated since its debut, The Powerpuff Girls is one of the top-grossing Cartoon Network brands of all time, and the new series will be supported by a comprehensive consumer products campaign. Cartoon Network recently partnered with designer Jeremy Scott and Moschino on a global fashion collaboration – The Powerpuff Girls x Jeremy Scott – which is now available as part of Moschino’s spring/summer 2016 collection. Global master toy partner Spin Master will debut a full range of products based on the-all new series in late 2016 including a well-rounded assortment of products including toys, apparel, publishing and accessories.