Powerpuff Girls reboot in the works helmed by original creator Craig McCracken
Craig McCracken Will be resurrecting two of his greatest works — 'The Powerpuff Girls' and 'Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends'
The one TV series that America is still proud to have created and nourished is the superhit series 'The Powerpuff Girls'. The series is an American superhero animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken.
The TV show breathed its last in 2005 with a total of 78 episodes and two stand-alone shows. Now, Warner Bros. Discovery announced Monday, on July 18, that the beloved Cartoon Network superheroes will return in a new reboot. Excited?!
The popular series has had several spin-offs that include an anime production, three CD soundtracks, a home video collection, comic books, a series of video games, a 2016 reboot series, as well as various licensed merchandise. The show originally began airing in 1998 and signals early-2000s nostalgia for kids who grew up in that era.
As part of a new deal with Hanna-Barbera Studios, Powerpuff Girls' creator McCracken is also developing the preschool-aged reboot of 'Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends'. “The Hanna-Barbera homecoming of Craig was an opportunity we could not pass up,” Sam Register, President of Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, said in a statement. “Along with his unparalleled sense of fun and imagination, he’s bringing two of his greatest works in The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and we are so excited for these characters to be a part of the new legacy taking shape at the studio.”
The 2016 'Powerpuff Girls' reboot was not created by Craig McCraken. Nevertheless, it ran for three seasons and introduced a fourth Powerpuff Girl, Townsville’s first Black crimefighter Bliss, during 2017's 'Power of Four' special. The series has been nominated for six Emmy Awards, nine Annie Awards, and a Kids' Choice Award during its original run.
Now for those of you that are new to this, the show revolved around the adventures of three kindergarten-aged girls with an array of various superpowers: Blossom (pink), Bubbles (blue), and Buttercup (green). They were pretty much what many of us grew up watching, especially girls. So the reboot of this show is a dream come true for fans who would love to see the new adventures of the 'Chemical X' supergirls.
This is not the first time the success of the original show has attracted talk of a reboot. A live-action CW reboot, titled 'Powerpuff' was announced in 2020. Even a pilot, starring Chloe Bennett (Marvel’s Agents of Shield) as Blossom, Dove Cameron (Schmigadoon!) as Bubbles and Broadway’s Yana Perrault as Buttercup, was filmed in 2021. Bennett has since dropped out of the project, which TVLine is told is still in active development at the network.
The 'Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends' reboot, on the other hand, is being described as “an original preschool animated series, welcoming a new cast of preschool-aged imaginary friends,” according to the release. The OG Foster’s aired for six seasons and racked up seven Emmy awards, including multiple wins for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. Its last new episode aired in 2009. In its reboot, we can expect a new generation of pre-schoolers to get drawn to its charms.