If you are reading this, you are likely a fan of Cartoon Network and the gems that they have offered over the years. Today, the network’s programming agenda was released and while there are some pretty cool things coming up, one of the big pieces of new information that was dropped was the fact that Nick Jennings (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants, Rocko’s Modern Life) will be presiding over The Powerpuff Girls reboot.
If you are a child of the 90’s, or just a fan of fun animation, you no doubt remember Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, collectively known as The Powerpuff Girls. If you were a fan of the super cute superheroines, you may have rejoiced at the announcement that the trio would be returning to television in 2016. However, anytime a “reboot” is mentioned, some fans of the original series immediately become as protective of their favorite property as a mother bear is of her cubs. Turns out, if you are one of those fans, you can rest assured that the reboot is in capable hands. Jennings knows animation and he knows entertainment. More importantly, however, there is little doubt that he will want this series to succeed, which means that while the animation may change a bit, every bit of the girl power that made the show so wonderful will be preserved.
In addition to the return of The Powerpuff Girls, the agenda also includes Regular Show: The Movie, an Adventure Time mini-series, and a new Transformers series, to name just a few of the wonderful titles listed. You can read the full agenda below:
New Original Programming:
We Bare Bears: We Bare Bears is a comedy about three bear siblings, named Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear. Each episode follows their awkward attempts at assimilating into human society, whether they’re looking for food, trying to make human friends, or scheming to become internet famous. Created by Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong(Toy Story of Terror!), We Bare Bears is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
The Powerpuff Girls: Slated for a 2016 launch, The Powerpuff Girls reboot will include an all-new television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios and a full licensing program slated to roll out across all regions. One of the network’s most enduring original series, The Powerpuff Girls, which debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998,earned two Emmy® Awards, five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run. The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes — Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup — whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime. Emmy® and BAFTA award winner Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) is on board as executive producer.
Mighty Magiswords: From Kyle Carrozza comes Cartoon Network Studios first original digital series about a brother and sister team of “Warriors for Hire,” who go on hilarious adventures and crazy quests to collect magical swords.
New Original Crossovers, Movies and Specials:
Long Live the Royals Mini-Series: Come join the royal family as they celebrate the yearly Yule Hare Festival. Parties and feasts will be a plenty as they struggle to balance ruling a kingdom and life as a typical family. A new mini-series from Emmy® winner Sean Szeles (Regular Show).
Steven Universe/ Uncle Grandpa Crossover Special “Say Uncle:” Two of your favorite Cartoon Network series, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa, are joining forces for a special crossover episode! Watch as a long lost relative of Steven’s comes to town to aid him in unlocking the power of his mother’s gem!
Regular Show: The Movie: From the creators of the hit Cartoon Network seriesRegular Show, comes a time travelling long-form special. After accidentally creating a “Timenado,” slacker groundskeepers Mordecai and Rigby go back in time and battle an evil volleyball coach in order to save the universe… and their friendship.
Adventure Time Special Mini-Series: In this multi-part series, Finn and Jake face a new threat to Ooo when Princess Bubblegum’s experiment unleashes ghosts from Marceline’s past.
New Acquired Programming:
Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race:In this action-filled, outrageous buddy comedy, 18 pairs of contestants are put to the mental, physical and emotional test in a frantic race around the world. They’ll push themselves and their partners to the limit, but only one team will arrive at the mat first and become the winners of one million dollars!
Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Summoned by Optimus Prime to save Earth from a new Decepticon threat, Bumblebee puts his light-hearted mettle to the test after assembling a rouge team of young Autobot action heroes.
Supernoobs: From creator Scott Fellows (Johnny Test) and DHX Media,Supernoobs chronicles the misadventures of four nerdy friends, who are mistakenly tasked with saving the world from an evil space virus.
The Amazing World of Gumball
Teen Titans GO!
LEGO® NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu
Pokémon the Series:XY
What are you most excited about when it comes to the new programming? Will you be tuning in to the new Powerpuff Girls?