They’re cute, they’re naive and they’re our first and last line of defense against rampaging supervillains, invading Kaiju and the occasional cosmic catastrophe brushing past the planet. Since their 1998 debut, Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles have been Cartoon Network‘s most lasting franchises, earning them 2.5 billion dollaridoos in merchandise alone.Which is why the channel decided to plan a a bombastic comeback…
The all new, re-imagined series will be premiering on the network on Monday, April 4th at 6 PM, EST. The back-to-back series episodes will run up to April 15th, stoking the hype-train until the show finally moves into its regular April 21st timeslot.
Should you find yourself in the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas on March 14th, then you can catch the world premiere of the series featuring the cutest superhumans ever. The studio promises a full parade with floats bearing the likeness of the girls and other characters of the series, before the Network passes the premiere torch on to its affiliate channels in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Okay, the parade sounds like overkill but hey, you can afford to splurge when you’re rolling in dough.
One interesting bit regarding the re-imagined series is its developmental roster: according to our sources, Nick Jennings (the man behind the uncontained nerdgasm that is Adventure Time) and Bob Boyle (of Wow, Wow, Bubzy! fame) will be working as the series’ executive and co-executive producers, respectively. Which means that the weirdness/awesomeness dial of the series is probably going to be turned to 11 and stay there for good measure.
On the off chance that you’re new to this whole nerding thing we do, The Powerpuff Girls is a cartoon series that pokes fun at superhero cartoons and comic books, staring three little girls that were created after a classic laboratory meltdown while Professor Utonium was wasting his government subsidies in an effort to play God. After accidentally mixing the super-mysterious chemical X in his iffy mix of sugar, spice and all things nice, his concoction created three little girls with cosmic superpowers, which work to save their hometown of Townsville from animal supervillains, amoeboid mobsters and city-consuming monstrosities. And before you ask, yes: the creators did sneak in a few adult jokes in the episodes, because they are perfectly aware that nerds are weird.
A final bit of news regarding the premiere which errs a bit on the strange side is the decision made by Jeremy Scott and Moschino to collaborate on creating a series of clothing that was based off the series. It’s called Powerpuff Girls x Jeremy and it looks as…unique…as it sounds.