From 1998 to 2005, the ‘Powerpuff Girls’ were the Cartoon Network’s diminutive superheroes, who dished out plenty of wide eyed punishment to unsuspecting villains in Townsville. Now the series is set to return to the station in 2016, rebooted for a whole new generation. But if you’re unfamiliar with Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup, or if you’d just forgotten about them (how?) here’s a brief history of the littlest ass kickers in town.
Bubbles, Blossom, Buttercup! The Powerpuff Girls
The ‘Powerpuff Girls’ first kapow-ed their way on to the Cartoon Network in 1995 as part of their ‘World Premiere Toons series’. The show was created by Craig McCracken, who had first conceived the characters years earlier while studying at the California Insittue of the Arts. McCracken had produced a short entitled 'Whoopass Stew', starring the crime fighting Whoopass Girls, which he’d submitted to the Cartoon Network. The station loved the concept but felt the name was a little inappropriate for younger viewers. Thus the Whoopass Girls became the 'Powerpuff Girls'.
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