‘The Powerpuff Girls’ 2016 Reboot Premieres April 4: Celebrate And ‘Powerpuff Yourself’ [VIDEO]

The Powerpuff Girls are back in action. Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is fully aware that everyone has a sweet spot for Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup. This is why two years ago, CN decided to revive the beloved Powerpuff Girls series, which follows three irresistibly cute little girls with obnoxious high-pitched voices on a quest to save their city before bed. The time has finally come and the trio will return to the City of Townsville Monday, April 4.

“We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X, ” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer at Cartoon Network.

To celebrate, Cartoon Network wants YOU to ‘Powerpuff Yourself,’ join the super squad , and become a PPG (or PPB). Style your mini cartoon self just as you would any other avatar. When you’re finished, you’ll get to download a PNG of your avatar, a 1920x1080 JPEG wallpaper, and even a GIF.

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I Powerpuffed myself, and you should too. Photo: Cartoon Network

We’ve been lucky to have more than a few looks at the Powerpuff Girls reboot, which stays true to the series’ original premise. A few episodes premiered at SXSW in mid-March. Multiple sneak peeks have been posted on Twitter and Cartoon Network’s website . A free episode and clip are also available on iTunes.

Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup were created by their father, Professor Utonium, during an experiment with Chemical X. The original series was written and created by Craig McCracken, but he won’t be participating in the reboot. Neither will the original voices of Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup (Tara Strong, Cathy Cavadini, and E.G. Daily respectively).  

Amanda Leighton will be taking over as Blossom, Kristen Li as Bubbles, and Natalie Palamides as Buttercup. Cartoon Network and new Executive Producers Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle set 40 episodes for the first season.

The new voice actors. Photo: Cartoon Network

“The original ‘Powerpuff Girls’ was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide,” Sorcher said. The show ran for 78 episodes from 1998-2005. The series was so well received Cartoon Network made a Powerpuff Girls origin story movie in 2002. Though the film received positive reviews, it struggled in the box office. Powerpuff Girls won two Emmy Awards, one in 2000, and the second in 2005.

The Powerpuff Girls revival airs April 4 at 6 p.m. Expect a new episode each weeknight until April 15. Then, the series takes over its permanent time slot at Thursdays at 6 p.m. starting April 21.

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