Powerpuff Girls

“Sugar! Spice! And everything nice! These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girls. But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction: Chemical X. Thus the Powerpuff Girls were born!”  The intro monologue is the same, but everything else is brand new!  The Cartoon Network is reviving one of the shows that helped it make a name for itself, ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ featuring a trio of super powered kindergarten-age sisters who must defend their home of Townsville from the forces of evil.

Blasphemy?  ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ had quite the kickass theme song performed by power pop group Bis.  But times change and the new series will feature a theme song by pop-punk band Tacocat.

But following the failed 2015 attempt a reboot, featuring all new character designs and artwork, the new show appears to be hewing closer to what made this series a hit in the first place.  And the new theme song and animated opening sequence are in keeping with the tone of the original show.

First, for old time’s sake, here is the original opening theme song:

The new version bears a strong resemblance to the original, but is otherwise all new:

What do you think?  Is this a terrible update or a suitable successor?

HIMThe new series is reported to include the voice talents of original cast members Jennifer Hale as Miss Keane, Roger Jackson as Mojo Jojo and Tom Kenny as the narrator and the Mayor of Townsville.

Joining them are new voices Amanda Leighton as Blossom, Kristen Li as Bubbles and Natalie Palamides as Buttercup.

According to the opening credits, the Girls will be fighting their classic foes including possibly the most subversive cartoon super villain ever, the androgynous HIM.  But in addition, they will face new threats, like Manboy, the hipster villain debuted in the newest clip from the first episode, which you can view here.

Nick Jennings (‘Adventure Time’) is serving as executive-producer on the reboot with co-executive producer Bob Boyle (creator of ‘Wow! Wow! Wubzy!’).

No premier date has been announced, but the new ‘Powerpuff Girls’ is due later this year.  Will you be tuning in?

Source: LA Times