Cartoon Network Renews The Powerpuff Girls For A Second Season

Cartoon Network Renews The Powerpuff Girls For A Second Season

Cartoon Network Renews The Powerpuff Girls For A Second Season

Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con International convention this week, Cartoon Network announced today (19/07/2016) that they have renewed the rebooted The Powerpuff Girls series for a second season. The series is about three young superheroines called Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup and their duty is protect Townsville from a myriad of monsters and various villains. The new Powerpuff Girls series which premiered in April this year was the largest international event in Cartoon Network’s twenty-four-year history with 81 million fans worldwide engaged in the new show on various platforms, the “Powerpuff Yourself” avatar maker website was used by total of twelve million fans from around the world. Last week, the show was nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy in the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category.

This week, the 2016 series of The Powerpuff Girls will make its inaugural appearance at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday 21st July, the Cartoon Network section of the convention will feature a booth where fans can create their own Powerpuff avatar by using the “Powerpuff Yourself” avatar maker and print it on a T-shirt or tote bag.

Several licencing deals for Powerpuff Girls were made to mark the return of the popular late 1990’s/early 2000’s animated show, including deals with fashion house Moschino, retailers Hot Topic and C&A, McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, an international toy contract with Spin Master and the use of Powerpuff Girls graphical assets for MIT Media Lab’s child-friendly Scratch computer programming and Google’s Made With Code GIF educational programmes.

From The Turner UK Press Release

Cartoon Network has announced the renewal of the global phenomenon, The Powerpuff Girls. The series premiere in April won the night in all key demos and had over 81 million worldwide fans experiencing it across multiple platforms, making it the largest international event in the history of the network. The wildly successful Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker has also given over 12 million fans of all ages the ability to see themselves as a real Townsville superhero. The series also picked up its first Emmy nomination this year for “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program.”

The original arbiters of girl power join an expanding diverse portfolio of returning fan-favorites at Cartoon Network that include Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Clarence, Regular Show and the recently announced new Ben 10.

“The Powerpuff Girls is on a momentous run with its first Emmy nod, a debut appearance at one of the biggest fan events of the year, and now a second season greenlight,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “Congratulations to the Cartoon Network creative teams who have super-powered this property with the perfect amount of Chemical X to bring a hit show for a new generation of fans.”

As previously announced, The Powerpuff Girls will also make its inaugural appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, July 21-24 with its first-ever panel and an immersive Townsville-inspired booth. Convention goers can step into the booth where they can print their personalized avatar on a t-shirt or tote bag using the Powerpuff Girls avatar maker.

The Powerpuff Girls has touched the cultural zeitgeist with Moschino and Hot Topic fashion collaborations in the United States and C&A Department Store and BIZUU globally; an international toy partnership with Spin Master featuring a full range of products; and as a McDonald’s® Happy Meal® promotion with six different toy offerings. As part of Cartoon Network’s overall commitment to STEAM education, The Powerpuff Girls continues to inspire children to learn to code with special episodes and programs including Google’s Made With Code GIF: The Powerpuff Girls and Scratch from the MIT Media Lab.

The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) serving as executive producer and Bob Boyle (Clarence, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!) as co-executive producer. The voice cast includes: Amanda Leighton (Blossom), Kristen Li (Bubbles) and Natalie Palamides (Buttercup).

One of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series, the initial run of The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, premiered in 1998 and earned two Emmy® Awards along with five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78 episodes. The series also spawned a feature film with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002.

Cartoon Network At San Diego Comic Con 2016

Cartoon Network At San Diego Comic Con 2016

Cartoon Network At San Diego Comic Con 2016

Cartoon Network’s event schedule for the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International convention has been released. The convention is the largest of its kind in North America for film, television and comics and is possibly also the largest animation convention in the United States. San Diego Comic Con 2016 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center between Thursday 21st July and Sunday 24th July. As usual, this year’s convention will be a crystal gem fusion of fun events and panels, both of which are full of sugar, spice and everything nice.

The convention will also be a time for the general public to find out more about the development and talent behind Cartoon Network’s animated shows. During the convention, there will be voice actor and show producer/writer/artist/creator panels for Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and there will be even an Adventure Time Card Wars tournament to promote the new Adventure Time Card Wars Kingdom game.

The panel for Steven Universe will be a unique experience compared to an ordinary panel as it will be formatted as a musical performance, where members of the voice actor cast will sing and composers of the show will play many of the songs specially written for the show. There will also be world premiere exclusive sneak peek screenings for the new Ben 10 series, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls as well as a costume ball/costume contest judged by a panel of Cartoon Network show creators – Kyle A. Carozza (Mighty Magiswords), Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story for Clarence and voice of Clarence) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe).

Cartoon Network’s San Diego Comic Con International 2016 Schedule

Thursday 21st July

Cartoon Network Screening And Costume Ball
8.00pm – 9.30pm Hilton Bayfront – Room 7AB

Throw on your Finn hats, crystal gems and totally realistic flying tigers, and bearstack your way to the Cartoon Network Costume Ball & Screening extravaganza! We’ll be showcasing brand new episodes and clips of your favorite CN shows and making some big announcements for stuff nobody has ever seen before, including a world premiere look at animation for the upcoming Ben 10 series. On top of it all, we invite you to come dressed up as your favorite CN character for a chance to impress your friends and win awesome prizes. It wouldn’t be a ball without special guests! Joining us as totally objective and impartial judges for the costume contest are Kyle A. Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story, Clarence and Voice of Clarence) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe).

Friday 22nd July

Cartoon Network Presents: Steven Universe
10.15am – 11.45am Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

The series cast and musical minds behind Steven Universe will give a never-before-seen performance of the series’ critically-acclaimed music, as well as exclusive previews from upcoming episodes and an extended Q&A. Scheduled to appear: Rebecca Sugar (Creator), Jeff Liu (Writer and Storyboard Artist), Zach Callison (Voice of Steven), Estelle (Voice of Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Voice of Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Voice of Pearl), Ben Levin (Writer), accompanied by series composers Aivi Tran and Steven “Surasshu” Velema. Moderated by former supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey.

Saturday 23rd July

Cartoon Network Presents: We Bare Bears
10am – 11am Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

Join the cast and crew of We Bare Bears as they make their Comic-Con debut, discussing the hilarious new series, celebrating the fans, previewing exclusive clips and taking your questions. Hang in until the end to catch a sneak peek at the upcoming series Mighty Magiswords. Panelists include Daniel Chong (Series Creator), Eric Edelstein (Voice of Grizzly), Bobby Moynihan (Voice of Panda), Demetri Martin (Voice of Ice Bear), and Lauren Sassen (Storyboard Artist), moderated by Mikey Heller (Series Writer).

Cartoon Network Presents: The Powerpuff Girls
11am – 12pm Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

Soar into San Diego with The Powerpuff Girls! Join Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup for their first Comic-Con appearance as cast and crew discuss the new series, premiere exclusive clips and take your questions. Panelists include Kristen Li (Voice of Bubbles), Amanda Leighton (Voice of Blossom), Natalie Palamides (Voice of Buttercup), Tom Kenny (Voice of the Mayor and The Narrator), Nick Jennings (Executive Producer), Bob Boyle (Co-Executive Producer), Haley Mancini (Writer, Voice of Princess Morbucks) and Jake Goldman (Writer). Part of the back-to-back panel extravaganza preceded by We Bare Bears at 10am.

Cartoon Network Presents: The Adventure Time Card Wars Tournament!
10am – 8pm (Winner takes all begins at 3pm) San Diego Convention Center – Room 16A

The game you know and love has just doubled down on the fun with two all-new ways to play, and we’re bringing the action to the gaming floor of Comic-Con! Grab a partner and battle against another team in the new Card Wars Doubles Tournament tabletop game. Think you’re the Cool Guy? Challenge other peeps in one-on-one PvP battles in the new mobile game Card Wars Kingdom! Free play alongside other Adventure Time fans all day long, with a special winner-takes-all Tournament starting at 3pm. for all the Card Wars glory (and amazing prizes, which sometimes is even cooler than glory)!!! Did we mention John DiMaggio (Voice of Jake the Dog) will be there to commentate the tournament?! It’s a not-to-be-missed event!

Autograph Signing Events

Steven Universe: Friday 22nd July 3pm – 5.30pm
We Bare Bears: Saturday 23rd July 1pm – 2.30pm
The Powerpuff Girls: Saturday 23rd July 3.30pm – 5pm

Turner Q&A With Powerpuff Girls Executive Producers Nick Jennings And Bob Boyle

Turner Q&A With Powerpuff Girls Executive Producers Nick Jennings And Bob Boyle

Turner Q&A With Powerpuff Girls Executive Producers Nick Jennings And Bob Boyle

Last Friday (18/03/2016), the executive producers of the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls, Nick Jennings And Bob Boyle did a Q&A with Turner’s press office. In the Q&A, it was mentioned that the reason why Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup were re-casted and why they didn’t use the original voice actors (Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong and E. G. Daily) was “to infuse a new tone and energy” in the rebooted series. Both Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle later explained that Amanda Leighton, Natalie Palamides and Kristen Li were offering that kind of new energy to the series and their personalities matched the personalities of their respective characters.

During the Q&A it was revealed that the first season will consist of forty eleven-minute episodes and production staff are working on twelve episodes at one time with scripts and storyboards being finalised every week.

You can read the full interview on Turner Press Office website on the link below: