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.

http://www.powerpuffyourself.com
http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/show/the-powerpuff-girls
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/ppg/

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 USA To Air Two Coding Themed Episodes Of The Powerpuff Girls

Cartoon Network USA To Air Two Coding Themed Episodes Of The Powerpuff Girls

Cartoon Network USA To Air Two Coding Themed Episodes Of The Powerpuff Girls

Last December, Cartoon Network USA teamed up with MIT Media Lab to promote computer coding in the classroom through the Scratch programming language initiative. To promote the initiative further, Cartoon Network USA will air two coding-themed episodes of The Powerpuff Girls, starting with the episode entitled “Viral Spiral” which will premiere on Thursday 9th June at 6.30pm as part of the Yoursday new episodes programming block. In “Viral Spiral”, Bubbles uses her coding skills to stop The Amoeba Boys from causing chaos on the internet.

Cartoon Network have already offered their content to the Scratch project, by offering their artwork and characters from We Bare Bears and now kids will be able to make scratch code with resources from The Powerpuff Girls animated show. Kids can develop their problem-solving and creative skills by visiting the free Scratch coding platform and using the new tutorial to make animations, stories and games starring Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup.

Christina Miller, president and general manager of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, made this statement about the importance of the computer programming in the classroom:

“Coding is an important part of being a kid now. When we were all in school, we were figuring out how to go from print to script and what language to choose and learn. I feel at this moment that coding is a part of kids’ everyday lives, and they have that ability to be creators at their fingertips. Our role is one of reach — we get to bring this opportunity to as many kids as possible across our platforms. This is the future generation of creators. They’re able to animate and create things, and that’s part of what excited us about providing these tools for a generation.”

Back in February this year, Cartoon Network showed their support for the U.S. government’s Computer Science for All Initiative and offered $30 million towards the initative.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/Scratch

http://www.regularcapital.com/2016/02/cartoon-network-contributes-30-million-dollars-to-obamas-stem-initiative/

http://www.regularcapital.com/2015/12/cartoon-network-launches-scratch-programming-tutorials-for-kids/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cartoon-network-airing-coding-themed-900072

Cartoon Network Contributes $30 Million To Obama’s STEM Initiative

Cartoon Network Contributes $30 Million To Obama's STEM Initiative

Cartoon Network Contributes $30 Million To Obama’s STEM Initiative

Over the weekend, President Obama announced that the USA government is committed to STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) as part of the elementary school curriculum. As part of the plan, Cartoon Network will be supporting the Computer Science for All Initiative by offering $30 million to teaching children the basics of computer programming. Cartoon Network is the only private sector supporter of the President’s new STEM initiative that is involved with the child demographic.

Cartoon Network has already partnered with MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) by offering programming tutorials using characters from We Bare Bears using the easy to learn programming language – Scratch.

Christina Miller, president and general manager of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, made this statement about Cartoon Network’s programming initiative:

“This generation of kids is incredibly creative and inventive, and we’re inspired by them every day. Computer literacy and learning to code are vitally important skills that foster creativity and self-expression. With this long-term commitment, we will leverage our brands and platforms to drive awareness for coding and provide access to the necessary tools to kids everywhere. The result, we hope, is that we help inspire the next generation as much as they inspire us.”

http://www.animationmagazine.net/vfx/cartoon-network-commits-30m-to-presidential-stem-initiative/