Cartoon Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of The Powerpuff Girls Animated Series

Cartoon Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of The Powerpuff Girls Animated Series

Cartoon Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of The Powerpuff Girls Animated Series

This year, Cartoon Network will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Powerpuff Girls, the full series premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on 18th November 1998, the show eventually became one of Cartoon Network’s most iconic animated series appealing to both girls and boys all over the world. The animated series followed the daily-lives of three unlikely superheroes, three kindergarten-aged (school-aged in the 2016 reboot) girls named Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, it’s their duty to save Townsville and the world from destruction before bedtime while still trying to live a normal childhood. The 20th anniversary celebrations will begin next month with the global rollout of new episodes, events and products that will continue into 2019. As seen in the Cartoon Network USA 2018 preview video, Bliss will also be returning to the show this year.

The original series was created by Craig McCracken who later created another Cartoon Network hit Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, for the rebooted series which launched in 2016, Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle serve as executive producers.

In 2017, The Powerpuff Girls won a “Best National Family Series” Gracie Award. The Gracie Awards recognises high-quality programming created by women, for women and about women in media and entertainment. The graphical assets from the animated series have been utilised in Cartoon Network’s commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education, including Google’s Made with Code GIF and the Scratch programming language developed by MIT Media Lab.

Throughout the entire history of the show, The Powerpuff Girls has amassed more than $2.5 billion in retail sales, makes it one of Cartoon Network’s most successful licensed brands of all time. with a total of 150 partners including toy manufacturers, clothing retailers, book publishers and even theme parks. Partners for The Powerpuff Girls brand include: designer Jeremy Scott and Moschino on a global fashion collaboration that was launched in 2016, Hot Topic, C&A, Miniso, El Corte Ingles, Reserved, TVOE, Fyodor Golan, Saucette, Bizuu, Peripera and 7.Modifier, Spin Master, McDonalds, Ferrero, Cold Stone Creamery, IMG Worlds of Adventure, The Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, Live Nation, Hachette and many more.

From The Turner UK Press Release: The Powerpuff Girls Celebrate 20 Years of Saving the World Before Bedtime

Cartoon Network announced today that The Powerpuff Girls will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. As the original harbingers of girl power, the iconic brand has been an inspiration to generations of girls and young women since its initial launch in November 1998. The celebration will begin in February with the global rollout of new episodes, events and products that will continue into 2019. Fourth sister Bliss will also return throughout the year.

From the moment they started to save the world before bedtime, these three superhero sisters, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, became more than characters on a show, but a global phenomenon with a message of empowerment that continues to resonate today with the reimagined series that debuted in 2016.

The Powerpuff Girls won a 2017 Gracie Award in the “Family Series – National” category, recognizing high-quality programming for girls and women. The series has also played an important part in Cartoon Network’s overall commitment to STEAM education by inspiring children to learn coding with special episodes and programs including Google’s Made with Code GIF: The Powerpuff Girls and Scratch from the MIT Media lab.

With more than $2.5 billion in retail sales generated since its original debut, The Powerpuff Girls is one of the most enduring and top-grossing Cartoon Network brands of all time. Over the years, Cartoon Network has teamed with a roster of more than 150 global licensing partners across toys, apparel, publishing and themed entertainment, among others. Those partners have included: designer Jeremy Scott and Moschino on a global fashion collaboration that was launched in 2016, Hot Topic, C & A Department Store, Miniso, El Corte Ingles, Reserved, TVOE, Fyodor Golan, Saucette, Bizuu, Peripera, 7.Modifier, Spin Master, McDonalds, Ferrero, Cold Stone Creamery, IMG Worlds, Cartoon Network Amazone, Live Nation, Hachette and many more.

The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings serving as executive producer and Bob Boyle as co-executive producer. The initial run of The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, premiered in 1998 and earned two Emmy Awards along with five nominations and other countless honors and accolades.

Catch The Powerpuff Girls weekdays at 11:30am on Cartoon Network in the UK.

http://powerpuffgirls.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/

OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Video Game To Be Released 23rd January

OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes Video Game To Be Released 23rd January

OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Video Game To Be Released 23rd January

Today (04/01/2018), Cartoon Network Games and Capybara Games has announced the release date for OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes, the video game will be released for PlayStation 4, XBOX One and Steam (for PC) on Tuesday 23rd January 2018. Also, PlayStation’s YouTube channel has uploaded a gameplay trailer of the new game. OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is an action brawler game with RPG elements, the game features all the familiar characters from the show, including the show’s main antagonist – Lord Boxman, in the game, players will also be able to collect POW Cards which can be leveled up to gain new abilities. Lord Boxman has reduced everyone’s POW card levels to zero and it’s up to K.O. to fight against Lord Boxman’s robotic minions to save the day.

From the OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes! Gameplay Trailer Video Description:

Also, the creator of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes – Ian Jones-Quartey wrote a blog post about the new game on PlayStation’s official website:

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/01/04/ok-k-o-lets-play-heroes-arrives-january-23-on-ps4/

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Renewed For A Second Season And OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Trailer Released

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Renewed For A Second Season And OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes Trailer Released

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Renewed For A Second Season And OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Trailer Released

Today (07/12/2017), Cartoon Network USA has announced that OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes has been renewed for a second season, new episodes of Cartoon Network’s latest animated action-comedy show will premiere in 2018. In season two, K.O. will continue his journey to become the world’s greatest hero along with his new friends Enid and Rad, also Lakewood Plaza Turbo will be facing new threats from new villains. There will be more special crossover episodes featuring surprise heroes, much like the Captain Planet episode that aired in October and the new season will provide the usual action and comedy that the fans of the show love.

In addition to the show’s renewal, Cartoon Network Games and Capybara Games has released a trailer for the new video game based on the animated series – OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes. The game will be released sometime in early 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and for Windows PC via the Steam game distribution platform. OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is an action brawler game with RPG elements, the game features all the familiar characters from the show, including the show’s main antagonist – Lord Boxman, in the game, players will also be able to collect POW Cards which can be leveled up to gain new abilities.

From The Turner UK Press Release: Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Powers Its Way to Season Two: First Official Trailer for OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Console Game Released

Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is levelling up for a second season, set to premiere in 2018. Created by Ian Jones-Quartey OK K.O.! is a dynamic storytelling universe at the nexus of gaming and animation. Developed in tandem with the series, OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is the upcoming console video game and the first official trailer is now available for fans here.

Season two will be even more heroic for K.O., Enid and Rad as they continue to level up with all new adventures. There are new threats and villains on the horizon as mysteries of Lakewood Plaza Turbo begin to reveal themselves. Surprise heroes will also make their debut alongside some familiar faces in special crossover episodes that will kick up the action, laughter and comedy into maximum drive.

OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is published by Cartoon Network, developed by Capybara Games and written in collaboration with series creator Jones-Quartey. This latest video shows off the many familiar characters fans can expect to see, as well as the game’s colorful blend of side-scrolling action and RPG elements. When Lord Boxman resets the card levels of every hero in Lakewood Plaza, it’s up to K.O. to help his friends and secure his place as a true hero. Battle Lord Boxman’s evil robot army in fast-paced brawls, explore the mall to find quests to complete, and level up special POW cards for new abilities to put the pain on Lord Boxman’s most diabolical scheme yet.

OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes is expected to launch on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam in 2018.

Fans can watch episodes of OK K.O! Let’s Be Heroes weekdays at 7:15am on Cartoon Network in the UK.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/09/cartoon-network-at-pax-west-overview-ok-k-o-lets-play-heroes-and-steven-universe-save-the-light/

http://deadline.com/2017/12/ok-k-o-lets-be-heroes-season-2-cartoon-network-video-game-1202221752/

http://www.animationmagazine.net/gaming/ok-k-o-levels-up-to-s2-launches-game-trailer/?doing_wp_cron=1512676504.4489140510559082031250