Cartoon Network is continuing its successful reboot of The Powerpuff Girls brand franchise with a new series and licensed consumer product program in the works.
Following on the heels of January’s re-imagined “The Powerpuff Girls” TV special, Cartoon Network Studios will produce an all-new TV series slated to hit the airwaves in 2016.
The new series will be further supported by a full licensing program that will roll out across all regions.
“As the original ambassador of ‘girl power,’ The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages and there is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation,” says Pete Yoder, vice president, consumer products, North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “With proven success and great content plans in place, there¹s so much potential that we’re looking forward to explore with our licensing partners in the coming weeks.”
The original “The Powerpuff Girls” series began airing on Cartoon Network in 1998 and ran for 78 episodes. It earned two Emmy Awards, inspired a feature-length film in 2003, several specials and a retail program that generated more than $2.5 billion in consumer product sales.