The Powerpuff Girls

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Created by Craig McCracken, The Powerpuff Girls has become popular with a broad audience. The Powerpuff Girls first incarnation was as a project for Craig McCracken's college class at The California Arts Institution in 1992. Three years later, the crew at Cartoon Network saw it and gave it its first pilot in 1995. Later on in the following year, The Powerpuff Girls had their second pilot, and finally a TV series in 1998.

The show is about three little girls who were created in a laboratory experiment by Professor Utonium, who combined sugar, spice, and everything nice in an effort to create the perfect little girl. However, the professor accidentally added some "Chemical X" into the mix, and the three girls were born from the resulting explosion. With their super charged powers, they challenge the forces of evil so that justice will prevail.

The Powerpuff Girls is one of Cartoon Network's original animated series and is part of the collection known as Cartoon Cartoons.

The Powerpuff Girls is one of Cartoon Network's highest rating shows.

Craig McCracken is also the creator of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Show Info:

Rated: TV Y-7

Show Times:

The show's schedule changes often. Check Cartoon Network for the latest schedule.

As of November 27th, 2004, the show airs on:

Saturdays

Cartoon Network @ 3:30 a.m. E & P

Characters:

Blossom - According to the closing credits' theme song, Blossom is "commander and the leader" of the Powerpuff Girls. The most intelligent and intellectual one of them all, she comes up with most of the plans to defeat the villains. She has very long red hair. At times she can be bossy but she always finds a way to keep her sisters from fighting each other. Her element is everything nice.

Bubbles - Bubbles is "the joy and the laughter" of the group. As the sweetest one of all, she is overly sensitive and just hates to fight with her sisters. Even though she may seem bubbly on the outside she really is tough on the inside and proves at times to be hardcore as her sisters. Her element is sugar.

Buttercup - Buttercup is "the toughest fighter." Her philosophy is to fight first and ask questions later. She is the most eager to defeat the villains on their missions. Though she seems tough all the time, she does have a sensitive side to her, which she rarely shows. Her element is spice.

Professor Utonium - The creator of The Powerpuff Girls, Professor Utonium is their father-figure who guides, teaches, and loves the girls.

Mojo Jojo - The most maniacal of all the villains, Mojo hates The Powerpuff Girls with a vengeance. He used to be known simply as Jojo, the Professor's lab assistant, but after The Powerpuff Girls' birth, the chemicals that created them affected him as well and mutated his brain. Ever since then, he's dedicated his life to crushing them and the world that loves them.

Him - Known as the evilest of evil, Him is a devil figure who despises The Powerpuff Girls. His plans to destroy them are typically the most psychologically twisted, but he always fails in his efforts.

Fuzzy Lumpkins - A country hillbilly. Fuzzy doesn't really care about world domination or taking over Townsville. He just wants people off his property, and turns into a dangerous monster that the girls must fight when anyone violates his personal space.

Princess Morebucks - A spoiled brat with a rotten temper. Princess is rich and gets anything she wants -- but when she meets The Powerpuff Girls, having super powers is what she wants most but can never have. She uses technology to act duplicitous, in hopes of either joining or destroying the Powerpuff Girls, but her efforts always fail.

The Mayor - The dumb, but lovable ruler of Townsville. He mindlessly watches over Townsville and when there's trouble he uses the hotline and alerts the Powerpuff Girls right away.

Ms. Bellum - The beautiful brains behind the Mayor. Whenever the Mayor does something stupid, she corrects it. He would be lost without her. She is also an important female role model for the Powerpuff Girls. In many ways, Ms. Bellum and the Powerpuff Girls are the most powerful people in Townsville.

Ms. Keane - A teacher at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten who is a mentor to The Powerpuff Girls. She is gentle and kind, and when there are problems in the oom, she shows The Powerpuff Girls a better solution without violence.

The Amoeba Boys - Three villains that desperately try to come up with crimes worthy of getting the Powerpuff Girls attention, so they can be considered super villains and go to jail. But they're just amoebas, and their efforts never really come to much.

The Gang Green Gang - A gang comprised of 5 mutated green-skinned teens. Their names are Ace, Big Billy, Grubber, Snake, and Lil' Arturo. Unlike most villains they are not that concerned about taking over Townsville. They just love to commit petty crimes.

Sedusa - Yet another villain, Sedusa is a medusa-like figure who has snake-like hair, the source of her superpowers. She is a master of disguise who uses her feminine wiles to seduce men into giving her want she wants and escaping crimes.

The Rowdyruff Boys - The evil male counterparts of The Powerpuff Girls, these three boys were originally created by Mojo Jojo, using snips, snails, and puppy-dog tails, which he mixed together in a disgusting prison toilet. Their powers are a fairly even match for the girls.



Awards & Nominations:

2005 Annie Awards - Character Design in an Animated Television Production (Nominated)

2004 Annie Awards - Outstanding Character Design in an Animated Television Production (Nominated)

2003 Annie Awards - Outstanding Character Design in an Animated Television Production (Nominated)

2001 Kids' Choice Awards - Favorite Cartoon (Nominated)

2001 Annie Awards - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music Score an Animated Television Production (Won!) - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television Production (Won!)

2001 Emmy Awards - Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) (Nominated)

2000 Annie Awards - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production (Nominated)

2000 Emmy Awards - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation (Won!) - Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) (Nominated)

1999 Annie Awards - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television Production (Nominated) - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Production Design in an Animated Television Production (Nominated) - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production (Nominated)

1999 Emmy Awards - Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) (Nominated)

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Theme Lyrics:

Main Theme

(Narration) Sugar Spice and everything Nice

These are the ingredients to the perfect little girl.

But Professor Utonium accidentally added one ingredient to the concoction: Chemical X

EXPLOSION

Thus, the Powerpuff Girls were born. Using their ultra superpowers, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil!

End Lyrics (by BiS)

Blossom, commander and the leader Bubbles, she is the joy and the laughter Buttercup, she is the toughest fighter Powerpuffs save the day!

Fighting crime, trying to save the world Here they come just in time The Powerpuff Girls!

Fighting crime, trying to save the world Here they come just in time The Powerpuff Girls!

POWERPUFF!! The Powerpuff Girls now air on Boomerang.moreless

Fan Reviews (175)

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This is a pretty good cartoon.

    8.0
    I admit, I'm a guy. But when I was a kid The Powerpuff Girls was one of my favorite shows. Fast foward 15 years and its still pretty good, if not as amazing as I originally thought.



    The Powerpuff Girls themselves are pretty cool characters for being so young, and all three are just adorable. Blossom is the leader, and the smart one. Bubbles is the sweet, bubbly one. And Buttercup is the tough one. The majority of the other characters are pretty cool too, like the Professor and the Mayor. And most of the villains are funny. Like Mojo, who can be pretty dangerous, but also has a tendency to ramble for a good portion of an episode which can be slightly grating, and Fuzzy, who's just an awesomely funny hillbilly creature. Him is just a dangerous guy altogether despite his trannie-devil appearance. As for Princess, she's spoiled-rotten, whiny, arrogant little cretin and by far my least favorite character in the show.



    As for the show. It seems like a little kids show if first looked at, but its pretty violent. Hell there's blood in a good majority of the episodes. But that isn't bad, just be warned if you're a little kid. Most of the cartoon has good episodes, but there were also some episodes that weren't good. Powerpuff Girls also had a movie about the girls creation that came out in theaters, and it was pretty amazing. Considering how most tv cartoons that get a movie in theaters go, thats quite an accomplishment. They even made the last couple of seasons with the movie's art style.



    So apart from some bad episodes, this is a really good cartoon. I would recommend it over any of the stuff they show on Cartoon Network now.moreless
  • Best show ever!

    10
    One of the best shows ever! It's my number one show with Total Drama being second and Hey Arnold! third. Anyways, this show is just . I did notice that some episodes in season 6 went downhill, but most of them were pretty great! I love this show a lot!
  • Was great at first

    5.0
    This show was great at first. Then it wnt kinda downhill, then went downhill again, then even more downhill, before finally reducing to crap in the end.



    In the later episodes, the characters just became dumb, The Rowdyruff Boys were better off only appearing once before reappearing in Season 5. Switching from traditional cel to digital animation in Season 5 wasn't a good idea at all.



    I loved Season 1 mainly because of the simple plot lines and the animation looked just great. Season 1 was absolutely the shining star of the seasons.



    Season 2 was also great but I began to notice a slight downhill trend in quality. The animation redesigns honestly wasn't that good of an idea but besides that, nothing changed. Season 2 was overall great besides the unnecessary redesigns and the sudden lacking of humor which caused this once wonderful show to slowly die.



    Now, Season 3 is when I started to notice a slight downhill trend in quality. The plots became somewhat rushed and the characters were slowly dumbing down. Some episodes had very rushed plots like Criss Cross Crisis or All Chalked Up. Mojo was running out of ideas to destroy the world and the jokes just became reused.



    By Season 4 I knew something was up. The jokes became weaker and weaker. The only great episode was Superfriends. Every other episode was below average.



    Season 5 was nothing BUT horrible! The animation looked VERY ugly with digital. We got highly cringeworthy episodes such as Reaking Havoc. The City Of Frownsville was stupid. All we got was 30 minutes of ***edness every single episode. The final episode was also horrible and it was a tragedy.



    PPG went quickly from awesome to solid to decent to mediocre to crap. It's just sad to see this once great show die so quickly.



    Overall season scores:



    Season 1: 10/10

    Season 2: 8/10

    Season 3: 6/10

    Season 4: 4/10

    Season 5: 0/10moreless
  • An instant classic

    8.5
    When I think of a cartoon cartoon, this is the first thing that comes to mind. Everybody loved this show, little kids and teens alike. It pretty much helped break the stereotype of little girls's shows being bad, and that trend is being continued in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
  • great show, and a classic to all girls and fans alike

    10
    powerpuff girls aren't just the best crimefighters in the cartoon underworld, they are also cute beyond belief, with buttercup being cool and cute at the same time. these episodes were the great memories of the 90s, and also the 2000s. the plot is kinda good for it's time, but it will always be a classic. this show must be brought back on cartoon network!



    first of all, i wanted to thank craig mccracken for his great effort to create this great show.

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