The Powerpuff Girls

Cartoon Network (ended 2004)



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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:


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


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


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 are on air now on Boomerang.


    Cartoon Network Renews 11 Shows, Announces a Powerpuff Girls Reboot

    Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup will be back in 2016.

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    Fan Reviews (183)

    • Mind changed, I love this show!

      This show (the original) is awesome! I love it so much! It is terrific! Awesome! Great job, CN! Great job! I love PPG! I give it a 10 out of 10!

      I love PPG so much! Really awesome show!

      Side note: The reboot still sucks, it is godawful.
    • One of Cartoon Network's finest shows!

      Three little girls fighting crime together! What more could you ask for? Throw in some pop culture references, hidden dirty jokes, and some very witty yet very dark villains and you got yourself a good superhero show for not just little girls but young boys and adults as well!
    • One of the only TV shows that made my childhood.

      I just love it! I just really, really love the series. The first Craig McCracken show that has proven to be a real success, the others include: 'Foster*s Home for Imaginary Friends' and 'Wander Over Yonder'. And I can't wait to see the reboot. I hope it's just as good as this show.
    • One of the greatest shows on Cartoon Network or is it?

      I'm not saying this show is overrated, I'm saying this show hasn't aged well. You can argue that the later seasons had something to do with it, but either way I'm just so disappointed that this show isn't as good as I remember it. I like the character designs and the fight sequences were cool, the animation was really colorful and the girls were likable, cute and relatable; however, the plot for each episode was hit or miss (mostly miss). It's not just the later seasons but also episodes like the one where Buttercup wouldn't take a bath or when Bubbles and Buttercup butchered Blossom's hair, or the one where the Bubbles has an animal hording problem and doesn't learn her lesson by the end of the episode (and don't say that she does, because then she wouldn't have released all the animals from the zoo). I'm pretty sure it was only good at the time of it's prime and I can't really give it a high recommendation; if you want some nostalgia, it's best you stick with the episodes that are good (like the first few episodes were you get some character development and strong plots), for everyone else those, i guess you can watch it for the action, but that's about it.moreless
    • This is a pretty good cartoon.

      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. A pretty good trio of personalities, even though this probably wasn't the first time they were used in a show. The majority of the other characters are pretty cool too, like the Professor and the Mayor, whose absolutely hilarious. And most of the villains are great too. Like Mojo Jojo, 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 tranny-devil appearance. As for Princess, she's a 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, yet it got pretty violent at times too. 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

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