Hulu announced they’ve acquired exclusive rights to the Powerpuff Girls and have begun airing episodes from the classic, Emmy-nominated series. Beginning Jan., 2017, Hulu will stream the full classic Cartoon Network series as well as the newly revised Powerpuff Girls. Those who don’t want to miss any of the Powerpuff Girls’ episodes this holiday season can tune into the special feature on Hulu titled “Best Friends Forever.”
The original Powerpuff Girls series premiered on Nov 18, 1998, and drew raving reviews for the Cartoon Network. The Powerpuff Girls remained one of the network’s most popular shows and inspired numerous, licensed products. Kids loved the Powerpuff Girls and the show was nominated for Emmys, Annie Awards and a Kids Choice Award. The original series aired until 2005 and consisted of 78 episodes over six seasons. The original Powerpuff Girls featured the voices of Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong and E.G. Daily.
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In 2016, the Cartoon Network revamped the Powerpuff Girls and the show returned with a new cast of voices, a slightly different look and new episodes. Hulu will begin exclusively streaming episodes from the new Powerpuff Girls in 2017. The new cast of the Powerpuff Girls, 2016 edition include Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li and Natalie Palamides. Craig McCracken created the Powerpuff Girls and served as writer and director for many of the original episodes. The 2016 version is based upon McCracken’s work, but he does not directly work with the series as he did with the original Powerpuff Girls episodes. The 2016 version of the Powerpuff Girls premiered on April 4, 2016.
The Powerpuff Girls focuses on the adventures of three little girls who are also superheroes: Buttercup, Blossom and Bubbles. Professor Utonium had envisioned creating three perfect girls that were made from sugar and spice and everything nice but accidentally created the Powerpuff Girls when a mystery substance called Chemical X fell into the mix. In each episode, the Powerpuff Girls learn how to navigate life as a superhero as well as life as little girls. In addition to the 1998 and 2016 television series, the Powerpuff Girls has been developed into video games, toys, manga comic books, movies and apparel.
There are no main differences regarding plot between the Powerpuff Girl 1998 series and the 2016 revamp. Professor Utonium is father to the girls he created and Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles combat crime when the town’s mayor requests their help. They live in the town Townsville and many of the repeating characters are the same from the 1998 version. Various monsters, enemies and villains appear in each episode and the Powerpuff Girls work together and use their clever wit to defeat evil, fight crime and keep Townsville safe. The show is known for delivering solid, moral lessons in humorous and entertaining fashion.
In 2008, Craig McCracken teamed up with the Cartoon Network for a special feature celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Powerpuff Girls. The episode is titled “The Powerpuff Girls Rule.” The addition of the Powerpuff Girls to Hulu helps round out the video streaming networks kids’ programming. In addition to the Powerpuff Girls, Hulu announced they have also acquired rights to Disney, Fox, Freeform, Boomerang and more. The new lineup should mean wonderful kids’ TV shows and movies are coming to Hulu in 2017.
The new Powerpuff Girls TV series has been renewed for a second season that will premiere in 2017. Hulu announced their exclusive rights to the Powerpuff Girls as being extensive and multi-year. Fans of the Powerpuff Girls will find plenty of content to watch in the next few years on Hulu.
Are you excited about the Powerpuff Girls coming to Hulu? Do you children watch the Powerpuff Girls and if so, do you prefer the classic or the 2016 revamped version?
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