Last summer there was an announcement at the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas that Cartoon Network will be rebooting one of their most popular cartoons The Powerpuff Girls. Pete Yoder, Vice President of Consumer Products of Cartoon Network North America stated, “The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages. There is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup to a new generation.” We have confirmed news that Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) will be executive producer for the project.

Created by Craig McCracken in 1998 the Powerpuff Girls aired on Cartoon Network. Through it’s 78-episode run the popular show has earned two Emmy awards with other nominations and honors. Having at least one cartoon show from the late 90’s will have fans who grew up with the show excited. Those who grew up in the 80’s to early 2000’s have always reminisced about the shows back in the day with friends and have sang every opening or said their favorite quote or episode. Sometimes a few friends and I have gone on Netflix to watch some of our favorite Cartoon Network shows growing up. Overall the cartoons we watched will always be the best unlike the cartoons that are shown today. I tell my friends that they should bring back the cartoons that we grew up with because there are very few cartoons out there since most networks for kids are switching to just live action shows, which for some reason all need an audience laugh track.

I hope that this reboot of the Powerpuff Girls shows networks that bringing back their best cartoons will bring in more ratings. I have seen it with my own eyes, kids glued to the screen watching cartoons I grew up with. If this becomes a hit maybe we might get a few shows back on air, probably not as a reboot but just showing them. If rebooting this series becomes a success then I hope other networks follow, there is nothing wrong with grabbing something old and revamping it.

The Powerpuff Girls is set to return to Cartoon Network in 2016.