The Powerpuff Girls reboot collab with creator Craig McCracken
New versions of two popular Cartoon Network shows, Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, are in development, with the creator of both guiding them.
Reboots for both shows are in the works at Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe. Attached to both projects is Craig McCracken, who began his hosting career at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1992 and created both series.
“Craig’s Hanna-Barbera return was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” said Sam Register, president of Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, in a statement.
The Powerpuff Girls reboot will be the second animated remake of McCracken’s original 1998-2005 series. The first aired from 2016-19 on Cartoon Network but was made without his involvement.
The CW also developed a live-action version of the story with the three heroes as young adults, but did not make the show into a series. It is currently being redesigned.
Similar to the original, the new Powerpuff Girls will focus on Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, three superheroes whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime, winning hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime.
The new animated reboot of Powerpuff Girls will expand the world of the original, introducing new characters alongside familiar faces.
Meanwhile, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will be recast as a preschool series with a new cast of imaginary preschool friends who are just as playful as Bloo, Eduardo and the rest of the original group.
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