The Powerpuff Girls Are Coming Back in 2016

Fans of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, it is time to celebrate: The Powerpuff Girls, the Hot Topic-approved cartoon about three fierce girl superheroes in the fictional town of Townsville, USA will be returning with more, brand-new episodes in 2016.

Rob Sorcher, chief content creator for the Cartoon Network, said in a statement "We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X."

Via Variety:

"As the original ambassador of girl power, 'The Powerpuff Girls' brand continues to resonate with people of all ages and there is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation," said Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises. "With proven success and great content plans in place, there's so much potential that we're looking forward to explore with our licensing partners in the coming weeks."

The original show premiered in 1998 and had a 78-episode run. The cartoon earned two Emmys in its six years on the Cartoon Network. Between merchandise and TV rights, the Powerpuff Girls brand has generated $2.5 billion in sales since

Early in 2014, the show celebrated its tenth anniversary with a special called The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed, which featured voice work from Ringo Starr and an original song called "I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl."

The Powerpuff Girls brand has retailed over $2.5 billion in sales since the show began.

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