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Last week Cartoon Network revealed plans to air a brand new Powerpuff Girls special in January. The special, titled "Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed," in no way involves series creator Craig McCracken. As such, it features a completely reimagined look for Townsville's heroes, as the Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup get the CG treatment. While the show has a different look, it does reunite the original voice cast, and along for the ride this time is Ringo Starr, debuting a brand new song and giving voice to the "flamboyant mathemetician Fibonacci Sequins," a character with one of the best names I've come across in any show in years.
Cartoon Network has now released a commercial for the upcoming special, debuting the first footage we've seen, and you can check it out below.
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The good? OK. A new CGI-ish Powerpuff Girls special, titled "Dance Pantsed," will debut on Cartoon Network January 20 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time. The bad news is that show creator Craig McCracken doesn't seem to have anything to do with it. The strange news: It will prominently feature former Beatle Ringo Starr.
It's been a windy road for the ex-villains of Townsville, but Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are about to find out the true nature of their former foes turning good in this week's Powerpuff Girls #4 by Troy Little. With the Gangreen Gang, Sedusa, the Amoeba Boys, Princess Morbucks, Fuzzy Lumpkins and others all on their best behavior, the Powerpuff Girls have had to deal with their city's usual crimewaves, plus the sneaking suspicion that not all is as it seems. But who is missing from that villains list who could be capable of crafting such a situation? IDW's provided us with a first-look at the new issue, which you can sample for potentially spoiler-y clues after the cut.
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It's a big month for anniversaries. Doctor Who has turned 50. Mystery Science Theater 3000 is 25. One anniversary that doesn't seem to be getting as much attention is the one that might make all of us feel the oldest. The Powerpuff Girls have officially been around for 15 years, debuting on Cartoon Network on November 18, 1998. If fans count creator Craig McCracken's original "Whoopass Girls" concept that he created while in college at CalArts and debuted in 1992 as "Whoopass Stew!," though, the team is old enough to drink.
If you thought Mojo Jojo relinquishing his capacity for supervillainy in IDW's Powerpuff Girls #2 was a shocker, next weeks' Powerpuff Girls #3 by Troy Little and colorist Jeremy Colwell will continue to blow your mind. It turns out that nearly every villain Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup ever protected Townsville from has also turned over a new leaf and insist on honoring the once sole guardians of the city. IDW's provided us with an early look at the confounding events of the issue before it arrives on November 27, but we're still stumped as to Little's maniacal endgame for the PPGs.
Considering Troy Little kicked off IDW's new The Powerpuff Girls comic book series with Mojo Jojo tooling around in the Power Loader from Aliens, this week's The Powerpuff Girls #2 is hardly a hard-sell around these parts. It appears that the mad monkey is pulling a 180, though, as this month he'll be confounding fankind with the choice to inhale the mysterious "Antidote X." That's right, Mojo Jojo says he just wants to be Jojo again.