• Both programmes are being rebooted at Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe.
• Craig McCracken will star in the two projects.
• Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will be recast as a preschool series.
Powerpuff Girls Updates: The creators of two well-known Cartoon Network shows, Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, are working on new iterations of their respective programmes.
HannaBarbera Studios Europe is developing reboots for both programmes. Both series were created by Craig McCracken, who started his animation career in 1992 at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. McCracken is affiliated with the two projects.Sam Register, president of Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation, and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, said in a statement that Craig’s return to Hanna-Barbera was a chance that could not be missed.The second animated remake of McCracken’s original 19982005 series will be The Powerpuff Girls. The first, which was not produced with his input, aired on Cartoon Network from 2016 to 2019.
The CW also created a live action adaptation of the narrative featuring the three protagonists as young adults, but the show was never picked up for a full season. It is currently undergoing revision.The new Powerpuff Girls will, like the first, centre on Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three superheroes whose life’s work alternates between attending school, battling crime, dominating at hopscotch, and saving the world before it’s time for bed.
The world of the original Powerpuff Girls will be expanded in the upcoming animated relaunch, which will also feature the introduction of new characters.Meanwhile, Bloo, Eduardo, and the rest of the original group of imaginary friends will return in Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, which will be recast as a preschool series with a new cast of young, lively characters.Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, a much-loved preschool animated series, will return with a new group of imaginary friends who are expected to be “as goofy and lively as the original bunch.”
Six Emmy awards were won over the original series’ six seasons on Cartoon Network between 2004 and 2009.McCracken is the project’s creator, producer, and director, while Sarah Fell, vice president of original kids and family animation at Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, will supervise their production at the facility.Sam Register, President of Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation, and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, said, “The Hanna-Barbera homecoming of Craig was an opportunity we could not pass up.””The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, two of his finest works, are coming with him along with his unmatched sense of humour and inventiveness, and we are so pleased for these characters to be a part of the new history taking shape at the studio.”