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 with Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1992 and created both series.
“Craig’s return to Hanna-Barbera 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 series from 1998-2005. 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.
Like 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, playing hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime.
The new animated reboot of Powerpuff Girls expands on the world of the original and introduces new characters alongside familiar faces.
Meanwhile, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is being 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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