Cartoon Network has unveiled character artwork and key castings for the franchise with a new series set to debut worldwide in 2016.
The re-imagined Powerpuff Girls series will include a full licensing programme that will roll out across all domestic and international regions. The announcement was made by Cartoon Network as part of the 2015 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
Featured at a Cartoon Network Enterprises event were the voice actors portraying the lead characters, including Amanda Leighton as Blossom, Kristen Li as Bubbles, Natalie Palamides as Buttercup and Tom Kenny, who will be reprising his role as the Narrator/Mayor.
Rob Sorcher, chief content officer, said: “It has been wonderful to see this new show team bring such passion and positive creative spirit to this iconic property. We know that fans of every age will appreciate this new take on saving the world before bedtime.”
To support the 2016 launch, Cartoon Network is assembling a roster of licensing partners. Spin Master will anchor the programme, creating a line of toys including plush, figures, playsets and dolls. In North America, Penguin Young Readers Group will debut a series of books based on the Powerpuff Girls as part of the Cartoon Network Books imprint, and Disguise will launch costumes for kids, juniors and adults, as well as year-round dress-up toys and accessories for kids, all will be available in autumn 2016. Warner Home Video will distribute the series’ home entertainment releases.