Cartoon Network has announced that the brand is celebrating 20 years since its 1998 launch.
As the original harbingers of girl power, the brand has been an inspiration to generations of girls and young women since its initial launch in November 1998. The celebration will begin in February with the global rollout of new episodes, events and products that will continue into 2019. Fourth sister Bliss will also return throughout the year.
The Powerpuff Girls won a 2017 Gracie Award in the Family Series – National category, recognising high-quality programming for girls and women. The series has also played an important part in Cartoon Network’s overall commitment to STEAM education by inspiring children to learn coding with special episodes and programmes including Google’s Made with Code GIF: The Powerpuff Girls and Scratch from the MIT Media lab.
With more than $2.5b in retail sales generated since its original debut, The Powerpuff Girls is one of the most enduring and top-grossing Cartoon Network brands of all time. Over the years, Cartoon Network has teamed with a roster of more than 150 global licensing partners across toys, apparel, publishing and themed entertainment, among others.
The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings serving as executive producer and Bob Boyle as co-executive producer. The initial run of The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, premiered in 1998 and earned two Emmy Awards along with five nominations and countless other honours and accolades.
The Powerpuff Girls airs weekdays at 11:30am on Cartoon Network in the UK.