“Sugar. Spice. And everything nice.”
Recognise that familiar jingle? Yup, it’s the “Powerpuff Girls” we are talking about, and they are finally making a small screen comeback after 10 years!
Cartoon Network surprised fans by revealing a never-before-seen photo of the trio: Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The “Powerpuff Girls” will be sporting this new look when they make their appearances in the upcoming 2016 reboot. The TV channel also surprised fans by unveiling the new voice cast for the 3 central characters.
Amanda Leighton will voice Blossom, Natalie Palamides will voice Buttercup, while Kristen Li will voice Bubbles. Leighton has starred in many TV series as minor roles, including “Criminal Minds“, “Pretty Little Liars“, and “Grey’s Anatomy“. Palamides was featured in “Burning Bridges” and “The Tinsel Zone” while Li had experience in voice acting, having voiced the character of Kristen Sarkisian in “Monsters University”.
To familiarise them to the audience, the cast even introduced themselves as their respective characters. It was released on Cartoon Network’s official Vine profile.
However, not everyone is happy with the new cast, as Tara Strong (who voiced Bubbles in the original show), went on Twitter to tweet about the betrayal she felt.
I don't remember ordering a stab in the heart today https://t.co/wmomYvtCDG
— tara strong (@tarastrong) June 8, 2015
2 hours later, she clarified that she’s not bitter about the decision, but was just “hurt we were never asked”.
I have NO ILL FEELINGS 4 the actresses in the new #ppg, We were just beyond hurt we were NEVER asked..every role I breathe life into I loveADVERTISEMENT
— tara strong (@tarastrong) June 9, 2015
“Powerpuff Girls” first debuted as an official cartoon on 18th November 1998, and ran for 78 episodes, ending its run on 25th March 2005. The cartoon series revolved around the life of Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles, 3 little girls with superpowers who battle supervillains to save their beloved town of Townsville from turmoil.
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