Cartoon Network Renews The Powerpuff Girls For A Second Season

Cartoon Network Renews The Powerpuff Girls For A Second Season

Cartoon Network Renews The Powerpuff Girls For A Second Season

Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con International convention this week, Cartoon Network announced today (19/07/2016) that they have renewed the rebooted The Powerpuff Girls series for a second season. The series is about three young superheroines called Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup and their duty is protect Townsville from a myriad of monsters and various villains. The new Powerpuff Girls series which premiered in April this year was the largest international event in Cartoon Network’s twenty-four-year history with 81 million fans worldwide engaged in the new show on various platforms, the “Powerpuff Yourself” avatar maker website was used by total of twelve million fans from around the world. Last week, the show was nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy in the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category.

This week, the 2016 series of The Powerpuff Girls will make its inaugural appearance at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday 21st July, the Cartoon Network section of the convention will feature a booth where fans can create their own Powerpuff avatar by using the “Powerpuff Yourself” avatar maker and print it on a T-shirt or tote bag.

Several licencing deals for Powerpuff Girls were made to mark the return of the popular late 1990’s/early 2000’s animated show, including deals with fashion house Moschino, retailers Hot Topic and C&A, McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, an international toy contract with Spin Master and the use of Powerpuff Girls graphical assets for MIT Media Lab’s child-friendly Scratch computer programming and Google’s Made With Code GIF educational programmes.

From The Turner UK Press Release

Cartoon Network has announced the renewal of the global phenomenon, The Powerpuff Girls. The series premiere in April won the night in all key demos and had over 81 million worldwide fans experiencing it across multiple platforms, making it the largest international event in the history of the network. The wildly successful Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker has also given over 12 million fans of all ages the ability to see themselves as a real Townsville superhero. The series also picked up its first Emmy nomination this year for “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program.”

The original arbiters of girl power join an expanding diverse portfolio of returning fan-favorites at Cartoon Network that include Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Clarence, Regular Show and the recently announced new Ben 10.

“The Powerpuff Girls is on a momentous run with its first Emmy nod, a debut appearance at one of the biggest fan events of the year, and now a second season greenlight,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “Congratulations to the Cartoon Network creative teams who have super-powered this property with the perfect amount of Chemical X to bring a hit show for a new generation of fans.”

As previously announced, The Powerpuff Girls will also make its inaugural appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, July 21-24 with its first-ever panel and an immersive Townsville-inspired booth. Convention goers can step into the booth where they can print their personalized avatar on a t-shirt or tote bag using the Powerpuff Girls avatar maker.

The Powerpuff Girls has touched the cultural zeitgeist with Moschino and Hot Topic fashion collaborations in the United States and C&A Department Store and BIZUU globally; an international toy partnership with Spin Master featuring a full range of products; and as a McDonald’s® Happy Meal® promotion with six different toy offerings. As part of Cartoon Network’s overall commitment to STEAM education, The Powerpuff Girls continues to inspire children to learn to code with special episodes and programs including Google’s Made With Code GIF: The Powerpuff Girls and Scratch from the MIT Media Lab.

The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) serving as executive producer and Bob Boyle (Clarence, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!) as co-executive producer. The voice cast includes: Amanda Leighton (Blossom), Kristen Li (Bubbles) and Natalie Palamides (Buttercup).

One of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series, 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 animation honors throughout its 78 episodes. The series also spawned a feature film with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002.

The Powerpuff Girls McDonalds Happy Meal Toys USA Promotion

The Powerpuff Girls McDonalds Happy Meal Toys USA Promotion

The Powerpuff Girls McDonalds Happy Meal Toys USA Promotion

Cartoon Network USA/Cartoon Network Canada and McDonalds USA/Canada have teamed up to offer Powerpuff Girls toys in every Happy Meal. The new promotion to advertise the newly rebooted show started today (14/06/2016). Throughout the promotion, there’s six Powerpuff Girls toys to collect, including the girls themselves: Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup as well as their arch-nemesis, Mojo Jojo.

From The Cartoon Network USA/McDonalds USA Press Release:

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are saving the day in an all-new, reimagined THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, currently airing on Cartoon Network! Families across the United States and Canada can join in the fun on Tuesday 14th June with the kick-off of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS Happy Meal promotion, available at participating McDonald’s. Superhero sisters Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, known to their fellow citizens of Townsville as The Powerpuff Girls, will each have their own exclusive Happy Meal toy! Fans can collect all six Powerpuff Girls toys, which also features everyone’s favourite supervillain, Mojo Jojo.

Juggling school, homework and a regular parade of villains is no easy task, but THE POWERPUFF GIRLS are more than up to the challenge. Armed with supercool superpowers and some topnotch teamwork, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup show their hometown and the world that it is possible to save the world before bedtime.

Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, The Powerpuff Girls airs Thursdays at 6.30 pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network USA.

Cartoon Network UK Competitions Late April To Early May 2016

Cartoon Network UK Competitions Late April To Early May 2016

Cartoon Network UK Competitions Late April To Early May 2016

Adventure Time McDonalds Happy Studio Competition

McDonalds UK is currently having an Adventure Time competition on the Happy Studio mobile app to win a chance to voice a character in the Adventure Time TV show.

In order to enter the competition, draw a character using the “Be an Artist” section of the app and then download and e-mail your entry to Terms and Conditions apply and T&C’s can be read within the Happy Studio app. Competition entries must be sent before Tuesday 17th May. The competition is part of the current Adventure Time Happy Meal promotion, which includes a free Adventure Time mix and match character toy.

Happy Readers® Book Offer

Every Adventure Time Happy Meal box contains a Happy Readers book voucher valid at participating WHSmith stores for either “Finn’s Fun Activity Book” (RRP £4.99) or “Jake’s Jokes” (RRP £4.99) for just £1. “Jake’s Jokes” is also available as an eBook which you can download using the voucher code on the Happy Meal box.

Valid until Tuesday 17th May 2016.

Yo-Kai Watch Competition

Cartoon Network UK is celebrating the launch of brand new show Yo-Kai Watch and has teamed up with Nintendo and Hasbro for a prize giveaway. First prize includes a Nintendo 2DS game system with a Yo-Kai Watch game, 24 Yo-Kai Watch Medals Blind Bags, a Yo-Kai Watch Medal Moments AST, a Yo-Kai Watch Medallium Collection Book and a S1 Watch. The 10 runners-up will each receive a Yo-Kai Watch game, six Yo-Kai Watch Medals Blind Bags and an S1 Watch.

To enter, just answer the following question on the competition page, which can be accessed on the link below.

What is the name of the young boy in Yo-Kai Watch?

a) David
b) Peter
c) Nate

Competition closes Sunday 22nd May 2016. Terms and Conditions apply and can be read on the competition page.