Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 get a reboot next year

Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 get a reboot next year
BACK ON SMALL SCREEN: The new Powerpuff Girls show, seen here with new artwork, is a revamp of the original that aired from 1998 to 2005.

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are returning to a TV screen near you - next year.

Cartoon Network has unveiled artwork featuring the all-new look of The Powerpuff Girls cartoon series, which is set for a global release next year.

The show is a "re-imagined" version of the Emmy Award-winning original, which aired from 1998 to 2005 on the Cartoon Network.

Created by Craig McCracken, The Powerpuff Girls is about three very young girls who were created with a mixture of "sugar, spice, everything nice" and a dash of "Chemical X", giving them unimaginable superpowers. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup use their powers to save the world from bad people, all before bedtime.

The show will feature new talents providing the voices of the trio. Amanda Leighton will play commander and leader Blossom, Kristen Li will be Bubbles (the joy and the laughter), while Natalie Palamides will voice the toughest fighter, Buttercup.

Also on board The Powerpuff Girls is Tom Kenny, who will reprise his role as the narrator and mayor of Townsville, the fictional city where the show is set in.

In case you did not know, Kenny is also the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.


Meanwhile, Cartoon Network is re-introducing Ben 10 to a new generation of fans by creating an all-new series.

The show is based on the highly successful franchise about an alien-powered 10-year-old hero named Ben Tennyson, and will also premiere on Cartoon Network next year.

According to the show's description, the updated Ben 10 will feature many new aliens as well as several fan favourites.

"Ben 10 has been an overwhelming success story across all media platforms, and we know kids around the world will be eager to see the reinvention of this beloved character," said Cartoon Network chief content officer Rob Sorcher.

Ben 10 premiered on Cartoon Network in January 2006. Its success brought about three additional series and two live-action movies.

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