The Powerpuff Girls Burst Onto Big Screen July 3
Cartoon Network to Support Movie Debut with On-Air, Off-Channel Promotions
Cartoon Network's most powerful stars leap to the silver screen this summer
when The Powerpuff Girls - Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup - make their feature
film debut. The Powerpuff Girls Movie will be released July 3, 2002, by Warner
Bros. Pictures, and tells the story of how the world's cutest superheroes came
to be the pride of Townsville.
ISupervised by the show's creator, Craig McCracken, the film will be the
first-ever feature based on an original Cartoon Network series. This
collaboration also marks the first production of a full-length animated film
at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. The movie features original
music from James L. Venable who also scores the TV series.
The Powerpuff Girls Movie opens with Professor Utonium gathering all the
ingredients to create the perfect little girl - sugar, spice and everything
nice. But when his lab assistant, a monkey named Jojo, causes the accidental
addition of Chemical X to the mix, the Professor ends up with not one, but
three, perfect, though powerful, little girls.
It soon becomes apparent that Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are not normal
girls - they have superpowers that they have not yet learned to control. After
inadvertently wrecking Townsville in a superpowered game of tag, the Girls are
treated as outcasts. In their efforts to win back the hearts of the people of
Townsville, The Powerpuff Girls are tricked into abetting Jojo's plot to take
over the city.
Cartoon Network began a series of on-air and off-channel promotions supporting
the launch of The Powerpuff Girls Movie in January with the "You Can Be an
Artist" contest. Cartoon Network asked fans to create a "family portrait" of
the Girls and Professor Utonium. More than 15,000 entries were received. Ten
finalists were selected, and the winning portrait was chosen through an online
vote on the official move site, www.PowerpuffGirlsMovie.com. The winner's
drawing will appear in the film.
Beginning in May and continuing through the movie's premiere on July 3,
Cartoon Network will blast audiences with increasing daily doses of Chemical
X. Cartoon Network will add weekday strips of The Powerpuff Girls, airing the
adventures of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup several times daily. Both Cartoon
Network and the Kids' WB! will team up to present all-new episodes of The
Powerpuff Girls in June, leading up to the feature premiere. In addition,
Cartoon Network will have off-channel partnerships in place with top retailers
and licensing and promotional partners to support the launch of The Powerpuff
T"The Powerpuff Girls has been a phenomenon across America and around the
world, both creatively and commercially," said Jim Samples, executive vice
president and general manager of Cartoon Network Worldwide. "We think The
Powerpuff Girls Movie will satisfy a broad audience, not just boys and girls
but also the teen and adult fans of this smart, clever and visually stunning
"The Powerpuff Girls has become one of television's hottest and most
critically recognized properties," Lorenzo di Bonaventura, president,
Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures added. "Bubbles, Blossom and
Buttercup are icons of cool and we are delighted to work with Cartoon Network
in bringing their unique 'girl power' to the big screen for the first time."
An Emmy Award-winner and named one of TV Guide's "Top 10 New Kids Shows,"
after its debut in 1998, The Powerpuff Girls airs daily on Cartoon Network.
Townsville can be a dangerous place, forever subject to the criminal whims of
villains like the Amoeba Boys, the Gangreen Gang and Fuzzy Lumpkins, but the
dainty, daring and downright dynamite crayon-carrying crimefighters come to
the rescue every time their hometown is threatened. But no matter what
challenge they face, The Powerpuff Girls always manage to save the day before
The Powerpuff Girls regularly ranks as one of the top-rated programs on
Cartoon Network, with broad appeal among both boys and girls and a loyal
following from teens and adults. The Powerpuff Girls toys, apparel and other
merchandise have skyrocketed in popularity nationwide, selling almost $1
billion at retail since hitting store shelves. In June 2001, The Powerpuff
Girls swept the major awards at the International Licensing Industry
Merchandisers' Association Annual Awards Gala.
Cartoon Network, currently seen in 79.9 million U.S. homes and 145 countries
around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s 24-hour, ad-supported
cable service offering the best in animated entertainment. Drawing from the
world's largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network also showcases unique
original ventures such as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai
Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy and other Cartoon Cartoons.
Since its launch in 1992, Cartoon Network has remained one of ad-supported
cable's highest-rated networks. Cartoon Network's Web site is located at
(AOL Keyword: Cartoon Network).
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., an AOL Time Warner company, is a major
producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading
provider of programming for the basic cable industry.
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