Cartoon Network announces 90s cartoon shows, Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends' reboots
Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends were among the most loved cartoons in the 90s. Cartoon Network Studio has said in a statement that reboots of these shows are under development.
New versions of two popular Cartoon Network shows, Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, are in development, with the creator of both guiding the new tea. While Powerpuff Girls' characters Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will return in its reboot, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends' reboot will have a new cast. Also Read: Cartoon Network creates Kamala Harris-inspired PowerPuff Girl to pay homage to the vice-president-elect
According to The Hollywood Reporter, reboots for both shows are in the works at Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe. Craig McCracken, who began his animation career at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1992 and created both series, is attached to the two projects. "The Hanna-Barbera homecoming of Craig was an opportunity we could not pass up," Sam Register, president of Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, said in a statement.
The Powerpuff Girls reboot will be the second animated redo of McCracken's 1998-2005 original series. The first ran from 2016-19 on Cartoon Network and was made without his involvement. The CW also developed a live-action version of the story with the three heroes as young adults but didn't take the show to series.
Similar to the original, the new Powerpuff Girls' will focus on Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, three superheroes whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime. The series was a hit and bagged nominations for six Emmy Awards, nine Annie Awards, and a Kids' Choice Award during its run.
Meanwhile, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends will be recast as a preschool series with a new cast of preschool-aged imaginary friends who are just as playful as Bloo, Eduardo and the rest of the original bunch, as per The Hollywood Reporter.