'The Powerpuff Girls' reboot news: First clip released; Buttercup shows she is not a princess


Fans of the classic animated show from Cartoon Network “The Powerpuff Girls” may be delighted to find out that the first look at the rebooted series has been revealed.

According to Deadline, the Emmy Award-winning popular franchise, which originally ran from 1998 to 2005, will once again feature the cute superheroes Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, In the recent trailer, the latter was mistakenly called a princess.

The teaser has one of the new villains saying, “Townsville has to go back to its manly roots. If it means destroying this hippie carnival, then so be it! Unless, there’s somebody here man enough to stop me.” Buttercup then quips, “This day finally gets interesting. If you are looking for a fight, old Buttercup can satisfy your need for a beatdown.”

The antagonists just laughed at her before mockingly replying with, “Why don’t you play with your dollies, Princess?” Buttercup seemingly aghast with the term fired back with “Princess? Did you just call me ‘Princess’?” Before punching the guy several times and throwing him to the horizon.

Bustle reports that the show was not just for kids as it has always been a guidebook for feminism which encourages girls and women to stand up for themselves when faced with bad guys who bring threats and criticisms.

Although it is noted that violence is not the means, scenes as shown in the footage by the so-called icons are deemed to be important in television as they try to deconstruct the patriarchal system.

Originally created by Craig McCraken, the network announced their plans for a revival back in June 2014, “We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X,” Cartoon Network’s chief content officer Rob Sorcher previously stated.

Helming the voice for Blossom is Amanda Leighton, Natalie Palamides for Buttercup, and Kristen Li for Bubbles.

Premiere episode titled “I Am Not A Princess” is slated to air sometime in spring.