You may remember that last summer, Cartoon Network announced development of a reboot of their iconic animated series “The Powerpuff Girls.” And now some talent to bring it together has finally been brought on board.
Cartoon Network has just announced that Nick Jennings, supervising producer and art director on the hit cartoon “Adventure Time,” has just been hired as executive producer of the animated reboot slated to hit the air in 2016.
Jennings has previously only executive produced a few episodes of “Tak & the Power of Juju,” but his animation experience is still impressive. He’s also worked as associate producer, writer and art director for the classic 90s series “Rocko’s Modern Life,” not to mention scripting no less than 74 episodes of “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
With some general publicity hype for the series, Rob Sorcher, chief content officer, says, ““The original ‘Powerpuff Girls’ was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide. We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”
There isn’t a quote from Jennings, but we imagine acting as executive producer on a high profile project like this is pretty exciting. Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises offers his own publicity fluff, “As the original ambassador of girl power, The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages. “There is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation.”
The original series ran for 78 episodes between 1998 and 2005, and it was so successful, it also resulted in a feature film in 2002. Since then there’s been a 10th anniversary special, and another special that was release in 2014. We’re still wondering what the animation style will be like for this reboot, and hope that the quirky humor that made the original series so great will still be present. That shouldn’t be hard with an “Adventure Time” art director on board.
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