Cartoon Network announces the return of the international phenomenon

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS SOAR AGAIN!

 

Cartoon Network announces the return of the international phenomenon

Worldwide debut in 2016 with all-new television series and licensing program

 

Mumbai (June 17, 2014) – After the successful airing of the re-imagined special in January, Cartoon Network today announced the global return of one of its most beloved franchises, the Emmy®-winning, The Powerpuff Girls. Slated for a 2016 launch, this reboot will include an all-new television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios and a full licensing program that will roll out across all regions. The announcement was made today by Rob Sorcher, to kick off the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

 

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,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer, Cartoon Network.We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.” 

 

One of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series, The Powerpuff Girls has earned two Emmy® Awards along with five nominations, as well as countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run. The series also inspired a feature film in 2003, a 10th anniversary special, and a re-imagined CG special, The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed which aired on Cartoon Network in January 2014 and featured Ringo Starr. The Powerpuff Girls is one of the top-grossing Cartoon Network brands of all time, with more than US$2.5 billion in retail sales generated since its debut, and has endured as a global fashion brand with a range of apparel partners and fashion collections around the world.

 

“This news is three large spoonfuls of excitement for Cartoon Network Enterprises in Asia Pacific,” added Melissa Tinker, Vice President of CNE in Asia Pacific.We can’t wait to unleash this unique brand of cute and chic into the Australia and New Zealand markets. While in Asia, this will further expand and complement our existing Powerpuff business, a licensing program which already enjoys great success across our markets.”

 

The Powerpuff Girls, which debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998, was created by Craig McCracken and centres on three sugar-coated superheroes whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime and winning at hopscotch.

 

About Cartoon Network Enterprises

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the licensing and merchandising arm of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, is responsible for building world-class licensing franchises across its properties including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Mixels, and otherCartoon Network and Adult Swim originals. CNE connects with millions of Cartoon Network fans through consumer and home entertainment products, promotional licensing, interactive games, publishing, themed attractions and live events.

 

About Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific

Cartoon Network, the number one kids’ channel in Asia Pacific, offers the best in original animated entertainment while also drawing from the world’s most iconic cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles. Original series showcased on Cartoon Network include the international hit franchise Ben 10, Emmy-winning Regular Show and BAFTA-winning comedies The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time. Cartoon Network is available in 27 countries throughout Asia Pacific and is currently seen in more than 75 million pay-TV homes. Online, Cartoon Network reaches nearly three million unique visitors a month in the region. In Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network is owned and operated by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., a Time Warner company.

 

About Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout Asia Pacific. Turner runs 46 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries throughout the region, including CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Cartoonito, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, WarnerTV, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV and TABI Channel. In India, Turner also manages advertising sales and distribution for HBO, and distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits HD. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. is a Time Warner company.

 

 

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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