The rumors are true (there were no rumors)! Cartoon Network revealed yesterday that the Powerpuff Girls are back. A new special will air at some point in 2013, and in accordance with the times, I guess, they will no longer look a little different now than they did when the show went off the air in 2005. They've instead becomes weird, sharp CGI monster versions of themselves.
Ohh, these are the Powerpuff Girls they foretell the end times.
Despite the new look, the special promises to revive the classic feel of the original show. All the original voice actors will be back, as confirmed yesterday on Twitter by Tara Strong, the voice actress who plays Bubbles. She seems excited to play Bubbles again, but keep in mind, Strong also plays Twilight Sparkle on My Little Ponies, so going back to Bubbles is going to be a relief.
It must be nice to play a role that a bunch of weird dudes don't want to bang.
The press release announcing the return also revealed that the Powerpuff Girls would be fighting not just to save the city of Townsville, but the entire world, and that the special would feature a new song called "I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl" by former Beatle Ringo Starr. Who was the DRUMMER of The Beatles. Saying you got a Beatle to perform a song for your special and then revealing it's Ringo Starr is like saying you're going to meet the president and you show up expecting Barack Obama, but George H.W. Bush is just sitting there. He doesn't know what's going on, and you think to yourself "I GUESS they still call former presidents 'the president' after their term ends" but it's still incredibly disappointing.
I mean, he's not even the best President BUSH.
But in any event, this is great news! The Powerpuff Girls, one of the best cartoons Cartoon Network has ever made, is coming back! What a golden age of TV revivals we live in! Along with the Powerpuff Girls, we have Arrested Development coming back later this year. Fringe somehow came back for a fifth season this year. And even Futurama is still going on Comedy Central. We have a lot to be thankful for, TV fans. Is it too greedy to hope for a Veronica Mars comeback, too?
It WAS too greedy! And 30 Rock's cancelation is my penance!
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