Cartoon Network has recently presented some programming changes during “in front” meetings, and there’s a lot to absorb. Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman will debut this spring and summer respectively, but Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice have disappeared from the schedule. Star Wars: The Clone Wars also isn’t mentioned. That’s all rather grim, but I have a spot of potentially bright news to deliver with the ugly: Cartoon Network will be airing a new Powerpuff Girls special later this year!
The Powerpuff Girls Special: “Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice…plus a dash of mysterious Chemical X” were the essential ingredients that created Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup—also known as The Powerpuff Girls. This groundbreaking and Emmy®-winning series, created by Craig McCracken, ran on Cartoon Network from 1998-2005 and will soar again as a brand-new, redesigned and re-imagined CG special coming in 2013 where the trio of pint-sized super heroines will be called upon to rescue not just the city of Townsville, but the USA and the world! Featuring an original song “I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl” performed by Beatles legend Ringo Starr, who also portrays Townsville’s most famous flamboyant mathematician, “Fibonacci Sequins,” this all-new original special comes from a powerhouse creative team featuring animation talent from around the globe including acclaimed director Dave Smith and award-winning art director Kevin Dart and is produced by Cartoon Network Studios in association with UK’s Passion Pictures. The special also features the original voice cast reprising their iconic roles and will premiere later this year.
Weirdly enough though, Craig McCracken isn’t involved in the special. Bleeding Cool believes the above image shows the new designs for the characters but don’t so much say why. Dart tweeted links to articles with the image today but said he’s not allowed to speak about the special and to contact Cartoon Network. Hmm. Where’s Sherlock Holmes when you need him?