AUSTRALIA’S ALEXA CURTIS ADDS HER WINNING VOICE TO THE POWERPUFF GIRLS
Saturday, March 19, 2016
(Saturday, March 19, 2016) Australia’s Alexa Curtis, winner of The Voice Kids, is the new voice of the theme song for The Powerpuff Girls, the global cartoon phenomenon returning in a brand new TV series on Cartoon Network on Saturday April 9.
The new adventures of The Powerpuff Girls, one of the top-grossing cartoon brands of all time, premieres with six episodes, each featuring the iconic theme song voiced by the 12-year-old Brisbane-based tween.
“I am super excited to be involved in The Powerpuff Girls, singing the theme song for Cartoon Network. It’s just a whole lot of fun,” Alexa said as she was getting ready for her theme song debut, having her nails done in Powerpuff Girl designs and getting her fabulous voice ready.
Having seen a few sneak previews of The Powerpuff Girls, it’s quickly become one of Alexa’s favourite shows, with its three young superheroes – the super-cute, super-fierce and super-powerful Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup – fighting evil villains and taming monsters to save the world between school and bedtime, and winning at hopscotch.
They are almost as busy as Alexa herself. She’s a dedicated nipper in the surf lifesavers who fights big waves, plays netball, and has music lessons. She’s fast and nimble, and she zips around in a busy life full of friends when school’s out.
“Me and my friends love The Powerpuff Girls. They are just awesome – so super-cute,” said Alexa. “I Iove them all, Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup, but my favourite is Bubbles because blue is my favourite colour and I like her attitude. She doesn’t care what other people think, she’s a real leader! I’m pumped to bring fun, flair and fight to The Powerpuff Girls legend. We are flying high with girl power – and it rocks,” said Alexa.
The completely reimagined, all-new series of The Powerpuff Girls will debut alongside new episodes of other Cartoon Network originals including Adventure Time, Clarence, We Bare Bears and many more, in a blockbuster cartoon day from 8am to 8pm on April 9.
Fans in Australia and New Zealand will be watching the dynamic debut of The Powerpuff Girls at 10am as it is simultaneously launched in Asia Pacific, proving the cartoon is a global phenomenon.
The series will then screen in its regular timeslot of 6pm weekdays from April 26.
In the new series, The Powerpuff Girls battle a Who’s Who of evil, showing what it really means to “fight like a girl”. Known to the citizens of Townsville and villains everywhere as The Powerpuff Girls, together the three superkids protect their beautiful metropolis from a regular parade of evildoers. Armed with super-cool superpowers and top-notch teamwork – and occasional assistance from Professor Utonium and the Mayor of Townsville – they show their home town and the whole universe that it is possible to save the world before bedtime.
Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer – Kids, Turner Asia Pacific, said: “The Powerpuff Girls will be everywhere. Whatever channel you turn to on April 9, and whatever screen you’re using, there will be Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles saving the day. We’ve waited a long time to see these super-cute and super-fierce girls return to action, and the all-new series marks the homecoming for one of Cartoon Network’s best loved franchises.”
The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) as executive producer and Bob Boyle (Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!) as co-executive producer.
One of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series, the initial run of The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, premiered in 1996 and earned two Emmy Awards plus five nominations and countless animation honours throughout 78 episodes. The series also spawned a feature film with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002.
With more than US$2.5 billion in retail sales generated since its debut, The Powerpuff Girls is one of the top-grossing Cartoon Network brands of all time, and the new series will be supported by a comprehensive consumer products campaign.
Cartoon Network recently partnered with designer Jeremy Scott and Moschino on a global fashion collaboration – The Powerpuff Girls x Jeremy Scott – which is now available as part of Moschino’s spring/summer 2016 collection.
The Powerpuff Girls screens on Foxtel Channel 713 in Australia and Sky NZ Channel 102 in New Zealand.
In the digital space, The Powerpuff Girls series will be supported by video and games on the Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps, CartoonNetwork.com.au and on Cartoon Network’s Facebook page.
A free iTunes app episode (Man Up) exclusive to Cartoon Network Australia will be available March 14-April 9.
For more information, please contact:
eckfactor Turner@eckfactor.com (02) 8570 5555
Josine van der Knoop
Marketing and PR Manager, Turner International Australia
About Cartoon Network Asia Pacific
Cartoon Network, the number one kids’ channel in Asia Pacific, offers the best in original animated content including the multi-award-winning global hits Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time and new comedy We Bare Bears. In 2016, the network welcomes back new series of popular franchises Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls. Cartoon Network is available in 31 countries throughout Asia Pacific and is currently seen in more than 85 million pay-TV homes. Cartoon Network also reaches millions more through its websites, games and apps, including Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything.
About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout Asia Pacific. In the region, Turner runs 64 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries, including CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, World Heritage Channel, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV, TABI Channel and HBO in South Asia. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turner, a Time Warner company.
Notes for Editors:
Full-episode screeners and photos available on request, including images from the show, and from The Powerpuff Girls x Jeremy Scott Moschino fashion line. Download a selection here: https://toonview.turner.com/View/2c1e281j013101322830
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