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It’s Time to Save the World… Before Bedtime

Cartoon Network’s All-New
The Powerpuff Girls launches on Monday 25th April

They’re back…Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are saving the day in an all-new, reimagined The Powerpuff Girls, only on Cartoon Network! The latest original, animated comedy series from Cartoon Network Studios, The Powerpuff Girls premieres with back-to-back episodes on Monday, 25th April at 6:15pm (GMT).

The Powerpuff Girls kicked off its global return to television with a world premiere event on Monday, March 14 at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Tex. This fan-centric experience featured a world premiere screening, pre-party and parade with giant-balloon likenesses of all three Powerpuff Girls. Fast on the heels of the U.S. event, premieres will commence in regions around the globe including Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Superhero sisters Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are known to their fellow citizens of Townsville as The Powerpuff Girls. Together, they protect their beautiful, bustling metropolis from sinister evildoers, intent on taking over. Juggling school, homework and a regular parade of villains is no easy task, but The Powerpuff Girls are more than up to the challenge. Armed with supercool superpowers and some topnotch teamwork, The Powerpuff Girls, with occasional assistance from Professor Utonium and the Mayor of Townsville, show their hometown and the world that it is possible to save the world before bedtime.

The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) serving 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 1998 and earned two Emmy® Awards along with five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episodes. The series also spawned a feature film with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002.

The all-new series of The Powerpuff Girls premieres exclusively on Cartoon Network on Monday 25th April at 6:15pm (GMT) with brand new episodes every weekday.

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With more than $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. Global master toy partner Spin Master will debut a full range of products based on the-all new series beginning in fall 2016 at U.S. retailers, and Cartoon Network has enlisted a roster of more than 20 licensing partners to create a well-rounded assortment of products including toys, apparel, publishing, accessories and more all based on the girls.

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Turner’s Cartoon Network is a universally appealing boy focused, girl inclusive channel driven by its exciting slate of surprising comedy and adventure. The programming line-up explores the relatable themes of humour, friendship, imagination, action and adventure. Cartoon Network targets boys and girls aged 6-12 and aims to champion kids being themselves through its rich mix of entertaining and globally successful content. The programming slate includes leading comedy animations The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa and action-adventure shows, Ben 10 Omniverse and Teen Titans Go!

Since launching as a pan-European channel in 1993, Cartoon Network now has localised services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa where it is available in 18 languages in more than 131 million homes across over 70 countries.  Cartoon Network can also be experienced through its award-winning website, as well as via games, video on demand, mobile and an array of licensing and merchandising.  Cartoon Network is a brand owned by Turner, a Time Warner company.

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