The Powerpuff Girls soar over Dubai to celebrate on-air return
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Exchanging Townsville for the pristine sands of Dubai, The Powerpuff Girls were spotted soaring across the Dubai skyline yesterday as they celebrated their on-air return to Cartoon Network after more than a decade. The three much-loved, super-powered little girls Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup descended upon the city, sailing through the air against the backdrop of the Burj Al Arab, the twinkling Persian Gulf and finally the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
Unsuspecting sunbathers marveled at the seemingly magic flying blue (Bubbles), green (Buttercup) and pink (Blossom) superheroes. Returning with more cartoon capers and humorous situations, the original ambassadors of girl power are now sharing their powers with a whole new generation of fans across the globe. In the Middle East, all-new episodes premiere on Cartoon Network. 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 during its 78-episode run. The series also spawned a feature film with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002. Powerpuff Girls is currently airing on Cartoon Network Channels in the Middle East and across the world.
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About Cartoon Network EMEA
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.