Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

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Craig McCracken, a student at the California Institute of Arts, started making a project titled Whoopass Stew! which starred his original characters called the Whoopass Girls. His idea was selected by Cartoon Network and was retitled to what we know today as The Powerpuff Girls.
  • The overview of the series focused on three “perfect little girls” created by Professor Utonium using the special ingredients “sugar, spice, and everything nice.”
  • Because of an accident where he added the secret ingredient Chemical X (originally called Whoopass) by mistake, the girls all gained incredible superpowers.
  • Thus, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup were born and dedicated their lives to protecting the city of Townsville.
The idea of the Powerpuff Girls was inspired by the live-action Batman series of the 1960's. The series was intended for both kids and adults to enjoy the action and the humor.

After its debut in 1998, it became an unexpected hit for both boys and girls. The merchandise, including t-shirts, video games and toys, began selling like hotcakes. Even the creator, McCracken did not expect his idea of these three animated girls to become so popular.

When the show gained high television ratings, Warner Brothers and Cartoon Network decided to produce a movie of the series. The Powerpuff Girls Movie focused on the origin of the three Powerpuff Girls. It was released in 2001 and did not get the box office success that the producers were looking for. The Powerpuff Girls series did really well and lasted six seasons long.

Between 1999 and 2005, it was nominated for five Emmy awards.

Here is a funny clips from the series:

All images and clips belong to Cartoon Network.

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