Craig McCracken, the original creator of “The Powerpuff Girls” and “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” is working on rebooting the series at Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe. Both shows were huge hits in their own right, and won multiple Emmy Awards during their original broadcasts.
While other “The Powerpuff Girls” projects have happened- most recently The CW’s troubled live-action series– none have been able to hold a candle to the original series. The first run broadcast on Cartoon Network in 1998 and ran for 78 episodes. The reboot will feature Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup facing some familiar and new villains.
“Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” will be a preschool animated series. Fans are hoping to see their old pal Blu, but it’s possible that he’s been long adopted out. Of course, he could be running the orphanage now. That would be the coolest. The original show lasted for six seasons and ran on Cartoon Network from 2004-2009.
Sarah Fell, Vice President of Original Kids and Family Animation at HBSE, is overseeing the development of both projects. There’s no word on when we’ll get to see these shows yet, but they are being worked on. This is great news for those who grew up with Cartoon Network in the late 90s through the 00s.
We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other news.