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The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls logo.svg
Genre Superhero
Action adventure
Created by Craig McCracken
Written by
  • Craig McCracken
  • Jason Butler Rote
  • Amy Keating Rogers
  • Chris Savino
Directed by
  • Craig McCracken (1998–2002)
  • John McIntyre (animation)
  • Randy Myers (animation)
  • Lauren Faust (supervising)
  • Genndy Tartakovsky (recording)
  • Robert Alvarez (animation)
  • Chris Savino (2003–05)
  • David Smith ("Dance Pantsed")
Voices of
Narrated by Tom Kenny
Theme music composer
  • Thomas Chase
  • Steve Rucker
  • James L. Venable
Opening theme "The Powerpuff Girls (Main Theme)"
Ending theme "The Powerpuff Girls (End Theme)",
performed by Bis
  • Thomas Chase
  • Steve Rucker
  • James L. Venable
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 78 (whole)
136 (segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Craig McCracken
  • Chris Savino (seasons 5–6)
  • Genndy Tartakovsky
    (supervising producer, seasons 1–4)
Running time 11 minutes (short-length episodes)
22 minutes (specials)
44 minutes ("'Twas the Fight Before Christmas")
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network Cartoon Network
Picture format
Audio format
  • Mono (1998–2000)
  • Dolby Surround (2000–02)
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 (2003–05)
Original release November 18, 1998 (1998-11-18) – March 25, 2005 (2005-03-25)
Related shows Powerpuff Girls Z
What a Cartoon!
The Powerpuff Girls (2016)

The Powerpuff Girls is an American comedy-action satirical adventure superhero children's animated television series. It aired on Cartoon Network in 1998-present. It is about three superpower magic-girls superhero named Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup in Townsville, USA. They are in kindergarten to elementary schools and have superpowers, through save the worlds from villainous. The show was created by Craig McCracken and revival developed by Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle created and produced by Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network Studios. also the theatrical film adaption in 2002 as The Powerpuff Girls Movie by Warner Bros Animation.


Powerpuff girls characters
The Powerpuff Girls: Bubbles (left), Blossom (middle), and Buttercup (right)

As depicted in the opening sequence of each episode, the Powerpuff Girls Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup were created by Professor Utonium in an attempt to create the "perfect little girl" using a mixture of "sugar, spice, and everything nice". However, he accidentally spilled a mysterious substance called "Chemical X" into the mixture, creating three girls and granting all three superpowers including wingless flight, super strength, superhuman speed, near invulnerability, x-ray vision, superhuman senses, red heat vision, pink-green-and-blue energy projection, invisibility, and control over lightning and fire. In the original pilot, the accidental substance was a can of "Whoopass", which was replaced by "Chemical X" in the aired version.

The three girls all have oval-shaped heads, abnormally large eyes inspired by Margaret Keane's art, flat feet with toes and stubby arms and legs, and lack noses, ears, fingers and necks. McCracken preferred them to look more animated rather than going for a "realistic" look, meaning fewer body parts were needed. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup normally wear dresses that match the colors of their eyes with black stripes, as well as white tights and black Mary Janes. The closing theme to the cartoon offers a nutshell description of the three Powerpuff Girls' personalities: Blossom, commander and the leader. Bubbles, she is the joy and the laughter. Buttercup, she is the toughest fighter.

  • Blossom (voiced by Catherine Cavadini) is the self-proclaimed leader of the Powerpuff Girls. Her personality ingredient is "everything nice", her signature color is pink, and she has long orange hair with a red bow. She was named for having spoken freely and honestly to the Professor shortly after her creation as shown in The Powerpuff Girls Movie. She is often seen as the most level-headed, and composed member of the group and also strong and determined. Her unique abilities include "Ice Breath" (develops in "Ice Sore"), microscopic vision, advanced intelligence, and is a master strategist and apt planner.
  • Bubbles (voiced by Tara Strong in the series and by Kath Soucie in the What a Cartoon! episodes) is the "softest and sweetest" of the three. Her signature color is blue, her personality ingredient is "sugar", and she has blonde hair in pigtails. Bubbles is seen as kind and very sweet but she is also capable of extreme rage and can fight monsters just as well as her sisters can. Her best friend is a stuffed octopus doll she calls "Octi", and she also loves animals. She exhibits the ability to both understand multiple languages and communicate with various animals (squirrels, cats, monsters), and her unique power is emitting supersonic waves with her voice alone, and can speak and read any language; such as Spanish, French, and animal speech.
  • Buttercup (voiced by E. G. Daily) is described as a "tough hotheaded tomboy". Her personality ingredient is spice, her signature color is green, and she has black hair in a flip. She loves to get dirty, fights hard and plays rough; she does not plan and is all action. Buttercup is the only Powerpuff Girl without any unique superpowers (aside from being able to curl her tongue as shown in the episode "Nuthin' Special"). McCracken originally wanted to name the character "Bud" until a friend suggested the name Buttercup.

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