Cartoon Network marks 15th anniversary of The Powerpuff Girls with special. Believe it or not, it has been 15 years since The Powerpuff Girls made its debut on Cartoon Network. To celebrate the occasion, Cartoon Network will air a one-shot special called Dance Pantsed.
About the Dance Pantsed plot:
In Dance Pantsed, why is Mojo Jojo kidnapping a mathematician, an opera singer and a badger? To steal Chemical X, of course, and to finally take over Townsville. But when the Powerpuff Girls thwart his plan, he invents an evil video game called “Dance Pants R-EVILution” to control their minds and bodies to fulfill his evil plot! The Professor must visit his dark dancing past to save his girls so they can save all of Townsville!
The mathematician in Mojo’s scheme should be of particular interest, and not just because of his character’s flamboyance and fabulous name. Fibonacci Sequins will be voiced by Ringo Starr, and if that weren’t enough, he will be performing the original song, “I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl” for the special.
About The Powerpuff Girls:
The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Cartoon Network. The show centers on Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three kindergarten-aged girls with superpowers, as well as their “father”, the brainy scientist Professor Utonium, who all live in the fictional city of Townsville, USA. The girls are frequently called upon by the town’s childlike and naive mayor to help fight nearby criminals using their powers.
McCracken originally developed the show in 1992 as a cartoon short entitled Whoopass Stew! while in his second year at CalArts. Following a name change, Cartoon Network featured the first Powerpuff Girls pilots in its animation showcase program World Premiere Toons in 1995 and 1996. The series made its official debut as a Cartoon Cartoon on November 18, 1998, with the final episode airing on March 25, 2005. A total of 78 episodes were aired in addition to two shorts, a Christmas special, a feature film, and a tenth anniversary special.
While show creator, Craig McCracken, was not involved in the production, it was directed by original series storyboard artist, David Smith, and features the original voice cast with art direction by Kevin Dart. Dance Pantsed was produced by Cartoon Network Studios, in association with British company Passion Pictures.
Dance Pantsed will make its domestic debut on Monday, January 20th, 2014 (at the end of a Powerpuff Girls marathon), on Cartoon Network, before going international in February.
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