“Sugar, spice, and everything nice. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girls. But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction — Chemical X. Thus, The Powerpuff Girls were born. Using their ultra-super powers, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil”
We all know those opening words. They were to one of the coolest cartoons ever created. Well, get ready to hear them again. For one night only, Cartoon Network is bringing the super-powered first graders back for a TV special on January 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm EST. Will this lead to the girls returning to CN in a brand new series. The special will reunite the original voice cast along with Beatle Ringo Starr, who will voice Fibonacci Sequins, “Townsville’s most famous flamboyant mathematician.” Aside from voicing a character, Starr will also contribute an original song and music video, “I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl,” to the special. I don’t know about y’all but I’m excited for this.
“Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish Samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Aku!”
If you haven’t heard already, another Cartoon Network alumnus has returned as well. IDW has released a comic book series continuing the adventures of everyone’s favorite displaced warrior Samurai Jack. Original series animator Andy Suriano is on hand to illustrate to comic and Jim Zub (Skullkickers) takes care of the storyline. It has been nine years since the end of the series but it still resonates to this day by fans, myself included. Hopefully, the return of Samurai Jack pushes the live-action movie to be released, which is currently on the chopping block. Good side, Jack will be returning to Toonami in February 2014.