Friday, January 9, 2009

Powerpuff Girls' 10th Anniversary

Can you believe that? It's going to be 10 years since the Powerpuff Girls first premiered ... and about 5 years since Cartoon Network stopped airing the show just so that they could make a big deal about it later on. But enough of me ranting, onto the news!

In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show, Cartoon Network will be doing three things:

First off is an all day marathon of series' creator, Craig McCracken’s favorite episodes. This will take place on January 19th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, because nothing says "equal rights" like three super-powered little girls.

This marathon will then lead into the first new Powerpuff Girls episode since 2004 titled, "THE POWERPUFF GIRLS RULE!!!" Which is actually kind of exciting in my opinion, as I'm curious if it will get the Flash quality of McCracken's current series, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, or if it will retain the traditional animation style the show was created in.

And on the day after, Tuesday the 20th, Cartoon Network will release The Complete Powerpuff Girls Anniversary Collector’s Set, a 6 DVD set that includes all 78 episodes of the show, as well as the made for TV movie, T'was the Fight Before Christmas. It is not stated if it will include the new episode, but it will not include The Powerpuff Girls Movie. The set will retail at an MSRP of $59.97

via Turner Newsroom

The set seems like a great deal right? But what about us suckers that bought The Powepuff Girls - Complete First Season DVD boxset?! Yeah, thanks a lot Cartoon Network, thanks for not releasing the rest of the seasons so that I can feel like I wasted 20 dollars.

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