They marked one generation of girls and boys whole, and it was one of modern cartoons that most stood out – and that first did – the female empowerment in recent decades. We talk about The Powerpuff Girls, the animated series of Cartoon Network that it became a sensation; and what was it confirmed this year that it will have its live action version.
From the hand of the tweeter Leonel Prez (@leonelperez_), who has already accustomed us to delight with his threads of tweets referring to curiosities about series and movies; this time we review information about the origin, curiosities and even the forbidden chapter of the animated series that had its original broadcasts between 1998 and 2005.
The origins and the rejected first name
The creator of the series is Craig McCracken and 6 years before his television debut as The Powerpuff Girls, in 1992 were baptized with a name that was not politically correct to say: The Whoopass Girls (Girls Kick Butt in Spanish). The three sisters were featured in a short.
As expected, when Cartoon Network received the proposal to broadcast the series, practically exacted what is it will change the name. And so came the final one: The Powerpuff Girls, translated as The Powerpuff Girls.
But this was not the only difficulty that the cartoon encountered in its early days. Before it came out, the short was exhibited to a group of 11-year-olds. At the end of the projection, the reactions were negative.
“The worst series I have seen, whoever did this must be fired, was one of the reactions.
Esta dura crtica le sirvi a McCracken for to get better the product, which was first issued on November 18, 1998 in Cartoon Network, with the production of Hanna-Barbera. At the beginning, in Amrica Latina, They were called The Flirty Girls; although later the name changed to the definitive one.
Bubble, Bombn and Acorn they have a large number of distinctive features: his courage, his strength and even his tenderness; although always with the power To flower of skin. However, when it comes to appearance, without a doubt the trait that identifies them is their big eyes. They are inspired by paintings of Margaret Keane, who portrayed children and women with this characteristic.
In addition, taking advantage of the production of Hanna-Barbera Y Cartoon Network, in several chapters we find as almost disguised guests characters from other cartoons. Pablo and Pedro (The Flintstones) like bank robbers, Dexter (Dexter’s Laboratory), the princess Leia (Star Wars), I hope Snico (The Supersonic) are some of the stellar guests.
In addition, McCracken could give himself the pleasure that any fan wanted: honor your favorite band. In this case, they are The Beatles. And the creator’s references are in the moment when Mojo Jojo, the main villain of The Powerpuff Girls, create a gang with other villains. And baptizes it as The Blitos.
Prohibitions and censorship
Like many of those cartoons that they have not been designed only for children, some episodes with double meanings or suggestive scenes were criticized by conservative parental associations.
Furthermore, one of its chapters (the musical See me, Feel, Sing) it was censored in United States for including ideas communists and references ideolgicas. In fact, in this same episode it has been broadcast a few times.
At its peak, the series had his movie. It was in 2002, led by name Powerpuff Girls Z and tells the origin of the arch villain, Mojo Jojo. Also, in 2016 they released a new version, also in Cartoon Network and in serial format.
The Powerpuff Girls is one of the most successful series of Cartoon Network, with fans who do not stop joining these days. In addition, the franchise around it has already generated more than 2 billion dollars between video games, CDs, DVDs, toys and other products.