Butch Hartman to create The Powerpuff Girls X, a Canadian-American co-production
I’m not sure if this is real (the site doesn’t look terribly reputable) but I can’t find many other sources talking about this 2013 PPG remake. It does sound a little too good to be true, but I’ll keep my hopes up and my ears open for more news.
Craig McCracken, Lauren Faust, and most of the other staff who worked on “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” for Cartoon Network are all being moved on to Billionfold Studios to meet Butch Hartman and company who worked on “The Fairly OddParents” for Nickelodeon. The very first Billionfold Inc. production not to be produced for Nickelodeon will be a Canadian/American co-production, a remake of the original PowerPuff Girls. It will be titled “THE POWERPUFF GIRLS X”, and will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Billionfold Inc. & Cookie Jar Entertainment for “CARTOON NETWORK [U.S.]” (http://www.cartoonnetwork.com ) and “TELETOON [Canada]” (http://www.teletoon.ca ), with Butch Hartman creating it and Craig McCracken writing it, both of whom are becoming producers, directors, background designers, and character designers.
CRAIG MCCRACKEN, the creator of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, is moving on to Billionfold Inc. to meet BUTCH HARTMAN, the creator of The Fairly OddParents. Butch Hartman’s upcoming creation “THE POWERPUFF GIRLS X” (a remake of the original PowerPuff Girls) is showing all of its old characters from the 1998 incarnation in an all-new look (except for the PowerPuff Girls, the Rowdyruff Boys, and PPG Hotlines, which will have the same looks as they did to the 1998 incarnation)- in addition to all of its new characters being added, again with the same new looks - many who also appear in the 2006 Japanese anime remake as well as most of the characters who never appear in either of these incarnations.
THE POWERPUFF GIRLS X will be premiered on “TELETOON [Canada]” (http://www.teletoon.ca ) and “CARTOON NETWORK [U.S.]” (http://www.cartoonnetwork.com ) around November 30, 2012, first as its 4-part/2-hour pilot episode of the full TV series, which it will be premiered around March 15, 2013, also on both of those networks.
The 2-hour/4-part full pilot episode will be released as Cartoon Network/Teletoon’s first co-produced original animated film on DVD & Blu-ray Disc in North America & Japan around fall 2012. THE POWERPUFF GIRLS X will be merchandised just four months after the full TV series premiered on “TELETOON” (Canada) and “CARTOON NETWORK” (U.S.), respectively.
This sounds questionable. But I want it to be true soooo badly.
Okay, found someone who has quoted the original source And…first, let me laugh.
Secondly: WHY ARE PEOPLE BELIEVING THIS!?!??! Let’s break this down.
First? A good chunk of the well-known Cartoon Network creators, as well as the storyboarders and writers that worked there during the early-to-mid 2000s? They’re currently at Disney TV Animation. Hell, McCracken HIMSELF is currently working on a Disney animated series called Wonder Over Wander. Lauren is working on the show with him, as well.
Second? Even if McCracken could work on two different shows at two different studios for two different networks at the same time (it’s been done before, just google Bob Boyle), why wouldn’t it be done at Cartoon Network Studios? I mean, they have a lot of office space, considering only three series are in production in-house at the moment. Why go to Billionfold, which isn’t even a true standalone production house last time I checked, but rather the banner name for the guys at Nickelodeon Animation Studios who work on Hartman’s stuff, to produce it? Hell, why would CARTOON NETWORK let NICKELODEON produce content for them? Also, make up your mind; is it a Billionfold thing, or a Cookie Jar/Warner Bros. thing
Third? There is no way we’re hearing about this now, via a poster and a press release. Some artists on the show might have given off a few hints by now, and even if they didn’t, this would be upfront material. We’d learn this in March/April of next year, not randomly in early September.
Fourth? The details in the press release? They are weird. Why would they mention Craig and Butch’s director, background design, and character design roles? Why alert us that the PPG Hotline of all things will have the same design? They say way too much just to say “there will be new characters,” as well. Dubbing takes a while, so why would the DVDs release in the United States and in Japan at the same time? Also, who did you get for merchandising?
I could go on-and-on, but the bottom line is? Don’t believe this shit. It makes no bloody sense.
THANK YOU UKARI.
Everything I wanted to say last time this came up but didn’t have the details for is right there. Cartoons don’t just come back with all-new episodes like this, no matter how hard nostalgiaphiles may wish for it.
Please help debunk this junk by spreading this post.