The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series that first premiered in 1998 on Cartoon Network. The show was created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Hanna-Barbera (later Cartoon Network Studios) and aired for six seasons until 2005.
The show follows the adventures of three kindergarten-aged girls named Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, who were created by Professor Utonium using a mixture of sugar, spice, everything nice, and an accidental dose of Chemical X. The girls are endowed with superpowers, including flight, super strength, and the ability to shoot energy blasts from their eyes.
The Powerpuff Girls fight against evil villains in the fictional city of Townsville, including their arch-nemesis Mojo Jojo, who is a super intelligent monkey with a large brain, and the villainous seductress known as Sedusa. The show combines action, humor, and heartfelt moments as the girls navigate their unique abilities and try to balance their superhero responsibilities with everyday life.
The Powerpuff Girls became a cultural phenomenon during its initial run, with merchandise, video games, and even a feature film released in 2002. The show has been praised for its clever writing, distinctive animation style, and empowering messages for young girls. A reboot of the series was released in 2016.