The Powerpuff Girls return – but with new cast
“So once again, the day is saved! Thanks to The Powerpuff Girls!” But in 2016, the original cast of the popular Powerpuff Girls cartoon from 1998 won’t be doing the saving. The Cartoon Network recently announced a return of the three bubble-gum superheroes Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles to television, but their voices will not be the same.
The original cast-Catherine Cavadini, Tara Strong and Elizabeth Daily-have been replaced by Amanda Leighton (Blossom), Kristen Li (Bubbles) and Natalie Palamides (Buttercup) for the reboot.
And the trio, who gained recognition by lending their voices to the adorable sisters on a mission to save the world from the likes of Mojo Jojo and the Gangreen Gang, aren’t happy about being sidelines on the new project.
Recently, the former cast aired their disappointment of being passed over for the reboot on Twitter.
“I don’t remember ordering a stab in the heart today,” tweeted Strong, the voice of Bubbles.
She continued: I have no ill feelings for the actresses in the new PPG. We were just beyond hurt we were never asked…every role I breathe life into I love.”
Catherine Cavadini, the voice of Blossom, clarified to fans on Twitter that the decision was a creative choice and wasn’t because of a contractual issue.
“”I wish the new girls well but Wow! does this hurt my heart :(,” she stated on Twitter.
Strong added: The truth is, I can’t imagine #Powerpuffgirls being done without the genius mind who created it @CrackMcCraigen”
The new series also sees the departure of the original creator, Craig McCracken, with Emmy-winner Nick Jennings (SpongeBob SquarePants) joining as executive producer and animator Bob Boyle (Oh Yeah! on Nickelodeon) as co-executive producer.
Updated: June 10, 2015 04:00 AM