Cartoon Network has announced plans to reboot The Powerpuff Girls as a new animated series coming next year.
From the press release:
Slated for a 2016 launch, The Powerpuff Girls reboot will include an all-new television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios and a full licensing program slated to roll out across all regions. One of the network’s most enduring original series, The Powerpuff Girls, which debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998, earned two Emmy® Awards, five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run. The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes -- Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup -- whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime. Emmy® and BAFTA award winner Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) is on board as executive producer.
Are you excited to see the girls back in action?
The guys behind 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are creating a rebooted pilot for cult 80's TV show, The Greatest American Hero. If you don't know, the show revolves around a timid school teacher who's gifted with Superpowers by aliens, kind've like Green Lantern meets Mr. Feeny sans the valuable life lessons.
Plus, check out that awesome credit sequence.
Surprising news! Lionsgate is going to make a Power Rangers movie!
The movie studio is partnering with Saban Brands to import the martial arts team to the silver screen. While there is no news about cast, director or anything concrete, Haim Saban did have this to say:
They [Lionsgate] have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from 'The Hunger Games' to 'Twilight' and 'Divergent,." In partnership with the Lionsgate team, we're confident that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own.Will Lionsgate continue the Power Rangers legacy by creating an action movie for kids, or will the new movie(s) embrace a little more grit to appeal to nostalgic adult audiences? By comparing it to "Hunger Games", I'm guessing the latter.