Powerpuff Girls Movie

The Powerpuff Girls Movie

Director: Jeong Chang-Yul, Kim Jong-Ho, Craig McCracken

Cast: Jeong Chang-Yul, Kim Jong-Ho, Craig McCracken, Cathy Cavadini

     
 

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The most adorable little superheroines in all of Townsville make the jump to the big screen in this feature-length animated adventure based on the popular Cartoon Network series The Powerpuff Girls. Brilliant scientist Professor Utonium (voice of Tom Kane) is performing an experiment in his lab when Jojo, a monkey trained to assist the professor, accidentally…  See more details below

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The most adorable little superheroines in all of Townsville make the jump to the big screen in this feature-length animated adventure based on the popular Cartoon Network series The Powerpuff Girls. Brilliant scientist Professor Utonium (voice of Tom Kane) is performing an experiment in his lab when Jojo, a monkey trained to assist the professor, accidentally drops a bottle of hyper-powerful Chemical X into a mixture of sugar, spice, and everything nice. To the professor's surprise, what should emerge from the subsequent chemical reaction but three little girls: bright and practical Blossom (voice of Cathy Cavadini), sweet and sunny Bubbles (voice of Tara Strong), and tomboyish Buttercup (voice of Elizabeth Daily). Professor Utonium discovers that the girls have remarkable powers and super-human strength, and he hopes they'll be able to improve life in the crime-infected City of Townsville. However, after their first day at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten with Ms. Keane (voice of Jennifer Hale), the girls learn that having super powers can be both a blessing and a curse. Rejected by their classmates and quite unhappy, the girls are easily swayed when Mojo Jojo (voice of Roger L. Jackson), a superintelligent monkey in a turban, asks them to help him with a campaign to save the city. What the girls don't know is that Mojo Jojo is actually the monkey who once assisted the Professor; now he's embraced evil and hopes to use the Powerpuff Girls as part of his criminal scheme to wrestle control of Townsville away from the dense but well-meaning Mayor (voice of Tom Kenny). The Powerpuff Girls Movie was directed and co-written by Craig McCracken, who created the original television show as well as writing most of the episodes.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup flex their muscles in their first feature film! If you're not familiar with Cartoon Network's phenomenally popular animated series, fear not, as this movie fleshes out the Girls' back-story. The setting is Townsville, a city in serious, serious trouble. A mild-mannered man of science, Professor Untonium, sets out to save the lawless, crime-ridden town by creating in his lab "perfect, normal, everyday little girls" to inspire the populace. What he gets is the Powerpuff Girls, who, thanks to the accidental addition of Chemical X, have unique powers. Not knowing their own strengths, the Girls unwittingly wreak havoc on Townsville during a simple game of tag, which hilariously escalates into a maelstrom of destruction. Shunned as freaky bug-eyed weirdo girls, the disheartened trio are exploited by an evil former lab monkey, Mojo Jojo, who plans to rule Townsville with the unwitting Girls' help. Like the Powerpuffs themselves, this movie is just the right blend of sugar and spice. The PG rating, for near-relentless action and intense fight scenes, is appropriate. Wonderfully stylized animation and sly-witted spoofing of the superhero genre make this feature a cheeky delight.
All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
The Powerpuff Girls Movie is, at only 77 minutes long, actually just a widescreen version of the Cartoon Network show, directed by series creator Craig McCracken. The first half serves as the origin of the girls, beginning with their birth in Professor Utonium's (Tom Kane) lab. The animation is relatively the same quality as the original show, with sharp edges, fat black outlines, and solid blocks of color. After the villainous monkey Mojo Jojo (Roger L. Jackson) comes into play, the second half of the movie becomes a nonstop fight scene of chases and laser beams. This scores well with the intended audience who may expect a decent amount of cartoon violence, but it may be a bit of a letdown for adults used to the show's more subversive story lines. The humor is very broad and adult viewers looking for a lot of sly pop culture references or Rocky & Bullwinkle-style asides may be disappointed. However, The Powerpuff Girls Movie still delivers the same attitude and action that has made the show a hit, and the hyper-cute trio continue to reign in as the best until more girl superheroes take over.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2002
UPC:
0085392301638
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cathy Cavadini Blossom
Tara Strong Bubbles
E.G. Daily Buttercup
Roger L. Jackson Mojo Jojo
Tom Kane Professor Utonium
Tom Kenny The Mayor
Jennifer Hale Ms. Keane
Jennifer Martin Sara Bellum
Jeff Glen Bennett Ace,Big Billy,Grubber
Grey DeLisle Linda,Woman At Zoo
Phil LaMarr I.P. Host/Local Anchor
Rob Paulsen Hota Wata/Killa Drilla
Kevin Richardson Rocko Socko,Ojo Tango
Frank Welker Whole Lotta Monkeys
Dell Hake Conductor

Technical Credits
Jeong Chang-Yul Director
Kim Jong-Ho Director
Craig McCracken Director,Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Charlie Bean Original Story,Screenwriter
Roy Braverman Sound Editor
Donna Castricone Producer
Kim Chul-Ho Production Manager
Brian Dixon Sound Mixer
Clint Eland Executive Producer
Kim Eun-kyung Animator
Ji Eun-Young Animator
Ko Eun-Young Animator
Lauren Faust Original Story,Screenwriter
Eric Freeman Sound Editor
Kwon Hae-Jung Animator
Chun Hyun-Myung Animator
Lee Jong-hyuk Animator
Lee Jung-Hwoan Animator
Moon Kang-Soo Animator
Moon Kap-Suk Animator
Choi Ki-Roung Animator
Park Kwang-Bae Animator
Frank Long Sound Editor
Brian A. Miller Executive Producer
Mike Moon Art Director
Ryan Robertson Production Manager
Amy Keating Rogers Original Story
Chrisie Rosenthal Production Manager
Paul Rudish Original Story,Screenwriter
Robin Sales Editor
Daisuke Sawa Sound Editor
Don Shank Original Story,Screenwriter
Kevin Siamis Sound Editor
Park Soon-Chun Animator
Collette Bennett Sunderman Casting
Tom Syslo Sound Editor
Joel Valentine Sound Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Nikki Vanzo Executive Producer
James L. Venable Score Composer
Kim Yoon-Rye Animator
Kim Young-Won Translator

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