Powerpuff Girls – ToonBarn http://www.toonbarn.com Cartoon news from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, The Hub, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, CG animation, anime, movies, or any kind of cartoons! Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:29:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 4530339 Toya Delazy to Voice a New Powerpuff Girl http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/toya-delazy-voice-new-powerpuff-girl/ http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/toya-delazy-voice-new-powerpuff-girl/#respond Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=86369 These past few days, the Internet has been buzzing with rumors that there will be a fourth Powerpuff Girl, due to a leaked image showing the three girls with another character that seems to be drawn similar in a similar style, with two notable differences: a darker skin color and neon blue hair. Fans have […]

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These past few days, the Internet has been buzzing with rumors that there will be a fourth Powerpuff Girl, due to a leaked image showing the three girls with another character that seems to be drawn similar in a similar style, with two notable differences: a darker skin color and neon blue hair. Fans have taken it to mean that the trio will be adding a fourth member soon.

And while the rumors have yet to be confirmed officially, an unofficial confirmation has appeared via South African singer/songwriter Toya Delazy, who has revealed that she will be voicing a new additional character for five special episodes, including one titled “Power of Four” which seems to point towards the Trio finally turning into a Quartet (of course, one shouldn’t forget the other fourth Powerpuff Girl, Bunny.) The episode will be premiering on Sunday, September 17 at 5:30 PM.

“I have always dreamed of being the voice of a cartoon character. Never did I think I would be recording a voice-over as the new Powerpuff Girl for Cartoon Network, though!” commented Delazy. “In a nutshell, Cartoon Network was my childhood. The shows were always quirky, expressive, creative and cool! I have always appreciated how creative the channel is, even to this day. Watching Cartoon Network really opened my mind as a child, and for me the channel still represents creativity in all aspects of the word. The shows are bold, unexpected, energetic and exciting—definitely a brand that I can identify with and relate to.”

It is worth noting that Toya Delazy is a veteran of the franchise, having performed a localized version of the Powerpuff Girls theme song for the African market:

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The Powerpuff Girls Exclusive Streaming VOD Rights Nabbed by Hulu http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-exclusive-streaming-vod-rights-nabbed-hulu/ http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-exclusive-streaming-vod-rights-nabbed-hulu/#respond Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:00:04 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=78059 Hulu has recently secured the exclusive streaming VOD rights to Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls. The deal not only includes all the seasons of the original series, but also the newly reimagined series that debuted earlier this year. The Powerpuff Girls rights is not the only Cartoon Network original secured by Hulu, as the streaming […]

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Hulu has recently secured the exclusive streaming VOD rights to Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls. The deal not only includes all the seasons of the original series, but also the newly reimagined series that debuted earlier this year. The Powerpuff Girls rights is not the only Cartoon Network original secured by Hulu, as the streaming service has also acquired Chowder for their kid’s offering.

To herald the deal, Hulu has launched a bunch of The Powerpuff Girls specials and fan favorite episodes from the original series, in time for the holiday season. The special package is titled Best Friends Forever and will include the 10th anniversary special and the holiday special. The Best Friends Forever special package is already available to stream within Hulu.

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Second Season of Powerpuff Girls Greenlit by Cartoon Network http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/second-season-powerpuff-girls-greenlit-cartoon-network/ http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/second-season-powerpuff-girls-greenlit-cartoon-network/#respond Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:00:57 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=69159 Cartoon Network has recently announced that the all-new Blossom, Bubble, and Buttercup are going to be returning for a second season’s worth of episodes of the revamped PowerPuff Girls series. The series refresh originally aired in April and managed to garner over 81 million viewers all over the globe, making it one of the network’s […]

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Cartoon Network has recently announced that the all-new Blossom, Bubble, and Buttercup are going to be returning for a second season’s worth of episodes of the revamped PowerPuff Girls series. The series refresh originally aired in April and managed to garner over 81 million viewers all over the globe, making it one of the network’s most successful international events to date.

The overwhelming response to the Powerpuff Girls’ return is chalked up to all the positive experiences that the original 1998 series brought to fans, as proven by its two Emmy Award wins and 5 nominations, along with a successful showing on different platforms and merchandise.

The second season of the revamped Powerpuff Girls will be produced by cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) as EP and Bob Boyle (Clarence) as co-EP. The voice cast is lead by Amanda Leighton (Blossom), Kristen Li (Bubbles) and Natalie Palamides (Buttercup).

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Cartoon Network Brings Teen Titans and the Powerpuff Girls Together http://www.toonbarn.com/teen-titans-go-2/cartoon-network-brings-teen-titans-powerpuff-girls-together/ http://www.toonbarn.com/teen-titans-go-2/cartoon-network-brings-teen-titans-powerpuff-girls-together/#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:00:45 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=63770 June 30 is looking to be an amazing night of animated premieres, the most significant of which is Cartoon Network’s superheroic sisters ascent into Jump City for the first crossover episode of Teen Titans Go! “TTG v PPG” premieres at 6 p.m. ET/PT. The cartoon bedlam starts when Mojo Jojo turns up in Jump City […]

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June 30 is looking to be an amazing night of animated premieres, the most significant of which is Cartoon Network’s superheroic sisters ascent into Jump City for the first crossover episode of Teen Titans Go!

“TTG v PPG” premieres at 6 p.m. ET/PT. The cartoon bedlam starts when Mojo Jojo turns up in Jump City and it is up to the Teen Titans and the Powerpuff Girls to prevent his evil plans.

And at 7:30 p.m. J.G. Quintel’s Regular Show will have its special half-hour episode. In Rigby’s Graduation, Rigby discovers that his graduation speech will be broadcasted live on the television show Inspire America so he wants to make the day an unforgettable one.

Rigby’s Graduation and TTG v PPG will also squeeze in an all-new episode of LEGO Ninjago, which airs at 7 p.m. as part of CN’s #Yoursday, bringing new episodes of fan-favorite Cartoon Network series on Thursday nights.

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PowerPuff Girls 2016, A Comedy of Errors and Hubris. http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-2016-comedy-errors-hubris/ http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-2016-comedy-errors-hubris/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:37:31 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=59247 So we have an issue at hand. The PowerPuff Girls remake (2016) is getting panned. Bad. So bad people are talking about animation mistakes, issues with perspective, and all the rest of it. Its bad jokes, its overuse of 4Chan and Tumblr memes. The new characterizations, the loss of Ms Bellium (she’s….”Dead” in this remake) […]

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So we have an issue at hand.

The PowerPuff Girls remake (2016) is getting panned. Bad. So bad people are talking about animation mistakes, issues with perspective, and all the rest of it. Its bad jokes, its overuse of 4Chan and Tumblr memes. The new characterizations, the loss of Ms Bellium (she’s….”Dead” in this remake) – the childishness of the teacher (the removal of her chest) and Bubbles being a drugged out twerking fiend, and Blossom joining in on the “wet” filled haze.

I am not surprised.

But…

Ii want to show you folks something. Now after you seen the powerpuff girls remake and all those things, just one question. Is this:

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more dangerous than this:

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Just to remind you, they were in a drug fueled state of mind.

Remember the controversy the one off cover shown above had all across the internet and in turn, the nation.

Think deeply.

No Miss Bellium.

The teacher has no defining features to prove that she is a teacher and as a woman.

This was done on digital work in toonboom and flash animate and boy it shows the weaknesses in their work.

And for all that, you know whats worse? The fact that 75 to 85 percent of the animators are women, of various races, and not one is set to the highest of standards.

THE HIGHEST of STANDARDS, especially with this show, especially in this decade, especially with all the things going down in the culture.

This show, sadly – with a majority of women animators, directors, writers is a god forsaken mockery to everything that animators and backgrounders from Mary Blair to Lauren Faust and all those in between who ever worked in Animation regardless of all the issues they and many other women faced in the business. The makers of this remake spit on the faces of these great women who paved the way for their lackluster talent to take a dump on one the of stalwarts of Cartoon Network and dare I say it, one of the better animated series in recent memory.

There is such a high standard for animation. And one of the reasons why a majority of fans have left for much greener pastures and the cynical world view of Hollywood trying to follow in kind (Ghost in the Shell etc), is that our art world just isn’t that good right now. Its under the purview of content men and what new metric these folks come up with.

The PPG Production Team even admitted that this was  a cash grab. Cynical, just like the Les Moonves world view that these wannabe executives in that team represent. Animation fans have dealt with this before. We know that money is needed for the show to air.

But this has happened before. But not in the same level as this. (Ren and Stimpy had a issue with the show when some of the episodes went to Taiwan, and later after Bob Camp created Nickelodeon Studios and took the rights of the show out of John K’s hands.)

The Production Team missed the whole point. They could have done a re-imagining, like The PPG Anime did back in 2011/2012.  They could have stuck with the CGI in the special. No. They went flat, and the skills they need to pull it off, the show – and its notes, were all archived at the same CN studios in California and Georgia.  They would have taken said notes and realized what they needed to keep and what they could have improved on.

Not one, outside how the majority of the characters from the original series looked, was kept, and even with the actual looks it its so off, it borders on amateur hour.

Heck, Curious George – not the best looking show in the world, some how bangs out the basics, episode in and episode out! NO damn excuses.

But wait one sec, you know anime have these problems and you know, this that and the other.

We could make a whole issue about their problems. But you know what makes the genre issues less grating? The animators, the directors and the artists KNOW, there can be problems in the show. They admit it, and say they will do better.

Nobody in CN studios now, is willing to admit there is a problem. What these folks are drawing is Motion Capture without a human capture. More like Motion Direction (which is what the mobile based programing language Swift does) than animation, not even cartooning.

What we see now, what we now accept is as I stated some time back, propaganda. Not a show, not even a thought of a show – not even a semblance of a thought of moving through a page with a pen or digital file, just pure lack of class, skill, and humility.

Because when you see the two folks who made the show, basically gloating at the audience, taunting them – saying we made it and you haven’t, they are spitting at the face of all those that have came before them and those after and the fans of the franchise.

Because animators don’t use their picture in a manner that isn’t some sort of 4th wall coolness or joke, or how interesting this is. No, these folks said via those pictures and by the VA’s of these characters, I’m here, you don’t like it, buzz off, this is our time, our turf.

It becomes apparent to me it doesn’t necessarily “matter” who runs CN. because sadly, its all about playing favorites over their talent and even some of their executives in CN/AS. And this is why it cant continue. I thought that CN was going to be much more fair with the new leadership, but fairness just isn’t enough. You have to have talent, and prove yourself to the standard people made years, decades before you got here. This is the ultimate sad truth of our genre. Eric Goldberg is one of the great underrated animators of his time, but yet he never had a show to his name. Mike Sporn didn’t and hes passed away. John K is one of the lucky ones, and he cant get no time of day. Bill Plympton, the dude who pretty much helped Microsoft become kings of this world in Tech years ago, NOT ONE CALL. Lauren Faust is one of the lucky ones, and she admitted that she had problems and had to use her Husbands connections to even stay in the industry.

But yet the weakest of the game some how make it in, time and time again; and you don’t got the looks (to MacFarlenes credit he has some form of a multi-disciplinary effort and knows how to speak CEO Speak) or the connections (social, religious and now incrementally; political) you don’t stand a chance. You don’t even get in to the door. Lets take recent examples. The issue with Steven Universe getting away with kissing, then well, the gif that you just saw up there – but when it comes to one of the Lupin side stories (lets be fair, its not as good as the other Lupin series) the people who have kept the network anywhere in peoples mouths, cant even get that show on their air because you know…too many mammereies! So real women, are no longer seen, but all sorts of silliness with children are? And here is the ironies of ironies, the same fan base’s and “mainstream” critics who complain about the genre (anime) all the time, about its “creepy” ness, have no clue that half the pictures they think is apart of those series are fan art, that 95% of the shows in the genre of these shows even have the content they say they do, and in the end of the argument, are completely and totally silent about what happened on that GIF and can give no good explanation for it. NONE.

Its become apparent, to even those that support women in the workplace and what not – and even to the point of overlooking the obvious weaknesses as they start up – because regardless of sex or race, it does take time to acclimate to the working world (which any good boss would understand), that this series is a unmitigated disaster. From the time it airs, the schedule (which is everyday in certain cases but god knows what happens after this period is over), the animation, the stories and so on.

I think that the era of Craig and Genny and the rest of these talents are gone, somewhat – and to be fair, they needed to do bigger and better things if CN wasn’t going to give them the keys to the kingdom. They got treated worse years ago then what the Steven Universe people and the PPG ’16 production team are now, but people still remember what they what able to do. Genny is working with [AS] for a continuation of Samurai Jack. Outside of that, the industry is lost and trust nothing that isn’t comedic or connected to a property – and the PPG ’16 production team admit as such. This is a money grab.

And now we see the result. The only thing PPG 16 stands on copying of its memes and social – political stances, and while one can have such stances, when these stances are promoted via a conflict of interest between the executives and the toy folks and production team. Its not to make the show better, but to promote to advertisers that same “tumblr” audience/old mainstream fans of the franchise that will buy the product. Well, it isnt working mostly. The show is universally panned.

However, the ratings tell the story, and it shows we accept this. Its a shame. Its sad. And its an indictment not only to our animation fan-base, but our nations culture, that politics, not talent, and not even modesty in how we talk to people on the internet and in real life, matters more.

We now have to deal with why has the indefensible how become acceptable, as our glass mansion falls under the weight of its own hubris while we throw rocks at another glass house over ingrained lies.

This team are A new Girl Team For A New era.

Instead of Kicking Butt?

Their shaking it, drugged out, without any shame.

“OMG, Yess,”

Indeed.

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Clip: First Look at the New Powerpuff Girls on Cartoon Network http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/clip-first-look-at-the-new-powerpuff-girls-on-cartoon-network/ http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/clip-first-look-at-the-new-powerpuff-girls-on-cartoon-network/#respond Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:00:59 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=58185 Cartoon Network has just unveiled the first clip from the upcoming reboot of the classic girl power series The Powerpuff Girls, which was last seen in August 2004. The new series will premiere on April and will feature new voice actors for the titular heroines but as seen on the video, it maintains the style […]

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Cartoon Network has just unveiled the first clip from the upcoming reboot of the classic girl power series The Powerpuff Girls, which was last seen in August 2004. The new series will premiere on April and will feature new voice actors for the titular heroines but as seen on the video, it maintains the style and spirit of the original.

The video finds Bubbles, Blossoms and Buttercup on their finest hippie outfit – and that is for a very good reason – a showdown with a pig-nosed baddie. The series features new voices for Bubbles (Kristen Li), Blossom (Amanda Leighton) and Buttercup (Natalie Palamides).

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Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty. http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/ http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:47:43 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=57589 Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday […]

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Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way)

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Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year – Saturday rolls around again.

But the room is empty.

Children are sleep – or trying to go into lessons of music, art or sport in a what has become a rarity in this late 2015 – frost. Not much snow, not much of a winter. And some on twitter worry that its a bad omen…even those that dont believe in a creator.

Its strange to hear that – those who are my friends on twitter usually are headstrong, racing against those with differing opinions – sometimes in a passive aggressive way, other times for legit reasons, still others to talk in jest, tact etc.

But some say the spirit of Christmas overrides these worries.

They may have been right in a past time – before things changed – some for the better – and some for the worse.

But all changes effect us in many ways.

This year – the Christmas spirit seems to be tempered by the Star Wars machine. And as the new engine of the creation of a “Corporate Safe Space” start in earnest, three films before 2020, many TV series – other animated spots – video games, toys and other trinkets; its more of a cynical promotion of the greatest and most secretive fan fiction ever created.

In any other time – it would have been just one of the many major blockbusters – didn’t effect next weeks numbers or so on. We would have other things to pass the time. But the concept of the “Corporate Safe Space” is much more insidious – it promotes the other products from other companies it competes with as the literal manifestation of evil, and their own product – as the good work – the holy work – the one you turn to when all is lost.

Made simple and plain by this post on twitter:

to people who complain about some movies being too long: do you realize your own garbage life goes on like forever

make good movies last as long as possible. 3 hours, 100 years, forever. put us out of our misery

And Misery loves Company. Its the end as entertainment as a way to relax, and at times to wonder about our human condition, or even to have fun. It now has become a cradle to grave mantra of endless content creation for the content men who via their advertising agencies promote a existence that doesn’t exist in reality.

I could tell other stories. How, why and for what reason things arnt the way it seems anymore. But more often than not – its because people, companies, multi-nationals, educators and even those who were meant to represent us dont. They turn out to be more of a maguffin. A sad fate of madding ideals mixed with the most banal pragmatism.

I just want to focus on us. The fans of animation.

Its hard to deal with but – just because a show has some merit doesn’t mean its good.

We have seen with My Little Pony (and Equestria Girls), Steven Universe – and even the weaker shows such as Regular Show and Gumball – the sense is that they talking above the adults and the children are just asking questions about things that are in the show and they just become so lost. Their fanbases are taken over not just by adults who just love the show by its own merits, but by those who feel the show creates a space where everything else feels lost to them. They didnt develop strength and character even when the show was dark – now as the animated series promote a light hearted fare – it becomes a way to promote all sorts of dank memes and even more politically charged language, and using the concept of sexuality as a way to  ease a man or a womens shadow natures into quiet repose. In the west and most western animation Its a sad, banal attempt to extend ones love of a work of fiction or genre. The east handles this better – and sees it as it is – integration, fashion, technique and embracing the work as is and nothing more or less.

We talk about what happened to Zamii, and the media has done so in many ways. But what people dont realized is that when the creators backed down from comments made by those who wished Zamii dead, it proved to me that nobody knows when to stand their ground and say – enough. It started from the day the Thundercats got canned, to the day that they made the move for Korra, to the issues with Steven Universe and the issues with their fanbase. The Internet given voice, the voice given form and now it has power even over the creators of these shows.

Its because the executives and the fans are from the same economic structure. The creators not only have to cowtow to said executives when it comes to content – which always been a problem for years, now have to deal with the views that has the money. The advertising agencies may aim for most viewers, but we seen now, even despite advertising laws made in order to make sure that children dont become mindless consumers, it just made things worse for all involved.

It has been mentioned before about education and the E/I. I also mentioned about the scandal concerning the lowering of wages and collusion in the theatrical animation sector. Did you know that Ed Catmull  bought a 12 million dollar house? This is after the trial finds out that the Disney board knew about these issues.

Welcome to Poof Poof, Glitter Boots, the force is with us. Netflix is about to spend five Billion dollars on “content creation” while Netflix is overvalued in the stock market by a value of 400X its price. Its the time of complaints of how a animated character looks via the eyes of a fan. Its the time when ratings “dont matter”, its audience share, that # social network outreach, insta connections and all the rest. In a world when ignorance is awarded, all those who run entertainment – and in animation, “create”and manufacture the look and feeling of a inglorious look. Not for satire, not even to make fun of the world – but to create safe spaces that don’t challenge the characters, nor the setting – and most important the viewers.

Increasingly, the Holiday classics take more importance. Years ago, they were apart of a extended program of network kids shows and which many popular shows joined in specials during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Today these holiday specials stand as the guard of a time long  past. For the shows now air on Cartoon Network/ Nick and Disney XD  are now run by feckless creators, some who feel that kowtowing to powers and those that perceive they have power, only hurts the show in the end of the day. They are not creators, they are PR men, propaganda for either a education mandate that doesn’t work, a form of social uplifting of the misfits of the world that doesn’t uplift anything but Pateron accounts and Kickstarter Funds, and content that all dines in the mesh and morrass of pesudo-scarlet letter trigger warnings, slights of political gotcha checks, and all and all out purriance. Its the wonderful world of dung emoji and it been that way since that’s all what the “Corporate Safe Space” will give us.

And in one of the sad ironies of the time, Toys has lost wonder – even Lego uses Japanese culture tropes to sell product. You usually have team ups with diffrent shows in many of a Japanese product – but it doesnt happen in the states…unless you Lego and have more clout than most other franchiser in the kids business.

It even reaches Toonami in a sense. After the announcement that they were bringing back Samurai Jack, Mr Demarco stated he wanted one of the newer Lupin series, Yukyo Mine. Not the best of the Lupin works. But even he was told by the censors he couldn’t. Its strange. Lupin hasnt been apart of American culture – so it becomes to most hardest of sells to even put it on Toonami. Of course he would get Wakfu, but then they are on Netflix.

The fact that a dude who makes Adult Swim money over fist – gets denied a show – while the Creators of the Steven Universe are allowed to get away with everything – and the creators bows down to pressure from people who wish other fans of their show dead, is sad to me. Mine(And Lupin for that matter) isn’t going to cause your network problems, the show you promote next  to the 5th iteration of legendary Looney Toons characters has become more problematic and the fact they don’t see this tells me all i need to know.

They have given up on us. The American people – the American audience. who they feel are too lost in their “common sense” to talk to. We got so many was to view the content – they think its OK to delay shows for months on end. They will watch it again and again, old episodes – six, seven times a week. It will be greater than everything we have done before.

Then the holiday classics come on. The humanity. Coming from puppets, from animation, from the voice overs, the backgrounds. They stood, even when things were being built for children around, and torn down by government edict. Yes, animation is for all.

But at times, the little ones are to be reminded there are things beyond numbers, letters, and such things we as people need to be in the world. They need the journey of the heroes, the power of belief and the joy of overcoming life’s grand trials. And these folks who would easily falter to the hands of those willing to kill don’t understand and never did truly loved the work. They loved the fame, and sold their souls to the oligarchic power structures they trying to fight against and say they are against, but in reality work for them and are in tandem with them.

They are nothing more than the Grinch.

He could be redeemed, but I doubt they can.

Can anybody be redeemed?

Not so.

Thats why these specials, are truly are. They show us were we have fallen – the simple reasons why – and putting complications on it – and excusing it only causes us to lose the plot.

“Baby stuff”, Charlotte said to Virgina there is no Santa.

“Baby stuff”, when those demons said to Zamii when they said to her kill herself – “You know how she looks LIKE!”

But its that spirit of Christmas, that these specials represent show the best of ourselves, the hope in a manger. The hope in a child born in poverty gets the only thing that can get him out of it, a football. The hope in a woman who is homeless – to get 100 bucks from a man, not for favor, but out of his heart and his own reasons. The hope of a man, who after being told after he comes back from war, that the people he fought for calls him names, cishet, warmongerer, etc. That he – suffering from a lost hand, and lost heart and mind, can find a home, an honest job, and finally a smile from a grateful nation.

But for 345 days of the year, America is “We The Spiteful”. It feels more like pity.

We don’t know what we had until its gone.

And these holiday specials remind us every year of what we truly lost, the sense that good will truly win, and hope never truly dies.

They used to be apart of a place children could go.

Now these shows, these specials that only come one time a year, are now the gold standard of the industry.

Its not a popular opinion.

But in the end, the facts remain.

Maybe we adults can never be redeemed.

But Tomorrow isnt not the far away…

And the young must find that tomorrow.

Even if time runs short.

This Saturday and for the foreseeable future of every Saturday, the rooms of the American living room is quiet like the grave…

But its never silent.

Yes, Virgina there is a Santa Claus…

If only they just believe…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Cartoon Network Reveals The Powerpuff Girls Relaunch at Licensing Expo http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/cartoon-network-reveals-powerpuff-girls-relaunch-licensing-expo/ http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/cartoon-network-reveals-powerpuff-girls-relaunch-licensing-expo/#respond Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:00:20 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=55003 During the recent Licensing Expo at Las Vegas, Cartoon Network has unveiled their relaunch of the iconic Powerpuff Girls animated series, which many would argue as one of the properties that got Cartoon Network to where it is today. The all new The Powerpuff Girls series is slated for a worldwide premiere in 2016. Produced […]

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During the recent Licensing Expo at Las Vegas, Cartoon Network has unveiled their relaunch of the iconic Powerpuff Girls animated series, which many would argue as one of the properties that got Cartoon Network to where it is today. The all new The Powerpuff Girls series is slated for a worldwide premiere in 2016.

Produced by Cartoon Network, the new series will be executive produced by Nick Jennings and will feature the voice sof Amanda Leighton as Blossom, Kristen Li as Bubbles, and Natalie Palamides as Buttercup. Tom Kenny will be returning to lend his voice to the Narrator/Mayor.

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Cartoon Network Upfront – Powerpuff Girls Return 2016, but for now – a safe if not stable lineup http://www.toonbarn.com/cartoon-network/cartoon-network-upfront-powerpuff-girls-return-2016-now-safe-not-stable-lineup/ http://www.toonbarn.com/cartoon-network/cartoon-network-upfront-powerpuff-girls-return-2016-now-safe-not-stable-lineup/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:25:15 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=53808 At its annual network upfront, Cartoon Network unveiled a conservative 2015′-16 slate, taking an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach. While the line-up is sparse on original series, it will please fans of its current schedule. The series Adventure Time, Clarence, Regular Show, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go! […]

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At its annual network upfront, Cartoon Network unveiled a conservative 2015′-16 slate, taking an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach. While the line-up is sparse on original series, it will please fans of its current schedule. The series Adventure Time, Clarence, Regular Show, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go! and Uncle Grandpa will all continue with new episodes.

The network annnounced two new series for network broadcast: Daniel Chong’s We Bare Bears, which was previously announced at last year’s network upfront, and a reboot of The Powerpuff Girls helmed by Adventure Time art director Nick Jennings (and with no announced involvement from creator Craig McCracken). A new digital series, Mighty Magiswords by Kyle Carrozza, is also planned.

 

New Original Programming:

We Bare Bears: We Bare Bears is a comedy about three bear siblings, named Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear. Each episode follows their awkward attempts at assimilating into human society, whether they’re looking for food, trying to make human friends, or scheming to become internet famous. Created by Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong (Toy Story of Terror!), We Bare Bears is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

The Powerpuff Girls: Slated for a 2016 launch, ThePowerpuff 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.

Mighty Magiswords: From Kyle Carrozza comes Cartoon Network Studios first original digital series about a brother and sister team of “Warriors for Hire,” who go on hilarious adventures and crazy quests to collect magical swords.

New Original Crossovers, Movies and Specials:

Long Live the Royals Mini-Series: Join the royal family as they celebrate the yearly Yule Hare Festival. Parties and feasts will be a plenty as they struggle to balance ruling a kingdom and life as a typical family. A new mini-series from Emmy winner Sean Szeles (Regular Show).

Steven Universe/ Uncle Grandpa Crossover Special “Say Uncle: Two of your favorite Cartoon Network series, Steven Universeand Uncle Grandpa, are joining forces for a special crossover episode! Watch as a long lost relative of Steven’s comes to town to aid him in unlocking the power of his mother’s gem!

Regular Show: The Movie: From the creators of the hit Cartoon Network series Regular Show, comes a time travelling long-form special. After accidentally creating a “Timenado,” slacker groundskeepers Mordecai and Rigby go back in time and battle an evil volleyball coach in order to save the universe… and their friendship.

Adventure Time Special Mini-Series: In this multi-part series, Finn and Jake face a new threat to Ooo when Princess Bubblegum’s experiment unleashes ghosts from Marceline’s past.

New Acquired Programming:

Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race: In this action-filled, outrageous buddy comedy, 18 pairs of contestants are put to the mental, physical and emotional test in a frantic race around the world. They’ll push themselves and their partners to the limit, but only one team will arrive at the mat first and become the winners of one million dollars!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Summoned by Optimus Prime to save Earth from a new Decepticon threat, Bumblebee puts his light-hearted mettle to the test after assembling a rouge team of young Autobot action heroes.

Supernoobs: From creator Scott Fellows (Johnny Test) and DHX Media, Supernoobs chronicles the misadventures of four nerdy friends, who are mistakenly tasked with saving the world from an evil space virus.

From Cartoon Brew and AWN Via Cartoon Network Press Release

(Some very interesting choices here. Many series from last years upfront have yet to air. Not surprising that Powerpuffs return after a near 10 or so year hiatus after the nasty conflagration between certain conservative groups and others over the IDW cover.)

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Powerpuff Girls Return With All New Series and Licensing Program http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-return-new-series-licensing-program/ http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-return-new-series-licensing-program/#respond Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:00:11 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=48763 Fresh off the success of the re-imagine TV special, the iconic trio of super-powered young women, The Powerpuff Girls, will be making their return to TV screens via an all-new rebooted TV series produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Additionally, the relaunch of the franchise will be supported by a full licensing program that will roll […]

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Fresh off the success of the re-imagine TV special, the iconic trio of super-powered young women, The Powerpuff Girls, will be making their return to TV screens via an all-new rebooted TV series produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Additionally, the relaunch of the franchise will be supported by a full licensing program that will roll out across all regions. The rebooted TV series is scheduled for a 2016 launch, according to Cartoon Network CCO Rob Sorcher.

“The original Powerpuff Girls was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer, Cartoon Network. “We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X.”

“As the original ambassador of ‘girl power,’ The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages and there is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation,” said Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “With proven success and great content plans in place, there’s so much potential that we’re looking forward to explore with our licensing partners in the coming weeks.”

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Controversial ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Comic Book Cover Pulled By Cartoon Network http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/controversial-powerpuff-girls-comic-book-cover-pulled-cartoon-network-3/ http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/controversial-powerpuff-girls-comic-book-cover-pulled-cartoon-network-3/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 11:36:45 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=45504 A swirl of controversy surrounds a Powerpuff Girls comic book variant cover that was set to ship in February from IDW Publishing. Cartoon Network chose to pull the plug after a series of complaints came to light. The cover was meant for the sixth issue. One unhappy observer, a comic book retailer named Dennis Barger […]

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A swirl of controversy surrounds a Powerpuff Girls comic book variant cover that was set to ship in February from IDW Publishing. Cartoon Network chose to pull the plug after a series of complaints came to light. The cover was meant for the sixth issue.

One unhappy observer, a comic book retailer named Dennis Barger Jr., posted his complaints on Facebook:

Are we seriously sexualizing pre-teen girls like perverted writing fan fiction writers on the internet???? is that what this shit has gotten to? DISGUSTED

Dirk Wood, the vice president of marketing for IDW, responded to Barger with this message:

That was actually a Cartoon Network mandated cover, by an artist of their choosing. I think they were thinking of it more along the lines of ‘female empowerment’ than the kind of thing you guys are talking about, but certainly, we’re sensitive to the issues here. We love making comics for kids, and always want them to be appropriate. For what it’s worth, CN has been a great partner in that regard… I know an 8 year old and 10 year old really well, and always look at these kinds of things through their eyes… Half of the employees have kids here, and we pride ourselves in making comics they’ll enjoy and not give them a warped view of the world (except, you know, in a good way). Anyway, I certainly see your points, and we’ll be sensitive to these things, as I think we mostly have been.

Cartoon Network moved to eliminate the fuss and minimize damage with this statement:

In conjunction with our licensing partners, Cartoon Network Enterprises from time to time works with the artist community to reimagine and reinterpret our brands using their talents and unique points of view. This particular variant cover for The Powerpuff Girls #6 from IDW was done in the artist’s signature style and was intended to be released as a collectible item for comic book fans. We recognize some fans’ reaction to the cover and, as such, will no longer be releasing it at comic book shops.

What do you guys think? Is this inappropriate, or is it simply an overreaction?

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CN Releases Preview for The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed http://www.toonbarn.com/cartoon-network/cn-releases-preview-powerpuff-girls-dance-pantsed/ http://www.toonbarn.com/cartoon-network/cn-releases-preview-powerpuff-girls-dance-pantsed/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:00:57 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=45053 Craig McCracken’s iconic animated series The Powerpuff Girls will be returning to Cartoon Network this January 20th via a new CG animated special titled Dance Pantsed, which will feature the girls and the professor once again locking horns with the show’s major villain Mojo Jojo. The special will also feature Beatles legend Ringo Starr as […]

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Craig McCracken’s iconic animated series The Powerpuff Girls will be returning to Cartoon Network this January 20th via a new CG animated special titled Dance Pantsed, which will feature the girls and the professor once again locking horns with the show’s major villain Mojo Jojo. The special will also feature Beatles legend Ringo Starr as the flamboyant mathematician Fibonacci Sequins.

Dance Pantsed will feature a new art and animation style that may seem jarring to fans of the original series’ Flash-like style, but it works and looks like a good modern take on the series. You can check out the latest preview in order to see if it works for you:

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A few days ago, we’ve posted news about the Powerpuff Girls (http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-return-cartoon-network-january/) making their grand return to the network that they helped put on the map, Cartoon Network, via the special titled ‘Dance Pantsed,’ which is scheduled to air on January 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET/PT. Now, Cartoon Network wants you to really pay attention as they have also posted a new promo video that will give fans a sneak peek at the upcoming special.

While Dance Pantsed seems to have an updated new look, it will still be familiar aurally as it brings back the original voice cast, with Catherine Cavadini as Blossom, Tara Strong as Bubbles, E.G. Daily as Buttercup, Roger L. Jackson as Mojo Jojo, Tom Kane as The Professor and Tom Kenny as The Mayor. The special will also feature the guest voice appearance of Beatles legend Ringo Starr, as Townsville’s most famous mathematician, Fibonacci Sequins. You can check the promo below:

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The Powerpuff Girls Return to Cartoon Network in January http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-return-cartoon-network-january/ http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-return-cartoon-network-january/#respond Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:00:51 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=44674 One of the iconic animated shows that helped put Cartoon Network on the map, The Powerpuff Girls, will be returning to the network on January 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm ET/PT via the new animated special titled ‘Dance Pantsed.’ Dance Pantsed will not only feature the return of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, but will also […]

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One of the iconic animated shows that helped put Cartoon Network on the map, The Powerpuff Girls, will be returning to the network on January 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm ET/PT via the new animated special titled ‘Dance Pantsed.’

Dance Pantsed will not only feature the return of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, but will also see them teaming up with Beatles legend Ringo Starr, who will be making a guest appearance as the world’s most flamboyant mathematician, Fibonacci Sequins. Starr will also perform an original music video and song for the special, titled “I wish I was a Powerpuff Girl.”

Dance Pantsed’s story focuses on the girls as they try to figure out why Mojo Jojo has kidnapped the mathematician Fibonacci Sequins, an opera singer, and a badger. The girls managed to thwart Mojo Jojo again, a defeat that the simian uses as a motivation to invent a sinister new videogame called Dance Pants R-EVIL-ution – a game that can control their minds and bodies. The professor must revisit his dark, dancing past to save his girls so they can save the world.

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The Powerpuff Girls Return with a New CG Special http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-return-cg-special/ http://www.toonbarn.com/powerpuff-girls/powerpuff-girls-return-cg-special/#respond Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:00:39 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=37370 2013 will mark the return of the Powerpuff Girls to Cartoon Network. As part of the studio’s push to bring back popular franchises alongside new quality content, Cartoon Network will be releasing a new Powerpuff Girls Special, with brand new, redesigned, and re-imagined CG animation breathing new life into the storied franchise. The Powerpuff Girls, […]

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The Powerpuff Girls Return with a New CG Special

2013 will mark the return of the Powerpuff Girls to Cartoon Network. As part of the studio’s push to bring back popular franchises alongside new quality content, Cartoon Network will be releasing a new Powerpuff Girls Special, with brand new, redesigned, and re-imagined CG animation breathing new life into the storied franchise.

The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, originally ran on the Cartoon Network from 1998 to 2005, serving as one of the animated adventure comedy shows that helped propel the network into the top. The return of the Powerpuff Girls in 2013 will have them being called upon to rescue not just the city of Townsville, but the USA and the world.

The CG special will feature an original song from Beatles legend Ringo Starr, titled “I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl.” Starr will also be voicing a character in the show, namely Townsville’s most famous mathematician, Fibonacci Sequins. The special also features the original voice cast reprising their iconic roles and will premiere later this year.

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