Cartoon Network released the first look at the character artwork featuring the original beloved characters – Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup from the all-new The Powerpuff Girls.

THE NEW POWERPUFF GIRLS

The re-booted animated series originally created by Craig McCracken about three girls in kindergarten with superpowers who fight criminals and monsters in their town, will be making its world debut in 2016 on Cartoon Network. Though the three girls made of sugar, spice and everything nice, still look the same from the original 1996 cartoon, not everything is going to be exactly as fans remembered it.

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As part of the 2015 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Cartoon Network also announced that the three crime fighters will be played by new voice actresses. The new voice actresses include Amanda Leighton as Blossom, Kristen Le as Bubbles and Natalie Palamides as Buttercup. Tom Kenny, who is also known as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, will reprise his role as the Narrator and Mayor of Townsville.

Not everyone is happy about the recasting of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. Tara Strong, the original voice actress of Bubbles, said that the news of the recasting was “a stab in the heart” on Twitter.

Elizabeth Daily (Buttercup) and Catherine Cavadini (Blossom) also expressed their feelings about the recasting on Twitter.​

According to Strong’s Twitter, the original voice actresses were not even asked to reprise their roles, but she has no “ill feelings” for the new actresses.

Under McCracken, The Powerpuff Girls won two Emmy Awards, along with other awards throughout the 78-episode series. The series also had a feature film with Warner Bros. Production in 2002 that grossed over $16 million worldwide.​

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