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The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  3 July 2002 (USA)
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The movie shows the origin of the Powerpuff Girls before the cartoon series. It explains why they were born and why they dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil.


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Complete credited cast:
Blossom (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)
Bubbles (voice)
Buttercup (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Mojo Jojo (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Mayor / Narrator / Ka-Ching Ka-Ching (voice)
Ms. Keane (voice)
Jennifer Martin ...
Sara Bellum (voice)
Ace / Big Billy / Grubber / Baboon Kaboom / Go-Go Patrol / Hacha Chacha (voice) (as Jeff Glen Bennett)
Linda / Woman at Zoo (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
I.P. Host / Local Anchor (voice)
Hota Wata / Killa Drilla / Blah-Blah Blah-Blah / the Doot Da Doot Da Doo Doos (voice)
Rocko Socho / Ojo Tango (voice)
Whole Lotta Monkeys (voice)


In the city of Townsville, the frustrated Professor Utonium is gathering all the ingredients to make a perfect little girl (sugar, spice, and everything nice). But when his lab assitant, a monkey named Jojo, causes the accidental addition of Chemical X to the mix, the Professor ends up with not one but 3 perfect, powerful little girls. It soon becomes obvious that Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are not normal girls, they have superpowers and have not yet learned to control. The girls are treated like outcasts because they have inadvertently wrecked Townsville in a superpowered game of tag. To win the hearts of the people of Townsville, the girls are tricked into making a deal with Jojo who plans to take over Townsville. As the girls foil this threat and defeat an army of superpowered monkeys, the Powerpuff Girls learn that with great power comes great responsibility. Written by Britney

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Saving the world before bedtime! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for non-stop frenetic animated action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Powerpuff Girls Movie  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,583,114 (USA) (5 July 2002)


£92,007 (UK) (18 October 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was reserved poorly by critics because it was dark. The film also bombed at the box office. See more »


The Baboom-Bot activates its cannon while Blossom and Bubbles are seated on each of the machine's hands. But in the machine's interior shot, the monitor shows Blossom and Bubbles as standing - together - on the street. See more »


Professor Utonium: ...and I'll name you Buttercup, because... it also begins with a b!
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Crazy Credits

The last line in the End Credits is "No apes, monkeys, or Talking Dogs were injured during the making of this film". See more »


References Baraka (1992) See more »


The Powerpuff Girls (Main Theme)
Written by Thomas Chase, Steve Rucker (as Steven Rucker), James L. Venable
Published by Ten Fifty Music (BMI), Techwood Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
© Cartoon Network
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A little dizzy, but pretty cool nevertheless.
10 July 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

The animation is so fast-paced it's actually like the staff is hyper-high on...well, sugar and spice. And the way the Girls fly around SO FAST it makes you think of those mini-M&Ms you see on TV commercials that are out for trouble and mischief-making. Just like tiny, tiny little elves with BIGGG eyes that can drive any adult hopping crazy and desperately reaching for aspirins!

At least that's how someone outside the PPG fandom sees this movie...if he or she doesn't get too giddy from all the startling, dizzying sequences first, that is. But like the kindergarten-going superheroines themselves, the movie itself can be far "more than meets the eye". So, it carries a pretty interesting story that reveals the very origin and birth of Townsville's littlest crimefighters and of course, it's not a pretty sight to behold. Still in their infancy, the alien-like Girls suddenly lose their scientist-parent (who's a real mouth-watering hunk!) and thus are doomed to wander the dark, lonely streets as everyone detest their very existence. And then a homeless lab monkey with distended brains picks the wee tots up and gets them to join forces with him to DO EVIL IN THE WORLD! No wonder so many parents are spooked away from this pretty bizarre film in the first place!

The use of many different kinds of monkeys (with distended brains, of course!) as a part of evil force is a very interesting concept indeed and some CGI effects are fascinating to witness, like a whole army of gigantic monkey robots ravaging the innocent little city of Townsville. And the graphics aren't so bad, either. But whewww...what a ride!

So this curious little movie is best made for those who like the world's oddest-looking female toddlers with eyes the size of moons and the weird, strange little world that they inhabit...for whatever reason, that is.

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