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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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Cast

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

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

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Good girls. Bad monkey. Big movie. 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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£92,007 (UK) (18 October 2002)

Gross:

£92,007 (UK) (18 October 2002)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plans for Mojo Jojo's "make the city a better place" machine have the serial number "PPG-801." This was Cartoon Network's advertising campaign for the movie before the release date was bumped up. Originally, the film was set to release on 8-01-02 (August 1st). Numerous other references to 801 appear in the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Blossom: Come on girls, let's put an end to this gorilla warfare!
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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 »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

That's What Girls Do
Performed by No Secrets
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Cool style, clever moments
15 February 2004 | by (Warwick, UK) – See all my reviews

ramble

Really neato animation and art direction. Clever bits, like the "News Flash" logo on TV was the one from Sesame Street! I laughed really hard sometimes...

It unfortunately didn't keep its momentum after the first 15 min (when the plot becomes important), but it's only an hour film. I did enjoy the film overall though.

Relatively hard techno music in a kid's film is interesting...

ramble> Recommended if you like the series, or if you're interested in seeing a seriously different animation style.


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