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The Powerpuff Girls (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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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) (as Grey DeLisle)
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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

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Evil has a new face. A really, really hairy new face! 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 date on the town's newspaper is Wednesday July 3, 2002, the day that the movie opened in the USA. See more »

Goofs

During the "tag" game in the City of Townsville, the subway exit sign above where Blossom comes out reads "Subway West". When Bubbles brakes to a stop just before Blossom tags her, it changes to "West Subway". Then after Bubbles flies off (and just before the Professor drives up), it becomes "Subway West" again. See more »

Quotes

Mojo Jojo: Yeas! Whoo! All right! I, ROCK! I ROCK... so hard...
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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

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #29.13 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

That's What Girls Do
Performed by No Secrets
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice!
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As a recurrent viewer of the Powerpuff Girls cartoon series I was a bit hyped to catch this film. The film is a prequel to the cartoon series and it is meant to explain how everything came about. However, the Professor isn't developed to the maximum. The film begins with his character and quickly explains how he is fed up with society and wants to create his `own' perfect race.

With sugar, spice, everything nice, and Chemical X he not only created the crime fighting perfect little girls (Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup) but he created the evil Mojo Jojo as well.

Mojo Jojo is perhaps the best part of the Powerpuff universe. It's great how his character is also suffering the same things as the heroes and he takes advantage of the situation to battle his own demons.

Like the cartoon series the film is full of action, charm, and a lot of social and pop culture satire. It's fun for the whole family.

RATING: 3 STARS


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