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The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)

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

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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

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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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3 July 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,411,644 (USA) (30 August 2002)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While the Mayor is watching from his big window as the Powerpuff Girls are wreaking havoc, Bubbles's blue trail spells out her name in longhand. See more »

Goofs

During the movie's climax, when Mojo has the girls' gripped in his hand as he climbs the skyscraper, they switch from his right hand to his left and back again between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: The city of Townsville...
[an explosion is heard, and a red hue emanates o.c. down on Townsville streets. An alarm is heard in the distance]
Narrator: ...is in some serious, serious, serious trouble! Day after day, crime, lawlessness and evil are running rampant. Its citizens have lost all hope!. They are utterly helpless and in desperate need of a true hero! But who? Is there no one who can help this forsaken town and make it a better place?
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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

Features Dexter's Laboratory: Chicken Scratch (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Powerpuff Girls (End Theme)
Performed by Bis
Written by Thomas Chase, John Clark, Steve Clark (as Steven Clark), James L. Venable, Steve Rucker (as Steven Rucker) and Amanda MacKinnon (as Amanda McKinnon)
Published by Ten Fifty Music (BMI), Techwood Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
© Cartoon Network
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A normal Powerpuff episode ^ 2 = a tad too much? :x
7 May 2003 | by (travelling south-east asia) – See all my reviews

Well, I can't say I was not entertained! But the endless repetitions of everything made the movie a bit tedious at times.

Genius to see all the different creatures they've created for this movie. And thankfully, the PPG's haven't been made into family friendly puppets in the movie.. they can still kick ass and even kill.. which they certainly do..!

What has been done to strengthen the PPG's as a movie:

Far too many puns and playoffs of movie classics and far too many tedious repetitions, as mentioned. Many things for some reason happen in rhythm and sequence as they would in a musical, this is also cool sometimes in the series, but only in small portions at a time. None of these elements add too much positive stuff to the movie.

In addition to special effects and an avalanche of cool characters (which are both good stuff), this is what has been done. They also seem to have changed the mayor's voice and behaviour somewhat - he's not really that funny in the movie.

If the entire movie was going to be set in Townsville (except a small scene on an asteroid), it might've been better to play off the misc. genius characters from the movie, Fuzzy Lumpkins, Him, etc..

And/or take the girls on a voyage/trial (underwater? space?) that would give us a different setting than (misc tall grey concrete buildings) in faceless Townsville (which we've seen so much from already).

Boring, unchanging setting, some annoying bad elements, annoyingly different mayor character - BUT - some phat effects, fun story, exiting graphics and interesting characters. Ah well! 7/10


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