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The Powerpuff Girls -- 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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Writers:
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Release Date:
3 July 2002 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Sugar, spice and everything nice...these were the ingredients to create the perfect...crime-fighting little girls? See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Cathy Cavadini ... Blossom (voice) (as Catherine Cavadini)

Tara Strong ... Bubbles (voice)

Elizabeth Daily ... Buttercup (voice) (as E.G. Daily)

Roger Jackson ... Mojo Jojo (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)

Tom Kane ... Professor Utonium (voice)

Tom Kenny ... Mayor / Narrator / Ka-Ching Ka-Ching (voice)

Jennifer Hale ... Ms. Keane (voice)
Jennifer Martin ... Sara Bellum (voice)

Jeff Bennett ... Ace / Big Billy / Grubber / Baboon Kaboom / Go-Go Patrol / Hacha Chacha (voice) (as Jeff Glen Bennett)

Grey Griffin ... Linda / Woman at Zoo (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)

Phil LaMarr ... I.P. Host / Local Anchor (voice)

Rob Paulsen ... Hota Wata / Killa Drilla / Blah-Blah Blah-Blah / the Doot Da Doot Da Doo Doos (voice)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... Rocko Socho / Ojo Tango (voice)

Frank Welker ... Whole Lotta Monkeys (voice)

Directed by
Craig McCracken 
 
Writing credits
Charlie Bean (written by) &
Lauren Faust (written by) &
Craig McCracken (written by) &
Paul Rudish (written by) &
Don Shank (written by)

Charlie Bean (story) and
Craig McCracken (story) &
Amy Keating Rogers (story) &
Paul Rudish (story) &
Don Shank (story) &
Lauren Faust (story)

Craig McCracken (creator)

Produced by
Donna Castricone .... producer
Mike Lazzo .... co-executive producer
Craig McCracken .... executive producer
Brian A. Miller .... executive producer
Mark Norman .... co-executive producer
Jennifer Pelphrey .... supervising producer
Linda Simensky .... co-executive producer
Hyejoon Yun .... supervising producer: Los Angeles
 
Original Music by
James L. Venable 
 
Film Editing by
Rob Desales 
 
Art Direction by
Mike Moon 
 
Production Management
Chul-ho Kim .... production manager: Rough Draft Korea (as Kim Chul-ho)
Ryan Robertson .... production manager
Chrisie Rosenthal .... production manager
Nikki Vanzo .... executive producer in charge: Rough Draft Korea
Elizabeth Miller Gavcus .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Chris Battle .... property designer
Charlie Bean .... storyboard artist
Bruce Berkey .... prop designer
Lauren Faust .... storyboard artist
Jason Hulst .... prop designer
Craig McCracken .... storyboard artist
Chris Roszak .... lead background painter
Paul Rudish .... storyboard artist
Don Shank .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Timothy J. Borquez .... re-recording mixer
Roy Braverman .... sound editor
Roy Braverman .... sound effects editor
Eric Freeman .... sound re-recording mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound re-recording mixer
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr recordist
Daisuke Sawa .... sound editor
Joel Valentine .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Michel Gagné .... special effects animator
Gary Sole .... special effects animator
 
Visual Effects by
John Dillon .... effects supervisor
Chris Grun .... art director: vfx
Andy Jolliff .... senior technical director
Kent McCormick .... visual effects supervisor: Mercury Filmworks
Glo Minaya .... technical director
Rick Moser .... technical director
Kevin M. O'Neil .... effects animator
Kristina Pace .... compositor
Andrea Romero .... digital producer
Dan Smith .... CGI producer
Stego .... digital visual effects
Kenneth Sullivan .... lighting artist
Kenneth Sullivan .... visual effects artist
Matt Rasmussen .... CGI artist (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Martin Ansolabehere .... background painting
Steve Avila .... background layout
Chris Battle .... character designer
Chris Battle .... layout artist
Bruce Berkey .... background designer
Andy Bialk .... character designer
Wim Bien .... animator
Ted Blackman .... background layout
Song Bok-Nim .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Carrie Buelle .... character layout artist
Edgar Carlos .... background layout
Carrie Cheney .... character layout artist (as Carrie Buell)
Hyun Kyoung Cho .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea (as Cho Hyun-Kyung)
Hyun-Myung Chun .... animator: Rough Draft Korea (as Chun Hyun-Myung)
Mark Colangelo .... character layout artist
Paul A. Davies .... animator
Dave Dunnet .... background layout
Park Een-Seo .... background painter: Rough Draft Korea
Koh Eun-Kyung .... background painter: Rough Draft Korea
Ji Eun-Young .... animator: Rough Draft Korea
Ko Eun-Young .... animator: Rough Draft Korea
Lauren Faust .... additional character animator
Lauren Faust .... character designer
Baak Gap-Su .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Frederick J. Gardner III .... layout artist
Kang Gee-Sook .... background painter: Rough Draft Korea
Kim Hae-Ja .... animation checking: Rough Draft Korea
Kwon Hae-Jung .... animator: Rough Draft Korea
Shakeh Haghnazarian .... character designer
Timothy Hardin .... assistant layout
Kim Hea-Jin .... assistant animator
Cathlin Hidalgo .... character layout artist (as Cathlin Hidalgo-Polvani)
Christopher Holt .... background layout
Kim Hye-Ran .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Chi Hye-Rim .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Park Jee-Sun .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Chol Jeong-Mi .... background painter: Rough Draft Korea
Park Jong-Dae .... animation checking: Rough Draft Korea
Hong-dae Joo .... animation checking (as Ju Hong-Dae)
Kyong Hee Kang .... background painter: Rough Draft Korea (as Kang Kyung-Hee)
Moon Kap-Suk .... animator: Rough Draft Korea
Craig Kellman .... character designer
Choi Ki-Roung .... animator: Rough Draft Korea
Eun-kyoung Kim .... animator: Rough Draft Korea
Eun-soo Kim .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea (as Kim Eun-Sook)
Sun Young Kim .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea (as Kim Sun-Young)
Yeon-Hee Kim .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea (as Kim Yeon-Hee)
Yoon-rye Kim .... animator: Rough Draft Korea
Bob Kline .... background layout (as Robert Kline)
Dave Kupczyk .... additional character animator
Dave Kupczyk .... character layout artist
Jang Kyoung-Hee .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Lee Kyung-Ah .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Woo Kyung-Hee .... background painter: Rough Draft Korea
Suh Kyung-Hi .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Jong Hyuk Lee .... animator: Rough Draft Korea
Jung-hwan Lee .... animator: Rough Draft Korea (as Lee Jung Hwoan)
Jung-hwan Lee .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea (as Lee Jung-Wan)
Mi-Sun Lee .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Mi-Young Lee .... background painter: Rough Draft Korea (as Lee Mi-Young)
Bob Logan .... character designer
Lane Lueras .... character layout artist
Matthew Maners .... animator
Craig McCracken .... character designer
Craig McCracken .... character layout artist
Kenny McGill .... background layout (as Kenneth McGill)
Kang-soo Moon .... animator: Rough Draft Korea (as Moon Kang Soo)
Randy Myers .... additional animation director
Ryu Myoung-Soon .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
John Navarez .... background layout
Kwang-bae Park .... animator: Rough Draft Korea (as Park Kwang-Bae)
Soon-Chun Park .... animator: Rough Draft Korea
Lou Police .... background layout (as Louis M. Police)
Lee Seok-Woo .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Shin Seon-Wha .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Dexter Smith .... character designer
Dexter Smith .... character layout artist
Kim So-Hyun .... background painter: Rough Draft Korea
Lim So-Yean .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Ahn Soo-Eun .... background painter: Rough Draft Korea
Paul Stec .... background layout
Stego .... digital compositor
Shin Suk-Wha .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Bo Young Sung .... assistant animator: Rough Draft Korea
Genndy Tartakovsky .... animation director
Justin Thompson .... background layout (as Justin K. Thomson)
Keith Weesner .... background designer
Ryan Jeremy Woodward .... animator
Jim Worthy .... background designer
Carey Yost .... character designer
Bill Perkins .... layout supervisor: overseas (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
William E. DeBoer .... negative cutter (as William DeBoer Jr.)
Ron Sanders .... color timer
Ed Weyer .... color timer
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Brian Dixon .... music score mixer
Dominic Gonzales .... music floorperson
Mark Graham .... music librarian
Richard Grant .... auricle control systems
Dell Hake .... conductor
Dell Hake .... orchestrator
Matt McKenna .... musician
Gretchen O'Neal .... music production coordinator
Joe Privitelli .... music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... music score recordist (as Dennis Sands)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
James L. Venable .... additional orchestrator
James L. Venable .... music pre-mix
Paul Wertheimer .... score recordist
 
Other crew
Brian Ainslie .... senior technical director
Neacol Booth .... assistant coordinator
Ray Felipe .... script researcher
Chris Grun .... production coordinator
Hae Jin Han .... production department: Rough Draft Korea (as Han Hae-Jin)
Lajos Kamocsay .... senior technical director
Woonyoung Kim .... production department: Rough Draft Korea (as Kim Young-Won)
Eun Ju Park .... production department: Rough Draft Korea
Yong Min Park .... production department: Rough Draft Korea (as Park Yong-Min)
Lim Sang-Lae .... production department: Rough Draft Korea
Dave Scarpitti .... technical director
Kel Story .... production assistant
Collette Sunderman .... voice director (as Collette Bennett Sunderman)
Dominic Tremblay .... technical director
Ian Wasseluk .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Powerpuff Girls Movie" - USA (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for non-stop frenetic animated action
Runtime:
73 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G (cable rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Alberta/Quebec) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Denmark:7 | Finland:K-7 | France:U | Germany:6 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:6 | Norway:7 | Peru:PT | Philippines:G | South Africa:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:7 | Sweden:7 | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #39077)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was reserved poorly by critics because it was dark. The film also bombed at the box office.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When building JoJo's machine, Blossom takes a bottle of Chemical X from Professor's laboratory. When she puts the bottle in the machine she flips it upside-down but the words Chemical X are still right side up.See more »
Quotes:
Hacha Chacha:[Singing] My name is Hacha Chacha, and here is my spiel / A diabolical plan with lots of ap-peel / Spreading out bananas far and wide / And fixing up the folks for a slippery slide.
Mayor:That's catchy.
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Soundtrack:
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Mutant Bug-Eyed Weirdos Broke Everything, 1 March 2003
Author: Quicksand from United States

This movie rocks... so hard.

Not in a teenage boy "XXX" kinda way, or in a preteen girl "Barbie" and/or *NSync kind way... but in a Cinematic, Fun Time at the Movies kinda way.

The cartoon is cute enough, and the writing is always sharp, with little in-jokes or puns thrown in... but how often do grown-ups watch Cartoon Network, anyway? (not often enough, I tell you!)

The film is storyboarded within an inch of its life... each little dramatic beat during the opening credits and up to the girls first day of school is hysterical. Things start to lag again once Mojo Jojo is thrown into the mix, however...

Jojo's trademark repetitive speech seems to have been toned down a bit, unfortunately, as he only occasionally breaks into those spiral Yoda-on-drugs monologues that are so fun to listen to. ("I will now speak the words that I must be speaking to you, for these are the words I will speak until they are spoken..." or whatever).

This is a minor complaint. The girls have to have an arch-nemesis, and to throw Mojo Jojo into the mix (voice of Roger L. Jackson-- a genius) is the best possible choice, like when Batman fought the Joker in the original Tim Burton classic. All other villains pale by comparison.

"PPG" doesn't talk down to kids, nor does it make adults feel like they've wasted their time sitting through this-- like just about every Disney film has that I've seen in the last 2 years. Too bad it didn't get marketed like a real movie.... many people are missing a real treat.

Here's hoping the girls never grow up.... but if they do, I hope I marry one like Buttercup. She kicks butt.

10/10

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