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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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Director:
Writers:
Charlie Bean (written by) &
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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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Trippy fun, but bring some aspirin See more (70 total) »

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 DeLisle ... Linda / Woman at Zoo (voice)

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)
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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
Michael Lazzo .... co-executive producer (as Mike Lazzo)
Craig McCracken .... executive producer
Brian A. Miller .... executive producer
Mark Norman .... co-executive producer
Jennifer Pelphrey .... supervising producer
Linda Simensky .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
James L. Venable 
 
Film Editing by
Rob Desales 
 
Art Direction by
Mike Moon 
 
Production Management
Ryan Robertson .... production manager
Chrisie Rosenthal .... production manager
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
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
Carrie Buelle .... character layout artist
Edgar Carlos .... background layout
Carrie Cheney .... character layout artist (as Carrie Buell)
Hyun Kyoung Cho .... assistant animator (as Cho Hyun-Kyung)
Mark Colangelo .... character layout artist
Paul A. Davies .... animator
Dave Dunnet .... background layout
Ji Eun-Young .... animator
Ko Eun-Young .... animator
Lauren Faust .... additional character animator
Lauren Faust .... character designer
Baak Gap-Su .... assistant animator
Frederick J. Gardner III .... layout artist
Kwon Hae-Jung .... animator
Shakeh Haghnazarian .... character designer
Kim Hea-Jin .... assistant animator
Cathlin Hidalgo .... character layout artist (as Cathlin Hidalgo-Polvani)
Christopher Holt .... background layout
Kim Hye-Ran .... assistant animator
Chi Hye-Rim .... assistant animator
Chun Hyun-Myung .... animator
Moon Kap-Suk .... animator
Craig Kellman .... character designer
Choi Ki-Roung .... animator
Eun-kyoung Kim .... animator
Sun Young Kim .... assistant animator (as Kim Sun-Young)
Yoon-rye Kim .... animator
Bob Kline .... background layout (as Robert Kline)
Dave Kupczyk .... additional character animator
Dave Kupczyk .... character layout artist
Jang Kyoung-Hee .... assistant animator
Lee Kyung-Ah .... assistant animator
Jong Hyuk Lee .... animator
Jung-hwan Lee .... animator (as Lee Jung Hwoan)
Mi-Sun Lee .... assistant animator
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 (as Moon Kang Soo)
Ryu Myoung-Soon .... assistant animator
John Navarez .... background layout
Kwang-bae Park .... animator (as Park Kwang-Bae)
Soon-Chun Park .... animator
Lou Police .... background layout (as Louis M. Police)
Lee Seok-Woo .... assistant animator
Dexter Smith .... character designer
Dexter Smith .... character layout artist
Lim So-Yean .... assistant animator
Paul Stec .... background layout
Stego .... digital compositor
Shin Suk-Wha .... assistant animator
Genndy Tartakovsky .... animation director
Justin Thompson .... background layout (as Justin K. Thomson)
Ryan Jeremy Woodward .... animator
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
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
Lajos Kamocsay .... senior technical director
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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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)

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Trivia:
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the principal voice actresses Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong and Elizabeth Daily went on strike because they felt they weren't being paid enough to do a movie, so Cartoon Network threatened to replace them with more popular voice actresses for the movie as well as for the TV series. Fortunately, a deal was made and Cavadini, Strong and Daily were able to reprise their respective roles as Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:Good job, girls!
Buttercup:Ha! That mo' Mojo is no mo'!
[the girls laugh]
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Clerks. (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
That's What Girls DoSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Trippy fun, but bring some aspirin, 8 July 2002
Author: perni from Owensboro, KY

Whoo! Talk about the noisiest roller coaster ride you can watch right now! The Powerpuff Girls is 90 minutes of bright neon fun, and it is definitely worth a look, but be warned: some kids and adults may find that the experience is too loud or taxing. I think the creators of the film just didn't know when to quit at some points, throwing a thousand images at the screen in succession for over half a minute until my eyes were just watering. Like when the monkeys are screaming, "I!" "I!" "I!" at the screen one right after the other, or when the Girls are punching everything in sight. After a while, it gets tiresome. If you can take the ride, however, it's a hoot and a holler. There are some groovy action sequences (like the destructive game of tag), great jokes for the kids, adults, and movie-buffs (Jay and Silent Bob are there, man, just look for them!), and some amazing animation. More humor would have been welcome, however, since the Mayor doesn't get a lot of screen time and the Narrator, who's always good for a laugh, only talks at the opening and closing of the movie. Also, we don't get nearly enough of the Girls just by themselves, in moments where the audience can have some down time and just connect with the characters before moving on to the next action sequence. Despite these flaws, PPG is still a must-see flick for those who can bear down and take the pulse-pounding imagery (seriously, Grampa may have a seizure with this one). 3 out of 4 stars.

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