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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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User Reviews:
Adorable. Clean. Empowering. Fun. 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Look for the Sesame Street News logo ("News Flash" with cloud and thunderbolts) during the TV sequence.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Mojo Jojo:Now, if you'll excuse me, I, Mojo Jojo, have a town to take over. I have a world to conquer. I have to seize control of an area and force its inhabitants to follow my way of thinking.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs The Godfather (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
That's What Girls DoSee more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Adorable. Clean. Empowering. Fun., 4 July 2002
Author: Mario Rodgers from San Antonio, TX

Amidst a year of big eye candy live action movies that will make a ton of money and lame teen comedies that everybody but me seems to find funny, a movie like The Powerpuff Girls isn't likely to stand out. However, this fresh little charmer should be given more than just a fair shot. Sour disappointments like Attack of the Clones and Undercover Brother pale in comparison in many themes and elements to this bouncy, giddy movie.

Last year was a very good year for computer generated animated movies. For me, though, only Shrek wowed me. Monsters, Inc. was a good if fluffy entry from Pixar. Ice Age was also amusing but left a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth. And I don't even want to know about Final Fantasy. This year, it seems that low budget traditionally animated movie reign supreme. Two appear to be duds. Hey Arnold the Movie looks like very cheap, rank garbage. I'll reserve judgement on Spirit, but needless to say I won't be rushing out to see it until it's available for rent at a video store. Then along came Lilo and Stitch, and I was overjoyed. Never before have I felt so alive watching an animated movie. Now add this movie to the "good" pile. It's not Lilo and Stitch, but anybody who thinks that it's trying to be needs to have their brain re-wired.

Granted, you need to be a fan of the series to enjoy the movie. Or at the very least, you have to be open-minded and willing to check out what all the fuss is about. No doubt many critics will pick at the movie's "cheap animation". If you're looking for Disney style brilliance, watch another movie. The Powerpuff Girls has its own brand of style that I still find to be superior to flatly drawn, pandering animated movies like much of Don Bluth and fare like Ferngully. Unlike all of the other cartoons-turned-big-screen movies, The Powerpuff Girls is actually fun to look at. Many scenes are positively magical, some where the animation becomes more fluid than usual to suit the need, others that are a dizzying array of exciting camera angles and colors. In fact this movie is so hyperactive, you'll either go "WOW!" or "What?"

The scripting is a hundred times more well thought out than any of its "cartoon based movies" counterparts that came before, whether it's Transformers, Pokemon, or Winnie the Pooh with The Tigger Movie. The Powerpuff Girls is smooth and clean and never overstays its welcome. There are no cliches, no plot points that seem weird, no sudden changes in pacing and direction that plague many animated and live action movies. The characters are oddly endearing, and there are many moments of warmth and just feeling good. The relationship between the professor and the girls is strangely touching. Other moments are genuinely shocking, heartbreaking, and dramatic in a light kind of way. The climax is suitably ridiculous, with bad puns galore, but there is no shortage of excitement. There is also a running gag in this movie that is quite unexpected. Yet ultimately what makes this movie shine is what's buried beneath this cream puff movie, a message about accepting the gifts that make one special and unique as well as the importance of showing love to those that are shunned and deemed "freaks".

Fans of the series will notice that this movie is not as zany as most of the series' episodes or many of Disney's movies. Yet The Powerpuff Girls was a welcome surprise that I was initially wary of. It is a fresh, light-hearted, bouncy break from the mess that is 2002 and is quite the refreshing change from modern Disney. Go ahead and see Men in Black 2 if you want, but I, personally, would wait until Two Towers came out and skip everything else in favor of Lilo and Stitch and this movie. No, The Powerpuff Girls isn't going to floor you. But if Lilo and Stitch is this year's filet mignon, then The Powerpuff Girls is this year's peanut butter and jelly sandwich--simple, sometimes hard to swallow, but ultimately delicious.

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