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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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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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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)

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
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 (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
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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Also Known As:
"The Powerpuff Girls Movie" - USA (promotional title)
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Rated PG for non-stop frenetic animated action
73 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

The Professor's car is a simplified version of the Studebaker Avanti, which was produced in 1962 and 1963.See more »
Continuity: The Professor tucks in Bubbles and gives her Octi (her octopus doll). As the Professor cleans up, Octi is clearly seen on the den floor.See more »
Mojo Jojo:Aw, you're actually trying to stop me? That is so cute.
Bubbles:Try, nothing.
Blossom:We will stop you.
Buttercup:Who you calling cute?
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Movie Connections:
References King Kong (1933)See more »
That's What Girls DoSee more »


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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Totally Hilarious, 29 October 2002
Author: fraqtl

I have been a big fan of the Powerpuff Girls for a long time now. As far as I can see all they are meant to be is some rock em sock em cute entertainment for the kids and also, as a bonus, some very very funny entertainment for the adults as well. There are many jokes for the adults that would go nicely over the kids heads but retain their humour for the adults.

Anyone who would go to see this movie is either a) a kid or b) an adult with kids or c) just an adult fan. I fit into the last category and saw it with a friend of mine and haven't laughed so hard for quite a while. The kids in the cinema were also laughing a lot, just at different times to us.

Anyone who goes along and says "This movie is only to market some toys" kinda missed the point of some harmless yet funny entertainment. Of course it's there to market the toys, companies are there to make as much money as they can and if they are providing a good entertaining product then who is to deny them the fruits of their labour.

All up this is a hilarious movie about the genesis of the Powerpuff Girls which has never really been covered beyond the opening credits and as such was interesting for the completion of a storyline and also very funny for the foibles of 3 pre-school aged girls with super powers trying to come to terms with their place in the world.

Many funny moments such as the game of tag through the city (causing massive destruction of course) as well as many many funny monkey jokes, corny as they are.

Enjoy the movie, it doesn't answer any of lifes deep questions, but does fulfil one of lifes deep needs. That of laughter!


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