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The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)

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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.

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Craig McCracken

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 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)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Disney Channel (German)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Powerpuff Girls: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,583,114, 7 July 2002

Gross USA:

$11,412,414

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,426,471
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Craig McCracken, the executives gave him the freedom of creativity and went on to make it the way he wanted to. Then new executives arrived, who saw the completed film and said they should make it a colorful film; he calls this conflict in style as one of the reasons for the film to flop at the box-office. See more »

Goofs

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

[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

There is a statement in the closing credits: "No apes, monkeys, or talking dogs were injured during the making of this film". See more »

Connections

Spoofs Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

The Powerpuff Girls (Main Theme)
Written by Thomas Chase, Steve Rucker (as Steven Rucker), James L. Venable
Published by Ten Fifty Music (BMI), Techwood Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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A little dizzy, but pretty cool nevertheless.
10 July 2003 | by TsubahiSee all my reviews

The animation is so fast-paced it's actually like the staff is hyper-high on...well, sugar and spice. And the way the Girls fly around SO FAST it makes you think of those mini-M&Ms you see on TV commercials that are out for trouble and mischief-making. Just like tiny, tiny little elves with BIGGG eyes that can drive any adult hopping crazy and desperately reaching for aspirins!

At least that's how someone outside the PPG fandom sees this movie...if he or she doesn't get too giddy from all the startling, dizzying sequences first, that is. But like the kindergarten-going superheroines themselves, the movie itself can be far "more than meets the eye". So, it carries a pretty interesting story that reveals the very origin and birth of Townsville's littlest crimefighters and of course, it's not a pretty sight to behold. Still in their infancy, the alien-like Girls suddenly lose their scientist-parent (who's a real mouth-watering hunk!) and thus are doomed to wander the dark, lonely streets as everyone detest their very existence. And then a homeless lab monkey with distended brains picks the wee tots up and gets them to join forces with him to DO EVIL IN THE WORLD! No wonder so many parents are spooked away from this pretty bizarre film in the first place!

The use of many different kinds of monkeys (with distended brains, of course!) as a part of evil force is a very interesting concept indeed and some CGI effects are fascinating to witness, like a whole army of gigantic monkey robots ravaging the innocent little city of Townsville. And the graphics aren't so bad, either. But whewww...what a ride!

So this curious little movie is best made for those who like the world's oddest-looking female toddlers with eyes the size of moons and the weird, strange little world that they inhabit...for whatever reason, that is.


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