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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

Taglines:

Good girls. Bad monkey. Big movie. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for non-stop frenetic animated action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,411,644, 1 September 2002
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Technical Specs

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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

Almost at the end of the movie, when the Mayor is asking the girls to protect the city, you will see a man wearing Johnny Bravo's clothes behind the Mayor. See more »

Goofs

The crater that Buttercup makes during the tag scene moves from under her to behind her before the street is moved. 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

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Pray For The Girls
Performed and written by Frank Black
Published by Spime Songs (BMI)
Courtesy Frank Black
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Great fun
14 July 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I love the TV show, so naturally I wanted to see this movie. And I really enjoyed it, perhaps it is a little short and one or two parts are repetitive, but as a standalone and as a movie to compliment the series it succeeds wonderfully. The animation is excellent, keeping to the style of the show while adding some promising CGI to it too. The music is energetic and kitsch, the dialogue is hilarious and has a lot of wit and the story with its fast paced kick-ass action and wonderfully chaotic finale is enormously entertaining, it actually felt more than an extended TV episode. The characters are as infectious as ever, the Powerpuff Girls are still cute and Mojo Jojo is a welcome presence, while the voice work is top notch. All in all, great fun and worthy. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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