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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

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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:

$11,411,644
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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

During the "tag" game in the City of Townsville, the subway exit sign above where Blossom comes out reads "Subway West". When Bubbles brakes to a stop just before Blossom tags her, it changes to "West Subway". Then after Bubbles flies off (and just before the Professor drives up), it becomes "Subway West" again. 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 Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Powerpuff Girls (End Theme)
Performed by Bis
Written by Thomas Chase, John Clark, Steve Clark (as Steven Clark), James L. Venable, Steve Rucker (as Steven Rucker) and Amanda MacKinnon (as Amanda McKinnon)
Published by Ten Fifty Music (BMI), Techwood Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS)
© Cartoon Network
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Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice!
23 May 2003 | by TheFilmConnoisseurSee all my reviews

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As a recurrent viewer of the Powerpuff Girls cartoon series I was a bit hyped to catch this film. The film is a prequel to the cartoon series and it is meant to explain how everything came about. However, the Professor isn't developed to the maximum. The film begins with his character and quickly explains how he is fed up with society and wants to create his `own' perfect race.

With sugar, spice, everything nice, and Chemical X he not only created the crime fighting perfect little girls (Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup) but he created the evil Mojo Jojo as well.

Mojo Jojo is perhaps the best part of the Powerpuff universe. It's great how his character is also suffering the same things as the heroes and he takes advantage of the situation to battle his own demons.

Like the cartoon series the film is full of action, charm, and a lot of social and pop culture satire. It's fun for the whole family.

RATING: 3 STARS


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