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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.

Director:

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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Not all superheroes wear tights. Some wear pretty dresses! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In The Powerpuff Girls: Who, What, Where, How, Why... Who Cares? (2009), Craig McCracken expressed his disappointment with the movie, wishing he had made it brighter and sillier and not too heavy the whole time. 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

References King Kong (1933) 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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User Reviews

Trippy fun, but bring some aspirin
8 July 2002 | by perniSee all my reviews

Whoo! Talk about the noisiest roller coaster ride you can watch right now! The Powerpuff Girls is 90 minutes of bright neon fun, and it is definitely worth a look, but be warned: some kids and adults may find that the experience is too loud or taxing. I think the creators of the film just didn't know when to quit at some points, throwing a thousand images at the screen in succession for over half a minute until my eyes were just watering. Like when the monkeys are screaming, "I!" "I!" "I!" at the screen one right after the other, or when the Girls are punching everything in sight. After a while, it gets tiresome. If you can take the ride, however, it's a hoot and a holler. There are some groovy action sequences (like the destructive game of tag), great jokes for the kids, adults, and movie-buffs (Jay and Silent Bob are there, man, just look for them!), and some amazing animation. More humor would have been welcome, however, since the Mayor doesn't get a lot of screen time and the Narrator, who's always good for a laugh, only talks at the opening and closing of the movie. Also, we don't get nearly enough of the Girls just by themselves, in moments where the audience can have some down time and just connect with the characters before moving on to the next action sequence. Despite these flaws, PPG is still a must-see flick for those who can bear down and take the pulse-pounding imagery (seriously, Grampa may have a seizure with this one). 3 out of 4 stars.


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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

Spanish | 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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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