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WATCH: CN Unveils New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Clip and Theme Song

New theme song performed by Tacocat reacquaints fans with the superheroes who fight crime ‘to save the world before bedtime.’

“Sugar. Spice. And everything nice. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girl. But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction: Chemical X. Thus the Powerpuff Girls were born!”

You know the words. You know that voice. But everything else about the intro to The Powerpuff Girls is new, including the pop-punk girl-power anthem that follows. The new theme song, performed by musical act Tacocat, reacquaints fans with the superheroes who fight crime “to save the world before bedtime.”

While you can definitely catch a bit of the familiar melody from the original theme, the extended intro adds a bit more spunk and attitude to the rebooted super-sisters who are “keeping evil on the run” in the city of Townsville:

The design of the new Powerpuff Girls sticks closely to the look of the original series that ran from 1998-2005, although it does look like the trio has upgraded their emergency phone from a landline to a cellphone.

The Powerpuff Girls will feature the voice talents of Amanda Leighton as team leader Blossom, Kristen Li as the bright and friendly Bubbles, and Natalie Palamides as the tough-as-nails Buttercup, with Tom Kenny reprising his role to voice the show's narrator and Mayor of Townsville. The series is set to premiere on Cartoon Network in April. 

Check out a clip from the new series in the player below:

Created by Craig McCracken, the series also inspired a 2003 feature film, a 10th anniversary special, and a re-imagined CG specialThe Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed, which aired on Cartoon Network in January 2014 and featured Beatles legend Ringo Starr.

Source: Cartoon Network

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.