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The Powerpuff Girls Live-action Reboot

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The Powerpuff Girls Reboot refers to an in-development, live-action television series based on Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls which reimagines the titular trio as jaded twenty-somethings who are resentful of their childhoods spent crime-fighting. The series, written by Diablo Cody, has been greenlit by the CW network. The idea of the show has drawn intense negative reaction from fans who feel like the darker take on the show goes against its original intent.

History

On August 24th, 2020, Variety[1] reported that the CW was "looking" at a grittier, live-action reboot of The Powerpuff Girls which would be produced by Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody. They wrote, "In the updated version of the series, the titular superheroes are now disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime-fighting." On February 9th, 2021, the CW announced that they had greenlit the series, and it would be going into production.[2]

Online Presence

Reaction to the show's development has been overwhelmingly negative online. After the first announcement of the show's development in August of 2020, Twitter user and YouTuber Little Kuriboh tweeted,[3] "This makes zero sense if it's real, since the Powerpuff Girls were frequently shown to be enjoying their childhood just fine, despite crime interrupting it often. I feel like half the show is Professor Utonium tryin' to be a good dad to the girls," gaining over 450 retweets and 2,300 likes (shown below, left). User @rosiehoya[4] tweeted, "No one and I mean absolutely no one has watched the powerpuff girls and thought 'hmmm it would be even better as a live action series,'" gaining over 2,900 retweets and 12,000 likes (shown below, right).


LittleKuriboh @yugiohtas · Aug 24, 2020 •.. This makes zero sense if it's real, since the Powerpuff Girls were frequently shown to be enjoying their childhood just fine, despite crime interrupting it often. I feel like half the show is Professor Utonium tryin' to be a good dad to the girls. DREY-HO PE E @Rosiehoya ... No one and I mean absolutely no one has watched the powerpuff girls and thought "hmmm it would be even better as a live action series" V Variety @Variety · Aug 24, 2020 'Powerpuff Girls' Live-Action Series in Development at CW wp.me/p2WgDE- 1lyS3q 3:28 PM · Aug 24, 2020 · Twitter Web App

After the announcement that the reboot was greenlit in February of 2021, Twitter users reacted in much the same way. Over two tweets, user @ManiiMade[5] wrote, "The thing about the whole 'The Powerpuff Girls resent losing their childhood to crime fighting' plotline is that it's admittedly an interesting idea but it doesn't work with the Powerpuff Girls series. Mostly because if you actually watched the series, the girls were still pretty much treated like children and in fact, there were multiple episodes where they couldn't save the day because they were young kids" (shown below, left). User @CailynMurray[6] wrote, "I swear to god if they make out the professor to be an abusive father in the CW powerpuff girls I’ll loose my shit. He was such a great dad!!! He loved and doted on his daughters!!!!! Why is this making me so heated," gaining over 690 retweets and 6,800 likes (shown below, right).


Imani @ManiiMade The thing about the whole "The Powerpuff Girls resent losing their childhood to crime fighting" plotline is that it's admittedly an interesting idea but it doesn't work with the Powerpuff Girls series 1:53 PM · Feb 9, 2021 · Twitter Web App 540 Retweets 21 Quote Tweets 3,304 Likes Imani @ManiiMade · 22h Replying to @ManiiMade Mostly because if you actually watched the series, the girls were still pretty much treated like children and in fact, there were multiple episodes where they couldn't save the day because they were young kids Cailyn Murray @CailynMurray ... I swear to god if they make out the professor to be an abusive father in the CW powerpuff girls l'll loose my s---. He was such a great dad!!! He loved and doted on his daughters!!!!! Why is this making me so heated 2:50 PM · Feb 9, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone

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Chris the Lovable Jerk
Chris the Lovable Jerk

Okay, apparently this leaked script has a bit where they say the original cartoon is a sanitized show made to sell toys to make this show's Professor Utonium rich.

It's like most of the modern entertainment industry is determined to insult and belittle the audience and the thing that made them love the property in the first place.

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Chris the Lovable Jerk
Chris the Lovable Jerk

I want to point out the irony here. They race-swapped Professor Utonium for woke progressive points, but…

Cartoon White Prof U: Kind and loving single father who cared about his daughters more than words can describe, even though their creation was a random accident.

Live Action Reboot Black Prof U: Abusive asshole, stole the glory from his white partner, used his daughters to make himself rich.

Jeez, what fucking racist wrote this?

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