Reboots for Cartoon Network series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends are in the works from original creator Craig McCracken and Hanna Barbera Studios Europe.
Both will be animated and this Powerpuff project is unrelated to the one that has been gestating at The CW. That live-action, YA-oriented project is in redevelopment at the network after the original pilot was passed over.
Here's the description of 'The Powerpuff Girls' reboot
The Powerpuff Girls reboot revisits and expands upon the world of the original series as Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup face off against a gallery of villains comprised of familiar foes and new threats. The original series debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998, earned two Emmyâ Awards and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run. The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes — Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup — whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch, and saving the world before bedtime.
Here's the description of the 'Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends' reboot
The beloved Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will return as an original preschool animated series welcoming a new cast of preschool-aged imaginary friends. But don’t let their young age fool you, this new lot is just as silly and playful as the original bunch. The original series ran for six critically acclaimed and award-winning seasons on Cartoon Network. During its run it earned six Emmyâ awards and has since been acknowledged by Entertainment Weekly as one of the best shows that aired on Cartoon Network.
Sam Register, President of Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation, and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe said in a statement received by S&A:
“The Hanna-Barbera homecoming of Craig was an opportunity we could not pass up. Along with his unparalleled sense of fun and imagination, he’s bringing two of his greatest works in The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and we are so excited for these characters to be a part of the new legacy taking shape at the studio.”
Sarah Fell (VP, Original Kids and Family Animation, Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe) will oversee development of both projects at the studio.
The studio is currently in production on The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, The Amazing World of Gumball: The Movie! (wt) and The Amazing World of Gumball: The Series (wt) for HBO Max and Cartoon Network.