Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe (HBSE) has begun developing reboots for The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. The Powerpuff Girls reboot revisits and expands the original series as Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup battle familiar foes and take on brand new threats. The original series first debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998 and ended in 2005. Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will return as an original preschool animated series welcoming a new cast of preschool-aged imaginary friends. Cartoon Network aired the original series from 2004-2009.
Creator, Producer, and Director Craig McCracken, who first started his career at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1992, is attached to develop both animated projects.
Sam Register, President of Cartoon Network Studios, Warner Bros. Animation, and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe said: “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 also oversee the development of both projects at the studio.
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