The extensive multi-year agreement includes the entire The Powerpuff Girls suite of content which includes the newly reimagined and Emmy-nominated series that debuted earlier this year, and the full classic library episodes. Chowder, another Cartoon Network original, will also be added to Hulu’s kids offering. All episodes and titles from the revival series will stream exclusively on Hulu in early 2017.
To kick off the deal, Hulu today launched a collection of The Powerpuff Girls specials and fan favorite episodes from the original series. The package, titled Best Friends Forever, includes the The Powerpuff Girls 10th anniversary special, as well as a holiday special, and is available to stream now on Hulu Kids.
The initial run of Craig McCracken’s The Powerpuff Girls premiered in 1998 and quickly became a global phenomenon. Since its premiere, the series earned two Emmy Awards along with five nominations and countless animation honors.
The newly reimagined The Powerpuff Girls made its global return in April and won the night in all key demos and had over 81 million worldwide fans, making it the largest international event in Cartoon Network history. The series was renewed for a second season, with episodes from the first season scheduled to become available to stream on Hulu in 2017, and subsequent seasons launching on Hulu after they air on Cartoon Network. The newly reimagined series The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings (Adventure Time, SpongeBob SquarePants) serving as executive producer and Bob Boyle (Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!) as co-executive producer.