Craig McCracken boards Powerpuff and Foster’s reboots

The animation impresario is developing Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe’s reboots of the two series he originally created for Cartoon Network, with Foster’s aging down to target preschoolers.
July 19, 2022

Two hit classic series from the Cartoon Network vault are now in line to get rebooted.

Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe (HBSE) is developing new iterations of The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends with writer/producer Craig McCracken on board both projects.

McCracken was the creator of the originals, which ran on CN for six seasons each, Powerpuff from 1998 to 2005 and Foster’s from 2004 to 2009.

The Powerpuff redux will see Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup facing off against villains both old and new. The daily lives of the girls range from fighting off giant monsters attacking Townsville, to playing hopscotch with their classmates at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten.

Meanwhile, the Foster’s reboot will be aimed at preschoolers and is set to feature a new cast of imaginary friends. The original series was for a slightly older demo, centering around an eight-year-old boy named Mac who visits his imaginary friend, Bloo, at the titular orphanage.

Development on both projects will be overseen by Sarah Fell, VP of original kids and family animation at HBSE.

The studio is not ready to share format and release date details yet since the reboots are in very early stages of development. Neither one has a network or streaming platform attached at this time.


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