Why the Reboots Are Taking Place
The talented Craig McCracken is an American animator, producer, storyboard artist, writer, and director that started working with Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1992. After a 17-year-long career, he left the company and worked with Disney on new projects. Now that McCracken is once more available, the president of Warner Bros Animation, Cartoon Network Studios, and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, Sam, Register, stated that Craig’s return was an opportunity that couldn’t be passed up, praising the artist’s unparalleled imagination and sense of fun.
Small Changes for the New Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls is a show depicting three young superheroes living with their father – the scientist who created them. The upcoming reboot of McCracken’s original series that ran from 1998 to 2005 will be the second such attempt. The first rework ran from 2016 to 2019 on Cartoon Network and was made without the original creator’s involvement. Much like the original, the new show will maintain its focus on Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, and their everyday lives that involve school, fighting crime, and saving the world.
Rebooted Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
Much as the name of the show suggests Foster’s home was a caretaking facility for imaginary friends that were outgrown by the children that thought them up. The show focused on a boy called Mac, his imaginary friend Blue, and all the pals they made at Foster’s home. The reboot will have a new cast of preschool-aged imaginary friends. Both projects will be overseen by the VP of original kids and family animation at Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, Sarah Fell.