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The Powerpuff Girls Movie

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Funny, exciting, and involving.
Popular with kids
  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2002
  • Running Time: 86 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive role models

Features girl superheroes.

Violence & scariness

Cartoon violence, destruction.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film has lots of destructive cartoon violence, as well as some brief bathroom humor.

What's the story?

In THE POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE, Townsville is overrun by crime, and the lonely but always good-hearted Professor Utonium decides to make some daughters out of sugar, spice, and everything nice. But his lab monkey Jojo knocks a mysterious chemical into the concoction and the girls come out having seemingly endless superpowers, in addition to being really nice. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup show their superpowers on the first day of school when a game of tag goes terribly wrong and destroys much of the town. The citizens are furious at the girls, who are ashamed and outcast. When Jojo tells them he has a plan to save the town, they agree to help. But they are deceived. It turns out his plan is to take over earth and become Mojo Jojo, king of the planet of the apes. At first chaos ensues and it looks like Mojo Jojo will in fact reign, but the girls use their powers in a spectacular battle to save the city and prove to the people that they're actually good girls.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The Powerpuff Girls' first feature-length movie may be a treat for the fans of the show, but its non-stop excitement and sense of humor is going to win over just about anyone. Move over Pokemon, there are some new rulers of the animated action scene. The Powerpuff Girls are more fun than many of today's animated superheroes. This movie is funny, exciting, and involving.

Mojo Jojo is voiced by Roger L. Jackson, the phone voice of the killer in all three Scream movies, and the apes are the most colorful animated villains since Yellow Submarine and the most fearsome gang of monkeys since The Wizard of Oz. And of course, the older audience is targeted in some of the jokes as well, including two characters who talk in Van Halen lyrics and references to the original Planet of the Apes.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what they would do if they had superpowers -- or if they could make up their own animated characters.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:July 3, 2002
DVD/Streaming release date:November 5, 2002
Cast:Catherine Cavadini, E. G. Daily, Tara Strong
Director:Craig McCracken
Studio:Warner Bros.
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Superheroes
Run time:86 minutes
MPAA rating:PG
MPAA explanation:cartoon violence

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Kid, 9 years old December 12, 2012

ITS UNGODLY

It is a bad movie.... they use the word "evolution". I will not watch the powerpuff girls movie at all. It's based on CN's the powerpuff girls
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Kid, 12 years old November 12, 2010

It is for everyone

It is a very good movie. Not many Cartoon Network movies get to be in the theater. It is a very good movie and I like it a lot. I can understand parents not liking their kids watching it because of all the violence. But it is very cute and for everyone.
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Kid, 8 years old August 29, 2013

it's a amazing movie

what a movie like proffesor made three girls like bloosum,bubbles and buttercup my favurite is three named the powerpuff girls and the name of this movie is the powerpuff girls movie ok it's about three girls destroying townsville with flying wats rong with it they are gest hiving fun o oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I get it they don't now who are them self have great time waching it
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