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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?
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.
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- In theaters: July 3, 2002
- On DVD or streaming: 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
- Last updated: November 30, 2019
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