Parents' Guide to

The Powerpuff Girls (2016)

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Focus on character development bolsters likable reboot.

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age 7+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 2+

Ugh they ruined a great cartoon such trash i hope this didnt have any fans this is probably just one of the worst reboots on cartoon network
age 18+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (40 ):

This reboot charts a slightly different course for these much-loved characters than did previous series, splitting its focus between their roles as heroines and their development as regular kids. Each story still sees them sucker-punching the baddy of the day (don't worry, they're not going soft), but there's always another angle that follows one of them through a more personal trial of some kind. This makes their antics a lot more palatable -- at least from a parent's point of view -- because there are some decent examples of friendship, self-identity, and forgiveness in the girls' relationships.

The Powerpuff Girls benefits from sharp animation that improves on their original images and a revolving door of comically evil villains who always manage to be foiled by three grade-schoolers. There's a strong current of "Anything you can do, I can do better" running through the stories, and that means that in Townsville, size certainly doesn't matter. Kids will come for the characters' wacky adventures, but they'll stay for their larger-than-life personalities.

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