With sugar, spice, and everything nice, along with a little bit of Chemical X, Professor Utonium created Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup — the crime-fighting trio known as The Powerpuff Girls. Together, the Powerpuff Girls use their powers to defeat evil and save the day for the city of Townsville.
Since the late 1990s, the Cartoon Network series showed us that little girls can be tough, powerful, and have the compassion to help their community. This month, things will change (and hopefully for the better) as the trio adds a fourth member who’ll help them kick some ass!
Cartoon Network recently announced that the fourth Powerpuff Girl will be revealed in the upcoming The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four, a five-part movie series that will premiere in the US on September 17 at 5:30 pm.
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) September 6, 2017
Fans of the beloved cartoon series got more excited when South African singer Toya Delazy announced on Twitter that she will be lending her voice for the new addition to the superpowered trio. And yes, we will be a having a black Powerpuff Girl!
— ToyaDelazy (@ToyaDelazy) September 7, 2017
— A•C | Nancy (@AfricanCurators) September 8, 2017
People are commending the show for trying to make the characters more diverse with a black heroine. The trio is known to be color-coordinated, with red-haired Blossom in a red suit, brunette Buttercup in green, and blonde Bubbles in blue. The fourth Powerpuff Girl, based on a preview from a Russian Cartoon Network promo, seems to be in purple with turquoise hair.
SO THEY HAVE A FOURTH POWERPUFF GIRL AND SHE IS BLACK??? I LOVE EVERYTHING pic.twitter.com/eEC59Jwa78
— mariana xx (@trustnorminah) September 6, 2017
The 4th powerpuff girl is black and she will be voiced by a black queer South African pic.twitter.com/DfvksUvS4I
— Blue,Rumi&Sir's sis (@simply_liziwe) September 7, 2017
— Beauty in Color (@PoCBeauty) September 6, 2017
Some are saying that while having a new character is refreshing and exciting, they’re confused with the character’s look — why does she have turquoise hair instead of black puffy hair like a true black woman?
Yes! I love power puff girls, you're going to make an awesome edition! pic.twitter.com/7xzamdJwDD
— MYS (@KayeKaye82) September 8, 2017
The fourth Powerpuff Girl looks like one of those cringey PPG OCs you see on DeviantArt. pic.twitter.com/wDG45nMLW7
— Tyliah Gray (@GeekyBlackGirl) September 7, 2017
— Angel G. Suarez (@BaezAngelG) September 6, 2017
Others are calling out Cartoon Network for forgetting that Powerpuff Girls already HAD a fourth member called “Bunny.” Bunny appeared in the episode “Twisted Sisters” where she was created by Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup in Professor Utonium’s lab. The trio didn’t use the right amount of ingredients so Bunny ended up exploding and most of us still can’t get over it. #NeverForget
— Diana Sánchez (@Dianiza) September 6, 2017
— 💀🎃Boolyssa🎃💀 (@holdyourghost) September 6, 2017
The REAL fourth powerpuff girl pic.twitter.com/BSuFEViCAz
— Donny (@Donnyg98) September 7, 2017
there's already 4 power puff girls. don't forget this icon pic.twitter.com/S9ceL98iyQ
— cass pro shop (@ala_cass_zam) September 7, 2017
— NeoHumano (@Leokdar) September 7, 2017
Bunny will still be the official fourth member for some, but we’re still excited to see how the new Powerpuff Girls roster will turn out — and defeat the forces of evil and save the day before bedtime!