“Powerpuff Girls” Special “Dance Pantsed” Trailer

A first look at the animation for Dance Pantsed, the new Dave Smith-directed Powerpuff Girls special that will debut on Cartoon Network January 20th at 7:30pm (ET/PT).


  • Roberto Severino

    Different but still well designed. Mojo’s voice sounds a bit different here but I think I’m gonna enjoy this a lot.

    Sadly, the last thing I want is there to be a series revival of the Powerpuff Girls. That show ran its course and I don’t want the same thing that happened to SpongeBob, as much as there are episodes after the movie that I really like, happening to PPG especially considering the ramifications it could have on the show’s reputation. Even if the revival was fresh and funny on its own, people would naturally keep comparing them to the original series.

    With SB, the run since the movie has been very inconsistent and the bad episodes and tons of specials overshadow a lot of the more decent ones that have been made. You could also just replace SpongeBob in my sentence with something like Family Guy, Ren and Stimpy or Teen Titans Go and you’ll understand what I’m talking about.

    • Ronnie

      I would question TTG since it’s not a revival, it’s more or less the TV equivalent of a 4-Koma to the original, to borrow Japanese lingo.

  • jhalpernkitcat

    I still will have to watch this before I can form any opinions of what I think of it. Odds are it will at least be better than that PPGZ nonsense from Japan.

    • Roberto Severino

      Oh crap! I forgot that even existed. I think I saw some of it one time and really did not care for what I saw.

      • jhalpernkitcat

        Yeah, I used to belong to a long disbanded PPG forum called PPGWorld.com when I first heard of that anime. I mostly read about the characters and the plots although I did watch one episode. It really didn’t do much for me. The main change I did not like at all was that the girls were no longer sisters and shared no relation whatsoever to Professor Utonium.

  • daniel

    Nice attempt at lighting but it loses a lot of the charm of the original which was more based off shape and line. Also the lighting pulls away from the impact/story point of the performance of the characters..

    • bob

      I disagree- I feel like your comment is fairly subjective, unless you actually articulate the reasons for your claims. I think people who have some sense of nostalgia and connection with the original will probably have a harder time adjusting to it. There is a lot of great design in this, although it is different than what old fans remember.

  • George Comerci

    Interesting new look.

  • Marbles471

    I still do not like the redesign. Like most redesigns, it’s unnecessary and it adds nothing to the characters. If anything, it goes against them. One of the defining characteristics of the three Powerpuffs is their innocence, and how funny it is when contrasted against their ability to kick the stuffing out of giant monsters. The huge wide-open eyes conveyed that innocence perfectly. What do these sultry, somewhat Bratz-looking eyes say about their characters? How are they at all reflective of the personalities we’ve all come to know? These girls are supposed to be in PRESCHOOL, for chrissake. Why do they have adult-looking, sultry eyes? It’s just an odd decision and one that I find very off-putting.

  • lanmanna

    I’m liking it!

  • Arthur F.

    The original PPG design combined a timeless cartoon feel, thick outline
    characters and all, with a contemporary sense that reflected the time
    period it was in. Especially if one considers the Techno-influenced
    title logo and music soundtrack, some of that contemporary dates it, but
    everything seemed necessary to offer an aesthetically complete world.
    I don’t see the need for a PPG re-make, but still curious to see how it
    works. It seems the Chemical X title sequence is intentionally different
    in style to the rest, almost like a helpful bridge from the old style
    onto the new. The rest of the new sharp-edged style seems to take a kind
    of equalizer feel, backgrounds and characters blend, shadows and light
    cross the PPGs heads, Bubbles blonde hair practically disappears against
    the background. It seems at odds with displaying the power of these
    little girls. But that style was great in use, for example, with the
    tricky poster image of Mojo’s head with the PPGs as his eyes and mouth.
    So I’ll be curious what the new style should bring to the overall
    characters.

  • Nikolas

    Salt is NOT a spice!

  • econniff

    It seems really pastel doesn’t it? I hope they work on the contrast in post-production