So who would have thought that the comeback of The Powerpuff Girls and the pending divorce of Marge and Homer on The Simpsons would be causing people to question these moves? It turns out that these moves are not making many people happy! Let’s start with The Powerpuff Girls. Cartoon Network has announced a 2016 return of this classic cartoon show. The characters will be the same, and the animation style will be mostly like the original, but the problem is the voice cast.
You see, most of the voices in this revamped cartoon will be new. Nevermind the voice actors who voiced in the original series, and are still around and can be useful, like Tara Strong. Who has been using Twitter to vent her frustrations!
And it’s not just Ms. Strong. Lauren Faust and Craig McCraigen, the original creator of The Powerpuff Girls, have also vented on Twitter.
One could say that the original Powerpuff Girls helped to transform Cartoon Network into a great channel for original cartoon content. Before PPG, the channel was mostly home to re-runs. The reboot will be like the original, the only big difference will be the voice talent. Instead of Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, and Cathy Cavadini, it will be Amanda Leighton as Blossom, Kristen Li as Bubbles, and Natalie Palamides as Buttercup. Tom Kenny will return to reprise his original series role as the Mayor and the Narrator.
Cartoon Network put out Vines to help us get used to the new voice talent.
Look, I am going to give this new series a chance. Heck, the new voice actors could be better than the originals, we will see. But, I wonder why Cartoon Network did not even inform the original talent about this. They felt like they were stabbed in the back, and If In was in their shoes, I would have felt like that contestant on Survivor when I was backstabbed and was having my torch snuffed out at the same time.
I also feel like Cartoon Network is forcing this down our throats. The channel has mostly become a boy’s paradise where they only focus on boys, and don’t care about the girls out there. Will a rebooted Powerpuff Girls give Cartoon Network something girls will care about, we will see. Anyways, this show should be about the animation and storylines, not the voice talent. I look forward to reviewing this in 2016!
Now, let’s talk about The Simpsons and their bombshell, not that Sideshow Bob will kill Bart in a special, the story that Marge and Homer will divorce. And this news is something most people are questioning. Because this is something FOX has done before. Remember when Family Guy killed off Brian The Dog, and brought him back two episodes later? Yeah, lots of people are thinking that this is a stunt to get more people to watch The Simpsons. Marge and Homer will divorce, and will re-marry two episodes later so people will watch the show again. Am I right?
The reason why I bring this up, the website ToonZone wrote a great article about this. The article pretty much sums up why The Simpsons Wants Your Attention Again. This is almost like when comic books kill off major characters like Superman, only to bring them back again. I think FOX is doing this because ratings for their Animation Domination block are not that good. And they want to do anything possible to bring more people back to the Sunday night block.
I mean, Homer gets narcolepsy and it puts a strain on the relationship? Why not just kill off Homer or Marge, and use the time machine from Family Guy to make things back to normal two episodes later? The Simpsons floated the idea of Marge and Homer separating during The Simpsons Movie, but you know what happened, they came back together. And the same thing will probably happen this time around as well during the next season. My question is this, when will The Simpsons end?
This show has gone on for way too long and the storylines have gotten very bland. Every good cartoon series has to come to an end, including The Simpsons. But, because FOX has gotten lazy with their programming and can’t find a good replacement for The Simpsons, we are stuck with them for at least two more seasons. Come on FOX, do the right thing and retire The Simpsons, at least it was good series in the 1990’s!