Top 10 Reasons Why the Powerpuff Girls Reboot is Bad

Cartoon Network has made another terrible remake of a classic, iconic, and good show. Watch the original, not this trash.

The Top Ten

1 They animated little girls twerking

Wow, just great, kindergartners twerking. - Catacorn

This Gave Me Stage 1 Million Cancer

Why would they do this? They removed Miss Bellum for being "too innapropriate" which is not even a good reason, yet they do this? This was very disturbing. - AnimeDrawer

Apparently little girls twerking is okay, but smart woman that so happens to have big breast is not? Seems legit - Myuuu

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2 The animation is poorly done

You would expect since it's newer it would have better animation. WRONG! Same thing happened with Teen Titans Go!

Not all animation is bad it just trying to look modern I don't mind the thin lines because they are the only cartoon to never have any until now and the original had to much a saturated vintage color. And for every comment I left for ppg reboots please stop complaining before there is World War 3 over cartoons - PandaRant3R

Thank you for making this list, I agree. I see many animation errors in this show, which just makes it uncomfortable to watch this. It is like the animators just want to make money and not put actual quality into the show- AnimeDrawer85

Not really but this show still sucks - Gh_player

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3 The girls are weak compared to the original

Just because there isn't a lot blood-oldie- doesn't mean they're weak bubbles is naive and won't really pay attention much so maybe that's why she got stuck in a trap anyway. The are mostly trying to focus on they're "normal" life as all kids do and are trying to balance that with their epic abilities

Old fighting scenes: punching kicking,the words pow on the screen new fighting: braking ppg arms or legs

Exactly, explains the new generation. In the past, children used to go outside, play sports, and they were actually mature. They would also go on T.V. and watch the ORIGINAL PPG and other 90's shows, which actually taught something and had a good sense of humor, everyone would enjoy them, from kids to seniors. Now it's just 3rd grader boys who think cursing, "roasting" people (roasting is kind of funny, but I mean when they take it from the internet and make the witnesses think it's originally from them) and liking Jake/Logan Paul makes them "cool". 10-12 year old girls who can't keep their eyes out of their phone because of the damn annoying dog filter and, and they think if their phone's battery is dead is worse than being buried alive. - Ohno

Another salty 90s kid. The thing is, though, that kids still go outside and play sports. And not all girls are obsessed with the Snapchat dog filter. I too think it's annoying. And most people I know don't like the Paul Brothers much. Even though I agree that the PPG reboot is bad compared to the original PPG, there are still some amazing shows from this generation. So please stop stereotyping us and let us go about our day. Thank you. ~A teen

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4 Craig McCracken didn't want Powerpuff Girls to get a reboot

*puts on shocked face* Okay that just makes me upset. Even if your reboot will end up being terrible at least ask the creator of the original show if they want a reboot. - Anonymousxcxc

I'm so glad Nickelodeon sought out Craig Bartlett for their bringing back Hey Arnold. They are doing right by that show, making sure it's very close to the original with only a few (mostly aesthetic) tweaks. Not like CN with this show.

Why, CN? Why make a show when the creator wanted to to be left alone? Just WHY?

You know why the President ignored him?
Well mates, all she is interested in is money and ruining our childhoods. When Craig left the original for Fosters, Ppg started to suck, so according to my conspiracy theory she thought "OK guys the reboot will suck without him anyway. So let's just make it as bad as possible". Ignorant git.

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5 They removed Miss Sara Bellum for a very illogical reason

How the heck is she 'inappropriate'? She looks like what a NORMAL woman looks like! Excuse us for having breasts and hips that stick out!

Say what?! That's a really poor decision to do. She had such a crucial role in the original show. - Anonymousxcxc

Wait. They removed her!

That's so dumb! of COURSE she has breasts and hips that stick out, cause shes a woman! have the writers never seen a woman before?

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6 It makes the Chris Savino era of the original feel like the Craig McCracken era

Ugh! What is up with people saying that the reboot is worse than seasons 5 and 6 of the original?! Here's the real fact: THAT'S NOT SAYING MUCH! You people don't get it, do you? You would rather watch Pee Pee G's, Sun Scream, City of Frownsville, Sweet and Sour, and Girls Gone Mild over ANY episode of the reboot?! That makes no sense! The reboot is just AS bad as seasons 5 and 6 of the original! Saying that the reboot is worse isn't going to help. I know for a fact that seasons 5 and 6 are just as bad as the reboot.

And that's saying a LOT! - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

Yes it does! At least some effort was put in season 5 and 6. The reboot, the writers are deliberately ruining the old show like ttg

7 It is like Teen Titans Go!

These powerpoop girls are total copycats.


It's way worse and baby-ish

PPG 2016 is more like a sidekick to TTG. PPG is like Anakin Skywalker just joined the Dark Side (TTG). And that Hitler (TTG) always lose CN's reputation for that Reboot (which is more like a Supreme Leader of Animation Altrocity).

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8 The addition of a "Fourth" Powerpuff Girl

There's no point to her character. Who is she? She looks like somebody's fanart.

Bliss whatever her name is, she looks like a devianart Mary Sue! I don't care about her skin color, but her hair color doesn't make any sense and her legs are weird. The original already had a fourth ppg, Bonnie, she wasn't pretty but she was one of the beatbox characters of the show, even though she only lasted for one episode, they could have brought her back. I'm surprised that bliss doesn't have cat ears or color changing eyes - Myuuu

I saw a trailer about how they're gonna add a "Fourth" Powerpuff Girl. In the trailer, other CN characters were getting super excited over this "wonder".

I saw who she was and noticed something weird about her... Her legs were long. Her hair was long and electric-blue. And also... Her name is Bliss. Her skin-color was darker than Blossom's, Bubbles's, and Buttercup's. I guess this is probably, because they have opposite DNA from how she was created and how Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup were also created. But, still-- I think it's better with only having 3 girls instead of 4, 5, 6, and so on - Stazemar000

9 Bubbles and Blossom are in a gay relationship with each other

Who is the visitor that keeps claiming that The Powerpuff Girls are in love with each other? There is no evidence or proof this is real. - AnimeDrawer

I'm gonna vomit now - MLPFan

I HEARD THIS RUMOR! Not particularly fond of the idea.

It would actually be incest,which is worst.

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10 The new art style makes the characters look off

The new art style is just like the old one, but with new details and thinner lines and more bland colors. Can't they add more thickness to the lines and more color? Also, why did they add Buttercup a cowlick and Bubbles a hair tie?

Congrats previous commentors you have obviously banned your child from watching the you never got to view as cool. The characters look the same with minor changes of course some the background characters and new villains and what not do kinda look like they borrowed styles from Steven universe but that is what make the show better - PandaRant3R

The lines are so thin and there is no variaty in size. It looks odd

The background art style is just decent but the character designs does'nt look like the original concept. This reboot is more of sidekick to an Adolf Hitler-esque reboot, TTG (a so-called Heinrich Heimler of CN). The outlines are quite thin but how could I ever seen the grown female characters removed their... uh... I don't want to say. Does'nt mean girls get plastic surgery for removing their uhs? There are some additions:

-Professor Utonium have no longer used of pipes. Plus he is less squared and more circular.
-Buttercup has a cowlick? Don't say.
-Bubbles have a hair tie? Don't say.
-Addition of new villains? Nope.
-Etc. Etc.

Also, the original PPG is one of the great shows and the last Hanna-Barbara shows to produce but let's say that it is a huge disgrace to Hanna-Barbara to their grave. But should Mr. McCracken will see that altrocity about twerking? Let's say that he won't wish to get a reboot since that Father Day special is just weird than I thought.

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The Contenders

11 One of the writers made an OC of himself and made him date Blossom in the show

I agree out of all the stupid comments that were posted, that this is not right or it could be a rumor but you'd have to be a complete pervert to do something like that - PandaRant3R

This is a fact by the way. This just shows how messed up the people making this show are. Congratulations Jared, you can now date your 5 year old waifs blossom. That's pedophilia, that's weebish, and that's messed up on so many levels. - DCfnaf

Even if this wasn't the intent, they really should have thought this through better. Because it's creepy - taishisohma

What what is this, devianart fanfic?!? - Myuuu

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12 They over use outdated memes for humor and dialogue to make stuff seem hip and cool

The writers of this show think we are going to laugh at their unfunny and uncool stuff. Not. I did not laugh at one single thing about this show. No one thinks this show is funny- AnimeDrawer85

Who's even going to laugh at 5-10 year old memes?!?! - TheAlbinoWolf

I love memes. Good memes. But gosh, couldn't they have used classic and new (but good) ones occasionally?

If their target audience are kids who are too young to know the original, then they also won't know those old ass memes from 2005! - Myuuu

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13 They removed the original voice actors of The Powerpuff Girls

Bubbles is by far the worst. I miss her cute little squeaky voice, her new voice sounds like a teenager falling asleep - Cartoonfan202

When I saw the trailer, Buttercup sounded just like Blossom! I'm a huge fan of the original series. But, judging by the outrage of the people who saw the reboot, I'm glad I've never seen it - thunderstar1124

Not only did they move the voice actors they moved their characteristics let's look at the changes buttercup: a bully who is mean to her sisters and only cares about fighting bubbles: a starfire girl who only cares about animals which is ok just that she's not sweet like she used to be blossom: a neat freak and who only cares about cleaning and being a know it all

Bubbles is the best - ILOVEPIZZA999

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14 There is a crossover for the reboot with Teen Titans Go

I watched the crossover of the 2016 Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans Go. I was rather disappointed and thought it was the stupidest crossover episode I've ever seen. Calling the girls "babies" was rude. Are Robin, Starfire, and Raven blind to the fact that they are in elementary school and know how to deal with crimes and so on? I bet they are, because they think they're "babies". Beast Boy and Cyborg were even worse. They work for Mojo Jojo, then he betrays them and traps them in a cage (Ha-Ha-Ha! ) - Stazemar000

Cancer Meets Cancer

I don't think the crossover was actually bad... - DCfnaf

Teen titans go 'cough toddler titans no cough' and this horrible reboot combined! It must be worse than the problem solverz! If the problem solverz crossed over with this,it will destroy CN. Teen titans go 1 +teen titans go 2,powerpuff girls = 100%destruction!

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15 The narrator is underused

All the other reasons are valid but this is a terrible reason, they can do without the narrorator and just let the ppg tell the story (i mean show it not narrorate it obviously)

16 Destroyed Reputation of Original Powerpuffs and Powerpuff Z

They are both good, but the reboot no. What this is missing the spirit that it once had, and the epic battles, references used to make it look cooler, but now it's just kid restricted, which is stupid

I'm fine with the reboot ppgz was way worse

17 The music in the show is very bad

The theme song is very boring. The ending song sounds childish, it sounds like an ending for a nick jr show. The girls actually rapped a terrible song in this show, so bad it will make your ears hurt. The original had better music, the theme song sounded more heroic, the ending was awesome, the song Love Makes The World Go Round is cute.- AnimeDrawer85

I cannot believe the Powerpuff Girls just rapped a rap song that sounds like a rip off Missy Elliot's "Work It". The new theme song sounds boring and dull. - AnimeDrawer

The theme song is awful, the ending theme is awful, to sum it all up, everything is awful. - Catacorn

The original theme song was boring no lyrics or anything and I like the new theme song it had lyrics and a story to it making it look more appealing to us younger viewers. The old one was borrowed from other superhero themes too like from the 50's. Go rant about Bugs Bunny or something you newbie haters - PandaRant3R

I'll agree that the new theme song is better, and if the show was as amazing as the theme, I'd pay money to watch it. - Drawbox

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18 Bubbles dressed like a prostitute and smoked

That was edited it was never in the show

I think she's gay and in a relationship with Blossom. Just saying...

Well, this looks kind of interesting...what episode is that?

They're sisters dumb �' - PandaRant3R

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19 The minor characters look like they go to Clarence

I'd rather watch the bad Powerpuff reboot than the AWFUL show Clarence!

No. They look like they live in Teen Titans Go. It's kinda sad, actually.

Clarence should just die. it's the epidemy and sad truth of america in a nut shell because of fast food restaurants.

20 They are trying to lure in older fans with the nostalgia factor but are failing miserably
21 It Doesn't Have the Charm that the Original Had

This show is basically just full of laziness and stupid outdated memes. The original had none of that!

22 The humor is so bad that people use the "It's Time to Stop" FilthyFrank meme to sum up how bad it is

Ikr? This show is probably one of the most unfunny shows ever. The original was hilarious, this one isn't. And I agree with" It's time to stop". -AnimeDrawer85

Not us young ones - PandaRant3R

I have no clue what this "meme" is, but why did they have to bring back the PowerPuff Girls?! I partied 'till dawn and hauled ass to Lalapalooza when it ended! Kill the PowerPuff Girls!
P.S., I can't believe they blocked me from messing up the PowerPuff Girls wikipedia entries!

23 We don't see enough of the villains

The villains were one of the best parts of the show

This show barely shows any of the characters. And whenever Mojo Jojo came, it was just an insult to me.

The new villains are crap

The new villains are completely lame and boring!

Manboy: A short “man” who grows hair

Pack Rat: A rat-like villain who has weak ideas

Bianca & Her Hairy Gorilla Friend: Lane fashion villains

When Mojo Jojo came in, he turned out to be the exact opposite than the original

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24 The new Powerpuff Girls are completely out of character compared to their originals

Blossom is too neat, Bubbles is so bratty, spoiled, and annoying, and Buttercup is too weird. Bubbles is my least favorite in the reboot.

They're extremely annoying too.

That would have made me think twice about Buttercup being better than Dash - Chromium

There's thing called personality man people are dumb - PandaRant3R

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25 They made Buttercup into a ruthless bully

They ruined my favorite cartoon character. Why did they do this to Buttercup? She called her own sister ugly in a picture and threatened a kid to vote for blossom or she will beat him up. - AnimeDrawer

Shes worse in the original she calls a kid fat and she also called bubbles ugly and blossom a freak

I remember in the original that Buttercup bullied a kid who eats glue

Extremely Inexcusable
Buttercup Was My Favorite In The Original - JPK

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26 The background characters don't look like they belong in the show

The background characters look more for a show like Clarence rather than this show.- AnimeDrawer85

None of these are true, I kind of like the reboot. I wished that if they could just give this show a break and JUST LIKE IT!

Or Steven universe - PandaRant3R

27 The Powerpuff Girls in the reboot are mean

Sad but true

They are not - PandaRant3R

28 No Rowdyruff Boys

I'm tired of people complaining about the rowdyruff boys

I heard that they will come in episode 40 in season 1, I hope it actually happens. - AnimeDrawer

Yeah maybe they will come Back in the new episode or special

My favorites - DWisawesomethe3rd

29 Bubbles is an animal lover who wanted to fight a bull
30 They ruined Mojo Jojo and other villains

From the one episode of this I tried to watch I can tell that they made Mojo Jojo into a Denzel Crocker character. Like no. Mojo Jojo doesn't deserve to get all Denzel Crocker like. - Anonymousxcxc

Mojo Jojo was great too.

Mojo Jojo was my favorite villain in the original. RIP - Ohno

Mojo is probably the only likable character. - Drawbox

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31 The Powerpuff Girls are not portrayed as the heroes they are supposed to be

I guess when you want characters you like to do more cool and entertaining stuff, you'll forget what the show is supposedly about, and start slacking off and/or ditching rather than fighting crime. Wow, what an inconvenience! - RB-Number1-fan

The girls are more like normal girls doing normal stuff everyday people do rather than unique superhero girls.- AnimeDrawer85

32 They only made this reboot to make money of merchandise

I could tell because of the effortless work they put into the reboot.-AnimeDrawer85

Greed. That's all I'm saying.

33 They reuse jokes from other shows

They once used a joke from Bobs Burgers

Umm #reusedjoke

34 The writers and showrunners feel the need to insert their names everywhere

Craig McCracken would be so ashamed of Cartoon Network. What have you done, Cartoon Network? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

35 Memes

No me gusta

36 They put it in Lego dimensions over the original PPG

The fact that the original wasn't chosen( even if they got the original voice actors) ticked me off. - Drawbox

37 They try to act "hip and cool"

They wouldn't be cool if they stood (well, floated) in a freezer in the arctic in the middle of winter, eating ice cream.

Reminds me of that Game Shakers show. also it reminds me of those It's a Trap adverts they made

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You're Better Than This

38 The episode Puffdora's Box steals ideas from other shows
39 The reboot will forever be known as "What's the point of this reboot when I can just watch the original?"
40 They got rid of important messages that were in the original
41 They try to make the show so modern that it will be irrelevant in the next couple of years

This show will be outdated in the future. - AnimeDrawer

42 They made Bubbles into a outdated memer

This is why Bubbles is my least favorite in the reboot. What happened to that kind, sweet animal lover? - AnimeDrawer

No face and me gusta face were pissed off to be in the same second

They didn't use RIGHT meme - BorisRule

Memes are so 2011 & 2012

43 The pilot explains nothing for new viewers of the series

Any viewer of the original series would know that the girls were created in a lab experiment gone wrong. But for new viewers, how the hell are they supposed to know? They just think they're little kids with superpowers. - craz

In the original show they explain the girls's origin story in the theme song, how do they not explain it here? - Anonymousxcxc

44 They have cell phones

Great, now our generation involves 5 year old girls having cell phones. - Catacorn

That's okay, having a phone to contact your parents is a good thing. - Catacorn

Okay, I can agree this is definitely agree this to be one of the worst changes. Seriously, the Original Emergency phone was perfect and all that! -_- - RB-Number1-fan

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Top Remixes

1. It makes the Chris Savino era of the original feel like the Craig McCracken era
2. Craig McCracken didn't want Powerpuff Girls to get a reboot
3. The addition of a "Fourth" Powerpuff Girl
1. They animated little girls twerking
2. Bubbles and Blossom are in a gay relationship with each other
3. Craig McCracken didn't want Powerpuff Girls to get a reboot
1. They animated little girls twerking
2. The girls are weak compared to the original
3. It is like Teen Titans Go!


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