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

Kindergartens twerking, wow congratulations Cartoon Network. Making innocent little girls doing an inappropriate dance, ugh. The original PPG was wonderful but this so called reboot is horrendous. - BlazingParasol

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.

Wow, just great, kindergartners twerking. - Catacorn

It is good that the twerking scene removed in Turkey. Good on them.

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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!

Flash animation.
Ugh - iliekpiez

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

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3 They removed Miss Sara Bellum for a very illogical reason

She was meant to be a female character that was to be represented by her intelligence, not her body. Her name, Sara Bellum, is literally a pun based off of a part of the brain. The show just seemingly removed her out of fear that some parent would, at first glance, say that she looked too 'revealing' or that she was just a female stereotype/the show was being sexist. Ms. Bellum, though having her figure, was meant to be seen as smart at well, but for some, they can only see her body...

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!

To me, memes should get replaced by references to cartoons from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, the mistakes should be fixed, better animation, Miss Bellum to return and make Professor Untonium total square-ish.

And plot improvements. - BorisRule

They removed her for "being too inappropriate" but yet enough, they do something worse by having Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles twerk their assess off like mini Miley Cyrus rip offs...What The HELL Cartoon Network! Why Would Do This To The Powerpuff Girls?! - Gehenna

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4 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

Amanda Leighton, Natalie Palamides & Kristen Li are actually pretty nice people, replacing Cathy, EG Daily & Tara Strong isn't a very valid reason to hate those girls! It was Nick Jennings who gave those jobs to Kristen, Amanda & Natalie! So stop going so harsh on those 3 new voice actresses just because they took the place of your childhood adults! -_-

Besides, Tara Strong wasn't Bubble's first voice actor, Kath Soucie was! But do PPG fans lack respect for Tara becoming voice of Bubbles from the core-series? Yas, I mean, NO! - HunterBrony101

No, we do not need charm, but Jar Jar! Wonderful! - iliekpiez

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

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5 The girls are weak compared to the original

The girls were not that good to begin with for me, they were kind of dull. - iliekpiez

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

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

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

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6 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?

Because Flash Animation is much better than animation like Adventure Time's! - iliekpiez

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

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7 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

McCraken's choice should matter most. - iliekpiez

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?

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

Woah, woah, woah, that is saying a lot. - iliekpiez

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.

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

And that's saying a LOT! - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

9 The addition of a "Fourth" Powerpuff Girl

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

Trying to get ratings up, I see. Who knew people don't like twerking homour? - iliekpiez

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

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10 It is like Teen Titans Go!

There was even a crossover between the two cartoons

At Least Teen Titans Go! Is Tolerable Sometimes (I Still Hate Teen Titans Go! )
But This Show Is Pretty Much Unbearable - JPK

These powerpoop girls are total copycats.


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The Contenders

11 Bubbles dressed like a prostitute and smoked

This is just inexcusable! - BorisRule

That was edited it was never in the show

Oh no, more child s3xualisation crap - BlazingParasol

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

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

To whoever made an oc to date Blossom, think twice! - BorisRule

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

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

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

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13 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)

14 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!

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

This was just a mess! - BorisRule

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

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

Incest m8! - BorisRule

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.

This is not true at all. Don't post things that aren't true.

I'm gonna vomit now - MLPFan

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17 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

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

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?

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18 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.

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

You are watching nick jr powerpuff girls fighting crime what

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19 They are trying to lure in older fans with the nostalgia factor but are failing miserably

I feel this is one of the reasons why this show is so terrible and is just disappointing to fans of the original

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

Girls, what happened to you?!? You were strong, cute and powerful in the original! Now, you three are completely out of your character!

-Blossom, you were a smart leader but now, you are really bossy in the reboot one!

-Bubbles, you are being cute and cheery in the original one but now, you were a spoiled brat!

-And Buttercup, you were hilarious in the original but now you were too weird.

I love you three girls in the original but I hate you in the reboot.

Let see
-blossom: talk a lot, she think of her self, not worthy to have the leadership, jarred guy,try to kill her bubbles because she get the role that blossom want, freezing the city because of jarred
-bubbles: not cute like the real bubbles, completely stupid and dumb and idiot girl,animal lover that she watch a bull fight, she dressed like man? ,farting in the night
-buttercup: the weakest version of original buttercup, can't beat a giant monster, kissing a princess? , never brushed her teeth, doesn't care for her sisters
-the professor: he turned into a completely idiot that he realize the dishes is not washed and didn't notice the house is completely destroyed, putting pepper in pancakes?

Putting pepper in pancakes may be a culinary fashion in my opinion though - BorisRule

Bubbles - an overexagerrating brat who thinks she's 'cute' and 'trendy'.
Mm.. Yeah! What an inspiring character!

Blossom - the bossy and erratic leader who is.. Somewhat 'intelligent'. Totally a good thing for children to pick up on!

Buttercup - the edgy and 'badass' idiot of the trio.. Wow! So relatable!

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

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21 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

22 The minor characters look like they go to Clarence

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

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

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

23 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!

24 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.

25 Bad story ideas
26 No Rowdyruff Boys

My favorites - DWisawesomethe3rd

The rowdyruff boys made the original very interesting since they were created. I hope they put them in the reboot but I hope they don’t ruin them like they already did with the powerpuff girls.

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

I'm tired of people complaining about the rowdyruff boys

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27 The Powerpuff Girls in the reboot are mean

Sad but true

They are not - PandaRant3R

28 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

Dummies it's a kids show and CN are trying to focus on the girls growing up as preteens or whatever and going to school not kicking butt all the time which is what buttercup wants anyway so... This section is totally her - PandaRant3R

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29 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.

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

Butter cup is total crap in the update. who asked to turn her into a bastard?

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30 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

31 They ruined Mojo Jojo and other villains

What did they do to the Gangreen Gang? Ace looks like a girl! Snake (my favorite character) has an ugly design with thick eyebrows and thick grey lips! He has round eyes and round pupils instead of snake eyes. Billy's hair looks like a mop. If they can't make it better, they should stop ruining great characters.

Ok, so:
All the new ones are some filthy dumb movie stars and the new ones all act like mean neighbors

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.

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32 Bubbles is an animal lover who wanted to fight a bull
33 Bubbles was swearing

Actually they also sweared in the original - BorisRule

34 Bliss’s backstory doesn't make much sense
35 The episode Puffdora's Box steals ideas from other shows
36 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

37 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.

38 They reuse jokes from other shows

They once used a joke from Bobs Burgers

Umm #reusedjoke

39 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

40 Memes

No me gusta

41 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

42 There are too many pop culture references

What does it mean

43 It steals ideas from Spongebob

Fashion Forward copies the First Movie, Secret Swapper of doom copies The cent of money, Halt and Catch Silico copies Krabby Kronickle, Rainy Day copies SB-129, Painbow copies planet of the jellyfish, sister sitter copies Suds and Pet sitter Pat, and Strong Armed copies The splinter, Stuck In the Wringer, and Accidents will happen. This show can't make up it's own ideas.

44 The reboot will forever be known as "What's the point of this reboot when I can just watch the original?"
45 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?

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

46 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

47 They have cell phones

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

48 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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49 It focuses on the three main characters, the least interesting part of the original show
50 They keep using Finn from adventure time eyes in many episodes
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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. The new art style makes the characters look off
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