The Powerpuff Girls
Q&A with Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle, Executive Producers
Q: How many episodes do you produce at a single time?
Nick: Our first season has forty eleven-minute episodes and it’s a staircase method of production. Every week, we’re finishing written material, we’re handing out written material, looking at storyboards in rough phases and finished phases. We’re doing animatics, records, mixing, finishing and delivering.
Bob: We’re working on about twelve episodes at a time.
Q: Tell us about The Powerpuff Girls.
Nick: The Powerpuff Girls is a new show on Cartoon Network about three little girls: Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. They’re five-years-old and they’re superheroes. They have various powers, live in Townsville with their dad and creator Professor Utonium and fight monsters all while trying to get all their homework done and get to bed on time.
Q: Why were you interested in reimagining the original series? What drew you to the project?
Bob: I was a huge fan of the original series [Cartoon Network, 1998-2005]! It was one of my favorites. It’s a fun set of characters that everyone can really connect with. It’s a great universe to play with: The Powerpuff Girls has comedy and action, it’s cute and dramatic. A whole world of contrast that’s made some really great stories. It’s just super adorable, which I love. Put all those things together—my respect for the show, the original and the potential to move forward—all drew me to the project.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of The Powerpuff Girls Season 2…