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The Girls Are Back In Townsville!

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“Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice…plus a dash of mysterious Chemical X” were the essential ingredients that created Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup—also known as The Powerpuff Girls. So began the tale of The Powerpuff Girls – an Emmy-winning animated series created by Craig McCracken that recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary on the Cartoon Network.

On January 20th (The Cartoon Network, 7:30/6:30C), Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup return in a GCI special, Dance Pantsed, and, once again, have to save the world before bedtime. How is kidnapping a mathematician, and opera singer and a badger going to help Mojo Jojo steal Chemical X? That is the question.

The original PPG cast – Catherine Cavadini (Blossom), Tara Strong (Bubbles), E.G. Daily (Buttercup), Roger L. Jackson (Mojo Jojo), Tom Kane (The Professor) and Tom Kenny (The Mayor) – is joined by the one and only Ringo Starr as Fibonacci Sequins, Townsville’s most famous mathematician. Starr also sings I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl. For further details, check out the press release after the jump.

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ThunderCats HO! The Cult Favorite Returns With a Dramatic One-Hour Premiere!

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It’s been twenty-five years since an original episode of a ThunderCats animated series aired. Now they’re back, with an epic reimagining on The Cartoon Network. The new ThunderCats [Fridays, 8/7C] fuses a coming of age story with an epic quest.

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TELEVISION: Unnatural History – Live-Action Adventure on an Animated Network!

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Take the three lead characters from the Harry Potter, subtract their wizardly skills and stick them in National Treasure and the result would be very like The Cartoon Network’s first live-action adventure series, Unnatural History [Sundays, 8/7C] – and that’s not a bad thing!

When Henry Griffin’s [Kevin G. Schmidt] archaeologist parents send him home to Washington, DC, he is less than thrilled. “Those people can’t even vote,” he cries. Worse, from his life lived around the globe, he’s picked up all the skills you need to survive in the wild – which makes him completely unprepared for high school. Not to mention the fact that his godfather [Colin Fox] has been murdered – something he learns in the worst possible way; at the worst possible moment.

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TELEVISION REVIEW: Ben 10: Alien Swarm – Teen Ben is Lacking Something!

Ben 10: Alien Swarm [Wednesday, 7/6C] is the second live-action Ben 10 movie produced by The Cartoon Network and, like the animated series, Ben 10: Alien Force, from which it is spun off, it features teen-aged versions of the characters first introduced in the original Ben 10 series.

BEN 10: ALIEN SWARM

In Alien Swarm, Ben [Ryan Kelley], Gwen [Galadriel Stineman] and Kevin [Nathan Keyes] discover an alien biotech that forms as a swarm of tiny, living carbon-silicon chips through a couple of would-be alien tech merchants. The deal was set up in order for Elena [Alyssa Diaz] to get in touch with Ben to seek his help in finding her father who has been abducted. This inevitably leads to a situation which calls for Ben, Gwen and Kevin to save the world.

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Ben 10: Alien Force – Aliens, Action, Adventure and… Girls?

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When we last saw Ben Tennyson, he was a ten-year old kid with a ten-year old’s attitudes to most things – including thinking girls were yucky. Now he’s fifteen, a sports hero and more tolerant of girls – practically a fan, in fact. After five years, he’s also pretty certain that he won’t need to become Ben 10 again. He’s wrong… dead wrong. Ben 10 premieres tonight [8/7C] with a special, hour-long episode before moving to its regular time slot, Saturdays [10 a.m./9] on The Cartoon Network.

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