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Craig McCracken and Hanna-Barbera Rebooting 'The Powerpuff Girls' and 'Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends'

Last year the iconic brand Hanna-Barbera returned when Warner Media renamed Cartoon Network Studios EMEA as Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe.  Now that studio is set to bring back two of the biggest Cartoon Network shows of the past few decades- and is working with one of the industry's biggest names.

Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe is set to reboot The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends. Animation legend Craig McCracken is attached and is developing both projects. It's something of a homecoming for McCracken, as he first began his career at the original Hanna-Barbera Studio back in 1992.

"The Hanna-Barbera homecoming of Craig was an opportunity we could not pass up," said Sam Register President of Warner Bros Animation, Cartoon Network Studios and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe."Along with his unparalleled sense of fun and imagination, he’s bringing two of his greatest works in The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and we are so excited for these characters to be a part of the new legacy taking shape at the studio."

The new Powerpuff Girls "revisits and expands upon the world of the original series as Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup face off against a gallery of villains comprised of familiar foes and new threats." Meanwhile, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends is being reinvented as a preschool series. The series will feature "a new cast of pre-school-aged imaginary friends"  who are "just as silly and playful as the original bunch."

Both series are in the early stages of development.