‘Powerpuff Girls’ Flying to Hulu for Exclusive Streaming Deal

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powerpuff-girls-huluI may be alone in this line of thinking, but Hulu has been hanging on by the skin of its teeth. I was about to give it up, but then realized the first 17 seasons of America’s Next Top Model were available to create a plethora of impromptu marathons. Then, there was the news that Marvel is developing The Runaways into a live-action series for the platform, and I’m sticking around at least until I see that. Now, if you’re a fan of The Powerpuff Girls, there’s another reason to keep up your subscription.

Hulu announced that the entire Powerpuff Girls library has been exclusively acquired — everything from the original 78 episodes to the new reboot series that was recently renewed for Season 2 on Cartoon Network. It’s a multiyear agreement that will kick off in early 2017, and Hulu is already celebrating with a collection of Powerpuff Girls specials, including the holiday special and the 10th anniversary special. The Cartoon Network series Chowder is also included in this deal, which is something, I guess.

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This acquisition is another move to bulk up Hulu’s offering of kid-friendly content. Competitor Netflix has all the episodes of the original Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and Young Justice series — which puts them ahead in my book — but also original content like the How to Train Your Dragon spin-off, Skylanders, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and the upcoming Trollhunters from Guillermo del Toro, which I’m totally gonna watch.

The marriage between Hulu and Cartoon Network seems fruitful; Hulu already streams shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, and The Amazing World of Gumball. Perhaps this is a sign of more to come from both parties, or maybe Hulu is trying to draw in more of the Powerpuff Girls audience — kids and adults, like me, who know the opening theme by heart.

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