The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series about three kindergarten-aged girls who have superpowers. Created by animator Craig McCracken, the program was produced by Hann Barbera until 2001 when Cartoon Network Studios took over production for Cartoon Network. The show has been nominated for an Emmy Award five times, in the category Outstanding Achievement in Animation.
As depicted in the opening sequence of each episode, the Powerpuff Girls were created by Professor Utonium in an attempt to create the perfect little girl using a mixture of sugar spice and everything nice (shown in respective fields of baby blue, celadon, and pink). However, he accidentally spilled a mysterious substance called Chemical X into the mixture, creating instead of one perfect little girl three girls (each possessing one the above elements dominating her personality), and granting all three superpowers commonly including flight, super strength, super speed, limited invulnerability, x-ray vision, super senses, heat vision, and energy projection.
The three girls all have oval-shaped heads, abnormally large eyes, stubby arms and legs, and lack noses, ears, fingers, and flat feet with toes. They wear dresses with black belts that match the colors of their eyes, as well as white stockings and black Mary Janes. The closing theme to the cartoon, performed by Bis, includes the lyrics Blossom, commander and the leader; Bubbles, she is the joy and the laughter; Buttercup, she is the toughest fighter. This offers a nutshell description of the three Powerpuff girls personalities.