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The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Generations (also reffered to as The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2 or just simply Powerpuff Girls 2) is a 2024 American animated superhero musical film produced by the Warner Animation Group. The film is directed by Ice Age: Collision Course directors Michael Thurmeier and Galen Tan Chu, from a screenplay by Alison Peck and a story by Robert Rodriguez. A sequel to The Powerpuff Girls Movie, it is based on The Powerpuff Girls created by Craig McCracken as well as the 2016 reboot, and partially takes place concurrently with The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure. The film stars Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, Natalie Palamides, Olivia Olson, Tom Kane, Jennifer Hale, Kate Higgins, Tom Kenny, Roger L. Jackson, Bill Hader, Zach Woods, Nick Kroll, Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, and E.G. Daily. The entire film was animated by South Korean animation studio Sunmin Image Pictures for Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California, while additional computer animation was animated at Illumination, Universal Pictures' silbling company, and the creator of the Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets film series, and the 2016 film Sing. It serves as the series finale to the 2016 reboot. It is also the first film by the Warner Animation Group to be traditionally animated.

The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Generations was theatrically released on December 25, 2024 by Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Pictures, in 2D, 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and 4DX. It received very positive reviews, praising its animation, style, voice acting, soundtrack, and John Debney's musical score, as well as the songs that were written by Debney and Glenn Slater. It also crossed the billion dollar mark, grossing $1.159 billion against a budget of $60-80 million and topping Minions as the highest-grossing film of all time.

The film is dedicated to Chuck McCann, voice of the Amoeba Boys in the classic series and 2016 reboot episode Viral Spiral, who died on April 8, 2018.

Synopsis

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have been saving Townsville for many years. But when a portal that the Professor recently invented starts malfunctioning, the Girls discover their past selves: the 1998-2005 Powerpuff Girls! To save their dimensions from being destroyed, they must team up with the 1998-2005 Girls to go through other dimensions, while also meeting their other past selves, such as the 2014 Girls, their 2006-2007 PPGZ's, and the 1992 Girls.

Plot

The film begins with a stage with the red curtains above. Bubbles thanks the audience for coming as she tells us that this is the story of how the Powerpuff Girls met their past selves and teamed up with them. She then starts reading the opening quotes (from the 1998-2005 series) on her paper. As she reads them, the curtains open to reveal a skyline of Townsville.

Nineteen years after defeating Mojo Jojo (Roger L. Jackson) and his evil primate gang, Powerpuff Girls Blossom (Amanda Leighton), Bubbles (Kristen Li), and Buttercup (Natalie Palamides) discover what it feels like to work together (“Townsville Is Where We Belong”), while also meeting up with Jared, Barry, the Derbytantes, and other classmates, as well as friendly Rowdyruff Boys Brick (Bill Hader), Boomer (Zach Woods), and Butch (Nick Kroll). The next day, Professor Utonium (Tom Kane) invents a time portal and the Girls are amused. Afterwards, Amoeba Boys Bossman (DJ Khaled), Slim (Will Arnett), and Junior (Olly Murs) break in and rewire the circuits of the portal, thus making it malfunction and start releasing the Powerpuff Girls' past selves.

On the way to school, Bubbles wanders around the streets, thinking about the important things in her lifetime ("Important Things In Life"). The Girls enter the school, and Bubbles says that the school is really lit, as Blossom gets a crush on Jared. Buttercup asks Blossom if she's gonna talk to him, and Blossom tells her that she hasn't decided yet.

All the Midway Elementary students, including the Girls, start singing "Walking In The Jungle" at Music Class. Buttercup sings well, Blossom sings just fine, but Bubbles sings better because of her dreams of being wise. At lunch, Blossom talks to her sisters about the past of Townsville, in which she learned about. Bubbles tells Blossom that wisdom, humility, and honesty are the three things that she is looking for, even though she is the cute one. Brick, the leader of the friendly Rowdyruff Boys, calls Blossom, and he tells her that he found out about the other versions of the Powerpuff Girls. He also tells her that he got a footage of the Amoeba Boys tampering with the Professor's portal. At the Girls' table Bubbles tells Buttercup that the past comes before the present.

Later, when the Girls got back from school, they discover that the portal had been malfunctioning. After trying to fix it, the portal inadvertently brings in their 1998 animated selves (Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, and E.G. Daily). They tell them that nothing is what is seems in all the dimensions, and that the now-powerful Giant Fishballoon (Kevin Michael Richardson) is coming back to destroy them. The next day, the six girls fly over to their school, only for Miss Keane (Jennifer Hale) to realize that there were six Powerpuff Girls in the school, leaving her confused. They then fly over to the Mayor’s office, only for the Mayor (Tom Kenny) to get confused about their differences and get his assistant Miss Bellum to get them out. Back at home, the Professor is concerned about their differences and looks, as well as why the portal was malfunctioning, and tells the six girls that their universes are getting destroyed. So he tasks the six girls to get more of their old selves to put together a team.

In their room, they think of a plan to stop the Fishballoon by joining forces with each other ("Getting The Team Together"). They later sneak into the Derbytantes' lair, thus sending the 1998 Girls to sneak up on Maylyn (Kate Higgins), who later discovers that there are two Buttercups, two Blossoms, and two Bubbleses. They later talk about why the portal had been malfunctioning. Bubbles tells the Derbytantes the story about how the Professor created them and how the Girls and Mojo Jojo became enemies after he filled all the primates with Chemical X, as well as how they were dubbed "The Powerpuff Girls". Once the six Girls got home, the portal brings in the 2014 Girls (also Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, and E.G. Daily), who offer to help them with their mission. 

The nine meet up with Blisstina Utonium (Olivia Olson), who shows them the Orb of Alternate Universes (“A Beautiful Life”). The ten girls fly to different universes with a time machine: first the 1992 universe, then the 1998-2005 universe (“What We Did In The Past”), and finally the Powerpuff Girls Z universe.

Mojo Jojo, Fuzzy Lumpkins (Jim Cummings), Princess Morbucks (Haley Mancini), the Amoeba Boys (Arnett, Khaled, and Murs), the Gangreen Boys (Tom Kenny, Jeff Bennett), HIM (Tom Kane), Duplikate (Jill Talley), Bianca Bikini (Lily Vonnegut), Barbara Bikini, the Sporde (Ben Diskin), Silico (Jason Spisak), Gothra (Conrad Vernon), Sedusa (Kristen Wiig), Packrat (also Spisak), Bernie Bernstein (Tom Kenny), Manboy (Maurice LaMarche), the Broccoloids (Jeff Bennett), Chelsea (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), and the other villains all travel to the 1998-2005 dimension, and make a deal with the Fishballoon to defeat the Girls once they show up. 

The Girls make it to the 2016 universe. They face Mojo and his gang, and try to battle him, but they are all outnumbered. Blossom tries to unleash the other versions of the Powerpuff Girls using the Orb of Alternate Universes, but the other Girls stop her from doing so. The villains easily defeat the Girls, sending them to the junkyard. After an argument between Bliss and 2016 Blossom, the Girls all split up.

2016 Bubbles gets heartbroken about what 2016 Blossom did to them and starts crying. 2016 Buttercup comforts her, and tells her that there's no end of friendship ("We Don't Want To Be Far Apart") and 2016 Bubbles feels better and hugs 2016 Buttercup.

Meanwhile, 2016 Blossom is sitting on a junkpile and is crying. 1998 Blossom comes to her and tells her that it is never too late to do the right thing (“The Right Thing To Do”). Unfortunately, Princess Morbucks kidnaps the Blossoms and takes them back to the 1998-2005 universe, sending them to Mojo Jojo’s lair. 2016 Bubbles, 2016 Buttercup, 1998 Bubbles, and 1998 Buttercup discover that the Blossoms have been kidnapped, and manage to tell Bliss about it.

Heartbroken, Bliss doubts her selfish desire about the other versions of the Powerpuff Girls (“Make One Next Step”), and realizes that Blossom was right: the best way to defeat them is to unleash the Powerpuff Girls of Infinite Earths. The Bubbleses and Buttercups arrive and tell Bliss that the Blossoms have been kidnapped. The other Powerpuff Girls arrive too, and they fly to the 1998-2005 universe.

Meanwhile, 2016 Mojo Jojo reveals to the Blossoms that he is now working for 1998 Mojo Jojo. The Mojo Jojos activate the killing machine to start erasing the Blossoms forever. The Girls arrive and rescue the two from the machine. The Buttercups unplug the machine. They reconcile and promise to work together, this time as a team, and fly back to the 2016 universe.

Bliss uses the Orb of Alternate Universes to form the “Powerpuff Girls of Infinite Earths”: the Powerpunk Girls, the Powerpup Girls, the Powerpuff Animals (Blossom as a walrus, Bubbles as a bee, and Buttercup as a flamingo), the 1920s Cartoon Girls, the dancing robotic Powerpuff Girls, the Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi (Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha, and Lizzo), Bunny (Awkwafina), Bell (Kristen Bell), Bloom (Rachel Bloom), Bullet (Kate Micucci), and many other versions of the Girls. They easily overpower the Villains, and eventually, the Powerpuff Girls hijack a bus (with 1998 Buttercup as the driver) to run over them, but unknowingly hitting things on purpose. When the Girls have been surrounded by Mojo Jojo and his crew, the Professors from other universes, as well as the Rowdyruff Boys, the Derbytantes, and everybody else, come to their rescue, with the Derbytantes finally taking down the bad guys. The Girls finally take down the Fishballoon, shrink him, and send him to the Teen Titans GO! universe. 

With the Townsvilles finally at peace, all of the Girls are sent home to their respective dimensions. Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven arrive and reveal to the Girls that The Fishballoon had tried to take over the Townsvilles, and Blossom knows the right location for it: the exact same zombie dimension that the Titans sent 2013 Trigon to. Raven opens a portal using her magic to send the Fishballoon there.

The next day, the 2016 Powerpuff Girls are glad that they don’t have to endure another multiverse-threatening crossover for at least another year, and promise to keep saving Townsville no matter what happens ("The Big Finale"). The Rowdyruff Boys now become Maylyn’s leading assistants. The Powerpuff Girls finally resume their attendance at Midway Elementary School. The narrator says “And so once again, the day is saved, thanks to: The Powerpuff Girls of Infinite Earths! Close the curtains and let the end credits roll!” And then the song ends and the curtains close ("It's Alright, It's OK").

In a mid-credits scene, 2016 Bubbles visits Unicorn Land and recounts the events she experienced to Donny and the unicorns.

Cast

Main Characters

  • Amanda Leighton as 2016 Blossom
  • Kristen Li as 2016 Bubbles
  • Natalie Palamides as 2016 Buttercup, Barry Mackerbacker
  • Olivia Olson as Blisstina Utonium
    • Toya Delazy voices Bliss in the African version 
    • Wendy Ayche (Wengie) voices Bliss in the Australia and New Zealand version 
    • Alesha Dixon voices Bliss in the UK version 
    • Nancy Ajram voices Bliss in the Arabic version 
    • Claudia Tagbo voices Bliss in the French version
  • Tom Kane as 2016 Professor Utonium, 1998 Professor Utonium, the Talking Dog, 2016 HIM, and 1998 HIM
  • Jennifer Hale as Ms. Keane and 1998 Princess Morbucks
  • Kate Higgins as Maylyn
  • Tom Kenny as the 2016 Mayor of Townsville, the 1998 Mayor of Townsville, The Narrator, Bernie Bernstein, Mitch Mitchelson
  • Roger L. Jackson as 2016 Mojo Jojo, 2014 Mojo Jojo, and 1998 Mojo Jojo
  • Bill Hader as Brick
  • Zach Woods as Boomer
  • Nick Kroll as Butch
  • Cathy Cavadini as 1998 Blossom and 2014 Blossom
  • Tara Strong as 1998 Bubbles and 2014 Bubbles
  • E.G. Daily as 1998 Buttercup and 2014 Buttercup
  • Jake Goldman as Jared Shapiro, Blossom’s love interest
  • Haley Mancini as 2016 Princess Morbucks
  • Will Arnett, DJ Khaled, and Olly Murs (replacing Chuck McCann) as the Amoeba Boys (Slim, Bossman, and Junior)
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Chelsea
  • Jim Cummings as Fuzzy Lumpkins
  • Jill Talley as Duplikate
  • Jason Kaye as Gnat
  • Lily Vonnegut as Bianca Bikini
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Barbarus Bikini
  • Ben Diskin as the Sporde
  • Maurice LaMarche as Pug-Faced Paulie, Manboy
  • Charlie Puth as Charlie Chihuahua
  • Ty Dolla $ign as Dapper Dan Doberman
  • Kendrick Lamar as Al Cacone
  • Flo Rida as Poodles Canoodles
  • Kenan Thompson as Herman Shepherd
  • Wiz Khalifa as La Femme Akita
  • Mike Mitchell as Two-Tails Mulligan
  • Alex Hirsch as The Butt-Sniffer
  • Jeff Bennett as the Broccoloids, Janitaur
  • Jason Spisak as Silico, Packrat
  • Conrad Vernon as Gothra
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as the Giant Fishballoon
  • Kristen Wiig as Sedusa
  • Tom Kenny and Jeff Bennett as the Gangreen Gang, whose names are Ace, Snake, Lil' Arturo, Grubber, and Big Billy
  • Jennifer Fried as the Whoopass Girls (archival recordings)
  • Nicole Bouma as Blossom Akatsutsumi
  • Maryke Hendrikse as Bubbles Gōtokuji
  • Kelly Metzger as Buttercup Matsubara
  • Daran Norris, Eric Bauza, John DiMaggio, and Mae Whitman as miscellaneous Townsville citizens
  • Josh Fadem as Donny the Unicorn
  • Jennifer Martin as Miss Bellum
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Townsville Citizen #1
  • Seth Green as Townsville Citizen #2
  • Dwight Schultz as Lester Van Luster
  • Anais Fairweather as Jemoire
  • Kyle A. Carrozza as Harmadillo
  • Justin Roiland as a Midway Elementary student
  • Phil LaMarr as Townsville Citizen #3
  • Rob Paulsen as Rubber Bandit/Townsville Citizen #4
  • Harland Williams as HIM (Powerpuff Girls Z)
  • James Arnold Taylor as Townsville Citizen #5
  • Grey Griffin as Townsville Citizen #6
  • Roger Craig Smith as Townsville Citizen #7
  • Kath Soucie as a Midway Elemendary student

Powerpuff Girls of Infinite Earths voices

  • Awkwafina as Bunny
  • Kristen Bell as Bell
  • Rachel Bloom as Bloom
  • Kate Micucci as Bullet
  • Charli XCX as PPGD Blossom
  • Bebe Rexha as PPGD Bubbles
  • Lizzo as PPGD Buttercup
  • Sugar Lyn Beard as 1920s Cartoon Powerpuff Girls and 1930s dark and monochromatic Powerpuff Girls
  • Amanda Leighton as Walrus Blossom, Elderly Blossom, and the time-travel Blossoms from the Time Dasher
  • Kristen Li as Bee Bubbles and Elderly Bubbles
  • Natalie Palamides as Flamingo Buttercup and Elderly Buttercup
  • Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, and E.G. Daily as the Steamypuff Girls, the Prehistoric Puff Girls, and the Powerpunk Girls

Teen Titans GO! Character Voices

  • Greg Cipes as Beast Boy
  • Scott Menville as Robin
  • Khary Payton as Cyborg
  • Tara Strong as Raven
  • Hynden Walch as Starfire
  • Randy Thom as Silkie, Starfire‘s pet caterpillar

Additional Voices

  • Frank Welker
  • Rob Paulsen
  • Josh Keaton
  • Trevor Devall
  • Crispin Freeman
  • Danny McBride
  • James Franco
  • Wally Wingert
  • Drake Bell
  • Candi Milo
  • Lacey Chabert
  • Jason Alexander
  • Janice Kawaye
  • Seth MacFarlane
  • Carolyn Lawrence
  • Carlos Alazraqui
  • Laraine Newman
  • Tom Kenny
  • Ben Schwartz
  • Debi Derryberry
  • Audrey Wasilewski
  • Nika Futterman
  • Tara Strong
  • Edgar Wright
  • Wes Anderson
  • Nolan North
  • Mark Hamill
  • Rachael MacFarlane
  • Adam DeVine
  • Flula Borg

Production

After the critical and commercial success of Beemo and Adorabat, which was animated at Reel FX Animation Studios, developers Nick Jennings and Bob Boyle announced a sequel to The Powerpuff Girls Movie for December 2024. Bob Boyle thought it was an executive idea to transform The Powerpuff Girls into Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. The traditional 2D animation was handled by South Korean animation studio Sunmin Image Pictures for Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California, while additional computer animation was handled by Illumination, Universal Pictures' silbling company, and the creator of the Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets franchises and the 2016 film Sing. Animation services for the additional CGI animation was handled by Illumination Mac Guff.

Musical numbers

The soundtrack parodies many familiar Disney conventions, with five songs spoofing Disney musicals, like Frozen II and Tangled. "Townsville Is Where We Belong", "Important Things In Life", "The Right Thing To Do", and "Make One Next Step" are parodies of Frozen II's "Some Things Never Change", "When I Am Older", "Show Yourself", and "The Next Right Thing" respectively. "Getting The Team Together" and "We Don't Want To Be Far Apart" both recall Tangled's "When Will My Life Begin" and "I See the Light", while "What We Did In The Past" recalls Dear Evan Hansen's "Waving Through A Window". "A Beautiful Life" is a parody of The Greatest Showman's "Rewrite The Stars".

The end credits songs include Ashley Tisdale's "It's Alright, It's OK". Contributions for the end credits versions of two of the songs are British DJ and record producer Jonas Blue and American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor for "What We Did In The Past", and American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality Demi Lovato for "We Don't Want To Be Far Apart". Other contributions are Fifth Harmony, Little Mix, G.R.L., Rachel Platten, Katy Perry, Bebe Rexha, Becky G, Charli XCX, Noah Cyrus, Zara Larsson, and Charice.

Songs

Songs written by John Debney and Glenn Slater

  • Townsville Is Where We Belong - Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, Natalie Palamides, Zach Woods, Nick Kroll, Bill Hader, and The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2 Cast (sung by Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, Brick, Boomer, Butch, and the Townsville citizens; parody of “Some Things Never Change” from Frozen II)
  • Important Things In Life - Kristen Li (parody of “When I Am Older” from Frozen II)
  • Getting The Team Together - Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, Natalie Palamides, Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, and E.G. Daily (sung by the 1998-2005 Powerpuff Girls and the 2016 Powerpuff Girls; parody of “When Will My Life Begin” from Tangled)
  • A Beautiful Life - Olivia Olson (parody of “Rewrite The Stars” from The Greatest Showman)
  • What We Did In The Past - Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, and E.G. Daily (this is sung by the 1998-2005 and 2014 versions of the Powerpuff Girls; parody of “Waving Through A Window” from Dear Evan Hansen)
  • We Don't Want To Be Far Apart - Kristen Li and Natalie Palamides (parody of “I See The Light” from Tangled)
  • The Right Thing To Do - Amanda Leighton and Cathy Cavadini (sung by 1998 Blossom and 2016 Blossom; parody of “Show Yourself” from Frozen II)
  • Make One Next Step - Olivia Olson (parody of “The Next Right Thing” from Frozen II)
  • The Big Finale - Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, Natalie Palamides, Olivia Olson, Bill Hader, Zach Woods, Nick Kroll, Kate Higgins, Jennifer Hale, and Jake Goldman (contains excerpts from "Townsville Is Where We Belong", "What We Did In The Past", "We Don't Want To Be Far Apart", and "The Right Thing To Do", but the lyrics are changed to make a combined reprise of these four songs)

End Credits Songs

  • It's Alright, It's OK - Ashley Tisdale
  • What We Did In The Past (Jonas Blue and Meghan Trainor Version) – Jonas Blue, Meghan Trainor
  • We Don't Want To Be Far Apart (Demi Lovato Version) – Demi Lovato
  • The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Generations End Credits Suite – John Debney

Songs available only in the soundtrack album

  • That’s What Girls Do – Becky G
  • Angels With Dirty Faces – Fifth Harmony
  • Signal In The Sky (Let’s Go) – G.R.L.
  • Powerpuff Girls End Theme – Noah Cyrus
  • Thank You For Being A Friend – Rachel Platten
  • B.L.O.S.S.O.M. – Bebe Rexha
  • Bubbles – Little Mix
  • Buttercup (I’m a Super Girl) – Charli XCX
  • Me and My Girls – Katy Perry
  • Rocket Candy – Zara Larsson
  • Who's Got The Power? - Tacocat
  • Thank You - Charice

Instrumental Tracks

  • Townsville Is Where We Belong (Instrumental) – John Debney, Glenn Slater
  • Important Things In Life (Instrumental) – John Debney, Glenn Slater
  • Getting The Team Together (Instrumental) – John Debney, Glenn Slater
  • A Beautiful Life (Instrumental) – John Debney, Glenn Slater
  • What We Did In The Past (Instrumental) – John Debney, Glenn Slater
  • We Don't Want To Be Far Apart (Instrumental) – John Debney, Glenn Slater
  • The Right Thing To Do (Instrumental) – John Debney, Glenn Slater
  • Make One Next Step (Instrumental) - John Debney, Glenn Slater
  • The Big Finale (Instrumental) – John Debney, Glenn Slater
  • It's Alright, It's OK (Instrumental) - Ashley Tisdale
  • What We Did In The Past (Jonas Blue and Meghan Trainor Version/Instrumental) – Jonas Blue, Meghan Trainor
  • We Don't Want To Be Far Apart (Demi Lovato Version/Instrumental) – Demi Lovato

Outtake Tracks

  • Universal Fanfare (Outtake) - Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li, Natalie Palamides
  • Someday (Outtake) – Amanda Leighton
  • Unbeatable Me (Outtake) – Natalie Palamides
  • Feelin' Cute (Outtake) – Kristen Li
  • We Are The Same (Outtake) – Amanda Leighton, Cathy Cavadini, Kristen Li, Tara Strong, Natalie Palamides, E.G. Daily

Score tracks by John Debney

  1. The City of Townsville - John Debney
  2. The Portal - John Debney
  3. Amoeba Boys - John Debney
  4. 1998 Girls - John Debney
  5. The Derbytantes' Lair - John Debney
  6. Maylyn / Bubbles' Recap - John Debney
  7. 2014 Girls - John Debney
  8. Blisstina - John Debney
  9. Time Travel - John Debney
  10. Mojo Jojo - John Debney
  11. Arrival To The 1992 Universe - John Debney
  12. The 1998-2005 Universe - John Debney
  13. The 2014 Universe - John Debney
  14. Tokyo City / New Townsville - John Debney
  15. Return To 2016 Townsville - John Debney
  16. Trying To Defeat Mojo Jojo - John Debney
  17. The Powerpuff Girls Split Up - John Debney
  18. A Lonely Purpose - John Debney
  19. Blossoms Kidnapped - John Debney
  20. Rescuing The Blossoms / Reconcile - John Debney
  21. The Powerpuff Girls of Infinite Earths - John Debney
  22. Final Battle - John Debney
  23. The Townsvilles Are Saved - John Debney
  24. A Promise To Keep Saving Townsville - John Debney

Songs featured in the film, but not in the soundtrack

  • Open Shut Them #2 - Super Simple Songs
  • Valentine - YK Osiris
  • Walking In The Jungle - Super Simple Songs
  • That's What Girls Do - No Secrets
  • I Want You To Know - Zedd, Selena Gomez
  • I'm A Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song) - Gummibär
  • Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler
  • Pretty Girl - KARA
  • Highway To Hell - AC/DC

Songs from the trailers

  • Good Time - Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen
  • High Hopes - Panic! At The Disco
  • Ho Ho Ho - Sia

Release

The film was theatrically released in North America and the Philippines on December 25, 2024 in 2D, 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and 4DX.

A teaser trailer was released online on November 1, 2023 to collaborate with the series' 25th anniversary, and was shown before worldwide screenings of Beemo and Adorabat and The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure in theaters. It was followed by a second trailer on July 1, 2024. The final trailer was released was released on September 27, 2024, followed by a special brand reel with clips from The LEGO Movie, Storks, The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Smallfoot, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Scoob!, Tom & Jerry, Space Jam 2, DC Super Pets, Beemo and Adorabat, My Little Pony, and The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Warner Animation Group, which was released the same day. The reel uses the flying theme from How To Train Your Dragon.

At that time, The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure was released in theaters, featuring another extended clip from The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Generations as a post-credits scene. The scene confirmed that the shared universe that The LEGO Movie 3 is part of is one of the universes connected within the "Powerpuff Girls" multiverse.

Promotional tie-ins

In the Philippines, Smart Communications, Inc. promoted the film with the GigaSurf50 promo with free Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Boomerang Watch and Play. Like The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure, other Philippine brands that also promoted the film include BDO, BPI, MINISO, Nestlé for its cereals, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Cathay Pacific, AirAsia, Emirates, Duracell and Unilever.

Other brands that partnered with the film include Chevrolet, Hyundai, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, xfinity, Sky UK, Shell, Caltex, Petron Corporation, and Colgate.

Home Media

The film was released on Digital HD on February 22, 2025, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 4, 2025, Netflix on March 8, 2025 as a Netflix Original Film, HBOmax on March 12, 2025, and the NBC Peacock streaming service on March 16, 2025 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment. It includes the ten digital shorts from Seasons 1 and 2 of the 2016 reboot, as well as all episodes from the 1998 series and the 2016 reboot, as well as the 2014 special. It also includes the DC Super Hero Girls short #TheLateBatsby (which preceded the film's theatrical run), the filmmaker's commentary, a sing-along version, and a teaser trailer for 2025's Storks 2.

Reception

Box Office

The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Generations grossed $434 million in the United States and Canada, and $639.4 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $1.073 billion. The film had a worldwide opening of $244.5 million, the 46th highest ever, and 3rd biggest for an animated film. It crossed the billion dollar mark on December 31, 2024, becoming the second Warner Animation Group film to ever do so.

United States and Canada

The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Generations set the records on Fandango for most tickets sold by an animated film in that frame (besting Despicable Me 3), while Atom Tickets reported it sold nearly 50% more than the previous five highest-selling animated films combined did in their first day (Chicken Little, Barnyard, Ice Age: Collision Course, UglyDolls, and Good Boys). The film was projected to gross $140–160 million in its opening weekend, with some predicting it could debut as high as $200 million. It played in 4,575 theaters, the second-most all-time behind The LEGO Movie 2: The Second PartThe Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Generations made $47.4 million on its first day, including $12 million from Thursday night previews, the second-highest amount for an animated film, behind Teen Titans GO! To The Movies. The film went on to debut to $120.9 million over the weekend, finishing first at the box office. Although below projections, executives at Warner Bros. was satisfied with the debut, since it continued the Warner Animation Group's "remarkable consistency" at the box office and showed "proof of audiences' long-time love for the Powerpuff Girls franchise." Additionally, it was the best opening of the series, the biggest for a PG-rated film and the fourth-highest of all-time for an animated film. In its second weekend, The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Generations made $59.7 million and retained the top spot at the box office. It grossed $33.9 million in its third weekend. The film surpassed Minions (2015), which held the title for the last nine years (2015-2024) to become the highest-grossing film of all-time domestically.

Critical response

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 421 reviews, with an average rating of 10/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Heartwarming, funny, and beautifully animated, The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2: Generations brings the family together." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 100 out of 100 based on 57 critics, indicating "universal acclaim." Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A+" on an A+ to F scale, while those at PostTrak gave it an overall positive score of 100% and a 100% "definite recommend."

The film received a five-star rating from Matt Zoller Seitz of RogerEbert.com, who wrote, "This film is even better than Ice Age: Collision Course and UglyDolls." The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday also gave the film 5 out of 5 stars and praised its, "visually dazzling concoction of wily schemes and daring adventures", as well as achieving, "a continuation of Cartoon Network's theatrical reputation." Peter DeBruge of Variety wrote, "The Powerpuff Girls Movie ushered in the era of traditionally animated cartoon features, and this sequel wraps up the saga beautifully. At least, for now." The Daily Telegraph's Robbie Collin wrote, "The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2 reaffirms that the Warner Animation Group, at their best, are like no other animation studio around."

Trivia

  • The narrator never says "The City of Townsville" at the beginning of the movie, but Bubbles reads these words on the papers before the curtains even open.
  • This film serves as the series finale.
  • The way Bubbles and Buttercup did the happy dance is a reference to Good Boys.
  • After the end credits finish rolling, we see Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, and Bliss sitting on the roof of the Utonium house. Above them are the words, "In Loving Memory of Chuck McCann (1934-2018)". Then, when it fades out, the closing logos roll.
  • In this film, much like Olaf, Bubbles develops a dream of growing up to be old and wise.
  • A few notes of the Powerpuff Girls theme song ring through the last 5 seconds of the 2013 Universal Studios fanfare. This marks as a variant for the movie.
  • A movie poster for Storks 2 was seen at the back of the bus.
  • The poster where Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup look up to a black bar on a red background is a reference to Good Boys.
  • An image of the Duplo Invasion scene of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part was seen as a fridge magnet.
  • Diamond Destiny from Storks is also seen on a baby carriage when Bubbles sings "Important Things In Life".
  • Wolf Pack leaders Alpha and Beta from Storks appear as bobbleheads on one of the vehicles.
  • Dr. Fox's glasses and lab coat appear among the science supplies during the "Townsville Is Where We Belong" song sequence.
  • The stones that the Stonekeeper used as a robe was also seen on the walls when Bubbles describes the features of her juice box.
  • Harley Quinn's hammer from The LEGO Batman Movie is seen inside one of the lockers.
  • The Ultimate Ultimate Weapon from The LEGO Ninjago Movie made a cameo appearance in the Girls' closet.
  • The first PG-rated film to have Super Simple Songs content.
  • The second Warner Animation Group film to be released in December, after 2020's Tom & Jerry.
  • The poster where the Powerpuff Girls and their past selves team up and Mojo Jojo is in a purple background is a reference to Avengers: Endgame.
  • The mid-credits scene of the film is a reference to the post-credits scene of Frozen II.
  • The Warner Animation Group was not involved with the first Powerpuff Girls Movie. The first film was released in 2002, way before the group was formed in 2013.
    • 2016 Bubbles recalls the events that happened in the first film.
  • The first fully traditionally animated film to be produced by the Warner Animation Group.
    • In addition, it is the epilogue to the 2016 reboot.
  • Bill Hader and Nick Kroll previously appeared together in the 2016 R-rated animated film Sausage Party, 8 years prior.
  • Zach Woods and Bill Hader previously appeared together in The Angry Birds Movie 2, 5 years prior.
  • The first film to use the Warner Animation Group logo on a white background instead of the sky background.
  • The 2020 Warner Bros. logo appeared as an easter egg in this film:
    • It appeared on a chart that 2016 Blossom showed the Girls' past selves in the "Getting The Team Together" song sequence.
    • It appeared again as a constellation throughout the "A Beautiful Life" song sequence.
    • It appeared again on one of the mirrors when the two Blossoms were singing the last lyrics of "The RIght Thing To Do".
  • Warner Animation Group's fourth film to be based off already existing animated media after The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017),  Teen Titans GO! To The Movies (2018), and Scoob! (2020).
  • The second animated film to spoof Disney musicals, after South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999).
  • Warner Animation Group's third film to be based off Cartoon Network media.
  • Awkwafina's fourth animated film role, after Storks (2016), The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), and The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run (2020).
  • The narrator only speaks at the end of the movie.
  • An image of Ultrakatty is seen on one of the open lockers.
  • The first traditionally animated movie to be released in IMAX 3D.
    • It was also released in RealD 3D and Dolby Cinema.
  • The second animated film to star DJ Khaled, after Spies In Disguise (2019).
  • The end credits are similar to the one from Sausage Party (2016), but modified.

Taglines

From the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure and some scientists who created Ice Age: Collision Course and UglyDolls (Teaser Trailer)

From the creators of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and some of the minds behind Ice Age: Collision Course and UglyDolls (a TV spot)

From the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie, Storks, Smallfoot, The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, The LEGO Movie 2, Scoob!, and The LEGO Movie 3 and some scientists who created Ice Age: Collision Course and UglyDolls (Official Trailers)

From the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Movie 2, and The LEGO Movie 3 (TV Spots)

From the creators of The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (Christmas TV Spots)

From the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and The LEGO Movie 3: A Powerpuff Adventure (Final Trailer)

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