Powerpuff Girls will live again, but Young Justice is dead

Illustration for article titled emPowerpuff Girls/em will live again, but emYoung Justice/em is dead

We've got good news and bad news. The Cartoon Network has just announced that everyone's favorite bug-eyed crime fighters, the Powerpuff Girls will return to television. But sadly the animated superhero shows Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, will not.

Earlier today Cartoon Network released their new roster of shows, Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series were absent. Newsarama got the double confirmation that both series end with their current seasons. Sad.

On a better note, the Powerpuff Girls WILL be returning in a whole new CG-animated special. Here's the run-down from the press release:

The Powerpuff Girls Special: "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. This groundbreaking and Emmy®-winning series, created by Craig McCracken, ran on Cartoon Network from 1998-2005 and will soar again as a brand-new, redesigned and re-imagined CG special coming in 2013 where the trio of pint-sized super heroines will be called upon to rescue not just the city of Townsville, but the USA and the world! Featuring an original song "I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl" performed by Beatles legend Ringo Starr, who also portrays Townsville's most famous flamboyant mathematician, "Fibonacci Sequins," this all-new original special comes from a powerhouse creative team featuring animation talent from around the globe including acclaimed director Dave Smith and award-winning art director Kevin Dart and is produced by Cartoon Network Studios in association with UK's Passion Pictures. The special also features the original voice cast reprising their iconic roles and will premiere later this year.

Illustration for article titled emPowerpuff Girls/em will live again, but emYoung Justice/em is dead

Bleeding Cool believes that this art is from the newly reboot PPG special. OK, looks interesting. Just let us know when Craig McCracken and Lauren Faust get involved, if they do at all (we hope they do).

Interesting note, there's no mention of Clone Wars in this press release. Just the Yoda Chronicles LEGO we can only assume it's because the Star Wars properties are being scuttled off to Disney XD.

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YJ is... cancelled?