Ace from The Powerpuff Girls joins Gorillaz

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Gorillaz, the British virtual band created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, are releasing another new album this year. Hewlett is once again uploading snippets of art on Instagram, and The Powerpuff Girls villain Ace from The Gang Green Gang is apparently being added to their lineup. According to the lore, their bassist Murdoc Niccals is now in prison again, so it seems he will be replacing Murdoc as their new bassist while he is detained.

Here is a picture of Ace and their guitarist Noodle at The Kentucky Derby:
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Here is the most recent preview (posted only an hour before I made this thread):
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Kinda hope the rest of the gangreen gang shows up. Also I have to wonder if maybe this is jamie hewlett hinting that maybe Craig is involved the gorillaz tv series, when ever that comes out?
 
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Warner Music Group isn't part of Warner Bros., not since 2004.
Ah, sorry for that slip up! I meant to say that they're signed to Warner Bros. Records. So, that's how they were able to get the license for that character, by both being properties owned by Warner Bros.
 
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Ah, sorry for that slip up! I meant to say that they're signed to Warner Bros. Records. So, that's how they were able to get the license for that character, by both being properties owned by Warner Bros.
You're still wrong as Warner Music Group only licenses the Warner Bros. trademark and Cartoon Network has a separate licensing operation from WB anyway.
 
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You're still wrong as Warner Music Group only licenses the Warner Bros. trademark and Cartoon Network has a separate licensing operation from WB anyway.
Oh, ok ok! My bad for that one as well! Apologies! However it happened, they still definitely have been granted permission to use the character, otherwise they just wouldn't have been able to do this for legal reasons. Gorillaz are a fairly well-known band, and to use an old cartoon character from one of the most popular animated shows of the 90's/early 2000s, they'd have no choice but to get permission. So, of course they did!

(Not to mention, Gorillaz and The Powerpuff Girls used to reference each other quite a bit when Gorillaz' debut album and The Powerpuff Girls Movie were released 17-18 years ago. Also, one of the people in charge of the new show, Bob Boyle, liked Gorillaz on Facebook a few months ago, so the crew have more than likely given them the OK to do this.)
 
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Ace is now appearing in the band's promotional material in place of where Murdoc usually is.


As you can see, Ace looks a lot older, probably in reference to the fact that he's a retired cartoon character that hasn't made any significant appearances in anything in over 15 years, so they aged him up. Makes sense since Gorillaz are depicted as aging in real time.

So, it's official now. Ace is their new bass player while Murdoc is in jail!