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Powerpuff Girls Rule in Marathon, New Episode, and DVD Set

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Cartoon Network has issued a press release trumpeting the 10th anniversary of the Powerpuff Girls, which will be celebrated by three different events:

– A marathon of Powerpuff Girls episodes will run on Cartoon Network on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19, 2009, running from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). At 5:00 PM, viewers will be treated to series creator Craig McCracken’s top 10 favorite episodes.

– The first new Powerpuff Girls episode since 2004, “Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!” will debut at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The special will feature all the series’ original voice actors and promises that, “Someone will rule the world by the special’s end-will it be good or evil that prevails?”

– The Complete Powerpuff Girls 10th Anniversary Collectors DVD boxed set will be released the next day, January 20, 2009. The six-disc set will have all 78 episodes of the show and the “T’was the Fight Before Christmas” movie, plus a new documentary, episode commentaries, promos, music videos, and more. Suggested retail price is $59.97.

For full details, read the press release here.

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