Original Powerpuff Girls actress Tara Strong has described news of her replacement as a "stab in the heart".
Cartoon Network announced plans on Monday to reboot the Emmy-winning children's TV series about three crime-fighting little girls that ran from 1998 to 2005.
The remake is due to air in 2016 but Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will have different voices, as new actors have been cast to play them.
The blue, pink and green heroes have undergone a few modifications but will look pretty much the same. However, series creator Craig McCracken will not be returning to make more episodes.
McCracken has approved the reboot, which will see Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li and Natalie Palamides voice Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup respectively, but the first trio are not best pleased about being ousted.
Strong expressed her pain on Twitter, with original co-stars EG Daily and Cathy Cavadini echoing her sorrow shortly afterwards.
I don't remember ordering a stab in the heart today https://t.co/wmomYvtCDG— tara strong (@tarastrong) June 8, 2015
Owie! Rt in the kisser ! Hurts Xxeg https://t.co/nq9xQQOvUs— RealEGDaily (@RealEGDaily) June 8, 2015
I wish the new girls well but Wow! does this hurt my heart:( https://t.co/OzchpdAXFR— Catherine Cavadini (@CatCavadini) June 9, 2015
Strong soon emphasised that she had "no ill feelings" towards the new team but was "beyond hurt" that she wasn't asked to reprise her part.
So true https://t.co/GAEzOeV6UZ— Catherine Cavadini (@CatCavadini) June 9, 2015
McCracken made his views on the matter clear too, tweeting a photo of Strong, Daily and Cavadini and quoting the show's famous opening "These were the ingredients chosen...".
Fortunately Tom Kenny is returning as the Mayor and narrator, so some level of nostalgia will be retained.
No pressure then, new cast members.Reuse content