The following is a revised, updated, and expanded edition of a previous post of mine.
Anyway, before The Powerpuff Girls, there was...
WHOOPASS STEW! starring the Whoopass Girls, of course!
Anyway, 28 years ago, in the year 1991 (which may also be this OP's birth year)...
and seven years before The Powerpuff Girls got their own show on Cartoon Network, Cathy Cavadini was providing the voice and singing talents of Fievel's sister Tanya Mousekewitz in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West for Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg's London, England-based Amblimation Studio (which is itself the ancestor of DreamWorks Animation, the latter being the studio behind Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon, among others).
Speaking of Cathy Cavadini's vocal and singing chops as Fievel's sister Tanya Mousekewitz in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, here she is singing the movie version of the song Dreams to Dream.
Now, whenever I recently hear Fievel’s Sister Tanya singing her rendition of “Dreams to Dream” just to get the attention of Cat R. Waul (voiced by John Cleese of the Monty Python UK comedy troupe fame) in Fievel Goes West, especially with the late great Titanic and AVATAR film music composer James Horner’s accompanying music playing in the background of things, The way she sang “Dreams to Dream” so sweet and so beautifully in Fievel Goes West sometimes make me feel as though it move me to my emotional core, or pull on my heartstrings or even fire up my tearful emotions.
And trust me, folks, Tanya Mousekewitz really, definitely, touched my heart with her sweet and beautiful rendition of Dreams to Dream in Fievel Goes West sometimes. And her singing sometimes makes me overwhelmed with heartfelt emotions or even elicit tears in my eyes.
I'm just saying! It must have been the very breathtaking power of that girl mouse's rather beautiful singing chops when she sang Dreams to Dream that makes me cry!
So much for the crying and all, but speaking of Fievel Goes West, that film was the first of three films made under the banner of Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg's London, England-based Amblimation Studio (which is itself the ancestor of DreamWorks Animation, the latter being the studio behind Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon, among others).
Here is the Amblimation logo as it appears at the end of Balto (1995).
To Fievel, thanks for everything!
Speaking of Bubbles' voice artist Tara Strong, she was also working on shows at that time, such as Canadian cartoon The Raccoons.
Here's the intro to that cartoon that Tara Strong worked on at the time.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth or E.G. Daily was fresh from starring with Paul Rubens in Tim Burton's 1985 feature debut, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, when she happened to voice a talking baby named Tommy Pickles for Nickelodeon's Rugrats.
And speaking of Rugrats and Tommy Pickles, here is At the Movies, in which in which the original four Rugrats (Tommy, Chuckie, Phil and Lil) visited a movie theater, or Octoplex, as it is called, in the hope of seeing Tommy's idol, the Godzilla-like dinosaur known as Reptar.
Instead, they wreak havoc upon the movie theater they stumble upon, whether it's wreaking havoc at the concession stand or the sleeping projectionist's booth (showing parodies as diverse as those of Gone With The Wind (the ultimate classical epic romance from 1939), Raiders of the Lost Ark (the first Indiana Jones movie by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg), Taxi Driver (directed by Martin Scorsese, and starring Robert De Niro as a Vietnam war vet driven to violence by the decay of the New York City of the 1970s), The Care Bears Movie (a parody of which (The Land Without Smiles) features one tearjerker moment in this movie within the episode: before the doctor's eyes, a girl is dying of some disease or a broken heart or something), and, of course, Godzilla (known to the people of his indigenous Japan as Gojira, a name which combines the word gorilla with the Japanese word for whale)) or sneaking through eight parody movies and getting startled by a loud, screeching usher at one point!
And meanwhile, a Cartoon Network had yet to be founded at the time, and a young sophomore animation student at the California Institute of the Arts (or CalArts, for short) named Craig McCracken (whose friends include future Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky and Paul Rudish, the latter of whom had now worked on a series of Mickey Mouse cartoons for Disney TV) was planning on drawing a Mexican wrestler-like being for his own superhero, when he just so happened to draw three cute little girls who will go on to become one of the most famous if also the youngest, female crime fighters or superheroes in popular culture.
But these girls weren't called "The Powerpuff Girls" back then.
For back in the days of Craig McCracken's formative years as an animation student attending CalArts back in the early 1990s, these cute but crime fighting little girls were once called the Whoopass Girls, and the exploding substance that ultimately gave birth to the girls just so happened to not really be the infamous superpower-granting Chemical X potion at the time, but simply a rather meaty can of whoop-ass.
And Professor Utonium doesn't look like Samurai Jack at the time, but rather like the title character in Dexter's Laboratory.
But within six years, and a name change to the Powerpuff Girls at the suggestion of Paul Rudish along the way, The Powerpuff Girls, which are undoubtedly feminine characters who were completely unbound by gender constructs by kicking the living daylights out of grown men, outsmarting bad guys and saving the day without ever relying on male assistance, will do more than help destroy a few or so animation gender stereotypes; It also help rewrote the way animation (especially on television in America) view female characters, changing forever the way TV animation saw females, how it viewed females trying to save the world, and how it even defined the word heroine.
So much for some of the background history, but anyway, without further ado...
May I present, Ladies and gentlemen, the very first appearance of what will become known as The Powerpuff Girls:
Also known as A Sticky Situation in which the Powerpuff/Whoopass girls used the Sun's solar powers to kill all the Amoeba Boys by frying them off their bodies.
And made at CalArts circa 1992, too!.
(and Apologies for posting this short before, guys!)
Here is the 1995 What a Cartoon short featuring the PPG themselves, Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins.
Here is the second What a Cartoon Short to feature the PPG, Crime 101.
Speaking of specific episodes featuring Blossom, here is Ice Sore which showcases her ice breath powers.
Though I do think that Blossom, leader of the PPG, really deserves much, much better than what she really deserves by the end of the episode A Very Special Blossom.
As a bonus, here is an interview with the Powerpuff Girls' leader Blossom as it was conducted for the DVD release of the infamous Powerpuff Girls movie from 2002.
Speaking of specific episodes featuring Bubbles, here is the Emmy Award nominee, Bubblevicious, in which Bubbles goes hardcore, hence her lack of an indoor voice (as in loud, screaming, yelling and shouting so loud) for much of this episode and the graphic violence on monsters.
As a second bonus, here is an interview with Bubbles, as it was conducted for the DVD release of the infamous Powerpuff Girls movie from 2002.
Speaking of specific episodes featuring Buttercup, here is the episode Buttercrush, where Buttercup falls in love with Ace, leader of the Gangreen Gang.
There is also another Buttercup-centric episode, Cover Up, where she can't go fighting crime and evil without her green blanket.
As a third bonus, here is an interview with Buttercup as it was conducted for the DVD release of the infamous Powerpuff Girls movie from 2002.
Speaking of specific episodes featuring the show's most famous villain, the evil monkey Mojo Jojo, here is his true television debut, Monkey See, Doggy Do in which he turns everybody (and even the girls) into dogs!
Another episode of the original PPG that also centers on Mojo Jojo is also where Mojo Jojo's signature roar ("CURSES!!!!!!!", that is...) originated:
Just Another Manic Mojo.
And as a fourth and final bonus, here is an interview with Mojo Jojo as it was conducted for the DVD release of the infamous Powerpuff Girls movie from 2002.
Anyway, ever since 2009, efforts had been made by Cartoon Network to diminish not only Craig McCracken's contributions to The Powerpuff Girls, but also those of the original cast and crew behind it, most notoriously in 2016, but rest assured that the original 1998-2005 television series of The Powerpuff Girls (and maybe the notorious 2002 movie) is not only unbeatable especially in terms of classic status, but also, the original Powerpuff Girls cast and crew (not only creator Craig McCracken, as well as Genndy Tartakovsky, but also the original artists behind the voices of the Powerpuff Girls themselves, Cathy Cavadini (Blossom), Tara Strong (Bubbles) and E.G. Daily (Buttercup), among others) will still remain, and always will remain the guiding force:
Remember, folks, that The Powerpuff Girls themselves (Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, respectively) actually didn't come from a once-popular kids TV network such as the aforementioned Cartoon Network or a Nickelodeon or a Disney Channel, nor do they really actually come from a group of executives in a room, but rather, they do come from the imagination of Craig McCracken himself while he was an animation student at CalArts in the early 1990s, and especially by way of a 1992 student film by the very name of WHOOPASS STEW! aka A Sticky Situation.
(and then The Powerpuff Girls become bigger than that for a while once the original 1998-2005 show aired on Cartoon Network)
And here's one last thing before I go:
The Powerpuff Girls who hailed from the City of Townsville and the gang in one poster.
And so once again, the day is saved thanks to the Powerpuff Girls who hailed from the City of Townsville!
(and additional apologies for posting some of these things before, folks!)