Cape Town – When the new season of the rebooted Powerpuff Girls starts on Sunday, 17 September in America, a fourth Powerpuff Girl will join the show and it will be voiced by South African singer Toya Delazy.
The new episodes are part of a 5-episode story, The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four.
The theme song was produced and sung by Toya Delazy. It was followed up earlier this year when Cartoon Network Africa did a special PPG African Art Factory exhibit featuring local artists' expressions of the Powerpuff Girls.
Listen to Toya's version of the theme song here:
How the deal came about:
At the beginning of the year, Toya Delazy was contacted and asked if she wanted to be the voice-over artist of a new female character appearing in five special episodes of The Powerpuff Girls.
What Toya had to say:
"I have always dreamed of being the voice of a cartoon character," Toya Delazy said in a Cartoon Network statement last month. "Never did I think I would be recording a voice for Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls though!"
What the network had to say:
"Toya Delazy is definitely a perfect fit for The Powerpuff Girls brand," says Jaime Ondarza, the senior vice president at Turner Broadcasting for Southern Europe and Africa,who confirmed on Thursday that Toya is in fact the new Powerpuff Girl, amending the earlier statement with: “Toya is definitely a perfect fit as the fourth Powerpuff Girl”.
Jaime added: "She is confident, bubbly and quirky, all the values that we are familiar with, love and appreciate. We have a lot of surprises up our sleeves.”