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Cartoon Network is rebooting The Powerpuff Girls but it's not bringing back any of the girls' original voices. They found out the hard way: over social media.

Tara Strong, who voiced Bubbles, and her co-stars from the original series mentioned they're not bitter toward the new voice actors who got their roles. But they're a little hurt that they evidently had no chance at their old gigs.

Catherine Cavadini (Blossom) and Elizabeth Daily (Buttercup) expressed similar disappointment.

It's unknown if any of the old baddies will return (with or without their original voices) but the narrator and Mayor's voice, Tom Kenny, reprises both roles.

Who are the new voices for the Powerpuff Girls? Amanda Leighton (The Fosters) is Blossom; Kristen Li (who voiced Rocky in Broken Age) is Bubbles and Natalie Palamides (Burning Bridges) is Buttercup. Sorry to always list Buttercup last, but that's how the song goes, and you are now singing it in your head.

The new series will launch sometime in 2016, Cartoon Network says. Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) is the executive producer. The original Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, saw a 78-episode run beginning in 1996, along with two Emmys and a feature-length film in 2002.

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