Thursday, September 7, 2017
TOLDJA! Turner's Cartoon Network to unveil a 4th Powerpuff Girl - and she's voiced by South Africa's Toya Delazy.
Blossom, Buttercup, Bubbles, and ... ? Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network (DStv 301) is adding a 4th Powerpuff Girl - and it looks like this mysterious new puff character joining the Powerpuff Girls will be voiced by none other than South African artist Toya Delazy.
UPDATE Thursday 7 September 2017 14:39 CONFIRMED: Cartoon Network issues a press statement confirming the dots that TVwithThinus connected - see below.
When the new season of the rebooted Powerpuff Girls starts on 17 September in America, a 4th Powerpuff Girl will join the show and it will likely be Toya Delazy providing the voice.
The new episodes are part of a 5-episode story, The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four.
Interestingly Cartoon Network announced last month that the South African singer Toya Delazy who already lent her voice to the show previously, will be lending her voice to The Powerpuff Girls again but this time - in 5 episodes.
It now looks very likely that Toya Delazy is the 4th Powerpuff Girl!
In 2016 Turner Africa's Cartoon Network collaborated with Toya Delazy to do a localised South African version of The Powerpuff Girls theme song for the launch of the reimagined new series.
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.
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 5 special episodes of The Powerpuff Girls. Interestingly, the new Powerpuff Girl will also appear in ... 5 special episodes.
"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!"
"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.
"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. All details are set to be revealed this October."
UPDATE: An hour after TVwithThinus reported the news, PR company Burson-Masteller Africa has now issued a press release about the Cartoon Network show. Burson-Marsteller Africa confirms the press release has been sent to all entertainment media.
An hour after my reporting, Burson-Marsteller Africa used the exact same press release issued in August but changed two sentences before sending it to all media.
The sentence: "I have always dreamed of being the voice of a cartoon character," attributed to Toya Delazy now reads: "Never did I think I would be recording a voice over as the new Powerpuff Girl".
The sentence: "Toya Delazy is definitely a perfect fit for The Powerpuff Girls brand," attributed to Jaime Ondarza, now reads: "Toya Delazy is definitely a perfect fit as the fourth Powerpuff Girl".