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Ace from The Powerpuff Girls joins Gorillaz

Discussion in 'The Cartoon Network/Boomerang Cartoon Forum' started by JordanPowers3000, May 9, 2018.

  1. JordanPowers3000

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    Gorillaz, the British virtual band created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, are releasing another new album this year. Hewlett is once again uploading snippets of art on Instagram, and The Powerpuff Girls villain Ace from The Gang Green Gang is apparently being added to their lineup. According to the lore, their bassist Murdoc Niccals is now in prison again, so it seems he will be replacing Murdoc as their new bassist while he is detained.

    Here is a picture of Ace and their guitarist Noodle at The Kentucky Derby:
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    Here is the most recent preview (posted only an hour before I made this thread):
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  2. RandomMe

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    Did they obtain the license of the character?
     
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  3. JordanPowers3000

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    Yes, they did. Both Gorillaz and The Powerpuff Girls are owned by Warner (Gorillaz are signed to Warner Music Group).
     
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    What in the-- Talk about unexpected crossovers. I gotta start following Gorillaz news more often.
     
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  5. Checkerboard

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    He fits in like a glove.
     
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    What will they come up with next, Garfield joining The Rolling Stones?
     
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  7. Insomnia

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    Kinda hope the rest of the gangreen gang shows up. Also I have to wonder if maybe this is jamie hewlett hinting that maybe Craig is involved the gorillaz tv series, when ever that comes out?
     
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  8. Nexonius

    Nexonius Ten, count em', ten years!

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    Warner Music Group isn't part of Warner Bros., not since 2004.
     
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    It would be really interesting if a PPG episode spoofed this with Ace not being around with the GGG due to him being with Gorillaz.
     
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  10. JordanPowers3000

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    Ah, sorry for that slip up! I meant to say that they're signed to Warner Bros. Records. So, that's how they were able to get the license for that character, by both being properties owned by Warner Bros.
     
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    Well this is quite interesting. I like how Ace looks like in the Gorillaz artstyle!
     
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    At least they didn't recruit Blisstina.
     
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    You're still wrong as Warner Music Group only licenses the Warner Bros. trademark and Cartoon Network has a separate licensing operation from WB anyway.
     
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    Oh, ok ok! My bad for that one as well! Apologies! However it happened, they still definitely have been granted permission to use the character, otherwise they just wouldn't have been able to do this for legal reasons. Gorillaz are a fairly well-known band, and to use an old cartoon character from one of the most popular animated shows of the 90's/early 2000s, they'd have no choice but to get permission. So, of course they did!

    (Not to mention, Gorillaz and The Powerpuff Girls used to reference each other quite a bit when Gorillaz' debut album and The Powerpuff Girls Movie were released 17-18 years ago. Also, one of the people in charge of the new show, Bob Boyle, liked Gorillaz on Facebook a few months ago, so the crew have more than likely given them the OK to do this.)
     
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    Top 10 Anime Crossovers
     
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  16. PapaGreg

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    Wait that was actually Ace, I thought that was some sort of expy of Ace

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  17. JordanPowers3000

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    Yep, that's definitely the real Ace himself! Especially since Jamie posted a short clip on Instagram of Ace from the original Powerpuff Girls series a few months ago. Plus Gorillaz' Instagram page is liking comments that are saying it's Ace.
     
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    I'm hoping we get videos from this, and I hope they get Jeff Bennett to reprise his role.
     
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    He's definitely better off with them than in that worthless reboot.
     
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    Ace is now appearing in the band's promotional material in place of where Murdoc usually is.



    As you can see, Ace looks a lot older, probably in reference to the fact that he's a retired cartoon character that hasn't made any significant appearances in anything in over 15 years, so they aged him up. Makes sense since Gorillaz are depicted as aging in real time.

    So, it's official now. Ace is their new bass player while Murdoc is in jail!
     
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