Cartoon Network’s most successful show, the Powerpuff Girls, has been on TV for 20 years. Since its debut in 1998, the show has amassed a huge following of fans from all over the world. The story began when Craig McCracken was driving to work and saw some girls playing with their dolls in a park. This led him to create an animated series that would become Cartoon Network’s most popular cartoon of all time.
Just like the other iconic pop-culture characters, the Simpsons, Family Guy, you can join the ride of the century and get a share of $16 million of dollars (according to Google) Powerpuff economy.
What’s the potential in a custom Powerpuff Girl character?
The market is huge and shows no signs of slowing down. As a result, marketers need to have their fingers on the pulse to make money from this lucrative industry. Children’s TV Shows are one niche area where they can find success due to how popular these types of programs tend to be with kids who watch them religiously each day after school or even when they get home from school for some children that do not like going outside at all!
I should know because my children favorite show is Powerpuff Girls which had them glued every weekday morning until evening time just so I could see what would happen next between those four little girls named Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup as well as Professor Utonium (aka Dad), even I know the characters from them!
Here’s checking on Google trends show it is still getting strong and promising with the new audience growing every day.
Now, who’s got the power?💪
How you can make your own Powerpuff girl?
This Fiverr search speaks for itself, they offer a range of quality and price to make your Powerpuff girl. You can arbitrage and sell the service elsewhere or consume it as your own. People use it as their avatar or profile picture on social media.
Be creative. Powerpuff girl things not only from their cartoon materials, but also in 3D molding, live-action character, or maybe you can mix with other pop-culture icons like Minecraft or Roblox? It’s refreshing to see Powerpuff in a boxy, pixelated style.
For the live-action model, here’s some idea:
- Get a pink dress
- Put on some makeup to make your face look like the Powerpuff girls
- Put your hair in pigtails and use a headband or ribbon to hold them back
- Wear flats so you can run faster
- Have fun with it
Recently they released Powerpuff girl live-action movie based on this likeliness concept. So why can’t you get innovative as well?
Where you can get artists to work on your own Powerpuff girl character?
Deviantart and Dribbble are great sources to find talented freelancing artists. They’re not always Powerpuff experts, but it’s worth asking if they have work on other interesting characters or illustrations you’d like them for. This is a good way to expand your search outside of the most popular sites without sacrificing quality.
Here’s an idea for you – copy all of this “create your cartoon character” stuff, hire someone who is skilled at creating templates or models (or just use one from somewhere online), then design and optimize a webpage dedicated to that web app.
Websites like powerpuffyourself.com attract between 40K-60K monthly visitors targeted by gender/age group + generate thousands in revenue each month so they’re not too shabby if I do say myself 😉
Will I get in trouble with the law for selling copyrighted material?
Disclaimer: I’m talking as a marketer. Generally, it’s advisable to consult law professionals regarding this subject.
You cannot get too close to any copyrighted materials, as in using their names, resemblances, anything that reminds people of the character.
The U.S.’s copyright law has a long history of regulating what is in the public domain and when it will be up for re-publication, but even before that time came about there was still some confusion as to how much protection authors should receive over their works.
this is what it’s explained from fairuse.stanford.edu:
Before 1923, no publication date mattered because all creative products were protected by federal common law until an act passed on July 8th 1903 which applied only to published items instead of unpublished ones; this resulted in many older publications being put back into the public domain where they belonged – after 95 years or less depending upon who created them! In 1909 Congress finally fixed regulations like these by passing another bill which granted protections for 14 years from 1 January 1918.
In short, you have to be careful once you’re going big time. They won’t chase small businesses because they’re too small, just like you saw on Fiverr.
In fact, I contacted one of the Fiverr seller, she was stating her work falls under “fair use”, which translates under certain condition copyrighted material can be done for a limited and transformative purpose. “Transformative” in here is a malleable word can have multiple meanings depends on your lawyer.
You can have a chance on copyrighted items when they’re expired. Names like Aladdin, Christmas Carol, Snow White are the name you can use because already past its copyright time, but NOT with their newer properties like distinctive costumes or moves. They’re just recently invented.
In conclusion, this business model is suitable for you, a fan of Powerpuff Girls with artistry in their mind. With some ingeniousity you can twist it and making it unique, original from the character with one condition, pay respect (copyright) where it’s due.
Check out also our business idea on how you can create your own custom Funko Pop.