|Escape from Monster Island|
|Episode name pun on: The comic book series Escape from Monster Island|
|Airdate:|| March 15, 2016 (Internet)|
April 4, 2016 (Television)
|Director:|| Nick Jennings|
|Story:|| Haley Mancini|
|Writer(s):|| Jaydeep Hasrajani|
"The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed"
Escape from Monster Island is the first episode of the 2016 Powerpuff Girls series. It was leaked online on March 15, 2016, and it aired on Cartoon Network on April 4, 2016.
Bubbles wins some tickets to a concert. Unfortunately, she only won two tickets. Before she can choose which of her sisters to bring, the Mayor crash lands on Monster Island, and the girls go rescue him. Meanwhile, Blossom and Buttercup keep arguing on who should get the second ticket.
- This was the first episode of the reboot.
- As such, this episode is the first without the usual beginning line, "The City of Townsville", as used in the 1998 series and "A Sticky Situation". Also, without the usual ending line, "And so, once again the day is saved, thanks to ...The Powerpuff Girls", as used in the 1998 series and "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins".
- This one of the three episodes to be leaked online. The other two being Princess Buttercup and Man Up.
- This episode is also the first episode that does not include the usual PPG episode closing screen (featuring pulsating hearts) at all.
- One of the monsters strongly resembles Godzilla.
- Lava Lady has a striking resemblance to Flame Princess from Adventure Time.
- This episode premiered on Cartoon Network Asia in April 9, 2016 along episodes like, "Princess Buttercup", "The Stayover", "Painbow", "Horn Sweet Horn", and "Man Up".
- This episode, along with "Princess Buttercup" was rated TV-PG during the original airing, but in later airings it is rated TV-Y7-FV.
- Running gags: The Sensitive Thugz appeared the Girls subconscious.
- Buttercup calling herself a Buttzilla
- For one frame, Bubbles’ left eye’s white coloring is fully blue.
- For 2 frames (out of three) where the wind lines come from Blossom’s nostrils, an alignment issue is seen where it doesn’t match with the holes.
- Bubbles flies passed the phone to grab it, but it’s still visible after she passes it, it’s only gone after her beam covers it up and disappears.