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For the character himself, see Abracadaver (character).
Premiere date December 16, 1998
Starring Catherine Cavadini
Tara Charendoff
E.G. Daily
Tom Kenny
Jennifer Martin
Frank Welker
Music composed by Thomas Chase
Steve Rucker
James L. Venable
Writer(s) Michael Ryan
Jason Butler Rote
Storyboard artist(s) John McIntyre
Director(s) John McIntyre
Craig McCracken (also voices)
Animation director(s) James T. Walker
Art director(s) Craig Kellman
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"Abracadaver" is the second part of episode five of The Powerpuff Girls season one, and the tenth episode overall. It aired on December 16, 1998 on Cartoon Network. It was written by Michael Ryan and Jason Butler Rote, and directed by John McIntyre and series creator, Craig McCracken, as well as voice directed by McCracken.

A deceased magician by the name of Al Lusion comes back as a zombie (named Abracadaver) to haunt the people of Townsville.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Narrator (voice only) Tom Kenny
The Mayor Tom Kenny
Ms. Bellum Jennifer Martin
Blossom Utonium Catherine Cavadini
Bubbles Utonium Tara Charendoff
Buttercup Utonium E.G. Daily
Abracadaver/Al Lusion Frank Welker
Girl N/A
George Jetson N/A





  • School bus




It was copyrighted in 1998.


The main title theme and music were composed by Thomas Chase, Steve Rucker, and James L. Venable. The end credits song was performed by the Scottish indie-pop band Bis.

Crew credits


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: December 16, 1998 on Cartoon Network

Behind the scenes

  • Both the episode's name and its titular villain are a combination of the words "Abracadabra" and "cadaver".
  • Only the Narrator refers to Abracadaver by name.
  • Despite the Mayor calling the building the Townsville Magic Theater, the poster on the wall also says "Townsville Theater."
  • George Jetson from The Jetsons makes a cameo as a cheering citizen.


Everlasting influence

  • Blossom finds a photo of her fighting Abracadaver in the reboot series episode "Memory Lane of Pain." Blossom breaks the fourth wall by commenting on the fact that she looks different in the photo, alluding to the fact that both series belong in their own universe.

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