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Captain Planet

Publication information
Publisher TBS Productions/DiC; Hanna-Barbera
First appearance Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Episode #1 (A Hero For Earth), Television
Created by Ted Turner
In story information
Team affiliations Planeteers
Gaia
Notable aliases The Captain, CP, Planet
Abilities Superhuman strength, speed and stamina, Flight, Invulnerability, Super-breath, Telepathy, Psychokinesis, Shape-shifting, Control over the elements, Matter transmutation

Captain Planet is a superhero in the animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers and The New Adventures of Captain Planet. He was voiced by David Coburn. Image File history File links Question_book-new. ... Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program, based on an idea by Ted Turner and produced by Andy Heyward, Robby London, Barbara Pyle and Nicholas Boxer. ... Image File history File links Wiktionary-logo-en. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ... DIC can refer to: Diploma of Imperial College Dubai International Capital DIC Entertainment In chemistry, Diisopropylcarbodiimide Disseminated intravascular coagulation This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program, based on an idea by Ted Turner and produced by Andy Heyward, Robby London, Barbara Pyle and Nicholas Boxer. ... For other persons named Ted Turner, see Ted Turner (disambiguation). ... Captain Planet is a fictional character and superhero in the animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. ... For other uses, see Gaia. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program, based on an idea by Ted Turner and produced by Andy Heyward, Robby London, Barbara Pyle and Nicholas Boxer. ... David Coburn (born 31 October 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actor, voice actor and singer. ...

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Character history and development

Ted Turner created Captain Planet in 1990 with the intent of not only to entertaining viewers, but also to increase awareness of environmental hazards. For other persons named Ted Turner, see Ted Turner (disambiguation). ...


Background Information

Captain Planet was formed by combining the powers of the rings of the five Planeteers, which represented the four Classical elements: Earth (wielded by Kwame), Fire (Wheeler), Wind (Linka), Water (Gi) - and the additional power of Heart (Ma-Ti). All of these people represented a major ethnicity and each one of them came from a different continent. Upon his formation, he proclaims, "By YOUR powers combined, I am Captain Planet!" Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Many ancient philosophies used a set of archetypal classical elements to explain patterns in nature. ... Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Captain Planet is the combined and magnified powers of all five of the Planeteers' rings, and stands for all that is good and environmentally-friendly. The Captain is sky-blue skinned, with a grass-green mullet and eyebrows. He wears red shorts, a half-shirt and gauntlets with matching red knee-high boots. His body is composed mainly of a crystal compound. Environmentally friendly, also referred to as nature friendly, is a term used to refer to goods and services considered to inflict minimal harm on the environment. ... A front and side view of a mullet. ...


Captain Planet has a very impressive array of powers: he can fly, has great strength, the ability to blow hurricane force winds, telepathy, telekinesis, shapeshifting, matter transmutation, and virtually any other super-power required by the circumstances currently facing him, which, in fact was one of the criticisms against the show (for example, in one episode, it is revealed that Captain Planet has the ability to execute computer programming commands normally associated with anti-virus software) Much like Superman and his kryptonite, however, Captain Planet also possesses weaknesses to pollution, radiation, toxic waste, smog, etc. The powers of the Planeteers' rings are also diminished by excessive pollution in the environment around them. He, like Gaia, is also bound to the physical realm of Earth: while capable of flying into space, his powers -- and even his very existence -- begin to fade the further away he gets from the planet. Conversely, Captain Planet is often healed from the damage he sustains from pollution by absorbing solar energy, water, or other natural elements. Sometimes, he can intimidate his enemies with insults, as he did with Captain Pollution in one episode. This article is about weather phenomena. ... Telepathy, from the Greek τῆλε, tele, remote; and πάθεια, patheia, to be effected by, describes the hypothetical transfer of information on thoughts or feelings between individuals by means other than the five classical senses. ... The term psychokinesis (from the Greek ψυχή, psyche, meaning mind, soul, or breath; and κίνησις, kinesis, meaning motion; literally movement from the mind)[1][2] or PK, also known as telekinesis[3] (Greek + , literally distant-movement referring to telekinesis) or TK, denotes the paranormal ability of the mind to influence matter, time... For other uses, see Shapeshifting (disambiguation). ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... This article is about the fictional substance. ...


Captain Planet is an ancient entity, who has served with Gaia for many centuries (possibly even longer). While his appearance and certain mannerisms are taken directly from the minds of the Planeteers, he is a sentient being, with his own will. He is also quite aware of current events, even those that occur when he is not active. His modern-day superhero attire and name seem to stem from the modern world, as even Gaia does not give his name in the beginning. Any previous names or forms were never revealed, however.


Captain Planet is possessed of a wry sense of humor and has been known to crack jokes and use puns at times as well.


Though powerful, as in the first episode when Rigger tried to drill him with a diamond tip drill used for drilling oil and that only tickled him, he has become depowered at least three times in the series. In one episode, when the powers of heart and earth could not return to their rings due to being in outer space; Captain Planet was re-formed with only those two rings, effectively leaving him with only the earth and heart abilities (wind is necessary to fly); this could be taken as meaning that Earth and Heart are the bare minimum requirements for his existence, with Earth representing his "body" and Heart representing his "soul".


In another, when Gaia was taken from Hope Island and turned into a regular human, both Captain Planet and the rings lost their powers, leaving Captain Planet powerless and weak as a normal human. In this story, he was also forced to wear an old hat and coat taken from a dumpster to "blend in" while they searched for the missing Gaia.


Also, in one episode, he seemed to have been "killed" as Hoggish Greedly was sucking up trees and Captain Planet had turned part of himself into wood and was holding onto a tree. He was pulled into the shredding machine as the tree was pulled in. Mat-Ti screamed about feeling pain and the Planteers tried to call Captain Planet back but nothing happened. Later in the show though, they were able to call him for help but even then he told them that he wasn't at full strength like normal.


Public Service Announcements

Each episode ends with one or more Public Service Announcements. It shows the dilemmas that face the environment in relation to the episode (such as radiation or ozone depletion). One comes right after the show is over, before the final commercial break. The second -- if there is one -- comes right before the End credits. However, there is usually just one, especially during the original series. A public service announcement (PSA) or community service announcement (CSA) is a non-commercial advertisement typically on radio or television, ostensibly broadcast for the public good. ... End Credits are the credits that are displayed at the ending of a movie. ...


Comics

Marvel Comics printed a Captain Planet series in 1991, but the series did not continue after the cancellation of the show in 1996. This article is about the comic book company. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Other Media

Captain Planet was parodied in the Robot Chicken episode "1987." In the parody, Ted Turner painted himself blue and his hair green and ran around in a Captain Planet getup beating up people who destroyed the environment and screaming "CAAAAAAPTAIN PLANEEET!" Robot Chicken is an Emmy Award-winning American stop motion animated television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who are the executive producers. ...


Captain Planet appeared in the South Park episode "Imaginationland Episode III". He was amongst the good characters fighting against the bad characters. This article is about the TV series. ... Imaginationland Episode III is episode 1112 (#165) of Comedy Centrals South Park. ...


External links

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Captain Planet Theme Song (93 words)
'Cause saving our planet is the thing to do!
© 2001 Captain Planet Foundation, Inc. An AOL Time Warner Company.
"Captain Planet and the Planeteers" and "The New Adventures of Captain Planet" and all characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of TBS Productions, Inc. (c) 1990-1996 TBS Productions, Inc. An AOL Time Warner Company.
Captain Planet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1124 words)
Captain Planet is often referred to as a superhero as he is a caricature of nobility, wears a flamboyant costume and has many superpowers.
Captain Planet is formed by combining the powers of the rings of the five Planeteers, which represented the four Classical elements: Earth (wielded by Kwame), Fire (Wheeler), Wind (Linka), Water (Gi) - and the additional power of Heart (Ma-ti).
Captain Planet has a very impressive array of powers: he can fly, has great strength, the ability to blow hurricane force winds, telepathy, telekinesis, change shape, transmute matter, and virtually any other super-power required by the circumstances currently facing him, which, in fact was one of the criticisms against the show.
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