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Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Format Animated television series
Edutainment
Created by Ted Turner
Developed by Phil Harnage
Voices of LeVar Burton
Kath Soucie
Janice Kawaye
Whoopi Goldberg
Scott Menville
David Coburn
Joey Dedio
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 113 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Andy Heyward
Robby London, Barbara Pyle, Nick Boxer
Running time 25 mins
Broadcast
Original channel TBS
Original run September 15, 1990May 11, 1996
Chronology
Followed by The New Adventures of Captain Planet
(1993-1996)
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

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. The series was developed and co-produced by Turner Broadcasting System and DiC Entertainment and ran new episodes from September 10, 1990 until December 5, 1992. A sequel series, The New Adventures of Captain Planet, ran from 19931996 and was produced by Turner Broadcasting and then-corporate sibling Hanna-Barbera Productions. Both programs continue today in syndication. An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Edutainment (also educational entertainment or entertainment-education) is a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse. ... For other persons named Ted Turner, see Ted Turner (disambiguation). ... Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. ... Kath Soucie (born February 20, 1967 in New York City) (sometimes credited as Souci or Kath E. Soucie) is an American voice actress, perhaps best known for her work as the voice of the Princess Sally of (SatAM) or the Saturday morning cartoon of Sonic The Hedgehog. ... Janice Kawaye, born Hiromi Kawaye (of which she has also been credited) in 1970, is an Japanese-born American actress notable for providing the voices of Jenny XJ-9 Wakeman on My Life as a Teenage Robot, Ami on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, as well as Gi on Captain Planet... Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, host, and author. ... Scott David Menville (born February 12, 1965) is an American voice actor and comedian. ... The following is a list of episodes from the animated Captain Planet franchise. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... This article is about the U.S. television network. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1990 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1996 in television involved some significant events. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... The historic Blue Marble photograph, which helped bring environmentalism to the public eye. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... For other persons named Ted Turner, see Ted Turner (disambiguation). ... Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ... The DIC Incredible World logo used from the late 2001-present. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... The year 1993 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 1996 in television involved some significant events. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ...


As could perhaps be expected due to Ted Turner's creative influence, the program is a form of edutainment, which advocates the United Nations as an organisation, and the concepts of globalism and environmentalism generally. For other persons named Ted Turner, see Ted Turner (disambiguation). ... Edutainment (also educational entertainment or entertainment-education) is a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse. ... UN redirects here. ... With regards to globalism , it would be constructive perhaps to know and recall some of the history. ... The historic Blue Marble photograph, which helped bring environmentalism to the public eye. ...


A live-action movie, based on the animated TV series is expected to be released in 2009.[1]

Contents

Plot

Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, is awakened from a long sleep by human activity destroying the planet. Realizing that the damage is extensive, Gaia creates five magic rings, each with the power to control an element of nature and one controlling the extra element, heart. Gaia sends the rings to five chosen youths across the globe: Kwame, Wheeler, Linka, Gi, and Ma-Ti. For other uses, see Gaia. ... 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. ...


These five are dubbed the Planeteers and given the task of defending the Earth in the case of the greatest of disasters and doing their part to keep others from happening. Gaia uses her "Planet Vision" to discover where the most devastating destruction is occurring and sends the planeteers to help solve the problem. The Planeteers use transportation based on solar power in order to avoid causing pollution themselves. The origin of these vehicles is never explained — conjecture exists that the vehicles may have been sent from the future, given the rampant use of time travel in later seasons.[citation needed] Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Solar power describes a number of methods of harnessing energy from the light of the sun. ... Air pollution Pollution is the introduction of pollutants (whether chemical substances, or energy such as noise, heat, or light) into the environment to such a point that its effects become harmful to human health, other living organisms, or the environment. ...


In situations that the Planeteers cannot handle on their own, they can combine and magnify their powers to summon Captain Planet, who possesses all of their powers magnified, symbolizing that the combined efforts of a team are stronger than its individual parts. Captain Planet only appears in his Captain Planet garb. These are not clothes but elements of the Earth that are integral to his composition. He is able to rearrange his molecular structure to transform himself into the various powers and elements of nature. Captain Planet's outfit does not represent a specific culture. He has grass-green hair, sky-blue skin, earthy brown eyes, a fire-red chest, gloves and boots, and a sun-yellow globe insignia. In a manner similar to the early Superman, Planet has seemingly godlike superhuman powers, and seems to gain more to deal with whatever the situation requires. However, he is weak to pollutants which sap his strength, from smog to nuclear radiation. The Planeteers also cannot use their individual powers while Captain Planet is "active". This article is about the fictional character. ... This article is about a spherical model of the Earth, or similar. ... 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. ... Omnipotence (literally, all power) is power with no limits or inexhaustible, in other words, unlimited power. ... For other uses, see Smog (disambiguation). ... Radioactive decay is the process in which an unstable atomic nucleus loses energy by emitting radiation in the form of particles or electromagnetic waves. ...


Despite his vulnerability to pollution, Captain Planet is a formidable and valiant hero. Once his work is done, Captain Planet returns to the Earth, restoring the Planeteers' powers. When he does this, Captain Planet reminds viewers of the message of the series with his catchphrase, "The power is yours!" For other uses, see Hero (disambiguation). ...


The series is also notable in that it used elements similar to Japanese Sentai series years before shows such as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Sailor Moon came to the US, especially in the manner of a team of five gifted with powers by a mentor, who will call upon something to defeat the villain. Unlike Sentai, however, there are no secret identities for the team, no transformation sequences, and the practice of heavily recycled footage is never used (even the calling sequence would often be re-animated and re-recorded for each episode). The concept of five individual heroes summoning a champion from various devices has its roots in DC Comics' Forever People. It is unknown if Ted Turner was referencing them or the Infinity Man when creating Captain Planet. The official logo of the Super Sentai Series introduced in 2000 during the run of Mirai Sentai Timeranger The Super Sentai Series ) is the name given to the long running Japanese superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd. ... Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (MMPR) is an American live-action television series, created for the American market, based on the sixteenth installment of the Japanese Super Sentai franchise, Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. ... For the title character, see Sailor Moon (character) and for the first story arc, see Dark Kingdom arc. ... The Forever People is a comic book property created by Jack Kirby as part of the Fourth World set of DC Comics titles. ... Infinity-Man is a fictional extraterrestial superhero published by DC Comics. ...


Characters

Planeteers

The Planeteers. Clockwise from left top: Gi, Kwame, Linka, Ma-Ti, Wheeler
The Planeteers. Clockwise from left top: Gi, Kwame, Linka, Ma-Ti, Wheeler

The Planeteers are summoned by Gaia, a modern rendition of the Ancient Greek goddess of the Earth, to defend the world from pollution, criminals, and natural disasters. The five teenagers, who each come from a different region of the world and who together represent several major ethnic groups, are each given a ring which allows them to temporarily control one of the four classical elements — Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water — as well as a fifth element, Heart, which represents love and communication and enables telepathy and empathy, as well as potential mind control. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 249 × 201 pixelsFull resolution (249 × 201 pixel, file size: 11 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a screenshot from an episode of the Captain Planet and the Planeteers television series. ... A listing of Greek mythological beings. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... For other uses, see Crime (disambiguation). ... This article is about the natural disasters caused by natural hazards. ... Many ancient philosophies used a set of archetypal classical elements to explain patterns in nature. ... For other uses, see Love (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Not to be confused with Pity, Sympathy, or Compassion. ... Mind control (or thought control) has the premise that an outside source can control an individuals thinking, behavior or consciousness (either directly or more subtly). ...


In order to summon Captain Planet, the Planeteers must activate their powers in a specific order, preceded by the phrase "Let our powers combine;"(and followed by all of the Planeteers cheering "GO PLANET!"). It can be noted that during the DiC series, the sequence of special effects preceding Captain Planet's appearance differed each and every time (with the exception of a few select occurrences of stock footage), displaying the creativity of animators, and showing just how special the Captain Planet character was. In the Hanna-Barbera series, there were some creative ideas for Captain Planet's appearance when being summoned, but most of the time, it consisted of flashes of lightning, along with sounds of thunder. Animation in the DiC series was inconsistent, showing some episodes as darker or brighter in color than others, and characters looking different from one episode to the next, and in some cases, one segment (or even shot) to the next. 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. ...


The Planeteers' rings are, like Captain Planet himself susceptible to weakening when in the presence of toxic waste and pollution to the point that they can no longer use their powers or summon Captain Planet.


The five Planeteers are:


Kwame: From Africa, Kwame possesses the power of Earth. Kwame, 18 years old, has a soft spot for plant life. Growing up in a tribe in his homeland, he is at one with the land and its purpose, and does what he can to preserve it. Unofficially considered the leader of the group, he's the voice of reason that keeps the Planeteers in check when the group begins to lose faith in a given situation.


Wheeler: From North America (specifically New York City), Wheeler controls the power of Fire. At 17 years old, Wheeler is the street-smart comic relief for the group whom, while having his heart in the right place, tends to get himself into tight spots with his impulse actions. He also tends to annoy Linka, whom he has an ongoing crush on throughout the series. Growing up homeless at an earlier age, his compassion and fighting spirit adds to the team's backbone.


Linka: From the Soviet Union, Linka has the power of Wind. At 16 years old, Linka closely studies bird life. She's also a master of strategy and logic, as well as a computer wiz. With a feisty personality, she's a no-nonsense girl whose common sense has helped the group when in their most critical moments.


Gi: Hailing from Asia, Gi controls the power of water. This power is the only power that requires tapping into a source in order to be useful. Also at 16 years old, Gi is a self-proclaimed marine biologist. Her compassion for sea life contributes to the overall effort of the Planeteers' protection of animals.


Ma-ti: From the Amazon Rainforests of South America, Ma-ti uses the power of heart to instill love, care, compassion, and empathy into the people of the world to care for the planet. He can also use this power to communicate with animals telepathically. At 12 years old, Ma-ti is the most impressionable, but his youth and innocence also aids in the level of love and caring that keeps the group together.


It should be noted that this representation of Gaia was depicted not as a Hellenic Greek, but as a mix of the three primary racial ethnicities: dark brown skin, prominent cheekbones, wavy black hair, and blue eyes.


The only ally of the Planeteers (besides Gaia), who appeared more than once in the series, was former cold war soldier Commander Clash. He helped the Planeteers to defeat Captain Pollution as well as Zarm.


Villains

The evil Eco-Villains united in Summit to Save Earth, Part 1. Clockwise from left: Dr. Blight, Verminous Skumm, Duke Nukem, Hoggish Greedly, Zarm, Looten Plunder, and Sly Sludge.
The evil Eco-Villains united in Summit to Save Earth, Part 1. Clockwise from left: Dr. Blight, Verminous Skumm, Duke Nukem, Hoggish Greedly, Zarm, Looten Plunder, and Sly Sludge.

A small group of villains, usually referred to as the eco-villains, make appearances repeatedly in most episodes. They are well aware that what they do is wrong, yet they do it anyhow, simply because of greed, selfishness, or a desire for power. Due to conflict among them from their varying self-serving interests and backgrounds, they tend to work alone most of the time. Each of these villains represent a specific ecological disaster. These include: Image File history File links Eco-Villains. ... Bad guy redirects here. ...

  • Hoggish Greedly - A pig-like human who represents the dangers of unchecked industrialization and greed.
    • Rigger - Hoggish Greedly's henchman.
  • Looten Plunder - A wealthy poacher and greedy businessman who represents the evils of uncontrolled capitalism.
    • Argos Bleek - Looten Plunder's main henchman.
  • Sly Sludge - An unscrupulous garbage collector who represents apathy and the dangers of short-term thinking.
    • Ooze - Sly Sludge's dumpster friend.
  • Duke Nukem - A radioactive mutant who represents the evils of nuclear power.
    • Leadsuit - Duke Nukem's lead-covered cowardly accomplice.
  • Verminous Skumm - A part man, part rat who represents the evils of poor sanitation and urban sprawl.
  • Dr. Blight - A mad scientist who represents the dangers of uncontrolled technology and unethical scientific experimentation.
    • MAL - Dr. Blight's evil high-intellectual supercomputer.
  • Zarm - The former spirit of the earth who left Gaia in search of other lands and ended up laying other populous planets to ruin. He seems to represent war and destruction.

All seven joined forces only once, under Zarm's leadership, in the two-part "Summit to Save Earth" episode. Hoggish Greedly Hoggish Greedly is a villain in the animation series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. ... Industrialisation (or industrialization) or an industrial revolution (in general, with lowercase letters) is a process of social and economic change whereby a human society is transformed from a pre-industrial to an industrial state . ... For other uses, see Greed (disambiguation). ... Looten Plunder is a villain in the animation series of Captain Planet and the Planeteers. ... For other uses, see Poaching (disambiguation). ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In Economics, short-run refers to the decision-making time frame of a firm in which at least one factor of production may be varied. ... Duke Nukem This page is about the Captain Planet and the Planeteers character. ... This article is about applications of nuclear fission reactors as power sources. ... Verminous Skumm Verminous Skumm is a villain of the Captain Planet animated series which includes Captain Planet and the Planeteers and The New Adventures of Captain Planet. ... E. Coli bacteria under magnification Sanitation is the hygienic disposal or recycling of waste, as well as the policy and practice of protecting health through hygienic measures. ... -1... They LAUGHED at my theories at the institute! Fools! Ill destroy them all! Caucasian, male, aging, crooked teeth, messy hair, lab coat, spectacles/goggles, dramatic posing — one popular stereotype of mad scientist. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... From Latin ex- + -periri (akin to periculum attempt). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


"The New Adventures of Captain Planet" also featured the Slaughter family led by their mother Mame Slaughter and her second-in-command Stalker Slaughter. They were a family of poachers, often in direct monetary competition with Looten Plunder.


Various other one-time villains were also used.


Captain Pollution

A polluting counterpart to Captain Planet named Captain Pollution appears in the two-part episode Mission to Save Earth when Dr. Blight steals the Planeteers’ rings, creates polluting duplicates of them, and distributes the duplicates to most of the other eco-villains (Greedly and Zarm were absent from this gathering). Each villain received a specific ring: Captain Pollution Captain Pollution is a fictional character and supervillain in the animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, first featured in the two-part episode, Mission to Save the Earth (Season 1 Episodes 22 & 23). Captain Pollution is a twisted clone of the main hero in the same vein...

  • Plunder a Deforestation Ring (counterpart of Earth)
  • Nukem a Super Radiation Ring (counterpart of Fire)
  • Sludge a Smog Ring (counterpart of Wind)
  • Skumm a Toxics Ring (counterpart of Water)
  • Dr. Blight keeps the Hate Ring (counterpart of Heart) for herself.

They summoned Captain Pollution with a slight variance in order from their opposite planeteers; with Nukem (fire's counterpart) leading the way, followed by Plunder, Sludge, Skumm, and Blight. This article is about the process of deforestation in the environment. ... For other uses, see Radiation (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Smog (disambiguation). ... // Toxic and Intoxicated redirect here – toxic has other uses, which can be found at Toxicity (disambiguation); for the state of being intoxicated by alcohol see Drunkenness. ... For other uses, see Hate (disambiguation). ...


In the later two-part episode A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Captain Pollution is brought back to life by toxics that seep into the earth. If Captain Planet could be considered to be a nod to Nereus, then Captain Pollution could be considered a nod to Typhon, one of Gaia’s final children, a monster of great evil who spewed toxic smoke. For other uses, see Nereus (disambiguation). ... Zeus darting his lightning at Typhon, Chalcidian black-figured hydria, ca. ...


Episodes

A feature of the show is every episode’s ending with a pair of 30-second clips (known as Planeteer Alerts) in which the characters inform the viewers on ways that they can help the environment, by joining organizations or writing government officials to voice their opinions on specific issues. The following is a list of episodes from the animated Captain Planet franchise. ...


The clips contained moral messages directed at the viewer, delivered by characters from the show (often Captain Planet or Gaia). Similar messages and delivery styles were used in other cartoon shows from the same era, though the practice has fallen out of use in recent years.


Much like the morality of the show itself, the clips contained information and advice on how to help protect the environment, prevent pollution, save animals, form good relationships with people, and how to keep yourself physically and mentally healthy. One episode even dealt with prejudice against people infected with AIDS-HIV. While informative, these clips tend to be the thing that those who dislike the show use to mock it. For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ...


The ending credits theme (maintained by both DIC and Hanna-Barbera’s versions) is also considered one of the most memorable parts of the series due to its catchy main chorus and rock track ("Captain Planet, he’s our hero, gonna take pollution down to zero").


Episodes of the show currently air on WPCH-TV and Boomerang[2]. WPCH-TV, channel 17, is an independent television station in Atlanta, Georgia, owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner. ... Boomerang is the name of at least four television networks. ...


The New Adventures of Captain Planet

The New Adventures of Captain Planet logo.
The New Adventures of Captain Planet logo.

The original series was the second longest running cartoon of the 1990s, producing 113 episodes. It lasted for three seasons under the name Captain Planet and the Planeteers (produced by TBS Productions and DiC), before many of the voice actors quit or were replaced and much licensing occurred, changing the title to The New Adventures of Captain Planet (produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, which was acquired by Turner in 1991). For the band, see 1990s (band). ... 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. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ...


This series had noticeable differences from the original, such as episodes revealing more of the past of each of the characters. This series doesn’t directly contradict the first but expands on it dramatically. Gi tells the story of her pet dolphin, while Linka is revealed to have a mining family who used canaries to detect lethal gases in the mines, and her opening sequence generalizes her birthplace as Eastern Europe to avoid confusion in viewers born after the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991 (which would place her canonical birthplace among one of the countries that gained their independence when the Soviet Union collapsed). Dr. Blight, with a new voice actor, is revealed to have a sister who is a famous movie actress. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Other changes were also noticeable, most significantly the animation style. While the character models from the DiC episodes were retained (and the original DiC opening sequence used) the new animation relied less on shading and was slightly more colorful. Many of the characters had refurbished outfits. The sound effects utilized when the Planeteers used their rings were changed and the echo in Captain Planet’s voice when he emerged was also gone. Also gone was the DIC season's use of a specific synth rock soundtrack, these tracks were replaced by a large number of orchestral pieces, although the famous end credits theme was retained, now showcasing footage from the Hanna-Barbera episodes. A small number of cast changes occurred, affecting Gaia and most of the eco-villains; similarly, the opening narration was voiced by David Coburn (Captain Planet) rather than LeVar Burton (Kwame), and was eventually replaced by a rap by Fred Schneider of The B-52's. David Coburn (born 31 October 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actor, voice actor and singer. ... Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. ... Rap redirects here. ... Fred Schneider (born Fred Schneider III on July 1, 1951 in Newark, New Jersey) is best known as the frontman of the rock band The B-52s, of which he is a founding member. ... The B-52s are a New Wave rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, an important center of alternative rock. ...


Other media

Toys

As with many popular cartoons, Captain Planet had a toy line. Released by Tiger Toys in 1991, the line ran for several years, long enough to tie into the New Adventures series. The toys were repackaged and sold by Grand Toys in Canada and Kenner throughout Europe. The toys were of average poseability, with the common five points — neck, shoulders, and hips. Tiger logo Tiger Electronics is a USA-based toys manufacturer, best known for the Furby and Giga Pets. ... Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1947 by three brothers, Albert, Phillip, and Joseph L. Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, and was named after the street where the original corporate offices were located. ...


Finding a comprehensive list of what was released is difficult, since not all toys shown in the initial retailer catalog were even released. The collector’s market is small, the toys being somewhat rare on eBay. The Captain Planet Foundation still sells a small number of them online, however. There may have also been further foreign variations of certain toys which may be even more difficult to catalog. Various toys from the New Adventures waves are also likely to be less well-known. This article is about the online auction center. ...


All five Planeteers, five Eco-Villains, Commander Clash, and several versions of Captain Planet, each with a different gimmick or paint scheme, were released, along with several vehicles. Four small vehicles were also sold through a Burger King promotion. Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ...


Comics

Marvel Comics published a short-run comic series to tie in to the show; however, the comics were a separate continuity. While not effectively part of the Marvel Universe, issue #4's cover was a parody of the cover to Fantastic Four issue #1. This article is about the comic book company. ... This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ... This article is about the superheroes. ...


Video games

Five different Captain Planet video games exist.

  1. A video game based on the series was produced for the NES by Mindscape called Captain Planet. The game, which involved a good deal of shooting, received poor reviews from game critics and thus a Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) version of the game was canceled.
  2. A separate side-scrolling game was developed by Novalogic for the Mega Drive/Genesis, but only saw release in Europe and Australia.
  3. David Perry and Nick Bruty developed a ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC game using the license, a 3-level shoot 'em up.
  4. A game was also released for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST, written by Tony Crowther. This was a platform game, and was briefly bundled with the Amiga 500 "Cartoon Classics" pack released in 1991.
  5. A Commodore 64 game, probably based on either of the 2 above, was in development but never released.
  6. Tiger Toys, owners of the action figure license, also created an LCD hand-held game.

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Films

Michael Reaves

Writer Michael Reaves reimagined the Captain Planet concept in a script he wrote for a theatrical movie in 1997, entitled "Dark Planet." It was darker than the series, and was set in a post-apocalyptic time period. The script was met with acceptance, but "got lost in the shuffle when Turner and Warner Bros. merged."[3][4] Michael Reaves (born 1950) is an American writer, known for his contributions as producer and story editor to a number of 1990s animated television series, including Disneys Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series. ...


Ted Turner

Ted Turner is currently in talks regarding a Captain Planet movie.[5]


Cast

Heroes

This article is about the fictional character. ... David Coburn (born 31 October 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actor, voice actor and singer. ... Look up Gaia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, host, and author. ... Margot Kidder (born October 17, 1948) is a Canadian-American film and television actress who achieved fame playing Lois Lane in the Superman movies of the 1970s and 1980s. ... Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. ... Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Joey Dedio is an American film, television, and theatre actor. ... Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kath Soucie (born February 20, 1967 in New York City) (sometimes credited as Souci or Kath E. Soucie) is an American voice actress, perhaps best known for her work as the voice of the Princess Sally of (SatAM) or the Saturday morning cartoon of Sonic The Hedgehog. ... Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Janice Kawaye, born Hiromi Kawaye (of which she has also been credited) in 1970, is an Japanese-born American actress notable for providing the voices of Jenny XJ-9 Wakeman on My Life as a Teenage Robot, Ami on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, as well as Gi on Captain Planet... Look up Planeteer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Scott David Menville (born February 12, 1965) is an American voice actor and comedian. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ...

Allies

Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. ...

Villains

Richard Gere was originally slated to voice one of the villain characters, but backed out for unknown reasons. Hoggish Greedly Hoggish Greedly is a villain in the animation series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. ... Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929) is an American actor known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later continued in a spinoff series, Lou Grant. ... Looten Plunder is a villain in the animation series of Captain Planet and the Planeteers. ... For the actor, see Ed Gilbert (actor) Edgar Gilbert (born near 1950) is an engineer. ... Meg Ryan (born November 19, 1961) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies but has also worked in other film genres. ... Mary Kay Bergman (June 5, 1961 – November 11, 1999) was an American voice actress with numerous roles and bit parts in television, movies, direct-to-video animation, and advertising. ... Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... James Jonah Jim Cummings (born November 3, 1952[1] in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American voice actor who is best known for his work on the Winnie the Pooh animated series. ... Duke Nukem This page is about the Captain Planet and the Planeteers character. ... Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning American film and television actor, active for over 60 years. ... Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958) is a Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. ... Verminous Skumm Verminous Skumm is a villain of the Captain Planet animated series which includes Captain Planet and the Planeteers and The New Adventures of Captain Planet. ... Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958) is a Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. ... Without a doubt the coolest kid in existence. ... Malcolm McDowell (born 13 June 1943) is a British actor. ... Captain Pollution Captain Pollution is a fictional character and supervillain in the animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, first featured in the two-part episode, Mission to Save the Earth (Season 1 Episodes 22 & 23). Captain Pollution is a twisted clone of the main hero in the same vein... Theresa Saldana (born August 20, 1954) is an American actress, best known for her work in motion pictures and television. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is a Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. ...


Villains' accomplices

John Deszo Ratzenberger (born April 6, 1947) is an American actor. ... S. Scott Bullock (born January 31, 1972) is an American voice actor. ... David Rappaport David Stephen Rappaport (November 23, 1951 – May 2, 1990) was a British actor, probably one of the best known dwarf actors in television and film, standing at 3 11. Rappaport was born to a Jewish family in London, and soon developed talents in both music and theatre. ... Timothy James Curry (born April 19, 1946) is an Emmy Award-winning English actor, singer, and composer, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in Stephen Kings It. ... Cameron A. Clarke (born November 6, 1957 in Burbank, California) is an American voice actor, made famous for his many starring roles in popular video games and animated television and film. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... For other persons named Charles Adler, see Charles Adler (disambiguation). ...

Song

The theme song played in the End Credits sequence takes from New Kids on the Block's hit song, Step by Step. Coincidentally, David Coburn & Scott Menville also voiced characters on New Kids on The Block cartoon. Coburn was Nikko & Donnie Wahlberg while Menville was Joe McIntyre. This article is about the group. ... Step by Step is the biggest selling single of one of the biggest boybands in music history New Kids On The Block. ...


References

  1. ^ Susan Swarbrick. "Movie stars: the solution to all of the world’s troubles", The Herald, 2008-3-13. Retrieved on 2008-03-22. 
  2. ^ http://research.backchannelmedia.com/station/show/WTBS
  3. ^ Michael Reeves interview, in which he mistakenly recalls the title as simply "Planet". AnimationArtist.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-08.
  4. ^ Michael Reaves's website, listing the script as "Dark Planet". Retrieved on 2008-04-20.
  5. ^ Ted is currently in talks to create a possible movie version of the cartoon – wonder who will play Captain Planet?.

2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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"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. A Time Warner Company.
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The Planeteers (no relation to Tommy Tomorrow's outfit) were five young adventurers, representing the classical four elements of the physical world, plus a fifth, spiritual element.
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