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Captain Planet and the Planeteers 

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A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behavior and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.
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Series cast summary:
David Coburn ...  Captain Planet / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
LeVar Burton ...  Kwame / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
Joey Dedio ...  Wheeler / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
Janice Kawaye ...  Gi / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
Scott Menville ...  Ma-Ti / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
Kath Soucie ...  Linka / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
Whoopi Goldberg ...  Gaia 60 episodes, 1990-1992
Frank Welker ...  Suchi / ... 58 episodes, 1990-1996
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Seeing the Earth in its profound environmental peril, Gaia (Whoopi Goldberg), goddess of the Earth, summons five kids from around the world to become the Planeteers, an opposing force to fight back and educate others in the need to be environmentally responsible. To accomplish that task, each kid is given a magic ring that each has a power of earth, wind, water, fire and heart. When the threat they face is too big for them to face, they can combine and amplify their powers to create Captain Planet (David Coburn), who has the power to stop catastrophic environmental disasters himself, while the Planeteers contribute with the things anyone can and should do to help. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Official Sites:

Turner

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Adventures of Captain Planet See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Production of this show began prior to the fall of the Soviet Union. In the opening credits to the first several episodes, it is stated that Linka is from the Soviet Union. Later, the opening sequence was dubbed over to say "Eastern Europe" to stay as politically correct as possible. See more »

Goofs

Many times the Planeteers are captured by the echo-villains who don't bother to take their rings off them to stop them from using the rings powers to escape and then call Captain Planet. See more »

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Opening Narrator: Our world is in peril. Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, can no longer stand the terrible destruction plaguing our planet. She gives five magic rings to five special young people. From Africa, Kwame with the power of earth. From the North America, Wheeler with the power of fire. From the Soviet Union, Linka with the power of wind. From Asia, Gi with the power of water and from South America, Ma-Ti with the power of heart. With the five powers combined they summon earth's greatest ...
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Crazy Credits

In the opening titles from the first (two?) series, Linka is said to be from the Soviet Union. In subsequent series, she is said to be from eastern Europe. See more »

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Soundtracks

Captain Planet and the Planeteers Theme (Ending)
Written by Nick Boxer
Performed by Murray McFadden and Timothy Mulhollan
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Convinced me to recycle...
25 July 2006 | by m-ramsaySee all my reviews

"It was probably only made to teach kids to keep the environment clean." This was posted by a few other people... Duuuhhhh!

I remember watching this as a kid when it first came out. My brother and I enjoyed watching it every week. It may have been repetitive and a little cheesy, but it had a good message.

As far as the show implying that we can't really save the planet, only a superhero can, give me a break. I, at the age of 8, realized that Captain Planet and the Planeteers did not exist in real life and therefore, it really was up to us to help save the planet. I credit this show along with Raffi's Evergreen Everblue album and the movie Ferngully the Last Rainforest as the reason I recycle today.

A little plug for those who want to help the environment a little. Check out the Seventh Generation line of products and click everyday on the website - the rain forest site. :) I hope they decide to put this out on DVD soon!


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