A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.
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 Captain Planet / ... (113 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Kwame / ... (113 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Wheeler / ... (113 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Gi / ... (113 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Ma-Ti / ... (113 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Linka / ... (113 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Gaia (60 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Suchi / ... (58 episodes, 1990-1996)
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Seeing the Earth in its profound environmental peril, Gaia, 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, 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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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 »

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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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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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Captain Planet and the Planeteers Theme (Ending)
Written by Nick Boxer
Performed by Murray McFadden and Timothy Mulhollan
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A great message for kids. Content wasn't intended to hold an adult's attention
14 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this series when it originally came out. I think this show contained a lot of great messages for children, and they were able to present them in a way that was visually stimulating for the children and could hold their attention. I frown on adults who are too hard on the delivery style of this series. Kudos to network executives, like Ted Turner, who take a chance on a show like this. There were lessons on subjects such as smoking, drugs, stealing, lying, and obviously not polluting the environment. It obviously wasn't looked down on by everyone. It ran for more than a couple of seasons, which speaks volumes for a show. There were a lot of great actors whose voices turned up on this show. I miss watching it, and I'd love for my six-year-old daughter to be able to experience it. She'd love it!


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