This cartoon follows on from the 1980's cartoon "Ducktales", continuing the adventures of Huey, Dewey and Louie. Now teenagers and living with their uncle Donald Duck, the three spend their... See full summary »
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
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The looks of Captain Planet are inspired by the DC Comics character (previously Charlton character) Captain Atom. Other aspects of the show (five teenagers with powers summoning a super-being of greater force, looks and personality bits of the teenagers) are inspired on the Marvel Comics "Psi-Force" series. See more »
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 »
I was a young kid back in the early 90's searching for something action-packed. When I found this show, I found a win-win solution: gives you the battle action I sought out and provided good messages about the world at the same time. For those who say this is preachy and/or cheesy, leave your pride at the back door and take the message as is. It is good the way it is. Edward Asner (Hoggish Greedly) said, "We're a nation of waste, and others are following. We need to set a good example". Good point. Ever since I first laid eyes on this show, I have become a dedicated environmentalist. The voice cast is all terrific and among my favorites are LeVar Burton (Kwame my favorite planeteer) and Whoopi Goldberg (Gaia). Even after so many years it is still fun to watch. The messages are still relevant to today, particularly the one quote that tells you that no matter who you are and what your abilities are you can make a difference, "The Power is Yours!" -Captain Planet
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