Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)

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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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Series cast summary:
David Coburn ...
 Captain Planet / ... (113 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Kwame / ... (113 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Wheeler / ... (113 episodes, 1990-1996)
Janice Kawaye ...
 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)
Frank Welker ...
 Suchi / ... (55 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 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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Animated superhero series with a great message!
12 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Captain Planet and the Planeteers" was a great cartoon for me when I was growing up. It was also one of my favorite cartoons from the early 1990s, and it is also one of the best superhero cartoon series I've ever seen. It's been a while since I last saw it (mostly likely, more than 10 years, at least), but I do nonetheless remember it as an animated cartoon series with a powerful message that we could all learn something from, regardless of our political differences (i.e., liberal vs. conservative): "We all share this planet together, so let's unite with one another to make a difference, because this is the only planet we have to live on." I honestly don't see how anyone can possibly have a problem with such a message (unless, of course, they're incredibly selfish and have no compassion whatsoever) - even though I myself am no environmentalist, though I do my part, however small, to maintain a clean environment around me and recycle what I can, whenever I can.

In short, "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" is one animated superhero cartoon show that I think we can all learn something important from...

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