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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A story centered around an environmentally friendly superhero.

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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)
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 Suchi / ... (56 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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Captain Planet's color scheme is based on the rings' colors, thus emphasizing the fact that he is the combination of the five powers: green hair (Earth), red clothing (Fire), white and blue skin (Wind and Water respectively), and yellow chest-piece and belt buckle (Heart). 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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Wow...you guys are harsh!
5 April 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I may be in the minority but I was first introduced to this show once it was on syndication and actually liked it. I never saw the reason to write such an extended response that dealt with the complete and utter negativity of a TV show or movie as I've seen here. It truly is amazing that there are individuals that would sit there and write such elongated responses. Is it political, absolutely. This show is somewhat ahead of its time, as I don't recall a strong effort being made to concern ourselves with the environment at that time. Regardless, I enjoyed it and whereas I have not seen this show in quite a while, I imagine that I'd enjoy it as much as I did in the past were I to see it again.


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