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Captain Planet: Leonardo DiCaprio and Glen Powell Teaming for Movie

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The power is yours! THR reports Paramount and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions are angling to revive Captain Planet as a feature film. Paramount is negotiating for the rights to the 1990s cartoon series.Captain Planet and the Planeteers originally ran on TBS from 1990 to 1992. The voice cast included David Coburn, LeVar Burton, Joey Dedio, Janice Kawaye, Scott Menville, Kath Soucie, and Whoopi Goldberg. Its sequel, The New Adventures of Captain Planet, aired from 1993 to 1996.Read More…
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Remember when Captain Planet did an episode on AIDS?

Following the announcement of a new live-action film produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and their discussion on the Flickering Myth Podcast, Luke Owen looks back at the Captain Planet and the Planeteers episode “Formula for Hate”…

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, no subject was perhaps more taboo than HIV and AIDS. Though many had died previously, the disease became headline news when actor Rock Hudson died of AIDS in 1985 and it quickly became a hot topic of debate. Most media outlets were afraid to touch or broach the subject because public opinion swayed so much, mostly due to a lack of knowledge. Prolific comedian Eddie Murphy performed a routine about the fear of AIDS on his infamous Delirious show in 1983 where he says, “AIDS is scary because it kills motherfuckers… It petrifies me ‘cos girls be hanging out with them [homosexuals]. One night they could be in the club having fun with their gay-friend,
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Captain Planet Movie Is Happening with Producer Leonardo DiCaprio

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Captain Planet Movie Is Happening with Producer Leonardo DiCaprio
Just because Leonardo DiCaprio is behind the new Captain Planet movie doesn't mean it will be any less cheesy than it sounds. The Oscar winning actor has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to bring the popular 1990s environmentally conscious superhero to the big screen. Leonardo DiCaprio's own Appian Way Productions will tackle this tale about keeping pollution down while uniting the nations of the planet to make Earth a better place to live.

The movie will be based on the 1990s cartoon series of the same name. Paramount is targeting Jono Matt and Scream Queens star Glen Powell to write the screenplay, according to The Hollywood Reporter. When a deal is finalized with the two screenwriters, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and DiCaprio will move forward with their deal to produce the film through Appian Way. The company signed a first look deal with the studio back in March alongside Glen Powell.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Glen Powell Join Forces for ‘Captain Planet’ Feature Film

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Glen Powell Join Forces for ‘Captain Planet’ Feature Film
From 1990 to 1992, Tuner Program Services and Dic Entertainment presented “Captain Planet and the Planeteers,” an animated TV show that followed five teenagers empowered with the classical elements and the superhero Captain Planet to protect the world from environmental danger. Since then, “Captain Planet” has produced a sequel TV series that ran from 1993 to 1996, a comic book series, video games, and of course, the Captain Planet Foundation, an organization that inspires and teaches youth about the environmental challenges facing the world today. But now it will soon become a feature film, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions and Paramount Pictures.

Read More: ‘Captain Planet’ & Lego ‘Ninjago’ Movies In The Works

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and Appian Way are in talks to acquire the rights to “Captain Planet,” and if the deal is struck, it would be produced by DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, and would be written by “Everybody Wants Some!
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DiCaprio Set To Bring Captain Planet To The Big Screen?

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Leonardo DiCaprio has quietly become something of an activist. With each passing year, the actor seems to inch closer to the kind of celebrity activist that folks like Sean Penn, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie all are. He's also a smart businessman. DiCaprio sees that superheroes are all anyone is interested in these days, and so it looks like he's ready to merge his worlds a bit by adapting a beloved superhero for the big screen that actually has something to say about the world at large: Captain Planet. 

The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that DiCaprio's Appian Way and Paramount Pictures are teaming up to bring an adaptation of Captain Planet And The Planeteers to a theater near you.

That's not all. They're already working hard to find writers for the project, as Paramount is courting Jono Matt and Glen Powell to pen the script. 

For those unaware, Captain Planet And The Planeteers
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Leonardo DiCaprio producing a Captain Planet movie

Paramount Pictures is teaming up with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way to produce a big screen reboot of the early 90s environmental cartoon Captain Planet, with Glen Powell (Scream Queens) and writing partner Jono Matt set to pen the script.

According to THR, the movie will take place years after the conclusion of the Captain Planet and the Planeteers TV show, “with the Captain now a washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need them”.

Given its environmental themes, Captain Planet seems a perfect fit for DiCaprio, who will be producing the movie alongside Powell and Jennifer Davisson Killoran of Appian Way.

A Captain Planet movie was previously in development at Sony back in 2013, only for the rights to lapse before the studio could get it off the ground.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers ran for three seasons between 1990 and 1992, with a follow-up series, The New Adventures of Captain Planet,
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Captain Planet Movie Coming, Leonardo DiCaprio Involved

Mike Cecchini Oct 18, 2016

By your powers combined, or at least the powers of some folks in Hollywood, a Captain Planet movie is in development.

This just in: Paramount is developing a Captain Planet movie. Remember Captain Planet? Captain Planet And The Planeteers was a somewhat preachy cartoon with an environmental message that ran from 1993-1996. Depending on how old you were at the time, you either have fond memories of it (and its brightly designed, but strangely mulleted title character) or found it insufferable (primarily because of his supporting cast of teenage 'planeteers'), but it's unlikely you've forgotten it.

Captain Planet would be summoned "by your powers combined" when the Planeteers would work together with their magic rings to fight villains with names like 'Hoggish Greedly.' 

The nostalgia factor aside, there's some interesting talent involved in bringing the Captain Planet movie to life. For starters, Paramount is the studio
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Captain Planet Movie In The Works At Paramount

Time for a bit of early ’90s nostalgia here, as THR is reporting that Paramount Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company have partnered up to bring environmental superhero Captain Planet to the big screen.

Sony was actually working on an adaptation many years ago, but the rights have since lapsed. This incarnation of the project has actor Glenn Powell (Scream Queens, Everybody Wants Some) on board as co-writer along with Jono Matt, but there’s no word yet on whether he’ll also play a role in the movie.

For those that have never heard of the classic animated series or need a refresher, Captain Planet and the Planeteers ran from 1990 to 1992, and focused on a group of global youngsters who were given magical rings that could control the four elements of fire, earth, wind, and water, and an additional ring for heart. When they combined their
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Jennifer Garner Starring in Netflix Animated Series Llama Llama

She’s played a sexy double agent. She’s played a comic-book assassin. And now, in her most transformative role to date, Jennifer Garner will play… a llama.

RelatedDownton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery Joins Netflix Miniseries Godless

Garner will voice Mama Llama in the new animated series Llama Llama, Netflix announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Based on the best-selling book series by Anna Dewdney, the show will follow the adventures of its titular character as he learns and grows alongside his closest friends — and, of course, his mother, with whom he shares a “warm and loving bond.
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Nerd Alert: Avengers 2 Honest Trailer and RoboCop Mall Security

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Nerd Alert: Avengers 2 Honest Trailer and RoboCop Mall Security
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this whacked out Wednesday? Robocop gets reimagined as a mall cop, an animated spoof reveals the true identity of Batman's greatest villain and learn how to build your very own ooze canister from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. But first, Avengers: Age of Ultron gets an honest trailer. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Honest Trailer

This week, Screen Junkies takes aim at Avengers: Age of Ultron in their latest Honest Trailer, tearing this superhero sequel apart for the peculiar nature of new characters Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Vision, while trashing Earth's Mightiest Heroes for failing to "assemble" in other Marvel movies,
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Power/Rangers Producer May Tackle Captain Planet Next

Adi Shankar is a bona fide, successful Hollywood film producer with movies such as The Grey, Dredd and Lone Survivor to his credit.  However, he also has a passion for self-expression, which he exhibits through his personal Bootleg Universe.  To date, his personal, creative outlet has tackled the Punisher (Dirty Laundry), Venom (Truth in Journalism), Judge Dredd (Judge Dredd: Superfiend)  and James Bond (James Bond: In Service of Nothing).   With no plans to stop, what other property could Shankar look to explore next?  Shankar told Comic Book Resources, "Captain Planet was my other favorite TV show growing up. The truth is, if you look at our world today, the world we live in right now, that is the world Captain Planet was fighting against. Literally, Captain Planet and the Planeteers lost. If they existed in our world today, they would be labelled eco-terrorists.  I had this whole idea for a
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Television that Home Video Forgot: Darkroom (1981)

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Darkroom

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Created by Peter S. Fischer

Produced by Universal TV

Aired on ABC for 1 season (7 episodes; 16 segments) from November 27, 1981 – January 15, 1982

Cast

James Coburn as the Host

Show Premise

Darkroom was a thriller anthology series, much in the vein of Night Gallery, where each story had an image to present before it began. The series was hosted by James Coburn, who introduced each story segment as a photographer in his darkroom, developing photographs and tales. The innovative aspect of this particular anthology series was that the story segments had free range to be as long or as short as the story needed to be, as long as the segments fit within the hour duration. Most episodes contained two stories, but at times there were three.

The tone of the stories presented on the series were mostly frightful tales, with grim twist endings that were enhanced with dark humor. The
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Looking back at… Sonic the Hedgehog (1993 – 1994)

Luke Owen looks back at Sonic the Hedgehog

During the early 90s, one blue hedgehog ruled pop culture with a string of successful video games for Sega’s flagship Genesis console (or Mega Drive if you’re in the UK). And while we never did get a live-action movie of Sonic the Hedgehog like Nintendo did with their mascot, we did get not one, but two animated shows in the same year. One was a bizarre little romp known as The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and the other was simply known as Sonic the Hedgehog.

First airing in September 1993, Sonic the Hedgehog ran for 26 episodes over two seasons and had a much darker edge than its child-like counterpart. Where The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog featured bright and bombastic colours and ambiance, Sonic the Hedgehog (or Satam as it’s also known) was gritty, dirty and unlike the games
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Sunday Quiz: Do You Know Your 90s Cartoons?

Last week we took a trip back in time to the 1980s to test your knowledge of 80s cartoon villains, and we thought we’d jump forward a decade for this week’s quiz as we ask ‘Do You Know Your 90s Cartoons?’. Take the quiz below to see if you can name all fifteen 90s cartoons, and don’t forget to share your results and challenge your friends to best your score…

Question 1 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Gargoyles Freakazoid!

Question 2 Courage the Cowardly Dog Rocko's Modern Life CatDog

Question 3 Pinky and the Brain Animaniacs Tiny Toon Adventures

Question 4 Freakazoid! The Tick Earthworm Jim

Question 5 Rocko's Modern Life Cow and Chicken Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy

Question 6 DuckTales Tiny Toon Adventures Darkwing Duck

Question 7 Dexter Bobby's World Dexter's Laboratory

Question 8 2 Stupid Dogs CatDog Dog City

Question 9 Batman: The Animated Series Batman Beyond The Adventures of Batman & Robin

Question 10 Hey Arnold! Arthur
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R.I.P. Casey Kasem (1932 – 2014)

American radio personality and voice actor Casey Kasem has passed away today aged 82, his children have announced. Kasem – who was best known as the host of the American Top 40, as well as voicing Shaggy in Scooby-Doo – had been suffering from dementia, and was recently at the centre of a bitter family dispute over his end-of-life care.

“Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” reads a family statement. “Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.”

Kasem began his radio career in the 1950s and hosted the American Top 40 from 1970 to 1988, with a second spell following from 1998 until 2004. He began his acting career in the 1960s, first
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8 Earth Day Lessons We Learned Watching Captain Planet

While Smokey the Bear taught us fire safety, Captain Planet and the Planeteers taught us the meaning of "Reduce. Reuse. Recycle" through the combined powers of the elements, Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and Heart. This Earth Day, let us recall the knowledge once bestowed unto our undeveloped minds, and answer this call to action to save the planet. Never forget, the power is yours! Happy Earth Day! Here's 5 Ways You Can Make A Difference. ...

By Jessica Hyndman
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Wamg Interview- Joey Dedio: Writer and Star of Tio Papi – Sliff 2013

Joey Dedio is a veteran of film, stage and television. As a youngster, Dedio appeared in After School Specials and on the NBC soap opera Another World; portrayed the title role in the NBC Series “The Karate Kid”; and served as the voice of “Wheeler” on the animated series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers.” As an adult, Dedio has worked as a regular in the serial “Sunset Beach”; guest-starred on such dramas as “Law and Order” and “Chicago Hope”; originated the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play “Skin”; and appeared in more than 15 films, including the Sundance competition drama Strays. Taking on additional roles, the multitalented Dedio wrote, produced, and starred in Downtown: A Street Tale and produced the award-winning documentary “The Providence Effect.” Dedio plays the title role in Tio Papi, which he co-wrote and produced.

Joey will be in St. Louis to screen Tio Papi as part of The St.
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Marcia Wallace, actress from 'The Simpsons' and 'The Bob Newhart Show', dies at 70

Marcia Wallace, actress from 'The Simpsons' and 'The Bob Newhart Show', dies at 70
As Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, Marcia Wallace may be the only 4th-grade teacher to have the same student for 24 years. Before that, she was beloved as Carol Kester, the lovelorn, wisecracking secretary on The Bob Newhart Show.

Wallace, who was a breast cancer survivor for 28 years, has died at age 70, according to the showrunner of The Simpsons. “I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace,” producer Al Jean said in a statement to EW. “She was beloved by all at The Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character.
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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Exclusive: Whoopi Goldberg Cast as [Spoiler]'s Wife

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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Exclusive: Whoopi Goldberg Cast as [Spoiler]'s Wife
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland fans will soon be privy to the view from the White Rabbit’s missus, when Whoopi Goldberg brings the Ocd bunny’s wife to life.

TVLIne has learned exclusively that the comedienne/actress/talk show cohost will guest-voice Mrs. Rabbit in the freshman ABC drama’s eighth episode, in both the current storyline and a flashback to the furry-footed fella’s past.

Related | Get Scoop on a Lost Reunion in Wonderland

Series regular John Lithgow (Third Rock from the Sun) voices the White Rabbit, while Wonderland’s other voice cast includes rocker Iggy Pop
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Captain Planet Heading To The Big Screen

Captain Planet Heading To The Big Screen
Fracking heck, Captain Planet And The Planeteers are back. Telly's most dedicated band of environmental-aware heroes are getting the big-screen treatment, with Sony working on a movie version of the early '90s TV show. It's been in the works for three years now and finally seems to be taking to the skies.The show's premise, originally commissioned by Ted Turner as a kind of Last Airbender-meets-An Inconvenient Truth for tweens, has Earth spirit Gaia bestowing magical rings on five teenagers. Each ring represents a different life force: African Kwame gets earth; Wheeler, from North America, has fire; Linka, a Russian, controls wind; Asian Gi has water; and South American Ma-Ti gets heart. They'll be using these powers against a range of pun-heavy villains like Dr. Blight, Verminous Skumm, Duke Nukem, Looten Plunder and Rapen Pillage - Ok, not the last one - and occasionally calling upon titular superhero
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