The Spirit of Earth, Gaia, is woken from a century-long sleep at Hope Island to discover that Earth is dying because of humans' carelessness in deforestation, pollution, over-hunting, and ... See full summary »

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Captain Planet (voice)
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Kwame / Opening Narrator (voice)
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Wheeler (voice)
Janice Kawaye ...
Gi (voice)
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Ma-Ti (voice)
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Linka (voice)
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Gaia (voice)
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Hoggish Greedly (voice)
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Rigger (voice)
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The Spirit of Earth, Gaia, is woken from a century-long sleep at Hope Island to discover that Earth is dying because of humans' carelessness in deforestation, pollution, over-hunting, and especially now by oil-driller Hoggish Greedly and his henchman Rigger, who threaten all life on a sea coast with their work. She sends a quintet of rings out to five youths around the world - Kwame, an African who tries to preserve plants, is given the Power of Earth to create mountains and earthquakes. Gi, a Malaysian with an affinity for sea life, is given the Power of Water to control any source of it nearby. Wheeler, a wild but compassionate American, is given the Power of Fire to create flame and control dangerous blazes. Linka, a Soviet bird-lover, is given the Power of Wind to create twisters and move objects. And Ma-Ti, a Kayapo-Spaniard animal-lover, is given the Power of Heart to bring out kindness in others and communicate mentally with any human or animal. The newly-appointed Planeteers ... Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

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15 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Whoopi Goldberg and LeVar Burton were also stars of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Captain Planet and the Planeteers was the 2nd TV show which the two actors worked together, the same time as Star Trek: The Next Generation. See more »

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When heating up water in the last scene, Wheeler's ring is already operating when he says "Fire" in order to operate it. See more »

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Gaia: [after seeing the picture of Greedly's oil-drilling and one of oil spilling into a river on Planet Vision, sees factories polluting the air, cars polluting the air, a bird clutching garbage flying over a trashed ocean, a deforested land] It's worse than I thought! Earth is dying.
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