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Captain Planet and the Planeteers 

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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
LeVar Burton ...  Kwame / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
Joey Dedio ...  Wheeler / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
Janice Kawaye ...  Gi / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
Scott Menville ...  Ma-Ti / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
Kath Soucie ...  Linka / ... 113 episodes, 1990-1996
Whoopi Goldberg ...  Gaia 60 episodes, 1990-1992
Frank Welker ...  Suchi / ... 58 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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Turner

Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

10 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Adventures of Captain Planet See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Each Planeteer comes from a different continent, subtly hinting at the need for people of all nations to work together to care for the planet. Australia and Antarctica are the only continents from which there is not a Planeteer with a ring granting a specific power, and Antarctica has no permanent inhabitants, and therefore no one to give a ring. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: The Widening Gyre (2011) See more »

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Captain Planet and the Planeteers Theme (Opening)
Written by Tom Worrall
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This show had a good message!
6 July 2004 | by gryphon12432See all my reviews

I don't understand you people. This show was meant for children to teach them to respect the environment. You christians who claim that it offends you, get over it. Be accepting of other peoples beliefs, even if they are different. There is already more than enough Christian shows out there.

This show taught me valuable lessons, and as a kid, I never saw any underlying themes, other than to help the planet. It may not have been the best cartoon, but it was one of the few that had a great message, and one of my favorites.

As for political aspects, do you people spend your every waking moment searching cartoons for secret agendas? Get a life! This show may have other agendas, I don't know and I doubt that if it did, anyone who watched it, being a young child, would even notice. This show tried to unite different beliefs, different backgrounds and to show us that we can work together and make a difference. I admit that as an adult, I now see the cliché-ness of the villains, but as a kid I never noticed and I doubt any child would. The message of saving the earth won't even reach every watcher (though it will reach some), let alone all this other junk you are reading into it.

All in all, this was a good show, and I think kids need more shows like it. I wish that all those who disliked it for whatever reason, could at least try to see the good it was trying to do.

"All things are connected...whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth." -Chief Seattle


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