Live-Action Captain Planet Movie In The Works

Cartoon Network has signed a development agreement with action-adventure producer Don Murphy and partner Susan Montford and their company Angry Filmworks to develop a live-action motion picture based on the groundbreaking, environment-saving animated hero, Captain Planet and the Planeteers. The agreement gives Murphy and his company the exclusive rights to develop and package the property and advance it towards production. This is a throwback but I can dig it. Captain Planet was one of those unique shows that until then there wasn’t anything like it and since then there hasn’t been anything like it. Bottom line is I would go to see a Captain Planet movie in a heartbeat.

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With Your Powers Combined, I Am Captain Planet

In an effort to inform younger viewers about serious environmental issues,  Ted Turner partnered with DIC Enterprises in 1990 to create the world’s first animated environmental series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers. The series was about a group of young people who combine their special powers (The Planeteers) to summon Captain Planet, an environmental superhero, to battle the world’s worst eco-villains.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers premiered in fall 1990, airing domestically and internationally in syndication and on cable networks TBS and TNT. Six full seasons of the series were produced in the original run of the series, featuring the voice talents of multiple guest celebrities, including Whoopi Goldberg (Gaia), Meg Ryan (Dr. Blight), Martin Sheen (Sly Sludge), Edward Asner (Hoggish Greedly), James Coburn (Looten Plunder), Dean Stockwell (Duke Nukem) and Sting (Zarm).

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