History WesternAnimation / CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers

29th Dec '16 9:21:05 AM nombretomado
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** Verminous Skumm harassed and lied about a boy who had HIV, and he gave nuclear detonators to people fighting in the UsefulNotes/TheTroubles, TheApartheidEra, and the UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict, in an attempt to discredit the entire human race. Both of these episodes went down in infamy, unsurprisingly.

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** Verminous Skumm harassed and lied about a boy who had HIV, and he gave nuclear detonators to people fighting in the UsefulNotes/TheTroubles, TheApartheidEra, UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra, and the UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict, in an attempt to discredit the entire human race. Both of these episodes went down in infamy, unsurprisingly.
15th Dec '16 6:36:12 PM dpisel01
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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Any viewpoint innocently contrary to the show is given to Wheeler, the stupid spoiled American of the team. Even when he has a ''perfectly legitimate'' point, the show sets him up to be "proven" wrong, mainly because he has the wrong attitude or goes about things the wrong way.

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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Any viewpoint innocently contrary to the show is given to Wheeler, the stupid spoiled American of the team.Wheeler. Even when he has a ''perfectly legitimate'' point, the show sets him up to be "proven" wrong, mainly because he has the wrong attitude or goes about things the wrong way.
15th Dec '16 4:19:31 PM N8han11
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The Captain was also a UnexpectedCharacter GuestFighter on the MascotFighter ''VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion''.

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The Captain was also a UnexpectedCharacter [[UnexpectedCharacter unexpected]] GuestFighter on the MascotFighter ''VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion''.
14th Dec '16 4:26:57 PM Camassia
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*** Also, Zarm's facial features resemble those of [[Music/ThePolice Sting]].

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*** Also, Zarm's facial features resemble those of [[Music/ThePolice Sting]].Music/{{Sting}}.
24th Oct '16 2:35:23 PM rjd1922
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** One episode features Linka's cousin, who is about her age, being injured and subsequently dying as a result of drug overdose. Another features kids about the age of the other planeteers engaging in group violence (as in, ''buying guns'' illegally) while another features FreeRangeChildren in New York possibly being used as {{scapegoat}}s for Skumm's plots, while another is flat out ''killed'' off-screen after jumping on a train because he hit the tunnel.

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** One episode features Linka's cousin, cousin Boris, who is about her age, being injured and subsequently dying as a result of drug overdose. Another features kids about the age of the other planeteers engaging in group violence (as in, ''buying guns'' illegally) while another features FreeRangeChildren in New York possibly being used as {{scapegoat}}s for Skumm's plots, while another is flat out ''killed'' off-screen after jumping on a train because he hit the tunnel.
18th Oct '16 12:33:46 PM fearlessnikki
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The show's first season was finally released on DVD (in the US) on April 19th 2011, just in time for Earth Day. The packaging was, unsurprisingly, made from 100% earth-friendly recycled paper. In July 2011, Creator/CartoonNetwork announced that a live-action film adaptation of the show was in the works.

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The show's first season was finally released on DVD (in the US) on April 19th 2011, just in time for Earth Day. The packaging was, unsurprisingly, made from 100% earth-friendly recycled paper. In July 2011, Creator/CartoonNetwork announced that a live-action film adaptation of the show was in the works.
works. In 2016 it was announced that Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio would produce and star, with Creator/GlenPowell also on board.
16th Oct '16 6:24:10 AM Jaro7788
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*** Probably just a coincidence though, seeing how poorly researched the entire episode was: South Africa, which was no longer under Apartheid when the episode came out and was in fact a scene of extreme black-on-black ethnic violence leading up all the way to the 1994 elections, is given its stereotypical [[NaziByAnyOtherName Nazi look of white police harassing and literally _hunting_ down blacks for no apparent reason rather than just out of spite]]. In fact, the Apartheid regime was much less violent than it's commonly assumed, with its total number of victims during the entire 1948-1990 run estimated at around 2,000. The slur "kaffir" was officially discouraged in the public sphere, much like "nigger" in the segragated United States. So it's more likely one of the writers just heard the name in association with the Apartheid South Africa and used it without much concern for its meaning or likelihood of it being used by a police officer.

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*** Probably just a coincidence though, seeing how poorly researched the entire episode was: South Africa, which was no longer under Apartheid when the episode came out and was in fact a scene of extreme black-on-black ethnic violence leading up all the way to the 1994 elections, is given its stereotypical [[NaziByAnyOtherName [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi look of white police harassing and literally _hunting_ hunting down blacks for no apparent reason rather than just out of spite]]. In fact, the Apartheid regime was much less violent than it's commonly assumed, with its total number of victims during the entire 1948-1990 run estimated at around 2,000. The slur "kaffir" was officially discouraged in the public sphere, much like "nigger" in the segragated United States. So it's more likely one of the writers just heard the name in association with the Apartheid South Africa and used it without much concern for its meaning or likelihood of it being used by a police officer.
16th Oct '16 6:22:31 AM Jaro7788
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*** Probably just a coincidence though, seeing how poorly researched the entire episode was: South Africa, which was no longer under Apartheid when the episode came out and was in fact a scene of extreme black-on-black ethnic violence leading up all the way to the 1994 elections, is given its stereotypical [[NaziByAnyOtherName Nazi look of white police harassing and literally _hunting_ down blacks for no apparent reason rather than just out of spite]]. In fact, the Apartheid regime was much less violent than it's commonly assumed, with its total number of victims during the entire 1948-1990 run estimated at around 2,000. The slur "kaffir" was officially discouraged in the public sphere, much like "nigger" in the segragated United States. So it's more likely one of the writers just heard the name in association with the Apartheid South Africa and used it without much concern for its meaning or likelihood of it being used by a police officer.
12th Sep '16 6:03:28 PM LadyNorbert
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted-ish. MAL, Blight's computer henchman, was originally a nice AI who liked to play games, but was reprogrammed by Blight into his current malicious incarnation. He was reverted to his original programming in one episode and then proceeded to help the Planeteers.
** He's also clearly in love with the bad doctor, and is very loyal to her (at least when Creator/TimCurry took over for David Rappaport as the voice of MAL. David Rappaport's take on MAL was a typical computer program with no feelings).

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted-ish. MAL, Dr. Blight's computer henchman, was originally a nice AI who liked to play games, but was reprogrammed by Blight into his current malicious incarnation. He was reverted to his original programming in one episode and then proceeded to help the Planeteers.
** He's also clearly in love with the bad doctor, and is very loyal to her (at least her.[[note]]At least, this became the case when Creator/TimCurry took over for David Rappaport as the voice of MAL. David Rappaport's take on MAL was a typical computer program with no feelings).feelings.[[/note]]



** Surprisingly enough, Looten Plunder, in "Bitter Waters". He's interested in rescuing a Native American reservation from its poverty, striking a deal with the tribal chairman to build an irrigation facility that'll allow the natives to grow food crops for sale, as well as restoring the local economy, personally paying rent for all workers and giving bonuses to the chairman. However, the chairman (and it's highly implied Looten knew full well) don't know that the irrigation is actually poisoning the local water reserves.

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** Surprisingly enough, Looten Plunder, in "Bitter Waters". He's interested in rescuing a Native American reservation from its poverty, striking a deal with the tribal chairman to build an irrigation facility that'll allow the natives to grow food crops for sale, as well as restoring the local economy, personally paying rent for all workers and giving bonuses to the chairman. However, the chairman (and it's highly implied Looten knew full well) don't doesn't know that the irrigation is actually poisoning the local water reserves.reserves; it's heavily implied that Looten, on the other hand, knew this full well.
25th Aug '16 2:15:02 PM maxwellsilver
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The eponymous Planeteers are a MultinationalTeam of teenagers imbued with ElementalPowers to stop pollution using the power of... {{A|nvilicious}}esops! When they are inevitably unable to deal with problems individually, they [[AllYourPowersCombined combine their powers]] into a single unstoppable entity: ''Captain Planet''.

''Captain Planet and the Planeteers'' (1990 to 1996) underwent several small revisions over the course of its run -- it was renamed ''The New Adventures of Captain Planet'' during its 1993 to 1996 run, which coincided with a change in production companies -- but the tone of the show always focused on the environment, often with AnAesop [[GreenAesop about the environment]] [[note]] though other topics like violence or AIDS received their Aesops as well[[/note]] near the close of each episode. Prevalent in the show's theme was the concept of personal responsibility: Captain Planet's {{Catchphrase}} was "The power is ''yours!''"

The villains -- who all had ObviouslyEvil {{names|ToRunAwayFromReallyFast}} like Duke Nukem ({{n|amesTheSame}}ot [[VideoGame/DukeNukem that one]]), Hoggish Greedly, and Looten Plunder -- were [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] who often seemed to want to destroy the planet [[ForTheEvulz just because it was the eeevil thing to do]] (though there was often a perfunctory profit-motive involved). This was a sincere, if ''exceptionally'' hamfisted, way of avoiding offense: if the villains had been given [[WhiteAndGreyMorality grayer morality]], then kids might have compared them to their parents or their parents' employers, who are only trying to do their jobs in an efficient manner. To avoid friction, the writers created villains who were intentionally exaggerated and made to represent the planet's environmental problems[[note]]Duke Nukem = irresponsible use of nuclear power and radiation; Hoggish Greedly = overconsumption; Looten Plunder = corporate greed; Dr. Blight = unethical scientific research; Verminous Skumm = disease and urban decay; Zarm = hatred and war[[/note]] rather than the actions of individuals.

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The eponymous Planeteers are a MultinationalTeam of teenagers imbued with ElementalPowers to stop pollution using the power of... {{A|nvilicious}}esops! Aesops! When they are inevitably unable to deal with problems individually, they [[AllYourPowersCombined combine their powers]] into a single unstoppable entity: ''Captain Planet''.

''Captain Planet and the Planeteers'' (1990 to 1996) underwent several small revisions over the course of its run -- it was renamed ''The New Adventures of Captain Planet'' during its 1993 to 1996 run, which coincided with a change in production companies -- but the tone of the show always focused on the environment, often with AnAesop [[GreenAesop about the environment]] environment [[note]] though other topics like violence or AIDS received their Aesops as well[[/note]] near the close of each episode. Prevalent in the show's theme was the concept of personal responsibility: Captain Planet's {{Catchphrase}} was "The power is ''yours!''"

The villains -- who all had ObviouslyEvil {{names|ToRunAwayFromReallyFast}} names like Duke Nukem ({{n|amesTheSame}}ot (not [[VideoGame/DukeNukem that one]]), Hoggish Greedly, and Looten Plunder -- were [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] strawmen who often seemed to want to destroy the planet [[ForTheEvulz just because it was the eeevil thing to do]] do (though there was often a perfunctory profit-motive involved). This was a sincere, if ''exceptionally'' hamfisted, way of avoiding offense: if the villains had been given [[WhiteAndGreyMorality grayer morality]], morality, then kids might have compared them to their parents or their parents' employers, who are only trying to do their jobs in an efficient manner. To avoid friction, the writers created villains who were intentionally exaggerated and made to represent the planet's environmental problems[[note]]Duke Nukem = irresponsible use of nuclear power and radiation; Hoggish Greedly = overconsumption; Looten Plunder = corporate greed; Dr. Blight = unethical scientific research; Verminous Skumm = disease and urban decay; Zarm = hatred and war[[/note]] rather than the actions of individuals.
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