History WesternAnimation / CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers

10th Oct '17 12:58:03 AM C2
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''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 (from [=DiC=] to Turner-owned Creator/HannaBarbera -- but the tone of the show always focused on the environment, often with AnAesop 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!''"

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''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 (from [=DiC=] to Turner-owned Creator/HannaBarbera Creator/HannaBarbera) -- but the tone of the show always focused on the environment, often with AnAesop 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!''"
9th Oct '17 3:58:43 PM N8han11
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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. In 2016 it was announced that Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio would produce and star, with Creator/GlenPowell also on board. 2017 saw the Captain and Kwame making a [[{{Crossover}} guest appearance]] on Cartoon Network's ''WesternAnimation/OkKOLetsBeHeroes'', with David Coburn and [=LeVar=] Burton reprising their roles.

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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. In 2016 it was announced that Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio would produce and star, with Creator/GlenPowell also on board. 2017 saw the Captain and Kwame making a [[{{Crossover}} guest appearance]] on Cartoon Network's ''WesternAnimation/OkKOLetsBeHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'', with David Coburn and [=LeVar=] Burton reprising their roles.
6th Oct '17 5:04:00 AM themisterfree
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''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 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!''"

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''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 (from [=DiC=] to Turner-owned Creator/HannaBarbera -- but the tone of the show always focused on the environment, often with AnAesop 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 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. In 2016 it was announced that Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio would produce and star, with Creator/GlenPowell also on board.

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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. In 2016 it was announced that Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio would produce and star, with Creator/GlenPowell also on board.
board. 2017 saw the Captain and Kwame making a [[{{Crossover}} guest appearance]] on Cartoon Network's ''WesternAnimation/OkKOLetsBeHeroes'', with David Coburn and [=LeVar=] Burton reprising their roles.
5th Oct '17 8:55:10 PM FordPrefect
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* VillainsWantMercy: The usual recipe for this was Doctor Blight's latest experiment has GoneHorriblyWrong.

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* VillainsWantMercy: The usual recipe for this was that Doctor Blight's latest experiment has GoneHorriblyWrong.



** Looten Plunder when the robotic wolf Blight had made him malfunctions and goes crazy.

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** Looten Plunder when the robotic wolf that Blight had made for him malfunctions and goes crazy.



** Looten Plunder and Doctor Blight in Send In the Clones. In perhaps the most extreme case of the experiment that had GoneHorriblyWrong in the whole series, which saw a boy being cloned thousands of times, even Blight wanted to see the cloning reversed. Plunder agreed in the end that it had gone too far, but he of all people took a surprisingly long time to realise it was no longer fun and games.

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** Looten Plunder and Doctor Blight in Send "Send In the Clones.Clones". In perhaps the most extreme case of the experiment that had GoneHorriblyWrong in the whole series, which saw a boy being cloned thousands of times, even Blight wanted to see the cloning reversed. Plunder agreed in the end that it had gone too far, but he of all people took a surprisingly long time to realise it was no longer fun and games.



** Captain Planet is weakened by the very thing he exists to fight: pollution. If he gets sludge or whatever on him, the Planeteers have to clean him off for him to be useful again. Not only that, but the definition of "pollution" is applied inconsistently throughout the show; he is harmed by crude oil despite the fact that it's produced in the earth as a natural biproduct of organic decay. However, he is healed by lava even though volcanoes pump out millions of tons of what can be termed as pollutants: toxic gas, carbon dioxide, ash particles, etc.

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** Captain Planet is weakened by the very thing he exists to fight: pollution. If he gets sludge or whatever on him, the Planeteers have to clean him off for him to be useful again. Not only that, but the definition of "pollution" is applied inconsistently throughout the show; he is harmed by crude oil despite the fact that it's produced in the earth as a natural biproduct byproduct of organic decay. However, he is healed by lava even though volcanoes pump out millions of tons of what can be termed as pollutants: toxic gas, carbon dioxide, ash particles, etc.
2nd Oct '17 7:27:34 PM johnboy3434
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* SailorEarth: One Captain Planet figure has him donning an additional suit of armor. Where did it come from? Why, Kylie from Australia, with the Power of Light, of course!

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* SailorEarth: One Captain Planet figure has him donning an additional suit of armor. Where did A common fanfiction concept is a sixth, Australian Planeteer, as it come from? Why, Kylie from Australia, with is the Power of Light, of course!only inhabited continent not represented on the team.
10th Sep '17 5:32:53 AM fruitstripegum
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* UnexpectedleyDarkEpisode: There were a couple of them. Namely "Teers in the Hood" which delt with gun violence. And a really sad one "Mind Pollution" which deals with drug addictions. Plus, this episode actually had a character, Linka's cousin Boris overdose on the drug and die on-screen.

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* UnexpectedleyDarkEpisode: UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: There were a couple of them. Namely "Teers in the Hood" which delt with gun violence. And a really sad one "Mind Pollution" which deals with drug addictions. Plus, this episode actually had a character, Linka's cousin Boris overdose on the drug and die on-screen.
9th Sep '17 8:25:14 PM Loopytires55
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The villains -- who all had ObviouslyEvil names like Duke Nukem (not [[VideoGame/DukeNukem that one]]), Hoggish Greedly, and Looten Plunder -- were strawmen who often seemed to want to destroy the planet 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 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 villains -- who all had ObviouslyEvil names like Duke Nukem (not [[VideoGame/DukeNukem that one]]), Hoggish Greedly, and Looten Plunder -- were strawmen who often seemed to want to destroy the planet 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 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 problems[[note]] Dr. Blight = unethical scientific research; Duke Nukem = irresponsible use of nuclear power and radiation; Hoggish Greedly = overconsumption; Looten Plunder = corporate greed; Dr. Blight The Slaughters = unethical scientific research; animal poaching; Sly Sludge = waste production; Verminous Skumm = disease and urban decay; Zarm = hatred and war[[/note]] rather than the actions of individuals.
8th Sep '17 12:02:31 PM DanielBenner8891
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* UnexpectedleyDarkEpisode: There were a couple of them. Namely "Teers in the Hood" which delt with gun violence. And a really sad one "Mind Pollution" which deals with drug addictions. Plus, this episode actually had a character, Linka's cousin Boris overdose on the drug and die on-screen.
8th Sep '17 10:57:15 AM DanielBenner8891
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* BareYourMidriff: A male example, Captain Planet's outfit seems to do this (Though it isn't known whether this is because animation of cartoons at the time was still getting there.) Linka in one episode titled "Teers in the Hood" has a shirt that shows her stomach.

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* BareYourMidriff: A male example, Captain Planet's outfit seems to do this (Though it isn't known whether this is because animation of cartoons at the time was still getting there.) Linka in one episode titled "Teers in the Hood" at least 2 episoded has her wear a shirt that shows her stomach.
8th Sep '17 9:24:16 AM DanielBenner8891
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* BareYourMidriff: A male example, Captain Planet's outfit seems to do this (Though it isn't known whether this is because animation of cartoons at the time was still getting there.) Linka in one episode titled "Teers in the Hood" has a shirt that shows her stomach.
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