Happy birthday Captain Planet!

“By YOUR powers combined, I am Captain Planet!”
The eco hero we all remember from our childhood turns 20 today :)
The animated environmentalist television program, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, first ran on 15th September 1990 and had 113 episodes.
I don’t remember much of the series, but I know it was educational and I remember I loved watching it.
The story is about Gaia, the spirit of the Earth who awakens and realizes the Earth is polluted and destroyed so she sends five magic rings, each with the power to control an element of nature and one controlling an extra element, heart, to five chosen youths across the globe:
Kwame from Africa (the power of Earth),
Wheeler from North America (the power of Fire),
Linka from Soviet Union (the power of Wind),
Gi from Asia (the power of water),
Ma-Ti from South America (the power of heart).
They fight against eco-villains and when they combine their powers in a certain order, they summon Captain Planet calling “Let our powers combine” followed by the cheering “GO PLANET!”.
Famous voices along the series:
Whoopi Goldberg – Gaia
Danny Glover – Dr. Apollo
Elizabeth Taylor – Todd Andrew’s Mom
Ted Turner – Fred Lerner
Paul Williams – Kujo
Meg Ryan – Dr. Blight
Martin Sheen – Sly Sludge
Sting – Zarm
and many others.
The show’s opening theme was written by Phil Collins.
Here’s the ending theme: “Captain Planet, he’s our hero, gonna take pollution down to zero”… that I remember :)
Don’t forget: “The power is YOURS!”

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4 comments

  1. Toper says:

    Belated Hapi Kaarawan Captain Planet! We dire need you to save our Mother Earth especially here in our country.

  2. I used to LOVE this when I was a kid. ma uitam mereu

  3. ana says:

    Daaa!!! Happy Birthday si Goooo Planet!

    noi, cum eram, dear Iris? parca tu erai Linka si eu eram Gi :)