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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
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Production of this show began prior to the fall of the Soviet Union. In the opening credits to the first several episodes, it is stated that Linka is from the Soviet Union. Later, the opening sequence was dubbed over to say "Eastern Europe" to stay as politically correct as possible. See more »
Many times the Planeteers are captured by the echo-villains who don't bother to take their rings off them to stop them from using the rings powers to escape and then call Captain Planet. See more »
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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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 »
This show...oh, my. How weird is this thing? A bunch of Power Rangeresque children hopping around the globe in their solar-powered UFO armed with elemental rings that call forth some motto-spouting superhero with green hair? Oh, and a constant sermon on how evil and dirty the entire stinkin' world had become and how only the little kids who are watching can save the day. Please.
"Yeah kids, save the environment! The power is yours! Oh, but don't get up from the couch just yet! We have one more episode for ya! So sit back, turn off your brain, and keep watching!"
That's the message I got from this cartoon. Ted Turner thought the whole thing up, dontcha know. Supposedly he wanted to make the scuzzy nation known as the U.S.A. a better place by EDUCATING the young people. Yeah, you know what Ted? If you hate our country so much, then move! Just move, alright? You can't eat our food and take up our space while whininh about how much it sucks here. So just leave and do us all the favor. But I'm getting off the subject.
P.S. I understand fire, earth, wind, water and all that jazz, but what about heart? Did that kid ever use his ring? Maybe I just never caught it...oh, and he had a monkey. What's up with that?
P.P.S. Didn't this show do an episode on AIDS? Okay, so maybe it did some good. But the earth is not THAT polluted, okay Captain?
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