Captain Planet and the Planeteers

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Captain Planet and the Planeteers
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Season 1-3's title card.
Created by: Ted Turner
Barbara Pyle
Robert Larkin III
Thom Beers
Nicholas Boxer
Bob Forward
Phil Harnage
Andy Heyward
Robby London
Barbara Pyle
Cassandra Schafhausen
Network: TBS
Production company: DIC
Distributor: Turner Program Services
Original release: September 15, 1990May 11, 1996
Run time: 23 minutes
Starring: David Coburn
LeVar Burton
Joey Dedio
Janice Kawaye
Scott Menville
Kath Soucie
Whoopi Goldberg
Frank Welker
Margot Kidder
Executive producer(s): Andy Heyward
Robby London
Barbara Pyle
Nicholas Boxer
Producer(s): Nicholas Boxer
Will Meugniot
Cassandra Schafhausen
Larry Houston
Thom Beers
Lisa A. Salamone
Cos Anzilotti
Dan Gottlieb
Music composed by: Tom Worrall
Murray McFadden
Timothy Mulholland
Thomas Chase
Steve Rucker
Writer(s): Bruce Reed
Shelly Reed
Sean Catherine Derek
Laren Bright
Director(s): Will Meugniot
Stan Phillips
Jim Duffy
Vince Davis
Marsha Goodman (voices)
Gordon Hunt (voices)
Ginny McSwain (voices)
Kris Zimmerman (voices)
Second title card
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Season 4-6's title card.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers, and later known as The New Adventures of Captain Planet, is an American animated environmentalist superhero television series produced by DIC (seasons 1-3) and Hanna-Barbera (seasons 4-6) for TBS. It ran from 1990 to 1996, airing 113 episodes.

The plot was explained in an opening narration for the first five seasons: Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, can no longer stand the terrible destruction plaguing our planet. She sends five magic rings to five special young people: Kwame, from Africa, with the power of Earth... From North America, Wheeler, with the power of Fire... From Eastern Europe, 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. When the five powers combine, they summon Earth's greatest champion, Captain Planet.




The casting director for the DIC episodes was Ginny McSwain and Marsha Goodman, while Kris Zimmerman was the casting director of the Hanna-Barbera episodes.


In 2001, the Captain Planet Foundation became a non-profit organization after the merger between Time Warner and AOL. For Earth Day 2006, Boomerang advertised the last thirteen as new, even though they had aired back with the other episodes.


The main title and score were composed by Tom Worrall, while Murray McFadden and Timothy Mulholland composed the end title music, with end title lyrics written by Nicholas Boxer. When production of the series moved from DIC to Hanna-Barbera, Thomas Chase and Steve Rucker composed the main title and score, while McFadden and Mulhollan continued to compose the end title music.

The main title music was completely changed for the sixth and final season, which had Pat Irwin compose music set to a wretched rap by Fred Schneider, but your opinion might be different.

The music supervisor was Joanne Miller at DIC, while Bodie Chandler was the director of the music production at Hanna-Barbera.


Title Number Original air date
"A Hero for Earth" 1x01 September 15, 1990
"Rain of Terror" 1x02 September 22, 1990
"Beast of the Temple" 1x03 September 29, 1990
"Skumm Lord" 1x04 October 6, 1990
"Deadly Ransom" 1x05 October 13, 1990
"The Conqueror" 1x06 October 20, 1990
"Last of her Kind" 1x07 October 27, 1990
"The Dead Seas" 1x08 November 3, 1990
"Tree of Life" 1x09 November 10, 1990
"Volcano's Wrath" 1x10 November 17, 1990
"Littlest Planeteer" 1x11 November 24, 1990
"A World Below Us" 1x12 January 26, 1991
"Plunder Dam" 1x13 February 2, 1991
"Meltdown Syndrome" 1x14 February 9, 1991
"Smog Hog" 1x15 February 16, 1991
"Pulluting by Computer" 1x16 February 23, 1991
"Don't Drink the Water" 1x17 March 2, 1991
"Kwame's Crisis" 1x18 March 9, 1991
"Ozone Hole" 1x19 April 13, 1991
"The Ultimate Pollution" 1x20 April 20, 1991
"Population Bomb" 1x21 April 27, 1991
"Mission to Save Earth Part 1" 1x22 May 4, 1991
"Mission to Save Earth Part 2" 1x23 May 11, 1991
"Two Futures Part 1" 1x24 May 18, 1991
"Two Futures Part 2" 1x25 May 25, 1991
"Heave Wave" 1x26 June 1, 1991
"Mind Pollution" 2x01 September 14, 1991
"The Garbage Strikes" 2x02 September 21, 1991
"Domes of Doom" 2x03 September 28, 1991
"Send in the Clones" 2x04 October 5, 1991
"The Predator" 2x05 October 12, 1991
"The Ark" 2x06 October 19, 1991
"Isle of Solar Energy" 2x07 October 26, 1991
"The Coral Killer" 2x08 November 2, 1991
"The Big Clam-Up" 2x09 November 9, 1991
"An Inside Job" 2x10 November 16, 1991
"The Fine Print" 2x11 November 23, 1991
"Off Road Hog" 2x12 November 30, 1991
"Trouble on the Half Shell" 2x13 December 7, 1991
"Stardust" 2x14 January 18, 1992
"The Blue Car Line" 2x15 January 25, 1992
"Birds of a Feather" 2x16 February 1, 1992
"Summit to Earth Part 1" 2x17 February 8, 1992
"Summit to Earth Part 2" 2x18 February 15, 1992
"Losing Game" 2x19 February 22, 1992
"A Twist of Fate" 2x20 February 29, 1992
"The Great Tree Heist" 2x21 March 7, 1992
"Scorched Earth" 2x22 March 14, 1992
"Hate Canal" 2x23 March 21, 1992
"Radiant Amazon" 2x24 March 28, 1992
"Fare Thee Whale" 2x25 April 4, 1992
"Utopia" 2x26 April 11, 1992
"Greenhouse Planet" 3x01 September 12, 1992
"A Creep from the Deep" 3x02 September 19, 1992
"The Deadly Glow" 3x03 September 26, 1992
"A Perfect World" 3x04 October 3, 1992
"The Dream Machine" 3x05 October 10, 1992
"Bitter Waters" 3x06 October 17, 1992
"The Guinea Pigs" 3x07 October 24, 1992
"OK at the Gunfight Corral" 3x08 October 31, 1992
"Canned Hunt" 3x09 November 7, 1992
"Hog Tide" 3x10 November 14, 1992
"A Formula for Hate" 3x11 November 21, 1992
"If It's Doomsday, It Must Be Belfast" 3x12 November 28, 1992
"The Night of the Wolf" 3x13 December 5, 1992
"A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste Part 1" 4x01 September 11, 1993
"A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste Part 2" 4x02 September 18, 1993
"I Just Want to Be Your Teddy Bear" 4x03 September 25, 1993
"Missing Linka" 4x04 October 2, 1993
"The Unbearable Blightness of Being" 4x05 October 9, 1993
"Wheeler's Ark" 4x06 October 16, 1993
"See No Evil" 4x07 October 23, 1993
"Future Shock" 4x08 October 30, 1993
"I've Lost My Mayan" 4x09 November 6, 1993
"Talkin' Trash" 4x10 November 13, 1993
"The Energy Vampire" 4x11 November 20, 1993
"Bottom Line Green" 4x12 November 27, 1993
"Gorillas Will Be Missed" 4x13 February 5, 1994
"Bug Off" 4x14 February 19, 1994
"You Bet Your Planet" 4x15 February 26, 1994
"Going Bats, Man" 4x16 March 5, 1994
"Jail House Flock" 4x17 March 26, 1994
"High Steaks" 4x18 April 2, 1994
"Planteers Under Glass" 4x19 April 23, 1994
"Orangu-Tangle" 4x20 April 30, 1994
"No Horsing Around" 4x21 May 7, 1994
"Teers in the 'Hood" 4x22 May 14, 1994
"Twilight Ozone" 5x01 September 10, 1994
"Hollywaste" 5x02 September 17, 1994
"The Ghost of Porkaloin Past" 5x03 September 24, 1994
"Disoriented Express" 5x04 October 1, 1994
"Horns A' Plenty" 5x05 November 5, 1994
"A River Ran Through It" 5x06 November 12, 1994
"No Place Like Home" 5x07 November 19, 1994
"Little Crop of Horrors" 5x08 November 26, 1994
"In Zarm's Way" 5x09 February 4, 1995
"No Small Problem" 5x10 February 11, 1995
"Numbers Game" 5x11 February 18, 1995
"Nothing's Sacred" 5x12 February 25, 1995
"Who's Running the Show?" 5x13 May 13, 1995
"An Eye for an Eye" 6x01 September 9, 1995
"Whoo Gives a Hoot?" 6x02 September 23, 1995
"Frog Day Afternoon" 6x03 October 7, 1995
"Five Ring Panda-Monium" 6x04 November 4, 1995
"A Good Bomb Is Hard to Find" 6x05 November 11, 1995
"Twelve Angry Animals" 6x06 November 11, 1995
"Dirty Politics" 6x07 November 25, 1995
"One of the Gang" 6x08 January 27, 1996
"Old Ma River" 6x09 February 3, 1996
"Delta Gone" 6x10 February 10, 1996
"Never the Twain Shall Meet" 6x11 February 17, 1996
"Greed is the Word" 6x12 February 24, 1996
"101 Mutations" 6x13 May 11, 1996



In 2017, there was a OK K.O.: Let's Be Heroes! crossover episode called "The Power Is Yours!", with David Coburn and Levar Burton reprising their roles.

In popular culture

Robot Chicken

Main article: Robot Chicken
  • "1987:" At the Turner HQ, Ted Turner hears about Pan-Global dumping sludge into the Atlantic Ocean, which enrages Turner so much that he dresses up as Captain Planet and goes about the streets on a lunatic crusade against injustice shouting "Captain Planet!" He kicks down a man who discards a cup into a regular bin instead of recycling it, before ziplining to Pan-Global HQ, where executives are already planning on dumping more sludge into the Grand Canyon. Ted holds one of them out of the window to force him into signing a document that they'll stop dumping sludge. He then drops the guy anyway, who falls into a recycling dumpster. He then ends the skit with a PSA-like announcement that he will kill you if don't protect the environment.
    • The next segment called "Best Robot Chicken Ever," has Hal Sparks proclaim the biggest catchphrase of the new millennium will be shouting "Captain Planet!" before doing something lurid, like kicking people in the testicles, like Hal Sparks and his friends do.
  • "Hurtled from a Helicopter Into a Speeding Train:"
  • "Garbage Sushi:"
  • "Gimme That Chocolate Milk:"