Ted Turner

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Ted Turner
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Born Robert Edward Turner III
November 19, 1938
Cincinnati, Ohio
Nationality American
Occupation(s) Entrepreneur
Television producer
Media proprietor
Crew credits Co-creator of Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Years active at Hanna-Barbera 1995
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Turner guesting as Lerner.

Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American entrepreneur, television producer, media proprietor and philanthropist known for being the founder of the cable TV channels TNT, TBS, and CNN. His multimedia entertainment company, Turner Entertainment, bought MGM's film pre-1986 library in that year (consisting of their theatrical cartoons like Tom and Jerry), and Hanna-Barbera in 1991, which in turn eventually led to Turner launching Cartoon Network in 1992.

Turner's controversial statements in his career, coupled with his business decisions, garnered him nicknames such as "The Mouth of the South" and "Captain Outrageous". Turner has also devoted his assets to environmental causes, and was the creator of the environmental-themed television series Captain Planet and the Planeteers.


Crew credits


Captain Planet

Behind the scenes

  • For all the good he tried to do, Turner is poked fun at in the Robot Chicken episode "1987." At the Turner HQ, 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 you don't protect the environment.


  • Fred Lerner is based on Turner.