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Captain Planet and the Planeteers

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Country of origin

United States

Creation year



Barbara Pyle and Ted Turner



The time to save the planet is now! Gaia, the spirit of the Earth has therefore sent five magic rings to five very special young people from every continent. There is Kwame from Africa who receives the power of the Earth. Wheeler from North-America receives the power of Fire. Linka from Eastern Europa is gifted with the power of Wind. Gi from Asia learns to yield the power of Water. Lastly Ma-Ti is sent the power of Heart. Combined, these five powers summon the greatest hero and the Earth’s champion, Captain Planet. They will do whatever it takes to take on the villains who try to harm the planet with pollution.

Who are the main characters of Captain Planet and the Planeteers?

Gaia: the spirit of the planet who sends five magic rings to five chosen youths across the globe.
Captain Planet: Ma-Ti's magnified heart power in the form of a male blue-skinned superhero avatar with green mullet, possessing all of the other Planeteers' amplified powers.
Kwame: Hailing from Africa, Kwame possesses the power of earth.
Wheeler: From Brooklyn, New York City, United States, Wheeler controls the power of fire.
Linka: From the Soviet Union (Seasons 1 and 2) and Eastern Europe (Seasons 3-6), Linka has the power of wind.
Gi: Hailing from Asia, Gi controls the power of water.
Ma-Ti: From Brazil, Ma-Ti wields the power of heart.
Dr. Blight: A mad scientist who represents the dangers of technology and pollution.
Verminous Skumm: A rat-like humanoid who represents the dangers of disease and pollution.
Duke Nukem: A musclebound humanoid who represents the dangers of nuclear power and pollution.

Production studio: Hanna-Barbera Cartoons

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Captain Planet and the Planeteers videos on Youtube

Captain Planet – Intro Theme

Captain Planet – Tree of Life