Captain Planet is an environmentalist animated tv show…. yeah, it doesn’t sound fun said like that. At the beginning of the 90s, it suddenly became obvious that we were polluting too much so they started to communicate a lot about how we have to behave to save our planet.
How to explain that to kids? cartoons. 21 jump street taught me not to do drugs and Captain Planet to respect the environment. Thanks to TV I’m a good person!
Gaia, the spirit of earth started to worry about the planet’s health and hired 5 teenagers, 1 from each continent:
- Kwame is from Africa,
- Wheeler from North America,
- Linka from Eastern Europe,
- Gi from Asia
- and Ma-Ti from South America
They were given rings with superpowers : earth, wind, and fire (couldn’t resist) water and.. love. Together, they all fight to protect the planet. Sometimes (often) when they’re running out of ideas, they combine the power of their rings to call Captain Planet (a blue guy with red underwears). I can’t remember why, but I used to love this show
Here’s Captain Planet Intro :
“Captain Planet bitches!”