Your Captain Planet Movie Dreams Are Coming True

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Environmentally-conscious kids of the ’90s rejoice! Captain Planet and The Planeteers will soon be coming to a movie theatre near you.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the colourful cartoon that taught children to wear khaki shorts and pick up litter will be getting a big-time cinematic release through Sony Pictures, who are currently working on scoring the rights for an adaptation to be produced by some folks behind the successful Transformers series.

For those who don’t remember: the show, which appeared in various incarnations between 1990 and 1996, featured a lovably multiculti group of teens who fought to protect the world from evil pollutants through the help of powerful rings given to them by Gaia, the spirit of the Earth (Gaia was voiced for a while by Whoopi Goldberg). With the joined forces of those rings, the Planeteers would summon Captain Planet, who looked a bit like a green-haired MacGyver.


A big-screen adaptation has been in discussions since the ’90s, with everyone from¬†Sting to Meg Ryan to James Coburn (sorry, he’s dead now) previously linked to the project. Even Don Cheadle recently took a stab at the role:

It’s all exciting news, but really, that was all just an unnecessarily long excuse to post this: