A staple for many who grew up in the 1990s, Captain Planet and the Planeteers was touted as the world’s first environmental animated TV series. The show ran for six seasons and 113 episodes on TBS and will now be the basis of a new live-action feature film.
Before you get too excited, this isn’t the first time that a feature has been in the works. In 2007, Ted Turner reunited with the Captain Planet voice cast and talked about a possible movie. There were rumors of one in 2009 but those were apparently untrue (or perhaps recycled information from 2007).
Here’s the official press release:
Cartoon Network Signs with Angry Filmworks to Develop CAPTAIN PLANET Live-Action Feature Film
Producer of Transformers Film Trilogy Tapped to Create Movie Based on World’s First Eco-Hero