If you admire the Planeteers, feel you could be one, too, and know that saving our planet is the thing to do, we have great news: Captain Planet and the Planeteers, The New Adventures of Captain Planet and The All New Adventures of Captain Planet — six seasons of super-powered eco-justice! — are being made available for the first time via digital download on April 10, thanks to Cartoon Network. Just in time for Earth Day.
Individual seasons will be available for $9.99 and $14.99, while individual episodes can be had for $1.99 each. Fans can purchase either through major digital content shops, including iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, Playstation Store and Xbox Store.
In case you need a refresher on this ‘90s classic:
Captain Planet and the Planeteers centers on a team of five teens from across the globe, including Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from Eastern Europe, Gi from Asia and Ma-Ti from South America, who are chosen to help defend planet Earth from environmental disasters. Gaia, the spirit of the planet, gives each of the teens a magical ring charged with the power to control an element of nature, including earth, fire, wind, water and the heart. The group of teens become known as the Planeteers and are sent by Gaia to right the wrongs of the Eco-villains who are responsible for causing various environmental damage to the planet. Whenever they encounter a situation they cannot resolve on their own, they combine all their powers to summon Captain Planet, a superhero who has the power to bring catastrophic environmental disasters to an end.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers premiered on TBS in 1990. The series name was later changed to The New Adventures of Captain Planet and The All New Adventures of Captain Planet. Altogether, the series aired for a total of six successful seasons and can now be seen on Boomerang. A total of 113 episodes were produced, which are now available for download. Aside from educating viewers about important environmental concerns such as pollution, deforestation, poaching and overconsumption, the series was also known for tackling serious subject matter such as drug addiction and AIDS/HIV.
Captain Planet featured a star-studded cast, including the voices talents of Whoopi Goldberg as Gaia, LeVar Burton as Kwame, Louis Gossett Jr. as Commander Clash and Edward Asner as Hoggish Greedly. Other talent who regularly lent their voices to the series included Jeff Goldblum, Meg Ryan, Martin Sheen, Sting, Malcolm McDowell and many more.