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Captain Planet and the Planeteers

By: Emily Murphy on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
The eco-villains Sly Sludge, Verminous Skumm, Looten Plunder, Dr. Blight, Duke Nukem and Hoggish Greedly

Photo: Captain Planet Foundation, © 2009 TBS Productions, Inc.

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The eco-villains

The villains who plunder the environment and face off against Captain Planet are the baddest of the bad. They exploit innocent people's lack of knowledge regarding environmental issues to achieve personal gains. With names like Sly Sludge, Verminous Skumm, Looten Plunder, Dr. Blight, Duke Nukem and Hoggish Greedly, there is little doubt these characters are up to no good.

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"Captain Planet" is an animated series created by Ted Turner in the 1990s. MNN.com is the primary source for "Captain Planet" episodes on the Web. 

Captain Planet is a superhero whose powers are implemented by a team of five Planeteers (as well as himself), each of whom helps combat environmental catastrophes like pollution, animal poaching, water scarcity and more. Each episode of "Captain Planet" involves the captain and his planeteers tackling different dilemmas and nefarious eco-villains.

Numerous celebrities contributed voice work to the show, including Meg Ryan, Jeff Goldblum, Whoopi Goldberg and many others. You can watch all the Captain Planet episodes on MNN  and you can learn more about the series by going behind the scenes with the creators and major players.