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There are episodes I watch — every so often you’ll see something, and maybe other people don’t react to it, but I flinch every time I sort of see something. I’m like, I always wanted to fix that, but you never could. Captain Planet, I think, was one of the more difficult shows, because most shows, say, Batman, it all takes place in Gotham City. So, one of the things that made Captain Planet difficult, and time-consuming, and expensive, is that because we’re dealing with these real issues, we wanted them to take place in the places where there’s issues — so, if you’re doing a story in Africa, every show had extensive model packs, whereas Batman, pretty much every show is going to use Gotham City as the backdrop. We had one show where the backdrop is the Amazon rain forest, one show where the backdrop is a savannah in Africa, one show where it’s, you know, a city. You know, you might do it in New York City if the issue was related to that, something on the ocean, you know, a research facility. So, we were very model-intensive. So, shows could take anywhere from six to nine months, pretty much, from start to finish.
"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.