Episode recap

In Tree of Life, the evil Dr. Bright wants to cut down the Tree of Life. The giant redwood tree contains the powers of nature, which Dr. Bright wants to use to make herself more powerful than Captain Planet. Captain Planet finds Dr. Bright to be a difficult match. Can the Planeteers come to the rescue of Captain Planet and the forest before it's too late?

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Watch Tree of Life, Part 1

Watch Tree of Life, Part 2

Watch Tree of Life, Part 3


"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.