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'Captain Planet' finally coming to DVD
First season of the popular animated series with an environmental theme will arrive in April.
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 9:21 PM
More than 20 years after the first episode appeared on television, "Captain Planet and the Planeteers: Season One" is finally coming to DVD.
Available ahead of Earth Day on April 19, 2011, the set is being produced by Shout! Factory
and will include 26 episodes and some yet-unknown bonus features. According to the release, the four-DVD box set naturally boasts a specially designed eco-friendly packaging made of 100 percent recycled paper. (As if our blue superhero would settle for anything less.)
The first season's voice cast features some well-known celebrities including Meg Ryan, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Sheen, Jeff Goldblum, LeVar Burton and Sting. I'm really hoping that the bonus features might include some early voice demos of Tom Cruise as Captain Planet.
In all, there were three seasons of "Captain Planet" filling up 113 episodes. According to Wikipedia, this makes it the second longest running cartoon of the '90s.
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