Back in summer 2011, comedy site FunnyOrDie.com presented the world with its unique take on the Captain Planet series. The short video featured Oscar nominated actor Don Cheadle as the environmental superhero helping the Planeteers - and going a bit haywire with his ability to turn evildoers into trees. In the end, he basically flips off the world, turns one of the sobbing Planeteers into a shrub, and flies away.
It was brilliant.
Yesterday, FunnyOrDie released a sequel with Cheadle once again suiting up, turning blue, and showing us a side to the Captain that bodes ill for humanity. Basically, he's become a supreme dictator of all things green and has started turning people not only into trees, but also rabbits, broccoli, manatees, etc. Even the Planeteers have been reduced to only one - Ma-Ti (Heart).
The site is promising a Part III, so we'll have to see if the Captain can be reasoned with not to wipe out humanity. Check out the video below.
"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.