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Watch: Don Cheadle is Captain Planet
Actor spoofs the environmental superhero in this hilarious (but not safe for work) clip from Funny or Die.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 02:19 PM
Last month's announcement that
Ted Turner's Cartoon Network was teaming up with producer Don Murphy ("Transformers," "Natural Born Killers") to bring the "Captain Planet
" series to the big screen was met with both excitement and dread. Could they really create something decent with the early '90s cartoon — especially in a live-action format?
Have no fear, Planeteers! A particularly well-timed short from FunnyOrDie.com should put to rest any concerns. It features (naturally) Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle as a belligerent version of the blue-skinned superhero going a little overboard with his powers to turn people into trees. Who knew Captain Planet could be such a badass? The clip also features Gillian Jacobs, Efren Ramirez and Brenda Song.
"We really have a need for balance and wisdom in what we’re trying to do with this one Earth that we have," he said in June 2010. "And I was kinda brought into this because it is something that’s close to my heart, and something that, as a father, I’m very interested in.”
Due to language, this version of Captain Planet is not safe for work — so throw on the headphones and enjoy a laugh below.
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