Executive Producer Nick Boxer talks about looking like the famous eco-superhero in this exclusive behind-the-scenes video.
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Captain Planet’s appearance is something which is brought up to me a lot. A lot of people think Captain Planet looks like them, but when I sort of say to people, 'Look at the T-shirt. Do you notice anything?' And they’re like, 'Oh, my God! You’re Captain Planet!' And it’s really kind of funny. I mean, I walk around and wear the T-shirt, and people will just come up to me and say, 'Do you know you look like Captain Planet?' And I’ll be like, 'Kind of because I am Captain Planet.' And they’re like, 'What do you mean? Did you do the voice?' And I say, 'No, I was one of the producers on the show. I was responsible for a lot of the creative on it.' There was somebody recently, I couldn’t remember their name. They couldn’t remember my name, other than they called me Captain Planet. So it’s like I’m kind of at a disadvantage that way, because people just remember that, and I can’t be like, 'You don’t remember my name.' Yeah, I mean, my only sort of complaint is that, you know, they stole my face, and they never paid me for it. I often wondered if there was any sort of liability, you know, or any sort of lawsuit I could have brought and said, 'Hey, you owe me residuals on my face.' Although, the problem is, as I get older, it’s less than -- now it’s like, you know, now I’m more like Grandpa Planet. Waitresses, bankers -- it doesn’t matter, you run into anyone between the ages of about 23, and you know, 35, you know, and it extends beyond that, but in that range, a lot of people get very excited about it, and it feels nice.
"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.
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