Cartoon Network and Don Murphy are developing a live action movie based on Captain Planet. The show had an eco-friendly message.
Captain Planet was a mid-90s cartoon that evokes great nostalgia for those who watched it and pledged to never pollute again. That’s why the Earth is as clean as it is now: because of a cartoon where teenagers summoned a flying blue man to beat up polluters. We have now received a press release announcing that producer Don Murphy (Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon) and Cartoon Network are developing a live-action Captain Planet movie.
For those unfamiliar with the series, five teenagers across the world called “Planeteers” were given special rings that bestowed superpowers, and together the rings could summon Captain Planet. Individually, four of the rings could summon useful elements: Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water. The fifth ring was “Heart” aka “We Ran out of Ancient Elements”. The heart child had the power to make people considerate and to talk with animals. Maybe his power needs to be readjusted for the movie. However, he also had a pet monkey, so they have to keep him. Hit the jump for the press release.
Here is the press release:
Cartoon Network signs with Angry Filmworks to develop CAPTAIN PLANETLive action feature film Producer of Transformers The film trilogy selected to create a film based on the world’s first eco-heroCartoon Network has signed a development agreement with action-adventure producer Don Murphy and his partner Susan Montford and their company Angry Filmworks to develop a live-action film based on the revolutionary and respectful animated hero. environment, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, was announced today by Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of the Animation, Media for Young Adults and Children (AYAKM) division of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. The deal gives Murphy and his company the exclusive rights to develop and package the property and move it forward into production.Murphy and Angry Filmworks are credited with the highly successful action-adventure franchise, Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge (2009) and Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon (2011). Murphy and Montford co-produced Hugh Jackman’s next blockbuster Real steel with executive producer Steven Spielberg. The company is also responsible for action films such as Kill them (2007), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Apt Student (1998) and Born killers (1994). Angry Filmworks was formed in 1998. “Captain Planet’s messages are even more relevant today,” Snyder said. “We believe this team can bring the world’s first eco-hero to life in a powerful film that is not only relevant but entertaining. “We are extremely excited to bring the good captain back to life,” said Murphy. “His adventures are known around the world and he is recognized through the generations. We expect to make a series of spectacular films with the amazing team at Cartoon Network. “With earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other issues threatening the world right now, Earth really needs its greatest defender,” Montford.In said in an effort to inform young viewers on serious environmental issues, legendary cable entrepreneur Ted Turner partnered with DIC Enterprises in 1990 to create the world’s first environmental animated series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers. The series was about a group of young people who combine their special powers (The Planetary) to summon Captain Planet, an environmental superhero, to fight the world’s worst eco-villains.Captain Planet and the Planeteers created in the fall of 1990, broadcast nationally and internationally in syndication and on the TBS and TNT cable networks. Six full seasons of the series were produced in the original series, featuring the vocal talents of several guest celebrities, including Whoopi Goldberg (Gaia), Meg Ryan (Dr. Blight), Martin Sheen (Sly Sludge), Edward Asner ( Hoggish Greedly), James Coburn (Looten Plunder), Dean Stockwell (Duke Nukem) and Sting (Zarm). Winner of several Environmental Media Awards in his production, Captain Planet and the Planeteers has also won multiple Daytime Emmy nominations. Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently visible in more than 99 million homes in the United States and 166 countries around the world, is Turner’s ad-supported cable service Broadcasting System, Inc. now available in HD brings the best of original, acquired and classic entertainment to young people and families. Every night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination featuring original and acquired programming of animated comedy and live action for young people. adults aged 18 to 34. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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