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Cartoon Network, Angry Filmworks Begin Creation of 'Captain Planet' Movie [BARF]
The Christian Post ^ | July 20, 2011 | Jeff Schapiro

Posted on 07/20/2011 2:03:40 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative

“By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!” That's right, the blue-skinned, green-haired, eco-friendly superhero may eventually be coming to a movie theater near you in a live-action feature film.

A press release on Tuesday from Stuart Snyder, president and COO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division, says that Cartoon Network has struck a development agreement with Angry Filmworks to begin working on the film.

“The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today,” said Snyder. “We feel this team can bring the world’s first eco-hero to life in a powerful motion picture that is not only pertinent but entertaining.”

The original cartoon show, “Captain Planet and the Planeteers,” began in 1990 and featured a group teens who each received a ring, with each ring containing a different power. When they combined their powers in the air (via beams of light that came out of their rings) Captain Planet appeared and fought the bad guys who proved to be hazards to the environment. Once he successfully defeated his eco-foes, he would return to the rings and allude to the teen characters' responsibility to help the Earth, saying, “The power is yours!”

Ted Turner partnered with DIC Enterprises to create the original show as a means of informing young viewers about serious environmental issues. At the end of each show the characters offered practical advice, like making sure garbage makes it into a receptacle as opposed to throwing it on the ground, in order to show kids that they too could help the environment.

Angry Filmworks now has the exclusive rights to develop and package the property and move it closer to production, and notable producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford will be taking up the project. Murphy, notably, was a producer for the “Transformers” movie franchise, while Montford worked alongside him and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg on an upcoming Hugh Jackman film called “Real Steel.”

“We are extremely excited about bringing the good Captain back to life,” said Murphy. “His adventures are known worldwide and he is recognized across generations. We expect to make a spectacular series of films with the amazing team at Cartoon Network.”

“With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender,” said Montford.

The Captain Planet cartoon series lasted six full seasons during its original run. It featured a number of celebrity voices, including Whoopi Goldberg (Gaia), Martin Sheen (Sly Sludge), Meg Ryan (Dr. Blight), and Sting (Zarm). “Captain Planet and the Planeteers” also received several Daytime Emmy nominations and won multiple Environmental Media Awards.


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Indoctrinating a new generation with the religion of Gaia.

This brain-dead quote made me laugh and cry at the same time:

“With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender,” said Montford.

1 posted on 07/20/2011 2:03:43 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Gay.


2 posted on 07/20/2011 2:04:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping the AGW gang, if you would.


3 posted on 07/20/2011 2:05:16 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Can you say... “Epic Fail???”... Good! I knew you could!


4 posted on 07/20/2011 2:06:08 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Hey!... bring back Barney the purple dinosaur while you guys are at it... ok???

I would prefer Barney.


5 posted on 07/20/2011 2:07:23 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

AGW ping


6 posted on 07/20/2011 2:08:10 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Gotta catch those young skulls full of mush.

Sadly there will be young adults who will think
it’s kewl that a cartoon character from THEIR
childhood is being made into a movie to indoctrinate
their children.


7 posted on 07/20/2011 2:08:34 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
This piece of excrement will be the biggest bomb since Howard the Duck.
8 posted on 07/20/2011 2:09:01 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Robot Chicken did a great Captain Planet/ted Turner slam but I can’t find it now.


9 posted on 07/20/2011 2:09:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Because polluting children’s minds is the thing to do!


10 posted on 07/20/2011 2:10:03 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

11 posted on 07/20/2011 2:11:24 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

I remember Space Ghost. Shoot first, ask questions later and whole planets sometimes destroyed during a battle. Now that’s entertainment.


12 posted on 07/20/2011 2:11:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative; Little Bill; Desdemona; Nipfan; carolinablonde; marvlus; ...
Thanx for the ping Constitutionalist Conservative !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

13 posted on 07/20/2011 2:12:23 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Safrguns

Captain Planet was the worst piece of garbage propaganda cartoon I ever saw. It actually embarassed me how they expected kids to fall for that hogwash. People will laugh at a live action movie with this absurd premise. It will bomb worse than “Hoot”.


14 posted on 07/20/2011 2:13:54 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Hah, thanks for giving me a laugh by posting this latest Hollywood foolishness. Everyone remember, the power (to ignore this film and not buy a ticket for it) is yours!


15 posted on 07/20/2011 2:15:09 PM PDT by 92nina
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
Whoopi Goldberg (Gaia)

You need at least one magic negro in a movie like this.

16 posted on 07/20/2011 2:17:20 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Huskrrrr

I loved cartoons like Star Blazers when I was a kid. They were very well written and had complex plots and lots of action. In fact it was written as a serial, with one episode leading to the next. And it was bold for a children’s cartoon, with the Captain DYING in one episode.


17 posted on 07/20/2011 2:17:27 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Huskrrrr

Got...to...reach...my...power...bands!


18 posted on 07/20/2011 2:18:39 PM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
SF QuakeBot
19 posted on 07/20/2011 2:22:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper ("Don't Call My Bluff")
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

I´ll take Superman.

¨Truth, Justice and the American Way.¨


20 posted on 07/20/2011 2:25:12 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: boop

Star Blazers (Space Cruiser Yamato) was ground-breaking for its time. I recall one of the characters saying “Oh God!” in reaction to another character being in mortal peril, and when we were watching it, my mother stuck her head in and went “What? Did someone actually say “God” in a cartoon?”

Seriously, I prefer old school anime to all the “lolicon” borderline pedo stuff that’s out there right now.


21 posted on 07/20/2011 2:25:45 PM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

I’ll rewatch the Nostalgia Critic’s review of Captain Planet in honor of this news.


22 posted on 07/20/2011 2:25:58 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Our Joe Wilson can take the Dems' Joe Wilson any day of the week)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

23 posted on 07/20/2011 2:31:55 PM PDT by dragonblustar (I love Allen West!)
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To: Cincinatus
This piece of excrement will be the biggest bomb since Howard the Duck.

Maybe, but like Algore's propaganda flick, this one will probably become mandatory viewing in public schools.

24 posted on 07/20/2011 2:33:30 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: tal hajus

LOL!


25 posted on 07/20/2011 2:34:39 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

As cartoons go ... Captain Planet was not that good. I'm predicting box-office failure.


26 posted on 07/20/2011 2:38:29 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
Dumb and Dumber..

27 posted on 07/20/2011 2:46:49 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
“With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems
threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender”

This is no hero!!!

He promotes the ASW scare/scam he's a villain plain and simple. Shame on them for frightening the children with nonsense.

“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea
-Matthew 18:6

28 posted on 07/20/2011 2:48:19 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

I’ve yet to read anything about Captain Planet from people my age, liberal or conservative, that didn’t end in them calling it propaganda and gay.

I’ll admit I watched it, but even I knew it was bulls#it at the time.


29 posted on 07/20/2011 2:49:49 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Cincinatus

*This piece of excrement will be the biggest bomb since Howard the Duck. *

I hope it’s a much bigger bomb.
I hope every theater that runs it loses more than they’ve ever lost on a movie ever.


30 posted on 07/20/2011 2:50:26 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

When I think live-action Captain Planet, I see Richard Simmons as the actor to portrait him.


31 posted on 07/20/2011 2:50:26 PM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: LoneStarGI
*When I think live-action Captain Planet, I see Richard Simmons as the actor to portrait him.*

How about lady Gaga?

32 posted on 07/20/2011 2:54:54 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Another fine production that Lili Riefenstahl would’ve been proud of.


33 posted on 07/20/2011 3:06:46 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: PATRIOT1876; Constitutionalist Conservative
Richard Simmons or Lady GAGa - tough one.

I guess it comes down to who can better rock a green mullet.
34 posted on 07/20/2011 3:07:33 PM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha (Bachman/West :: West/Bachman : whatever order I'd vote for them)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

So what’s he gonna do this time? Sterilize a bunch of people he considers “unfit to reproduce?”


35 posted on 07/20/2011 3:10:22 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Earthquakes and tornadoes are threatening the Earth?

That is called the weather and geological systems of a healthy active planet,as for icebergs.........well they aren’t supposed to last forever.


36 posted on 07/20/2011 3:10:50 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today,”

Yes we are no longer in danger of a new ice age, we are now faced with global warming. < /sarc >

37 posted on 07/20/2011 3:18:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: steelyourfaith

Quite possibly the dumbest show ever.


38 posted on 07/20/2011 3:19:53 PM PDT by Amagi (ObamaCare proposed a tax on Tanning Salons. That is RACISM STRAIGHT UP!)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Global warming is causing the plates to shift and cause eartquakes. That’s because the ecos god “Gaia” is “upset”. Humanity has sinned and must pay indulgences to third world dictators and reduce to using one square of toilet paper...


39 posted on 07/20/2011 3:25:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
“With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender,” said Montford.

infuriating that children are being taught that earthquakes are somehow a consequence of human activity. The worst kind of cargo cult primitive superstition.

40 posted on 07/20/2011 3:49:50 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: dragonblustar

No matter what job that guy has, he’s in danger of losing it. Unless of course he works for the government, where weird people predominate.


41 posted on 07/20/2011 3:50:56 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
We must save the Planet!!!!


42 posted on 07/20/2011 3:56:42 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

But who can save Captain Planet from the fiery inferno of the burning box office?!?!

The polluted stink of sub-par tickets sells? The crashing tsunami of movie-goer indifference?

The violent earth-shaking quake of stampeding feet to the theater next door showing anything else, even another Dreamworks animation crap-fest?

HAHA! I will happily watch from my villainous lair as Captain Planet unleashes a collective gaping yawn that paralyzes jaws around the world!!!

Signed,
Sergeant Schadenfreude


43 posted on 07/20/2011 4:44:26 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: boop

Star Blazers and Battle Of The Planets were big favorites of mine. One good short lived American cartoon was the Planet Of The Apes.


44 posted on 07/20/2011 5:09:48 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Huskrrrr

I would take a live action movie of Space Ghost if it stayed with that mentality.


45 posted on 07/20/2011 5:11:37 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: onedoug

The Batman / Superman TAS of the 90s were really good.

Back in the 80s, GI Joe RAH was fairly good. One some of the commentaries with the writers, Hasbro dicated a lot of the near misses and such.

GI Joe Renegades, considering today’s society and what can be crammed into a half hour show isn’t bad. People have actually died sometimes violently. The Baroness is big improvement and the Cobra Commander is way darker, and Dr. Mindbender is interesting. I also like the new spin on the Crimson Twins.


46 posted on 07/20/2011 5:16:02 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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47 posted on 07/20/2011 5:17:49 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: VanDeKoik

I watched this when I was 11 years old. I could barely sit through an entire episode. I thought it was just because I was really starting to outgrow cartoons. There was one episode I remember. It was about two tribes, presumably in Africa. There was an arms trader who would convince the chiefs to buy this huge military machine to protect them from the other tribe. It was also implied that the tribes spent their food money on these machines. Of course at the end Captain Planet had to step in and destroy these machines and stop the inevitable war between the tribes.


48 posted on 07/20/2011 5:18:02 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

I hate Cartoon Network. They are corrupters of children, the sewage of “entertainment.”


49 posted on 07/20/2011 5:34:52 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: dragonblustar

Not only is the guy in that picture gay, he is illiterate. He spelled it “captian” gay.


50 posted on 07/20/2011 8:46:27 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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