Captain Planet Movie in Development
Appian Way Productions and Paramount Pictures Developing Captain Planet Movie
These days, taking IPs and remaking or adapting them into new movies seems to be the trend in Hollywood. It will come as no surprise that Academy Award-winning Leonardo DiCaprio is getting in the game. His production company, Appian Way, is currently working with Paramount Pictures on developing a Captain Planet movie. Based on the animated cartoon in the early 90’s, the premise of the show is to promote environmental awareness. DiCaprio is a welll known environmental activist. The combination of the two is a match made in heaven.
A Hero More Relevant Than Ever
When I was a kid, recycling didn’t exist. We weren’t aware the pollutants from cars were as damaging as they were. Eco-environmentalists were labelled terrorists. Until Captain Planet came around, we might have carried on with the same unregulated amounts of pollution. The show delivered the real world right into the laps of children and parents around the world. Issues like oil spills, dangers of nuclear power and even littering brought awareness to an all-time high. If it weren’t for this series, it might even be a tougher fight to save our planet, today.
Captain Planet Draws Huge Celebrities
If you never saw the series or were unaware, the show saw scores of celebrities making guest appearances. In some cases, the celebrities were even mainstays. Whoopi Goldberg and Margot Kidder voiced Gaia, the embodiment of Mother Earth, through all six seasons. LeVar Burton of Star Trek Generation fame played Kwame, one of the five planeteers, hailing from Ghana, Africa. The main villains were voiced by Ed Asner from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and John Ratzenberger of Cheers fame. As a hot button topic, many more celebrities endorsed the show. The following is some of the most famous celebrities to lend their voice to Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
- Jeff Goldblum
- Meg Ryan
- Tim Curry
- Martin Sheen
- Danny Glover
- Lou Gossett, Jr.
- Mark Hamill
- Neil Patrick Harris
- Helen Hunt
- Casey Kasem
- Fred Savage
- Elizabeth Taylor
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