Get ready, ’90s nostalgia lovers. “Captain Planet and the Planeteers,” which aired as a cartoon from 1990-1996, is set for the live-action movie treatment, according to a press release. Cartoon Network and “Transformers” producer Don Murphy and partner Susan Montford‘s Angry Filmworks are teaming up together for the project.
“The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today,” says
Stuart Snyder, president of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s
Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division. “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.”
“His adventures are known worldwide and he is
recognized across generations,” says Murphy. “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,” adds Montford.
We have two questions – first off, who should play Captain Planet? And secondly, can we look forward to a live-action Gummi Bears or Rescue Rangers movie too?
The press release gave no indication about a release date or time frame for the “Captain Planet” movie.