Sometimes I enjoy slow news days because it gives me a chance to seek out and post oddball stuff like this fan made trailer for an ultra-melodramatic live-action Captain Planet film. Captain Planet & The Planeteers was an animated series that ran from 1990-1993 about a team of five kids – composed of different nationalities – who are brought together and given magic rings (each with the power of an element) in order to combat pollution and other threats to the Earth’s environment. When a big threat that the kids couldn’t handle on their own arose (which was every episode), they could use their rings to magically summon the blue-skinned superhero Captain Planet, who wields the powers of all the elements, and a mighty green power mullet to boot.
I was in high school when Captain Planet hit the airwaves, so I can’t speak to how accurate this trailer represents the show or its characters, nor do I have any nostalgic attachment to it. It’s obvious though, that the producers of the trailer are huge fans of the show and are very passionate about Captain Planet. Their enthusiasm shines through the otherwise goofy and overly-dramatic performances by the adult “Planeteers,” and that absolutely insane-looking Captain Planet, complete with airbrushed blue six-pack and moussed-up green ‘do.