Captain Planet movie or movies on the way

The ecological superhero has signed up for a franchise

Cartoon Network are working with Angry Films (the production company behind The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Real Steel) on a series of films based on ecological superhero Captain Planet, whose heavy handed, moralising cartoon ran from 1990 to 1996 and turned a whole generation of young people off the idea of forcing crude oil down a dolphins blowhole (or something).

Angry Films producer Don Murphy said, “We are extremely excited about bringing the good Captain back to life. 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.”

Co-producer ┬áSusan Montford added, “With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender.”