Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Captain Planet and the Planeteers : Season 1 dvd review

EARTH, FIRE, WIND, WATER, AND HEART...
By your powers combined I am Captain Planet Season 1 on dvd.


This dvd contains 4 discs which contains all 26 episodes of the first season of Captain Planet.

Season one (1990-1991)

LeVar Burton does the opening narration.
  • 1. A Hero for Earth - Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, summons five teenagers from five different corners of the world to help her in the battle to save the planet. For their first assignment, the Planeteers battle Hoggish Greedly, whose oil rig operation is jeopardizing the coastline.
  • 2. Last of Her Kind - Wheeler plans to buy Linka an ivory necklace for her birthday, but Kwame recommends anything except that for a gift. Meanwhile, Looten Plunder is wiping out the elephant population of Africa, Kwame's native land, in order to gain a quick profit in the ivory trade. Wheeler learns firsthand the true cost of ivory trinkets, as he and the other Planeteers help return a baby elephant to its mother and battle to save the elephants from extinction. First appearance of Looten Plunder andArgos Bleak. This is also the episode that sees Plunder uttering of the famous line "You'll Pay For This {Captain} Planet!", which would resonate throughout the end credits for the series.
  • 3. The Dead Seas - Hoggish Greedly and Rigger scheme to catch and sell all the fish in the ocean with a fleet of illegal drift net fishing boats. When Greedly steals their rings, the Planeteers are forced to use their initiative to retrieve them and save thousands of marine animals from the eco-villains' deadly nets.
  • 4. Polluting by Computer - Dr. Blight and Sly Sludge break into the government's computer system in order to obtain phony legal documents allowing them to change all the national parks into giant toxic waste dumps. In addition, Dr. Blight's computer MAL falsifies the criminal records of the Planeteers and cleans up Sy Sludge's background check to make him look like a committed environmentalist. First appearances of Dr. Blight, MAL and Sly Sludge.
  • 5. Population Bomb - Knocked unconscious after a surfing accident, Wheeler has a dream in which he is marooned on a strange island inhabited by a race of humanoid mice who are destroying their environment by pollution, overpopulation andoverconsumption.
  • 6. Ozone Hole - Duke Nukem destroys the ozone layer over Antarctica so he can feast on the sun's dangerous UV raysCaptain Planet and the Planeteers battle to protect the Earth from Nukem's deadly radiation. First appearance of Duke Nukem and Leadsuit.
  • 7. Beast of the Temple - The Planeteers travel to Thailand in order to prevent Greedly and Rigger from surface mining for rubies and terrorizing the people.
  • 8. Rain of Terror - Ma-Ti battles self-esteem issues as the Planeteers try to stop Verminous Skumm from destroying a city with a giant cloud of acid rain. First appearance of Verminous Skumm.
  • 9. Volcano's Wrath - Sly Sludge, who claims to have solved the world's problems of waste management by inventing a shrink ray that reduces garbage, is making big bucks by having countries ship their garbage to him for disposal. However, Sludge is secretly only dumping the garbage into a volcano on Laipuno Island. When the volcano erupts, Captain Planet and the Planeteers must save the islanders from the lava flow.
  • 10. Skumm Lord - When Verminous Skumm contaminates the water supplies of South America with a disease known as "rat rot", which turns its victims into rat-human hybrids, it's up to Kwame and Ma-Ti to find a cure when the other Planeteers become infected.
  • 11. Deadly Ransom - Dr. Blight and Duke Nukem hold Captain Planet prisoner in Antarctica, demanding that the Planeteers give them a lifetime supply of nuclear waste in return for his safety. Without their powers, the Planeteers must mount a daring rescue in order to save Captain Planet.
  • 12. Tree of Life - Dr. Blight and her robojacks chop down a sacred tree known to villagers as the "Tree of Life" and Blight harnesses the tree's powers for herself. With her new powers, Blight plans to destroy the ancient redwood forestsSpecial Guest StarFloyd Red Crow Westerman as Old Indian Man.
  • 13. A World Below Us - After Gi is rescued from Sly Sludge's mechanical octopus, she is taken to a secret underwater city known as Oceanus, which is being threatened by Sludge's illegal toxic dumping. When the dome around Oceanus begins to burst, flooding the city, Captain Planet and the Planeteers must race against time to save the people of this underwater paradise.
  • 14. The Littlest Planeteer - When the Planeteers stop a bus full of elementary school students from diving off a cliff, nine-year-old Jason, one of the students, follows the Planeteers home and idolizes Wheeler. When Wheeler suffers from second degree burns which renders him unable to use his ring, Jason steals Wheeler's ring and tries to single-handedly battle Dr. Blight's newly-created smog monster, which feeds on air pollution, Jason learns what it really means to be a Planeteer. Later on, Captain Planet makes Jason an honorable Planeteer.
  • 15. The Conqueror - The Planeteers are led astray by the promise of power from Zarm, a war-like god who had been Gaia's predecessor as the Spirit of the Earth. Zarm dazzles the Planeteers into telling them that they can create an environmetalutopia on Earth and gets them to follow him instead of Gaia, save for Ma-Ti, whose loyalty to Gaia is the strongest. With the Planeteers split up, Gaia becomes mortal and increasingly weaker. Can Ma-Ti convince the Planeteers that Zarm's true intent is to instigate a nuclear war?
  • 16. The Ultimate Pollution - Looten Plunder instigates a war between two desert villages so that he can sell firearms to both sides. When the Planeteers try to expose his scam, he imprisons them in a toxic trap. With bombs exploding around them, it is up to two young boys from the opposing villages to make their parents see sense, free the Planeteers and help stop the destruction.This episode also deals with drug use/abuse. Linkka's brother is deceived by Looten and toward the end of the episode Linkka tries in vain to stop her brother from taking them, ultimately he collapses and dies in her arms.The episode was aimed at helping parents talk to their children about the dangers of drugs and peer pressure.
  • 17. Meltdown Syndrome - When a scientist tries to cover up a radiation leak at a nuclear power plant, Duke Nukem zeros in on the "hot spot" and triggers a meltdown. With time running out, Captain Planet and the Planeteers are forced to cool off the reactor before an explosion occurs and contaminates the planet. When the scientist admits that he supported nuclear power on the basis it was clean and plentiful in an attempt to solve the energy crisis, the Planeteers recommend he instead researchgeothermal power.
  • 18. Don't Drink the Water - Looten Plunder, Dr. Blight, Verminous Skumm and Hoggish Greedly join forces in a plot to pollute a city's water supply so they can sell their bottled water to thirsty citizens at outrageous prices. Captain Planet and the Planeteers set out on a mission to find pure water and break up the "Pollution Syndicate."
  • 19. Plunder Dam - Looten Plunder dams an African river and installs a large hydroelectric power plant, cutting off water supplies to the villages. Gaia warns that only carefully engineered dams are beneficial. The villagers soon realize that Plunder's electricity is not a fair trade for the food and water that the river provided. With their crops dying and thirst-crazed elephants on the rampage, they enlist the help of the Planeteers to stop Plunder's scheme. The Planeteers then build a wisely placed dam to balance proper river flow with electrification of the village.
  • 20. Kwame's Crisis - Sly Sludge is burying a small town under garbage and the townspeople don't seem to care. Feeling he can't make a difference, Kwame leaves the Planeteers, but a young girl's single-handed recycling effort restores his faith, and with her help he attempts to save the Planeteers from Sludge's giant trash compactor.
  • 21. Smog Hog - Greedly hijacks Jane Goodair's environmentally friendly automobile factory in order to manufacture his Road Hog, a smog-spewing nightmare, and city is soon choking on exhaust fumes. When his own son, Greedly Jr., falls ill from the pollution, Greedly must turn to Captain Planet and the Planeteers for help. Special Guest StarsPhyllis Diller as Jane Goodair and Charlie Schlatter as Hoggish Greedly Jr.
  • 22. Mission to Save Earth Part One - The eco-villains steal the Planeteers' rings and abandon the them on an island inhabited by Commander Clash, a soldier with a cold war mentality. Clash appears to be their most dangerous opponent to date, untilCaptain Pollution, summoned by evil duplicates of the Planeteers' rings created by Dr. Blight, appears and traps them.
  • 23. Mission to Save Earth Part Two - The Planeteers befriend Commander Clash and convince him to help them retrieve their rings and use his military skills in the battle against Captain Pollution.
  • 24. Two Futures Part One - The Planeteers' mission to prevent Dr. Blight and Greedly from travelling back in time to speed up global warming takes a turn for the worse. When Wheeler gets chastized for messing up, he doubts his own worth as a Planeteer. Dr. Blight sweet talks Wheeler into forgetting the Planeteers, and has MAL sent Wheeler back in time and alter his past. Wheeler accepts and convinces his past self to get rid of his Planeeter ring. However, Wheeler is then sent forward in time to the 21st Century, where he firsthand sees how his actions end up drastically changing the future.
  • 25. Two Futures Part Two - Traveling back in time so that he never becomes a Planeteer, Wheeler jeopardizes the survival of life on Earth. Gaia told Wheeler that after he traveled back in time to get rid of his Fire ring, Dr. Blight sent Hoggish Greedly and Rigger back in time to the 1950s to take advantage of lower environmental standards. When Gaia gives him the chance to go into the future and see the consequences of his actions, he sees all sorts of environmental disasters and a place where Captain Planet does not exist due to no Planeteer team. He also meets aged versions of his fellow Planeteers who are struggling by themselves to fend off problems, as well as a powerful and super-rich Hoggish Greedly and Rigger who have taken over Hope Island. Wheeler realizes how much he, along with every individual, contributes to the future of the planet.
  • 26. Heat Wave - Dr. Blight uses a smog-spewing barge and a huge dome to create a greenhouse effect over Hope Island. With Gaia's life in danger, the Planeteers enlist the help of a giant whale to break free from Blight's heat wave and call Captain Planet.


All 26 episodes total over 600 minutes of good clean entertainment.  Now I grew up with Captain Planet as a child and was honestly shocked he had not been released on dvd yet.  I can still rememeber the theme song and the characters and pretending to be one of the planeteers as a child and also the wonderful messages at the end.


I was pleasantly surprised though that the dvd had not been released and I could now watch one of my cartoons with my kids.  My three children loved Captain Planet.  My daughters are now pretending to be planeteers just like I did with ring and all.  They are also incorporating the methods of saving the planet into their every day life just like  I did as a child.  I love the fact that Captain Planet still can make a difference after so many years.  

I definitely recommend this video which is being released on April 19th to become a part of every family's dvd collection. The dvd can be found at most retailers of dvds and online at Amazon.com for $18.99. I would make a perfect Earth Day gift for your child.  Also for Earth Day check out the Captain Planet Foundation where real planeteers are making a difference and where you too can make a difference.





* I received the above mentioned product strictly for review purposes.  The above opinion is completely honest and completely my own.


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60 comments:

  1. My lil brother would so love this-he is a comic book lover. Thanks for the heads up on this release. ~Russo @ www.threegnomes.blogspot.com

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  2. I help by picking up litter on hikes.

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  3. The best things you can do...adopt a vegan diet and live with compassion.

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  4. We helped our senior neighbors do outdoor chores. We picked up trash around our block.
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  6. we've started timing our showers to reduce water waste.

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  7. We recycle and pick up trash in our neighborhood. I'd love for us to start a vegetable garden.

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  8. We always plant a tree on Earth Day.
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  17. I loved Captain Planet as a kid, I loved Linka since she looked just like me and was kinda nerdy like me too. As a parent I appreciate the lack of violence in the series. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  20. I loved this cartoon as a child.. it was actually my favorite one.. next to rainbow brite :)

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  27. I went to my daughters' school and helped them plant a tree, thanks!

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  47. I'll continue to recyle and am growing a food garden
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  51. I reuse grocery bags as garbage bags

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  52. To help our planet on Earth Day we recycle and work together to save energy

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  57. I don't throw litter on the ground outside. [Okay, I don't exactly deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for that.] I also try to recycle by saving any one-sided junk mail to use for telephone messages and notes around the house.

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