Get ready to turn the volume up — and to take pollution down to zero. Cartoon Network is looking to revive the popular series “Captain Planet” for a new TV movie, and is bringing on some rather big names in helping out. “Transformers” producer Don Murphy has been hired to develop a new movie based on the character for Turner. (Fun Fact: Ted Turner himself actually created the character as a way to help preserve the environment.)
So what the Captain coming back now? Stuart Snyder of Turner claimed that the hero’s relevance has a great bit to do with it:
“The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today. 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.”
The team at Cartoon Network is also going to be working hard on the project — which for the time being does not have much in the way of casting announced. However, this is the sort of thing that makes you want to bust out the old theme song and watch classic clips online. (With that in mind, check one out below!)
Are you happy to see Captain Planet coming back?