Captian Planet Live Action Film

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  1. UltraAlanMagnus

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    When it comes to making a movie, you need confirmation, a producer, Alongside with a Director, Cast, Crew (Prodution Designer, Cinematagropher, Editor, Costume Designer) and Screenwriters to make the project.

    Luckly Here's something you all remember:

    Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, is awakened from a long sleep by human activity threatening ecosystems, taking place across the globe. Realizing that the damage is extensive, Gaia sends five magic rings, each with the power to control an element of nature and one controlling an extra element, heart, to five chosen youths across the globe: Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from Soviet Union (changed to Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union's collapse), Gi from Asia and Ma-Ti from South America.
    These five are dubbed the Planeteers and given the task of defending the Earth in the case of the greatest of disasters and making effort to keep others from happening. Gaia uses her "Planet Vision" to discover where the most devastating destruction is occurring and sends the Planeteers to help solve the problem. The Planeteers use transportation (usually a flying machine called a Geo-Cruiser) based on solar power to avoid causing pollution themselves.

    In situations that the Planeteers cannot resolve alone, they can combine their powers to summon Captain Planet, a magical entity who possesses all of their powers magnified, symbolizing the premise that the combined efforts of a team are stronger than its individual parts. Captain Planet only appears in his Captain Planet garb. These are not clothes but elements of the Earth that are integral to his composition. He is able to rearrange his molecular structure to transform himself into the various powers and elements of nature. Captain Planet's outfit does not represent a specific culture. He has a grass-green proto-mullet, sky-blue skin, earthy brown eyes, a fire-red chest, gloves, and boots, and a sun-yellow globe insignia.
    In a manner similar to the mid '50s-1986 incarnation of Superman, Planet has seemingly godlike superhuman powers, and seems to gain more proportionate to whatever the situation requires. Nevertheless, he is weakened by pollutants which sap his strength, from smog to nuclear radiation, in much the same manner that Superman is weakened by Kryptonite. Captain Planet's personality is also similar to that of the Silver Age version of Superman; Always remaining friendly and upbeat in the darkest of situations. Aswell as a dislike of killing even the cruelest bad guys and a strict sense of justice (such as when Captain Planet allowed himself to be jailed for a crime he didn't commit).

    The Planeteers cannot use their individual powers while Captain Planet has been summoned. Despite his vulnerability to pollution, Captain Planet is a formidable and valiant hero. Once his work is done, Captain Planet returns to the Earth, restoring the Planeteers' powers. When he does this, Captain Planet reminds viewers of the message of the series with his catchphrase, "The power is yours!"

    That's right fellas Captain Planet will have his own Film.

    About a month ago, it was announced that the Cartoon Network and producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford are developing a live-action film based on the series. Producers say that the property's entertainment value will dovetail with a larger timeliness. “With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender,” said Montford. No cast or filmmakers have been brought on board yet.

    Developed by Ted Turner in 1990 and airing on TBS, the hand-animated "Captain Planet" ran for three seasons, with a sequel series running for an additional three seasons. It can still be caught in syndication. Whoopi Goldberg, Meg Ryan and Martin Sheen voiced characters, who sported names such as Sly Sludge and Hoggish Greedly.

    Cartoon Network is trying its hand at turning properties into films in the manner of rivals such as Nickelodeon. Cartoon Network recently announced that "The Matrix" producer Joel Silver would develop a film based on "Ben 10," its series about a boy who can turn into an alien.

    Television cartoons don't always make for the most groundbreaking movies, but they do tend to rake it in at the box office, as those who worked on the "Transformers" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies can attest. It of course remains to be seen, however, whether audiences will pay for glossy entertainment packaged around a social message.

    Do you guys think it will win a Oscar, or just a made for TV Movie?
     
  2. Dolza_Khyron

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    captain planet could be done really great, or really poorly.

    i loved captain planet's first season, but from there it kind'a went down hill.

    cartoon network should just try remaking it into a series *thundercats quality* before making a film about it.

    and try creating an actual PLOT out of it, rather then it just being a bunch of do gooders, going to fight a bunch of stereotype villains.

    give reasons for the villians doing the things they're doing, and don't just go "profit". You can't just have a guy, like greedly, running around in a big robot, destroying trees for no reason.

    plus the planeteers need to do MORE themselves, rather then just get in trouble, and captain planet comes to save them.

    so basically the planeteers exist to be the wilykit and kat from the old toon.

    with the exception of Gi, none of the planeteers seems to have any real depth or characterization.

    Gi's the only character to attempt to kill a guy with her ring, for example.

    Wheeler and Linka really needed LESS screen time. it seemed like every other episode was just completely about one or the other, *or both*

    wheeler was a completely bland character, who asked stupid questions in order to give a reason for the other planeteers to explain simple things to the viewer.

    Ma Ti needs to be able to do more then just talk to animals.

    the power of "heart" could work in more then one way. it could in theory be the most powerful power of all. after all, he could use it to drive people to do good, or bad, or even control them all together. there is possible depth to this character that was ignored in the series, instead they just dealt with the fact that he is young and "small" all the time. instead of using the fact that he has the most powerful ring of all, and he could be tempted to use it for both good, or selfish things. maybe making a girl fall in love with him, for example.

    and they need to think up better powers for the polluting rings.

    Deforestation is a power? come on! :lol 

    and why did duke nukem need "super radiation?" the guy is a radiation magnet, he absorbs/eats it. and becomes more powerful FROM IT.

    all the guy has to do is walk into a nuclear reactor, and captain planet wouldn't be able to come with in 50 miles of him, with out being "hurt" by his weakness :lol 

    also; Tim Curry for Mal, or i don't see this movie :lol 
     
  3. Tekkaman Blade

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    Isn't there already a thread on this? I swear I posted a mullet joke in it.
     
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    I agree a New Captain Planet Cartoon would be good
     
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    Nope this is a new thread I put up.
     
  6. Aernaroth

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    I'd watch it if Ted Turner starred as Captain Planet and the plot centred around an evil land developer trying to steal away the habitat used to raise eco-sustainable beefalo herds.
     
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    Was your comment based off of Robot Chicken?
     
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    No, it's based off my opinion that, as Ted Turner had a major hand in developing the series, Captain Planet is a reflection of what he and the people he chose (and would, I would infer, agree with him) to represent environmentalism.

    (It was a good robot chicken sketch though)
     
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    :lolol 

    But seriously this will suck so much. The entire concept was crap from the start.
     
  11. UltraAlanMagnus

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    What do you Mean?
     
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    The entire idea of Captain Planet sucks. It sucks so much i want to pollute the earth in hopes of Eradicating Captain Planet.
     
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    I think a movie Captain Planet can work, just make things a lot darker and edgier and we're good.

    What I would do:

    - Make Captain Planet sound more like Dr.Manhattan [I.e "I'm omnious, all-knowing and I may or may not giving a damn about your life."] instead of "a dude with green hair", like with that "voice of the LEEEGION" thing, an ancient being.

    - On the villains, it would be nice to make a new one, most [to not say "EVERY SINGLE ONE"] of the villains sucked ass on that cartoon, for a movie like that, I think we're best fit with a Well-Intentioned Extremist of some kind, like:

    - A dude who wants humanity to perish so nature can live, perhaps an elemental being [or stretching even more, Captain Planet's evil brother/father/tokenevilfamilymember, Magneto-like dude: Good intetions, devilish ways].

    - A dude who wants to subdue nature to his will because nature is fucking up with mankind too much: hurricanes, earthquakes, storms and that kind of thing? This guy got tired of it, now he will bent nature to his will or obliterate the living crap out of it., a Col.Stryker-like character [militarystic, cunning, powerful].

    - I think give a movie a more downbeat tone would be a nice play too, showing some "The Day After Tomorrow" kind of Earth, with natural catastrophies and that kind of shit: Mother Nature is Good, but not kind. We should keep that in mind for a movie.

    - Related to the previous one: Make the lession less of "Mother Nature is nice, treat it", and more of "Mother Nature is good, but treat her nicely or she will fuck you up".

    In short, I'd make the whole concept ten times better and film it.

    Now tell me Autovolt: Wouldn't that kick ass?
     
  14. Aernaroth

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    Dude, don't be a dick, you don't even need to wreck up the environment to beat Captain Planet. You can just hate at him especially hard and it physically weakens and hurts him.
     
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    i liked duke nukem, he was always pretty cool, and hoggish greedly was one of my favorites too. along with Argos Bleak, the sidekick of plunder, *who's name needs to be BADLY changed, why, why would you name a kid Looten plunder? it's a bad pun :lol 

    and i always liked zarm. always saw him kind'a like the god of war.

    the villains themselves are not what made them bad. it was their lack of motivation, depth, and intelligence beyond the "saturday morning" cartoon stereotype villain of being evil.

    they didn't even have any back stories!

    and they need to create good stories beyond "shoving anti pollution" in our faces.

    which is why i believe they should START with a new cartoon. establish a plot. motives for the villains, back stories for all the characters as well.

    and they should put the environmentalism in the "back" of the story, and focus more on the superhero aspect.

    it is a pretty neat world they got in this story. they just need to build on it. and NOT treat the viewers like they're idiots.

    btw that episode was awesome :lol 

    hitler and everything!
     
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    Holy shit, that was horrifying.

    Can the movie please be like that, only with John Travolta?
     
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    If that was the movie i would watch it. Several times, in IMAX and 3D.
     
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