Boomerang Runs "Captain Planet" Marathon for Earth Day on April 17, 2010
Boomerang will offer a 12-hour marathon of Captain Planet to celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Eastern), kicking off with the two-part episode “Summit to Save Earth.”
The full press release follows:
Boomerang Celebrates Earth Day with 12-Hour Captain Planet Marathon
Cheer “Go Planet!” with 27 Episodes of Groundbreaking Series on Saturday, April 17 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Based on an idea from environmental activist and media mogul Ted Turner, Captain Planet and the Planeteers has educated youth and adults alike about environmental issues and ways to help the planet since its debut in 1990. In observance of Earth Day, Boomerang, Turner Broadcasting System’s commercial-free home of classic animation, will present a 12-hour Captain Planet marathon on April 17. The Earth Day celebration will begin at 8 a.m. (ET) with the two-part episode “Summit to Save Earth”.
Captain Planet follows the adventures of five young Planeteers from five different continents as they fight to save our planet from a variety of polluting perpetrators. Using magic rings given to them by Gaia, the spirit of the earth, these five teenagers each possess supernatural powers—Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart—that when combined summon Captain Planet to prevent environmental disasters and save the world.
“This series is a fun way to show children that our planet is important and we need to take care of it,” says Stacy Isenhower, senior vice president of programming and scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. “Showing a marathon of Captain Planet to celebrate Earth Day is our way of supporting that mentality.”
Highlights of the Captain Planet marathon include:
“Summit to Save Earth” – 8 a.m.: After corrupted world leaders go back on their word about proposed ecological legislation, the Planeteers fight to save Gaia (Whoopi Goldberg), who has been transformed into a human, before it is too late.
“An Eye For An Eye” – 11:45 a.m.: The villainous Hoggish Greedly (Ed Asner) attempts to wipe out all the world’s dolphins, so the Planeteers call upon Captain Planet to save the species.
“‘Teers in the Hood” – 2:15 p.m.: The Planeteers try to put an end to a cycle of violence and bring a message of peace after Gi’s friend is almost killed in a gang war.
“Jail House Flock” – 5:35 p.m.: After Hoggish Greedly (Ed Asner) sneakily obtains a permit to build houses near wetlands, Captain Planet and the Planeteers are framed and thrown in jail.
“Disoriented Express” – 7:15 p.m.: The evil Dr. Blight (Meg Ryan) attempts to prevent a smog-reducing railway system in over-crowded Latin American cities and only Captain Planet can stop her.
Boomerang is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS, Inc.) 24-hour cable/satellite network offering the best in classic animated entertainment. In partnership with Cartoon Network, the service boasts 75 percent unduplicated programming and is available to cable/satellite operators and their customers in Spanish. Boomerang’s official Web site is located at http://Boomerang.CartoonNetwork.com.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.