Captain Planet is back – but not as you knew him

Remember 90’s cartoon Captain Planet and the Planeteers? Last year Funny or Die created a parody trailer/mini-film starring Don Cheedle to show what the series could be like in today’s day and age. It must have been a success because they’ve since commissioned more of the same.

(Caution, slightly NSFW due to some swearing)

It seems that years of watching humanity pollute the Earth, heedless to the Planeteers’ actions has warped Captain Planet’s sensibilities – something not improved in the subsequent parts.

Part three was released yesterday and part four will become available tomorrow.

What cartoons did you watch in your childhood? If someone were to remake them now, who would you cast for which characters?

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