So I had never heard of this show before and simply thought it was a new thing that was geared toward the green movement that everyone is pushing for. After receiving the set and reading about it, I realized that it was actually from the 90s. I'm not surprised that I didn't know about it because I was the lowest on the TV remote totem pole, so I was lucky to catch Garfield & Friends in the morning before I was beaten up and had the remote taken away. Anyway, I was thinking this might be something that my kids would enjoy, but alas, they were not so thrilled about it.
I thought it was cute, albeit cheesy, but would I get excited at the thought of seeing it ever again? Not so much. I definitely think it's great for nostalgia purposes for those who've seen it, and although the video quality is not that of the cartoons now that kids want and are accustomed to, I'm sure there would be some children who would enjoy watching this. And it's not just geared towards one gender, which is a plus.
"Move over Iron Man, Spider-Man and Batman, the world’s first environmentally-conscious superhero on the block plans to offer kids action-packed adventure and a chance to help save the environment. He's Captain Planet, the ever-changing eco-hero from within our Earth, who, with the help of five young people from around the globe called Planeteers, fights a never-ending battle against eco-villains out to destroy the world. Arriving just in time for this year’s Earth Day celebration, Shout! Factory, in association with Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), will unleash the long-awaited Captain Planet and the Planeteers: Season One DVD set.
Offering rich animation and engaging storytelling, season one of Captain Planet and the Planeteers is sparkled with all-star voice cast comprise of some of the biggest names in Hollywood and video games, including David Coburn (Captain Planet), James Coburn (Looten Plunder), LeVar Burton (Kwame), Joey Dedio (Wheeler), Whoopi Goldberg (Gaia), Janice Kawaye (Gi), Scott Menville (Mai-Ti), Frank Welker (Suchi), Meg Ryan (Dr. Blight), Martin Sheen (Sly Sludge), Kath Soucie (Linka), Dean Stockwell (Duke Nukem), Jeff Goldblum (Verminous Skum), Sting (Zarm), among others. Featuring all 26 action-packed episodes and a wealth of bonus content, this collectible 4-DVD box set boasts a specially designed eco-friendly packaging made of 100% recycled paper."
MOTR Grade: C-