Cartoon Network is expanding its footprint in the film world.
"The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today," said Stuart Snyder, president of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division. "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."
Murphy's team is set to revive a concept that originated under Turner's watch. Captain Planet and the Planeteers premiered in 1990 as the first environmental animated series on the small screen. The six-season series centered on a band of young people who combine their special powers to summon eco-hero Captain Planet to battle the world's eco-villains.
"With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender," said Montford.
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