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'Captain Planet': Ted Turner says the world needs him now more than ever!

So says CNN inventor Ted Turner. Of course, Turner also co-created the 1990-1993 cartoon series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, combining superheroes with ecology themes.

In a wide-ranging chat with Bloomberg.com yesterday, the 70 year-old former owner of CNN said he’d like “CNN to report to me again and the Cartoon Network… I’d put Captain Planet on [again] so kids could see the environmental hero instead of Superman.”

Ah, Captain Planet. That name made me nostalgic for a crappily-animated but good-hearted cartoon I have ridiculously fond feelings for. Before you look at this clip, quick: Can you name the five young “planeteers” and their powers, who combine to form Captain Planet?

Remember: The power is yours!

Originally posted October 16 2009 — 9:37 AM EDT

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