This Week in Animation News: Boomerang’s ‘Captain Planet’ Marathon Celebrates Earth Day

     April 21, 2018


In This Week in Animation News, I’ll take a look at the previous week in the world of animation in order to get you caught up on everything you might have missed. It’s your one-stop shop for news regarding cartoons, anime, and animated web series. We’re talking movies, TV shows, digital shorts, and everything in between!

For the latest animation stories we’ve already covered on the site this week, take a look at the following links. Then, check out a selection of new stories below. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!


Image via Turner, Cartoon Network

Captain Planet and The Planeteers premiered on Boomerang this week and the full first season is free for everyone to watch through April 22nd, a.k.a. Earth Day. The 26 available episodes of the 90s cartoon classic feature the title heroes taking down looters and polluters, featuring appearances by such actors as Whoopi Goldberg, Meg Ryan, Martin Sheen, Sting and more!

As a very cool bonus, just by watching these episodes, Boomerang is going to donate up to $50,000 to the Captain Planet Foundation. But the total amount will be based on the streaming views tallied up this weekend, so be sure to tune in!


Image via Boomerang

Feature Episodes:

  • The Conqueror (episode 6) – An aggressive and sneaky Earth spirit named Zarm tricks the teens into disobeying Gaia, sparking a dangerous game that threatens to lead to nuclear war. (Whoopi Goldberg, Sting)
  • Volcano’s Wrath (episode 10) – Sludge solves the world’s trash problem by dumping everything into a volcano, which then erupts. (Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Sheen)
  • Don’t Drink the Water (episode 17) – Plunder, Skumm and Greedly pollute the nation’s water supply. (Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Goldblum, Meg Ryan)