Does anyone remember this show? Apparently it was an ecologically conscious, animated feature created by Ted Turner that ran in the early to mid 90s. I had never heard of it until now, but it sounds like the type of good and wholesome entertainment that should be more prevalent.
In it, Captain Planet and the Planeteers battle ne'er-do-wells who threaten to cause ecological disaster upon the Earth, which is represented by a character named 'Gaia' (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg and Margot Kidder). The inspiration for her would seem to be drawn from James Lovelock's 'Gaia Hypothesis'.
Some of the dastardly Eco-Villains included:
Hoggish Greedly – A pig-like human who represents the dangers of overconsumption and greed.
Looten Plunder – A wealthy poacher and crooked businessman who represents the evils of uncontrolled capitalism and unethical business actions.
Dr. Blight – A mad scientist with a half-scarred face hidden behind her hair who represents the dangers of uncontrolled technology and unethical scientific experimentation.
Why can't we have more shows like this on TV?