Cartoon Network now has its second live-action feature film in development, as Transformers producer Don Murphy is set to develop a motion picture based on environmental super hero Captain Planet.
The deal comes on the heels of Cartoon Network’s agreement with producer Joel Silver to adapt the Ben 10 series into a major motion picture.
Murphy’s Angry Filmworks has the exclusive rights to develop and package the Captain Planet and the Planeteers property and advance it towards production. Thirteen-year-old Angry Filmworks is the force behind the action-adventure franchise Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). Murphy expects to make a series of Captain Planet films with Cartoon Network.
In an effort to inform younger viewers about serious environmental issues, Ted Turner partnered with DIC Enterprises in 1990 to create the animated environmental series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Six full seasons of the series were produced in its original run.