Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program, based on an idea by Ted Turner and Robert Larkin III. It ran episodes from September 10, 1990 until December 5, 1992. A sequel series, The New Adventures of Captain Planet, ran for three seasons.
The show focuses on five teenagers who are all given magic rings by Gaia, the Spirit of Earth. Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from Soviet Union (changed to Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union's collapse), Gi from Asia and Ma-Ti from South America. When the powers of the five rings are combined (Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart), an environmental superhero, Captain Planet, is summoned.