Of all the notables to ever show support for same-sex marriage, fictional superhero Captain Planet and his band of teenage "Planeteers" may be the most unexpected yet, but their message will touch you nonetheless. In a Facebook post made by the official social media profile of the s animated children series on Wednesday, the green-haired leader of the collective of Earth protectors -- or the person who controls his social media pages -- touched base on Australia's current battle to make marriage legal for all genders throughout the continent. Almost immediately, followers of the Facebook page began questioning if the children's figure should be speaking on such an adult matter -- but Captain Planet was quick to retort that all Earth matters, including same-sex marriage, were of the utmost importance to him. Fictional superheroes Captain Planet and the Planeteers care about all issues of Earth -- including same-sex marriage in Australia. Noting the episodes of the series, which ran for six seasons between and and can currently be streamed on Amazon Prime , as The Guardian reports, Captain Planet went on to note that he and his Planeteers are also just as passionate about other issues that affect the planet and its people, including deadly diseases like AIDS and cancer, and gun violence involving children. Check out the touching post below.
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The brainchild of Barbara Pyle and Ted Turner though most of the actual development work on the show was done by DiC producers Phil Harnage and Nicholas Boxer, as well as Pyle herself , Captain Planet and the Planeteers was an attempt to provide a show which would entertain younger viewers, while simultaneously educating them about taking care of the environment. The eponymous Planeteers are a Multinational Team of teenagers imbued with Elemental Powers to stop pollution using the power of When they are inevitably unable to deal with problems individually, they combine their powers into a single unstoppable entity: Captain Planet. Captain Planet and the Planeteers to underwent several small revisions over the course of its run — it was renamed The New Adventures of Captain Planet during its to run, which coincided with a change in production companies from DiC to Turner-owned Hanna-Barbera — but the tone of the show always focused on the environment, often with An Aesop about the environment note though other topics like violence or AIDS received their Aesops as well near the close of each episode.