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When our powers combine, we get a live-action Captain Planet movie

Jul. 19, 2011by:

It's hard to believe this hasn't happened already, but now the stars have aligned for a live action movie adaptation of CAPTAIN PLANET to be made. The elemental powers and superhero aspect would seem to make it a prime candidate for a summer blockbuster, along with Hollywood's propensity to adapt anything we used to watch as kids.

I'm not saying it will be good, lord knows there will be miles to go before it could ever get there, but it's an understandable adaptation, and one that's forthcoming from TRANSFORMERS producer Don Murphy and Cartoon Network, despite the fact that this is not actually animated.

“The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today,” said (Turner Broadcasting's) Snyder. “We feel this team can bring the world’s first eco-hero to life in a powerful motion picture that is not only pertinent but entertaining.”

“We are extremely excited about bringing the good Captain back to life,” said Murphy. “His adventures are known worldwide and he is recognized across generations. We expect to make a spectacular series of films with the amazing team at Cartoon Network.”

A spectacular SERIES of films no less. Of course. Why greenlight one movie when you can go for three or four? I think there could be a way to make such a film cool. The elemental powers alone would make for some pretty cool action sequences, provided they don't hired the LAST AIRBENDER effects team. As for the usually lame Heart? I'd love to see a bunch of mind controlled jungle animals wreck havoc on some eco-baddies.

The question is will this be PG goofball Spy Kids material, or will they aim for a PG-13 "grittier" version of the series?

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4:23PM on 07/20/2011

Yes, yes, and yes.

Best superhero ever. Guess we're moving into 90s territory when it comes to the adaptation/reboot craze. It's amazing it's been so long since we last saw the good Captain. Gonna take pollution down to ZERO
Best superhero ever. Guess we're moving into 90s territory when it comes to the adaptation/reboot craze. It's amazing it's been so long since we last saw the good Captain. Gonna take pollution down to ZERO
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1:09PM on 07/20/2011
cap looks like dolph lundgren.
cap looks like dolph lundgren.
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11:10AM on 07/20/2011
I wonder how they would make Captain Planet. I'm not talking about FX but how to make Captain Planet to be in real-world. Isn't Captain Planet's weakness is to be contaminated with pollution or toxic waste? Wait until Captain Planet meets modern-day Global Warming.
I wonder how they would make Captain Planet. I'm not talking about FX but how to make Captain Planet to be in real-world. Isn't Captain Planet's weakness is to be contaminated with pollution or toxic waste? Wait until Captain Planet meets modern-day Global Warming.
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11:03AM on 07/20/2011

Really glad

I'm old enough to have missed the original by a few years. Original and remake look fucking stupid.
I'm old enough to have missed the original by a few years. Original and remake look fucking stupid.
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10:49AM on 07/20/2011
KaytheKing below said it perfectly. I loved the show as a kid, but even back then I knew he was lame. Still, I'll go see this anyway just for the sheer novelty of seeing frackin' Captain Planet on the big screen.
KaytheKing below said it perfectly. I loved the show as a kid, but even back then I knew he was lame. Still, I'll go see this anyway just for the sheer novelty of seeing frackin' Captain Planet on the big screen.
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8:02AM on 07/20/2011

I'm excited.

We all know the cartoon was about the cook kids with the amazing powers anyway. I'm looking forward to this one.
We all know the cartoon was about the cook kids with the amazing powers anyway. I'm looking forward to this one.
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7:46AM on 07/20/2011
I'm unsure about this one. I liked the cartoon okay, and God knows I liked the message, but Captain Planet, the character, was pretty boring. Because whenever he came around the show was over. I'd much rather a movie be made about Ted Turner's exploits as Captain Planet from Robot Chicken.

And I can't imagine this getting a very hard PG-13 rating. This is PG material until the studio finds a way to make it edgier.
I'm unsure about this one. I liked the cartoon okay, and God knows I liked the message, but Captain Planet, the character, was pretty boring. Because whenever he came around the show was over. I'd much rather a movie be made about Ted Turner's exploits as Captain Planet from Robot Chicken.

And I can't imagine this getting a very hard PG-13 rating. This is PG material until the studio finds a way to make it edgier.
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7:19AM on 07/20/2011

For anyone who isnt happy about this movie

Go F*** your moms face cuz this would be an awesome movie if its gritty and has good action...now ill leave u to F***ing your moms faces
Go F*** your moms face cuz this would be an awesome movie if its gritty and has good action...now ill leave u to F***ing your moms faces
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6:03AM on 07/20/2011

Just one question...

Why??? There is no way to make this one as a cool movie....Captain planet is a lame superhero....I like him...But he is lame..
Why??? There is no way to make this one as a cool movie....Captain planet is a lame superhero....I like him...But he is lame..
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5:15AM on 07/20/2011
gahh!! captain planet was that crap i was forced to watch only because it was sandwiched between the awesome "conan the adventurer" and "exo-squad" shows.

someone should make an exo-squad movie. that show had really cool ongoing storyline about genetically engineered slaves and rebellion. at least it seemed cool when i was 12.
gahh!! captain planet was that crap i was forced to watch only because it was sandwiched between the awesome "conan the adventurer" and "exo-squad" shows.

someone should make an exo-squad movie. that show had really cool ongoing storyline about genetically engineered slaves and rebellion. at least it seemed cool when i was 12.
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4:25PM on 07/20/2011
um sorry but captain planet was the gem sandwiched between the crap that was conan and exo squad. u got it backwards
um sorry but captain planet was the gem sandwiched between the crap that was conan and exo squad. u got it backwards
9:28PM on 07/19/2011
Worst "revival" ever.

Is this a joke?
Worst "revival" ever.

Is this a joke?
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8:31PM on 07/19/2011
I'm be real Fuck captain Planet. Green Mullet having motherfucker!
I'm be real Fuck captain Planet. Green Mullet having motherfucker!
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8:25PM on 07/19/2011
I have a feeling this idea will get shot down when it comes to the studios fronting the money for it. Captain Planet was popular in the 90s, but its fan-base has diminished since then. Sure, you could have said the same thing about "Transformers," but "Transformers" was a property ripe for product placement and Michael Bay-style action scenes. "Captain Planet" has neither of those.
I have a feeling this idea will get shot down when it comes to the studios fronting the money for it. Captain Planet was popular in the 90s, but its fan-base has diminished since then. Sure, you could have said the same thing about "Transformers," but "Transformers" was a property ripe for product placement and Michael Bay-style action scenes. "Captain Planet" has neither of those.
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8:15PM on 07/19/2011
If they don't try to make it over-serious and "dark" (Captain Planet returns to a wasted planet after having kicked his Miracle-Gro addiction and proceeds to assemble a team of renegade law enforcers, bestowing them with the power to save the world), it could be a fun time. Al Gore can cameo during the whale rescue sequence.
If they don't try to make it over-serious and "dark" (Captain Planet returns to a wasted planet after having kicked his Miracle-Gro addiction and proceeds to assemble a team of renegade law enforcers, bestowing them with the power to save the world), it could be a fun time. Al Gore can cameo during the whale rescue sequence.
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7:00PM on 07/19/2011
NO.
NO.
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6:38PM on 07/19/2011
This is downright embarrassing lol. I'm not surprised that it is being made at all--only that it's this late in the game. Honestly, I've been joking with family and friends for years, given the obsession with "going green" and the constant coverage of global warming, that a Captain Planet movie is in order. I'll admit I enjoyed the cartoon as a young kid, but I can't say my ass will be planted in a theater seat for this one. Watch them cast Al Gore as the Captain himself.
This is downright embarrassing lol. I'm not surprised that it is being made at all--only that it's this late in the game. Honestly, I've been joking with family and friends for years, given the obsession with "going green" and the constant coverage of global warming, that a Captain Planet movie is in order. I'll admit I enjoyed the cartoon as a young kid, but I can't say my ass will be planted in a theater seat for this one. Watch them cast Al Gore as the Captain himself.
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6:33PM on 07/19/2011


PASS


PASS
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6:27PM on 07/19/2011
After Captain America and Captian Planet, I'm sure a Captain Crunch movie isn't far off. I don't even remember what powers CP had. I know the kids had rings for earth, wind, water, fire, and heart, but what did CP do besides fly around?
After Captain America and Captian Planet, I'm sure a Captain Crunch movie isn't far off. I don't even remember what powers CP had. I know the kids had rings for earth, wind, water, fire, and heart, but what did CP do besides fly around?
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6:51PM on 07/19/2011
Lol I think that was about it...he was made up of all of their powers and acted kind of like a 3rd rate Superman...
Lol I think that was about it...he was made up of all of their powers and acted kind of like a 3rd rate Superman...
6:18PM on 07/19/2011

More 90's Nostalgia!

Captain Planet, he's our hero
Gonna take pollution down to zero!
Bryan Singer would make an epic Captain Planet movie. He should done this instead of Superman Returns.
Captain Planet, he's our hero
Gonna take pollution down to zero!
Bryan Singer would make an epic Captain Planet movie. He should done this instead of Superman Returns.
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5:21PM on 07/19/2011

Written produced directed by

Al Gore... Excelsior!!! Starring Channing Tatum.
Al Gore... Excelsior!!! Starring Channing Tatum.
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4:50PM on 07/19/2011

Is it weird that the first thing I thought of when I saw the title was...

Rupert Grint for Wheeler?

If just for the fact that they're both redheads. Seriously though, I never even liked the cartoon, so this isn't something I look forward to.
Rupert Grint for Wheeler?

If just for the fact that they're both redheads. Seriously though, I never even liked the cartoon, so this isn't something I look forward to.
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5:45PM on 07/19/2011
You weren't a fan of the cartoon but you remember the name of one of the planeteers?
You weren't a fan of the cartoon but you remember the name of one of the planeteers?
5:54PM on 07/19/2011
Well, that isn't to say I didn't watch it. I have several younger siblings who were around the right age for Captain Planet, but I had moved on to more hard-PG/PG-13 stuff by then. But "TV time" wasn't really a democratic decision. haha
Well, that isn't to say I didn't watch it. I have several younger siblings who were around the right age for Captain Planet, but I had moved on to more hard-PG/PG-13 stuff by then. But "TV time" wasn't really a democratic decision. haha
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3:54PM on 07/19/2011

Sigh*

I'd rather see a live action gargoyles movie, but oddly enough im kinda stoked for this.
I'd rather see a live action gargoyles movie, but oddly enough im kinda stoked for this.
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3:39PM on 07/19/2011

Honestly, I'm for it.

This is one train wreck that I can't WAIT to see happen :D
This is one train wreck that I can't WAIT to see happen :D
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3:23PM on 07/19/2011

For everyone's enjoyment:

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3:14PM on 07/19/2011

This is it...

This is the movie that kills the superhero boom.
This is the movie that kills the superhero boom.
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3:12PM on 07/19/2011
I hope they get Eddie Murphy to play Captain Planet.
I hope they get Eddie Murphy to play Captain Planet.
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3:03PM on 07/19/2011

fuckin sweet.

I hope they don't mess this up, and I hope its PG-13 like transformers. I loved this show as a kid, so much.
I hope they don't mess this up, and I hope its PG-13 like transformers. I loved this show as a kid, so much.
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2:47PM on 07/19/2011

AVP

Clearly they are setting up a Captain American v. Captain Planet movie in the future... where of course Captain American will destroy Captain Planet
Clearly they are setting up a Captain American v. Captain Planet movie in the future... where of course Captain American will destroy Captain Planet
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5:47PM on 07/19/2011
Some people suffer from verbal diarhea. Some far worse than others.
Some people suffer from verbal diarhea. Some far worse than others.
2:33PM on 07/19/2011
Please let this movie happen. If only so we can hear Bill O'Reilly complain that the "liberal media" is trying to brainwash our children into believing in global warming. "ginger kid controls fire with a ring, you can't explain that"
Please let this movie happen. If only so we can hear Bill O'Reilly complain that the "liberal media" is trying to brainwash our children into believing in global warming. "ginger kid controls fire with a ring, you can't explain that"
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2:27PM on 07/19/2011

Keep the green mullet

I don't think that there's anyway possible for this film not to suck so they should just keep the cheese.
And fire ring fo sho
I don't think that there's anyway possible for this film not to suck so they should just keep the cheese.
And fire ring fo sho
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1:47PM on 07/19/2011

To be perfectly honest...

I wasn't even a really big fan of the cartoon. Captain Planet always looked like a big douche to me.
I wasn't even a really big fan of the cartoon. Captain Planet always looked like a big douche to me.
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1:42PM on 07/19/2011
This will be the greatest film series EVARRRR!!!!!
This will be the greatest film series EVARRRR!!!!!
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1:12PM on 07/19/2011

sigh...

Honestly, I was waiting for this to happen. UGH!
Honestly, I was waiting for this to happen. UGH!
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1:02PM on 07/19/2011
oh PLEASE let it be tongue-in-cheek. If they transpose that 90's environmentalism into current green culture, it could be really funny and enjoyable and, who knows, maybe even a little poignant. You can't do this sincerely though, can you?
oh PLEASE let it be tongue-in-cheek. If they transpose that 90's environmentalism into current green culture, it could be really funny and enjoyable and, who knows, maybe even a little poignant. You can't do this sincerely though, can you?
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12:56PM on 07/19/2011
Only way I'll watch a Captain Planet movie is if there are no corny-ass, stupid Planeteers, and its just Gaia and Captain Planet. But seeing as that would go against the source material (because Lollywood always gave a fuck about that) I doubt that'll ever happen. UNLESS the Planeteers bust out spec ops skills and hand to hand combat, then I might be in.
Only way I'll watch a Captain Planet movie is if there are no corny-ass, stupid Planeteers, and its just Gaia and Captain Planet. But seeing as that would go against the source material (because Lollywood always gave a fuck about that) I doubt that'll ever happen. UNLESS the Planeteers bust out spec ops skills and hand to hand combat, then I might be in.
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12:43PM on 07/19/2011

God it's Green Lantern all over again!

Think about it. Ryan Reynolds could play Cap.Planet too. This feels exactly the same. Good Lord, why?!
Think about it. Ryan Reynolds could play Cap.Planet too. This feels exactly the same. Good Lord, why?!
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12:39PM on 07/19/2011
Nooooooooooooooooooo!
Nooooooooooooooooooo!
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12:44PM on 07/19/2011
Aren't you supposed to be happy?
Aren't you supposed to be happy?
1:32PM on 07/19/2011
Finally, your username/avatar pays off, and you're not faux-defending this??
Finally, your username/avatar pays off, and you're not faux-defending this??
12:36PM on 07/19/2011

Curiosity mixed w/ downright Twilight level ridiculousness...

Ok, I'm gonna go ahead & throw this out there because I think THIS would be the producer's dream cast for a CP movie.

Captain Planet: Al FUCKING Gore
Gaia: Beyonce
Kwame: Jaden Smith
Wheeler: Chris Evans
Linka: Isabel Lucas or Amber Heard
Gi: Grace Park (from Hawaii 5-O)
Ma-Ti: (C'mon...just like Patrick Stewart was the 1 and ONLY choice for Professor Xavier...EVERYBODY knows just what actor to tap for this Planeteer) Wilmer Valderrama!

Awww...I miss the 90's.
Ok, I'm gonna go ahead & throw this out there because I think THIS would be the producer's dream cast for a CP movie.

Captain Planet: Al FUCKING Gore
Gaia: Beyonce
Kwame: Jaden Smith
Wheeler: Chris Evans
Linka: Isabel Lucas or Amber Heard
Gi: Grace Park (from Hawaii 5-O)
Ma-Ti: (C'mon...just like Patrick Stewart was the 1 and ONLY choice for Professor Xavier...EVERYBODY knows just what actor to tap for this Planeteer) Wilmer Valderrama!

Awww...I miss the 90's.
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12:31PM on 07/19/2011
This has potential I think.

On a side note Captain Planet has no place being "gritty".
This has potential I think.

On a side note Captain Planet has no place being "gritty".
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12:31PM on 07/19/2011
Captain Planet was our first teacher about homosexuality.
Captain Planet was our first teacher about homosexuality.
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12:51PM on 07/19/2011
BEST. POST. EVER! LOL!
BEST. POST. EVER! LOL!
6:49PM on 07/19/2011
Lol. So true!
Lol. So true!
12:24PM on 07/19/2011
Y' know what, just bring it. It'd be a prime choice for the "Awfully Good" column. And yea, Maati was fucking worthless, hahahaha. I can talk to the animals, whoopdidoo, while that guy can blast fucking fire and that other can make earthquakes!
Y' know what, just bring it. It'd be a prime choice for the "Awfully Good" column. And yea, Maati was fucking worthless, hahahaha. I can talk to the animals, whoopdidoo, while that guy can blast fucking fire and that other can make earthquakes!
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12:23PM on 07/19/2011
I didn't even read the article but YES! Captain Planet is the and was my sh*t! Going Green since 1990. (SIGH) I miss growing up in the 90s...
I didn't even read the article but YES! Captain Planet is the and was my sh*t! Going Green since 1990. (SIGH) I miss growing up in the 90s...
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12:19PM on 07/19/2011
OH HELL NO! This has got to be some kind of a sick joke. Crapin Planet will actually be a live action movie complete with rainbow. Damn this movie is gonna be so bad they might as well give it to uwe boll so we know for certain to avoid it.
OH HELL NO! This has got to be some kind of a sick joke. Crapin Planet will actually be a live action movie complete with rainbow. Damn this movie is gonna be so bad they might as well give it to uwe boll so we know for certain to avoid it.
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12:19PM on 07/19/2011

Water

Cuz then maybe I can go swimming in the ocean without worrying about sharks. I don't know what to think about this though. I'm intrigued, but it could go so. terribly. wrong.
Cuz then maybe I can go swimming in the ocean without worrying about sharks. I don't know what to think about this though. I'm intrigued, but it could go so. terribly. wrong.
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12:16PM on 07/19/2011

Great


A wonderful opportunity for more clueless Hollywood morons to preach to the masses about the Great Global Warming Hoax.

I wonder if they'll include this as an extra on the DVD?: [link]

A wonderful opportunity for more clueless Hollywood morons to preach to the masses about the Great Global Warming Hoax.

I wonder if they'll include this as an extra on the DVD?: [link]
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12:14PM on 07/19/2011
What's funny is that my good friends geek illiterate girlfriend was asking us why they haven't made this movie yet. So yeah, I guess there is an audience for this but I really have no idea why. Wasn't this show just a court ordered thing Ted Turner had to do back in the day? I always thought Hadji, his monkey and that stupid ring with the power of Love were amazingly lame. "Oh no, I've been kidnapped and tied to a chair, I'll just use the power of love to...okay, I'm screwed."
What's funny is that my good friends geek illiterate girlfriend was asking us why they haven't made this movie yet. So yeah, I guess there is an audience for this but I really have no idea why. Wasn't this show just a court ordered thing Ted Turner had to do back in the day? I always thought Hadji, his monkey and that stupid ring with the power of Love were amazingly lame. "Oh no, I've been kidnapped and tied to a chair, I'll just use the power of love to...okay, I'm screwed."
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12:06PM on 07/19/2011
Donny Osmond was born to play Captain Planet. Don't tell me you wouldn't be there opening night if the part went to him.
Donny Osmond was born to play Captain Planet. Don't tell me you wouldn't be there opening night if the part went to him.
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12:03PM on 07/19/2011

awesome

i hope its as good as the "GI Joe" or "Speed Racer" movies
i hope its as good as the "GI Joe" or "Speed Racer" movies
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1:04PM on 07/19/2011
lol
lol
12:01PM on 07/19/2011

Fire

Everyone know fire is the ring to get.

As for this news? Meh. It could work.
Everyone know fire is the ring to get.

As for this news? Meh. It could work.
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11:54AM on 07/19/2011

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

No. Really. HA HA HA HA HA!

Who says Paul Tassi can't bring joy to my life...?
No. Really. HA HA HA HA HA!

Who says Paul Tassi can't bring joy to my life...?
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