Thursday, September 03, 2009

Michael Jackson fans, you might want to plan a trip to Disneyland soon!

UPDATED SEPT 12: Oh what a tease! Apparently it was all a rumor! From Reuters:

"There aren't plans to bring back 'Captain EO' at this time," Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said at a news conference.

With all the craze over 3D and well, Michael Jackson's death, the Mouse is cashing in with Captain Eo, a 3D musical short that used to show at Disneyland theme parks in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Paris until the late 90s. Disney will be screening Captain Eo again in the Los Angeles theme park!

Captain Eo is directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by George Lucas in 1986, and watch the short and you'll realize that it's reminiscent of things that were big during that era - muppets, slightly campy music numbers, more muppets and of course, fantasical journey. Just think Labyrinth and Neverending Story.

Fun fact: This 17-minute film costs $17 million to make! Which means, for every minute of the film you're watching, it took $1 mil to make - phew!

Check out the 17-minute short on YouTube, no 3D though - so for that, you have to make that trip to Disneyland!

Posted via web from I am Audrey.



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