Michael Jackson Returns to Disneyland in Captain EO Tribute


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Eight months after Michael Jackson's death, Disneyland on Tuesday will unveil Captain EO Tribute, a revamped and restored music video from the height of the pop stars fame.

Following the success of the This Is It concert film, Disney has decided to dust off the 23-year-old music video for a limited engagement at the Anaheim theme park.

The 17-minute Captain EO cost an estimated $30 million to make and featured a star-studded list of credits, including executive producer George Lucas, director Francis Ford Coppola and Anjelica Huston as the evil Supreme Leader.

The 3-D movie featuring lasers, smoke and stars that extend into the audience tells the story of Captain EO on a mission to deliver a musical gift to a wicked alien queen on a dystopian planet. EO's rag-tag crew included his sidekick Fuzzbucket, security officer Major Domo and blundering shipmate Hooter.

The return of Captain EO presents a perplexing challenge to family-centric Disney: How to market a movie relic starring a controversial character without appearing to capitalize on his demise.

EO's revival also raises another question for Disneyland: What to do with the 4-D theater after the films limited run bring back the waning Honey, I Shrunk the Audience or install a new attraction?

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