Friday, December 18, 2009

EO? Uh-oh! Jacko returning to Disneyland

Now that he's safely dead and can't possibly touch any children, Michael Jackson is being brought back to Disneyland. The Walt Disney Company confirmed, after months of denials, that they're jumping on the Dead Jacko bandwagon jump-started by the This Is It movie and will bring the 23-year-old Captain EO 3D mini-movie to Tomorrowland in February.

The 17-minute Captain EO cost about $30 million, was executive produced by George Lucas, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and featured Anjelica Huston as the evil Supreme Leader-- and Jacko in the title role. It featuring lasers, smoke and stars that extend over the seat in front of you. We saw it at Tokyo Disneyland and recall it as being pretty impressive. But that was 20 years ago. The attraction was close din 1998, around the time Jacko was better known as a freak than pop star.

They say it will be a limited engagement. We'll see.

Coincidence that the announcement comes two days after the death of traditionalist Roy E. Disney? We'll see.

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