Captain EO Returns? Well, maybe…

Sept. 10, 2009 | 11:14 p.m.

DISNEY D23 EXPO

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Captain EO, the futuristic 3-D film starring Michael Jackson, played at Disney parks from 1986 to 1998, only to fade with the pop star’s recording career.

But with Jackson’s death reigniting interest in (and sales of) his music, Walt Disney President and Chief Executive Bob Iger said he screened the film a few weeks ago “To see if there were some possibilities.”

Iger described Captain EO as a product of its time — “essentially, an extended music video.”  While rudimentary by today’s entertainment standards, he said he found it “charming” and “funny, too.”

Disney is considering what to do with the film, Iger said, adding that “it’s the kind of thing that will get a fair amount of attention.” 

Iger offered no promises, though, about Captain EO and his musical alien crew will once again perform in Disney parks.

– Dawn C. Chmielewski

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CREDIT: A costume worn by Michael Jackson in movie “Captain EO” is displayed at the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim.  (AP Photo/Disney, Scott Brinegar)

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3 Responses to Captain EO Returns? Well, maybe…

  1. Donovan Jones says:

    Well they might as well release it back to the parks, and onto DVD for American's to own..
    The UK and else where have had the Movie "VHS" for years…"
    How do u think it is so available online.
    Michael Jackson will always be an icon and Captain EO will make money simply because it was made by the Moonwalker himself.

  2. katie says:

    I have just started a petition to bring captain eo back to epcot please sign it if you would like to see that happen
    http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/captaineoep

  3. Raymone says:

    OH. MY. GOD!! I remember Captain EO from when I went to Disney World as a kid. I'm not a big Michael Jackson fan, but I would totally go see Captain EO, so long as it's in 3d.

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