The classic Michael Jackson 3D Disneyland sci-fi adventure film Captain EO is returning to Disneyland! Unfortunately it is only for a limited engagement. This 17 minute film was directed by Francis Ford Coppala, the music was by James Horner, and it was produced by George Lucas. The film also stars Anjelica Huston.
When I was a kid I loved watching this film every time I went to Disneyland. It was such a cool adventure to watch. The 3D was the best of its kind during its run at Disneyland as well. The movie was eventually replaced by a crappy Honey I Shrunk the Kids 3D movie -- which sucked.
Captain EO will start back up again in February of 2010, and Disneyland released the following statement:
the attraction's return to Tomorrowland will provide new audiences the opportunity to experience the original 3D production for the very first time, as well as a nostalgic look back for longtime fans wanting to see The king of Pop in a rare performance created for the big-screen, just one more time.
I'm hoping to get to Disneyland to check it out at least one more time during its limited run. It will be very cool to take my kids and share that experience with them.
Will you make the trip to Disneyland to see it when it comes out?