CAPTAIN EO (U)
D: Francis Ford Coppola
Disney/Lucasfilm (Rusty Lemorande)
USA 🇺🇸 1986
W: George Lucas, Rusty Lemorande & Francis Ford Coppola
Mus: James Horner
Michael Jackson (Captain EO), Anjelica Huston (The Supreme Leader), Tony Cox (Hooter), Debbie Lee Carrington (Idey)
Captain EO was a 3-D short film which originally ran at Disney theme parks from 1986 until 1994. The film also incorporated effects in the auditorium to truly bring the screen events to life.
The film marries two of the most culturally popular elements of the 1980's together, Michael Jackson and Star Wars, with the King of Pop playing the title character, a spaceship captain who aims to defeat the forces of evil with the power of song and dance.
The attraction was re-opened in 2010 following the death of Michael Jackson, and though it has closed again, converted 2D versions exist on the black market.
By cost-per-minute, Captain EO is amongst the most expensive films ever produced, and though the spectacle will be lost watching on home screens, this was an incredibly popular attraction at the world's most iconic theme park. Worth a watch for nostalgic value, but it was an experience to see this as a Disneyland attraction.