Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Written by Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Rusty Lemorande.
Starring Michael Jackson, Angelica Huston, Dick Shawn, Tony Cox, Debbie Lee Carrington and Gary DePew.
Created as a '4-D' Disney theme park attraction, Captain EO stars the King of Pop Michael Jackson as the eponymous spaceship captain, who sets off on a mission with his ragtag crew to deliver a gift to the Supreme Leader (Angelica Huston), a wicked queen on a dark and desolate world.
Produced at a cost of $30m and running at just seventeen minutes, the original 3D film was accompanied by physical 'in-theatre' effects such as lasers, smoke and starfields. Along with the involvement of director Francis Ford Coppola, executive producer George Lucas and editor Walter Murch , the film featured a musical score from two-time Academy Award-winner James Horner (Titanic), while the soundtrack also incorporated the Michael Jackson songs We Are Here to Change the World and Another Part of Me.
Captain EO ran at various Disney Parks between 1986 and 1998 before being reopened last year as a tribute to Jackson following his death in 2009.
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