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Captain EO

Michael Jackson had always stated his love of Disney and the theme parks and on July 24th, 1985 they annouced that the now biggest star in the world would be in the starring role of new ride for there Disney Parks, a 3-D science-fiction musical film, Captain EO.

The story was written by the Star Wars man himself, George Lucas. Involving Michael Jackson, the movie had to be something special and groundbreaking. The idea they came up with was to create the movie using the latest 3 D technolgy and give the watching audience the feeling of them actually being in the space ship and enjoying the ride and journey of Captain EO as if they were with him. Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola was bought in to work on the screenplay and direct the movie.

Over a year later on September 12, 1986 at Disney World in Florida Captain Eo premiered. A 17 minute musical space fantasy movie, the most expensive per minute film ever produced with gross costs of the film totalling U.S $30 million.

Actress Anjelica Huston played the key role of The Supreme Leader. Michael perforemed 2 new songs in the movie "Another Part Of Me" which later appeared on the "Bad album" and "We Are Here To Change The World".

Captain EO was soon being shown at all 4 of Disney's Theme Parks Florida, California, Japan and France. It proved a huge hit with audiences for over 10 years. The movie ride was open for over 10 years at Disneyland, offiially opened from September 18, 1986 and closing April 7th 1997. The last version of the ride closed at Disneyland Paris on August 17th 1998, where it had been open since 1992.

Captain EO main characters. Click thumbnails to enlarge.

Captain EO
Captain EO
Major Domo
Major Domo
Odee and Idee
Odee and Idee
Supreme Leader
Supreme Leader
Commander Bog
Commander Bog

Movie Plot

The movie starts with a narrated introduction:

"The Cosmos, a universe of good and evil. Where a small group struggles to bring freedom to the countless worlds of despair. A rag tag band lead by the infamous Captain Eo"

We are then introduced to the crew who consists of Captain EO, Fuzzball who is a small flying furry creature,a two headed alien space craft navigators Odee and Idee, a robot known as Major Domo and a clumsy elephantine called Hooter. They are on a mission for Commander Bog to deliver a gift to the alien Queen, Supreme Leader with the aim of changing her from evil into a beautiful peaceful woman as well as all those with her.


Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Produced by George Lucas
Michael Jackson's Make-Up Artist Karen Faye
Michael Jackson Captain EO
Anjelica Huston The Supreme Leader
Dick Shawn Commander Bog
Debbie Lee Carrington Idee
Tony Cox Hooter
Gary DePew Major Domo

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