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Captain EO makes its return to Disneyland today

02.23.2010

For nostalgics, fans of the King of Pop, and realistically, people in the Los Angeles area willing to pay the outlandish price of admission, the 1986 3D oddity from director Francis Ford Coppola CAPTAIN EO will be returning to Disneyland today.

The musical short film, making a comeback largely due to popular demand stemming from Michael Jackson's death, as well as the positive fan reception of THIS IS IT, will be replacing the old HONEY, I SHRUNK THE AUDIENCE! show that's been running at the theme park since 1998 (which incidentally replaced CAPTAIN EO the first time around). The short will be exhibited in 70mm format with newly touched up audio, though it's said that many of the original theater effects such as lasers and smoke will not be returning. Will the old pink, headache-inducing 3D shades be back as well? Or have they upgraded to the newer 3D tech? None of that is elaborated on, so I guess you'll just have to go and see for yourself.

Extra Tidbit: CAPTAIN EO boasts a few big names on the creative end: George Lucas who executive produced and came up with the name "Captain EO", the aforementioned Coppola as director, and James Horner on scoring duties. The film starred Anjelica Huston as "The Supreme Leader".
Source: THR

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3:54PM on 02/23/2010
Sounds good. Never saw it before so it'll be cool to check out. Although I am going to miss Honey I Shrunk The Audience, that was a fun show.
Sounds good. Never saw it before so it'll be cool to check out. Although I am going to miss Honey I Shrunk The Audience, that was a fun show.
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5:30PM on 02/23/2010
Honey I Shrunk the Audience use to be good but it is getting dated. That and Muppet Vision 3D needs remastering or new shows entirely. But only the Muppets can replace themselves.
Honey I Shrunk the Audience use to be good but it is getting dated. That and Muppet Vision 3D needs remastering or new shows entirely. But only the Muppets can replace themselves.
3:33PM on 02/23/2010

Disney......

I doubt the petitions really had to do with anything. Disney wants to sell tickets, and they'll do it any way they can. I hate Disneyland. 100 dollar tickets, basically forcing you to get a stupid annual pass, that has 100000 black out dates, but you can upgrade to the DIAMOND pass or whatever....ugh ripoff. Disneyland rant over!
I doubt the petitions really had to do with anything. Disney wants to sell tickets, and they'll do it any way they can. I hate Disneyland. 100 dollar tickets, basically forcing you to get a stupid annual pass, that has 100000 black out dates, but you can upgrade to the DIAMOND pass or whatever....ugh ripoff. Disneyland rant over!
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12:49PM on 02/23/2010

:)

One Of the few things from my childhood that hopefully wasn't tampered with. Good Job Disney!!! (Petitions Do Work!)
One Of the few things from my childhood that hopefully wasn't tampered with. Good Job Disney!!! (Petitions Do Work!)
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11:08AM on 02/23/2010
It's better than the Phantom Menace
It's better than the Phantom Menace
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9:59AM on 02/23/2010

GEORGE LUCAS PRESENTS...

A 3-D MUSICAL MOTION PICTURE SPACE ADVENTURE EVENT FILM IN SPACE FOR YOUR EYES SUPER MOVIE PICTURE WITH MUSIC AND SPACE VISION IN 3-D
A 3-D MUSICAL MOTION PICTURE SPACE ADVENTURE EVENT FILM IN SPACE FOR YOUR EYES SUPER MOVIE PICTURE WITH MUSIC AND SPACE VISION IN 3-D
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8:46AM on 02/23/2010
One of the enduring family memories we have is of my dad being forced to sit through this thing when it first premiered at Disneyland. My dad, being as far from a sci-fi fan as there ever could be in this current state of existence, was predictably not entertained, and made that known to us, repeatedly, for the 20 years that followed.

I thought it kind of sucked too.
One of the enduring family memories we have is of my dad being forced to sit through this thing when it first premiered at Disneyland. My dad, being as far from a sci-fi fan as there ever could be in this current state of existence, was predictably not entertained, and made that known to us, repeatedly, for the 20 years that followed.

I thought it kind of sucked too.
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