Taser quick to distance itself from Jackson stun-gun flap

Scottsdale-based Taser International wants everyone to know that despite references to “Taser” in reports of a stun gun in the home of Michael Jackson’s kids, it was not their product that was found in the Los Angeles-area home. According to The Associated Press, Jafar Jackson, the 13-year-old son of Michael’s brother Jermaine, ordered a stun […]

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‘Captain EO’ returns Tuesday at Disneyland; runs indefinitely

Michael Jackson’s 1986 sci-fi musical Captain EO, a 3-D 17-minute epic that was a staple at Disneyland until 1994, is reopening at the theme park this month as expected — and tomorrow. It will run indefinitely, according to an AP article quoting an official Disney blog. The story says the park will show a 70mm […]

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Forget ‘Avatar’ — 3-D ‘Captain EO’ returning in February

The Associated Press confirms earlier reports that Disneyland is dusting off the 1986 3-D musical short film Captain EO, which starred Michael Jackson and Anjelica Huston. Produced by George Lucas and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Captain EO closed down in 19941997, eventually to be replaced with another 3-D experience: Honey, I Shrunk the Audience. […]

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It only took Jacko’s death to make Disney dust off ‘Captain EO’

It’s a relic from a time when Michael Jackson was trusted to entertain children, and now it looks like Captain EO is about to ride back to the big screen on the coattails of the documentary This Is It. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the short musical film produced by George Lucas and directed by […]

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Grave concerns

Have you noticed all the strange happenings surrounding graveyards recently? First, you’ve got the one in Illinois where workers are accused of digging up bodies so they can resell the plot. And there was some question about whether Michelle Obama’s father is or isn’t buried there. (The White House now insists he isn’t and never […]

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Weekend Reading

Infographic: Inside the Disneyland Matterhorn (on the occasion of its 50th birthday) — Orange County Register, via Cool Infographics Remembering Michael Jackson as Tomorrowland’s Captain EO — Around Disney blog at OCRegister.com (What little I can remember is here.) Plus: Hidden treaures at Disneyland Same ‘Bat’ channel? io9 has an interesting look at the state […]

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The King of Pop’s forgotten pop culture empire

Michael Jackson was so much more than music videos, money troubles and legal problems. Remember this? Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker rocked arcades and home video game consoles in 1990. The game, a tie-in to the Moonwalker film, features Michael going after kidnapped children with the help of Bubbles the chimp (who gave him the ability to […]

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