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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‘The Simpsons’ honor Michael Jackson

So The Simpsons on Sunday night got into the act of honoring Michael Jackson — who, you might have heard, died on Thursday. The venerable primetime cartoon didn’t air the 1991 episode in which Jackson — uncredited — provided the voice of an obese white man who was institutionalized because he thought he was Michael […]

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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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