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“‘Captain Eo’ came about because the Disney Studios wanted me to come up with a new ride for the parks. They said they didn’t care what I did, as long as it was something creative. I had this big meeting with them, and during the course of the afternoon I told them that Walt Disney was a hero of mine and that I was very interested in Disney’s history and philosophy. I wanted to do something with them that Mr. Disney himself would have approved. I had read a number of books about Walt Disney and his creative empire, and it was very important to me to do things as he would have. 

In the end, they asked me to do a movie and I agreed. I told them I would like to work with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. It turned out Steven was busy, so George brought in Francis Ford Coppola and that was the ‘Captain Eo’ team.
‘Captain Eo’ is about transformation and the way music can help to change the world. George came up with the name Captain Eo. (Eo is Greek for dawn.) The story is about a young guy who goes on a mission to this miserable planet run by an evil queen. He is entrusted with the responsibility of bringing the inhabitants light and beauty. It’s a great celebration of good over evil.” – Michael Jackson, Moonwalk
"Captain Eo" originally played at Disneyland from 1986-1997. It was brought back to Tomorrowland beginning in February 2010.  Below are some videos about the first official showing on February 23, 2010. 
Captain EO Tribute at Disneyland
(Video courtesy of MousePlanetVideo on YouTube) 


(Video courtesy of InsidetheMagic on YouTube)



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