February 22, 2010
Posted: 06:38 PM ET
It's been known for awhile now that the higher powers at Disney intend to bring "Captain EO" back. The sudden passing of Michael Jacksonlast summer led to a renewed interest in the 3-D sci-fi movie/theme park attraction. Really, it was inevitable that it would return.
The word straight from the Mouse House is that "EO" will be back on Tuesday, February 23. Yes, that's tomorrow. The 3-D musical will screen in the theme park's Tomorrowland Theater, complete with a shiny new 70mm print and improved sound thanks to "acoustic enhancements made to the theater since the film last played there in 1997."
In case you don't remember it, "EO" is a weird sort of musical sci-fi longer-than-your-average-short short. The story follows EO (played by Jackson) on a journey to deliver a gift to the evil Witch Queen (Anjelica Huston). Thanks to the power of song and MJ magic, the Queen is transformed before she can send EO and his ship crew off to be tortured. It's all very uplifting, but then this is a Disney attraction we're talking about.
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