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Captain EO, the 3D film starring the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, is returning to Disneyland for a limited time starting in February, Disney announced today.
It’s the first time Disney has confirmed rumors of the films return, rumors that have been flying since shortly after Jackson died in June.
The 17-minute film will return to its original home at the theater inside Tomorrowland, replacing Honey, I Shrunk the Audience,which currently occupies the theater and is expected to close in the next few weeks, Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown said.
Disney officials call it a limited engagement. Brown said how limited has yet to be decided.
This is an entertainment experience that our guests are excited about and were happy to be bringing it back,Brown said.
The film was a mainstay at the park from 1986 to 1997, finally closing after its popularity faded. Jackson also was facing molestation charges, starting in 1993, which prompted some people to question the appropriateness of the film playing inside the family friendly theme park.
When asked about the criminal allegations and whether that was considered in deciding whether to bring it back, Brown would only say: The decision was made based on our guests feedback and there was much guest nostalgia and demand for Captain EO.
A powerhouse team from the entertainment industry created Captain EO,including Star Wars creator George Lucas, who served as executive producer. It was directed by Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, with music from film composer James Horner and from Jackson.
Press reports said the film cost an estimated $17 million to $30 million to make.
Disneyland Resort Paris’s corporate events arm Business Solutions has launched 16 private theme-park dinner experiences for groups.
The events are available for groups of up to 360 delegates and offer live musical entertainment and venues based on themes such as â€˜old Mexico’ or the â€˜mythical kingdom of Agrabah’.
Business Solutions director Eloi Courcoux said: “These new dinner options address the planner’s need for events that are both affordable and creative. And while they offer spectacular value, they also make attendees feel like true VIPs.”
Disneyland Resort Paris – key facts and figures:
- Europe’s largest convention venue
- Features two theme parks, seven themed hotels and more than 23,500sqm of events space
- Facilities include a 27-hole golf course, tennis, boating on Lake Disney and on-site fitness centres
A behind the scenes look with Dastan (jake gyllenhaal) at the making of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME hits theaters on May 28th, 2010
The pigs aren’t walking, folks. In fact, the pigs are dead.
Or more precisely, the “Hogs” aren’t moving, as Disney has pulled the plug on “Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride,” the professed sequel to John Travolta, Tim Allen, William H. Macy and Martin Lawrence’s 2007 flick about middle-aged bikers facing their inevitable mid-life crisis.
Despite having writers aboard for the sequel’s script, not to mention ongoing discussions with returning cast and crew, Disney decided to roast the pig instead, resulting in the third Disney movie death in recent weeks.
The House of Mouse previously put the kibosh on “Wedding Banned,” a comedy that would have starred Robin Williams and Anna Faris. Additionally, the proposed “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” adaptation shipwrecked upon Not-Gonna-Happen Island, as Disney decided to reevaluate the project before embarking with “Terminator Salvation” director McG as the captain.
While “Wild Hogs 2″ caps off the triumvirate of recently cancelled Disney flicks â€“- and, as they say, big deaths come in threes â€“- it’s not unfair to wonder how this bodes for a fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, considering star Johnny Depp’s previously announced waning enthusiasm for the franchise.
Will these incidents rub off on Jack Sparrow’s potential next voyage? Is the swashbuckler’s future unaffected by the trio of cancelled Disney projects? Nothing is for sure, except that we won’t be seeing a leather-clad John Travolta and Tim Allen riding alongside each other anytime in the near future. Frankly, I could do without that mental image anyway.