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Episode 83 – Captain EO
This week’s episode comes to us via Robert who even sent us copies of movie he made for us himself, Thanks Rob! Captain EO was a 17 minute feature film played in Disneyland and Disney World during the 1980s and 1990s. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Michael Jackson and Anjelica Huston Captain EO is widely considered one of the most expensive films ever made. Captain EO has also never had a home video release and currently is no longer playing. We both grew up watching this film during our frequent trips to Disneyland and figured it was about time we brought more attention this often forgotten piece of cinematic history.
Captain EO is a 1986 American 3D science fiction film starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola(who came up with the name “Captain EO” from the Greek, cf. Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn) that was shown at Disney theme parks from 1986 through 1996. The attraction returned to the Disney Parks in 2010 as a tribute after Jackson’s death. The film was shown for the final time at Epcot on December 6, 2015.
Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, George Lucas, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic, Disney, Disneyland, Disney World, Caddyshack, Rusty Lemorande, Jeffrey Hornaday, Dick Tracy, Flashdance, Peter Anderson, Tron, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, The Land Before Time, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Hocus Pocus, Apollo 13, Pagemaster, Titanic, Avatar, Anjelica Huston, The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson, Witches, Addams Family, Dick Shawn, Snow Mizer, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Tony Cox, Beetlejuice, Willow, Ewoks, Return of the Jedi, Bad Santa, Debbie Lee Carrington, Total Recall, Cindy Sorenson, Gary DePew, Ice Pirates, Whoopi Goldberg, MTV.
Full Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONRTzWy26Ko
Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls Full Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM9uIciips8