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Michael Jackson's Captain EO to Return to Disneyland

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File this under "we knew it would happen" and "fuck yeah!" Disney today announced the "limited engagement" of Captain EO in Tomorrowland, which, we're sure, many hope is a permanent gesture (because, really, does Honey I Shrunk the Kids, which it is replacing in the meantime, need to be around this long?).

The LA Times helps us reminisce in the awesomeness: "The 3-D movie — featuring lasers, smoke and stars that extend into the audience — tells the story of Captain EO on a mission to deliver a musical gift to a wicked alien queen on a dystopian planet. EO’s rag-tag crew included his sidekick Fuzzbucket, security officer Major Domo and blundering shipmate Hooter. Jackson’s EO character used music — specifically the original song 'We Are Here to Change the World' — to defeat the queen and her whip-wielding henchmen."

Update: Additionally, commenter caliking01 wants to make sure everyone knows that "The Queen is played by Anjelica friggin Houston and the the film itself was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. George Lucas produced with Industrial Light and Magic." He also says: "This BETTER be a permanent return."

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