Starlog Archives: Into the Third Dimension With Captain Eo
Thirty years ago, the biggest producer in Hollywood teamed with a legendary director, a pop icon and the industry leader in family entertainment to develop the most expensive movie ever made (in terms of cost per minute). In 1986, it didn’t get much bigger than George Lucas, Michael Jackson and Francis Ford Coppola working hand in hand with Disney. They made Captain Eo, a 3-D music video that would show in Disney theme parks for a decade. In 2010, following the death of its star, Captain Eo played a return engagement. Despite questionable quality, Captain Eo endures.
At the time of its debut, Starlog ran an extensive cover story on the new attraction in their quarterly Cinemagic Magazine. If you ever wanted an in depth look at Captain Eo, this is it.