Captain EO (1986)

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Captain EO and his space crew are on a mission to save the world from the evil queen by giving her a song and dance.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Idee (as Debbie Carrington)
Cindy Sorenson ...
Geex (as Cindy Sorensen)
Kahea Bright ...
Donald Devoux ...
Bruno Falcon ...
Dancer (as Bruno Falcon III)
Eric D. Henderson ...
Dancer (as Eric Henderson)
Hugo Huizar ...
Evelyne Jezek ...
Dancer (as Evelyn Jezek)
Ben Lokey ...


Captain Eo and his rugged crew set out on a mission to deliver a special gift to a wicked queen who lives on a dark, desolate world. Getting there is half the fun, especially when the good captain starts boogying and the special effects start flying. Written by Kevin Gillease <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


We are here to change the world!


Musical | Sci-Fi | Short

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Release Date:

12 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Капитан Ио  »

Box Office


$23,700,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ran in Disneyland Park from 1986 until 1997 when it was replaced by another 3D show Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (1994). Following the sudden death of Michael Jackson in June 2009, Disney decided to reinstate Captain EO. The original show opened once again in February 2010 under the title "Captain EO Tribute." This is likely the only occurrence where a Disneyland attraction replaced the attraction that replaced it initially. See more »


When the gate behind Captain EO raises as he is done " transforming " the Whip Warriors into Dancing Robots, it is goes to the top of the roof and stops and in the next two shots, the gate's still raising up. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: The Cosmos, a universe of good and evil, where a small group struggles to bring freedom to the countless worlds of despair. A rag-tag band lead by the infamous Captain EO.
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References Alien (1979) See more »


Another Part of Me
Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
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The Best Ever
23 February 2001 | by (CT) – See all my reviews

This is the best, classic movie ever. MJ, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Disney come together to make a great 3D movie. The story of a bunch of "losers" on a mission to Change The World. They go to this ugly planet to give the Leader a message of music. Music brings people together to bring out there beautiful insides out. "We are here to change the world" is a great, but unfortunately unreleased MJ song. Its terribly horrible that Disney pulled it out of its respective parks (excluding DisneyLand Paris I think) over MJ's controversies in the early 1990s. Hopefully we'll get to see a DVD release of it one day. EXCELLENT MOVIE. A+

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