Captain EO (1986) Poster



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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
character: The Evil Queen
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
character: The Evil Witch of the West
Alien (1979)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Similarities in space flight representation, the visual effects and design at the beginning

Referenced in 

Newhart: Thanksgiving for the Memories (1986) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions watching Captain EO while staying at the Vanderkellen mansion
Full House: The Seven-Month Itch: Part 1 (1988) (TV Episode)
Joey says that he can't believe he missed Captain EO.
Super Xuxa Contra o Baixo Astral (1988)
Xuxa wears an outfit identical to Michael Jackson's in his video.
Moonwalker (1988)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Oh, not the Epcot Center! What about 'Captain EO'?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Balleu: I have one more thing to show you. Crow: It's called Captain E-O.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
The design for the Borg Queen was heavily influenced by a similar character from the Michael Jackson 3-D film Captain EO. In that movie, Anjelica Huston played the villainous Supreme Leader, who descended from the ceiling using long cables, much like the Borg Queen does in this movie.
The Walt Disney World Explorer (1996) (Video Game)
mentioned in the WDW Timeline
Love & Pop (1998)
Hiromi's final date of the night calls himself 'Captain Eo' after the Epcot Centre feature of the same name, and constantly talks to his stuffed toy 'Fuzzball'--an animal character from the film. The names were bleeped slightly to avoid a lawsuit.
The Greatest Ever 3D Moments (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Shameful Sequels: Theme Park 3D Films (2013) (TV Episode)
Some Jerk warns Mike not to review this, as he already did
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Similar concept and premise, some characters: A motley crue of space creatures and their adventures in space.
The Cinema Snob: Heaven's Gate: Part 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
"...and make it more 3D than Captain Eo."
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do Good Directors Go Bad? (2016) (TV Episode)
among films directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Steven Universe: Lars of the Stars (2018) (TV Episode)
Lars and his crew on the stolen ship is on par with Captain EO and his crew.

Featured in 

Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade (1985) (TV Special)
the Christmas special shows a preview of this attraction
The Making of 'Captain Eo' (1986) (TV Special)
Captain EO Promo & Pre-show (1986) (Short)
Clip sequences used
The Making of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) (TV Movie)
clips shown
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
clips used
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.25 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during Roger's 1986 review of the film
Some Jerk with a Camera: Captain EO Part Two (2011) (TV Episode)
Ride is reviewed
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Will Vinton (2014) (TV Episode)
Will Vinton worked on animation effects for this film. Clip shown.

Spoofed in 

Rush Hour (1998)
Family Guy: The Courtship of Stewie's Father (2005) (TV Episode)
Peter and Stewie watch Captain EO, and Michael Jackson runs out of the screen and grabs a kid in the audience.

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