The design of the Supreme Leader was based on that of a spider. Anjelica Huston accepted the role without realizing she'd have to be suspended from cables for most of the shoot. The Supreme Leader design would years later serve as the primary inspiration for the design of the Borg Queen (who also was suspended in midair by cables) from Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
Ran in EPCOT in Disney World 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 Disney attraction replaced the attraction that replaced it initially.
This movie has never been released on video, VHS, Laserdisc, DVD or Blu ray, neither in its flat (2D) version than its stereoscopic (3D) version. Some illegal and bad quality copies may be available on the Internet but these are not Disney's or Sony official products.
Three of the main actors from the film Breakin' (1984) appear in this film. Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' Falcon, Timothy 'Poppin' Pete' Solomon and Ben Lokey. Coincidentally, all three actors played villainous roles; Bruno and Tim played the competition dance team against Ozone & Turbo and Ben played the films primary villain Franco.
The song "We Are Here to Change the World" was not officially released until 2004 (18 years after the movie's debut), where it was included as part of the "Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection" album. That version however, is a shorter edit of the full-length song featured in the movie.