Episode 40 – Moonwalker

Abstract: In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth, discuss Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker film and see if there is a narrative more than it is just an anthology.


Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 40 – Moonwalker ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 6, no. 1 (2020). Published electronically 21/07/20. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/moonwalker/

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Episode 40: Moonwalker by Elizabeth Amisu and Karin Merx

Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.

Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife.

All Our References and Where to Easily Find Them

1. Michael Jackson, Moonwalker, (1988 Anthology film)
2. Bugsy Malone Director, Alan Parker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ9Em0jJBQs
3. C. Harris White, ‘Secret History Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “The Moon Is Walking” From ‘Moonwalker’, OkayPlayer Online Magazine (https://www.okayplayer.com/originals/secret-history-ladysmith-black-mambazo-michael-jackson-moonwalker.html)
4.Eliza Wells, ‘The Representation of Women and Gender inWarner Bros. Cartoons: A Performance of Satire’, Wallstone Carft Award (2015) https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=wollstonecraftaward