Abstract: This month, MJ Studies Today columnist Kerry Hennigan takes us back twenty years to Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary concerts at Madison Square Garden
Continuing the discussion of Michael Jackson’s Captain Eo film commenced in out column for July 2021. This time we look at the re-opening of Michael Jackson’s Captain Eo in 2010 in response to demand from a public hungry for more of the pop icon following his death in June 2009.
MJ Studies Today for July 2021 looks at Michael Jackson’s 3D film Captain Eo made by the Disney Corporation for screening in its amusement parks commencing 1986. Kerry Hennigan looks at the film in the context of its being an opportunity for Jackson to combine his love of Disney and his love of film, in particular films like Star Wars and E.T.
The latest appeal by one of Michael Jackson’s accusers was dismissed by the court on 24 April 2021, but the legal battle to fully reinstate Jackson’s integrity continues, as discussed by Kerry Hennigan in this month’s MJ Studies Today column. The Jackson Estate are suing for public arbitration with HBO on the latter’s four-hour television film that, in 2019, threatened to put an abrupt end to Jackson’s legacy as an entertainer and humanitarian.