Friday, March 16, 2012
Bad news for all Captain EO and Michael Jackson fans as Captain EO will close forever at Disneyland Paris Discoveryland on April 2. It won't be replace by a 3D movie as WDI is now keeping 3D effect for rides - Toy Story Mania or the awaited Ratatouille ride - instead than movies, which is understandable considering that 3D movies are released almost each week in normal theaters.
And, no, it won't be replace too be the Monsters Inc Laugh Floor as stand up comedy is a specialty more american than european. So, by what will it be replaced? Come back next week, and i'll tell you more in an upcoming article! In the meantime, to pay tribute to Captain EO i repost a previous article with the rare 3D comic book that was released a long time ago. So, it's time to pick up your 3D glasses as, yes, you'll be able to see Captain EO in 3D right now, on your computer screen!
Back in August 1987, almost 23 years ago, Eclipse Comics published an amazing Captain EO 3D comic book souvenir edition. As a matter of fact the comic book was published in two sizes, the normal comic book size and a big A3 size which is of course the most collectible one. In both cases the cover was Captain EO's famous artwork from Imagineer Tim Delaney. The story line is not only exactly the same than the attraction, but all text, dialogs, are the same one. All the 30 pages of drawings were done by comic book artist Tom Yeates and of course reproduce all the scenes of the 3D movie.
All what you need is a red and blue 3D glasses like the one below, whether the one you have are in cardboard or plastic. If you have some at your home, it's time to find them to enjoy the 3D article on your computer screen. And believe me, the 3D effect is great!If you want to make the reading even more enjoyable here is how to do: open a new window of your internet browser and go on Youtube to find a video of the movie. You have some good one, in two parts, HERE and HERE. Just launch part one, put the sound, and then come back to this window so when you will read the 3D comic book pages you will have the sound too! The two Youtube links are for the 3D video version but unfortunately, even with glasses, the 3D effect is not as good as in the attraction.
Okay, there we go, and below are all the 30 pages exactly as you can read them in the comic book. Click on each image to see it in big size and once on the picture page click again on it to have it even bigger. It's time to put on your 3D glasses, and enjoy!
Pictures: copyright Eclipse Comics, Walt Disney Company 1987.