Jerome Leon Bruckheimer is an American film and television producer. He has been active in the genres of action, drama and science fiction, his best known television series are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Without a Trace, Cold Case, the U. S. version of The Amazing Race. At one point, three of his TV series ranked among the top 10 in the U. S. ratings—a unique feat in television. Some of his best-known films include Flashdance, Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air, Enemy of the State, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, the Beverly Hills Cop, Bad Boys, Pirates of the Caribbean and National Treasure franchises, he serves as a Director at ZeniMax Media. Many of his films have been produced by Disney and Paramount, while many of his television series have been co-produced by Warner Bros. and CBS Television Studios. In July 2003, Bruckheimer was honored by Variety magazine as the first producer in Hollywood history to produce the top two highest-grossing films of a single weekend, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Bad Boys II.
He is the co-founder and co-majority owner of the future National Hockey League team in Seattle. Bruckheimer was born in Detroit, the son of German-Jewish immigrants, he graduated at age 17, before moving to Arizona for college. Bruckheimer was an active member of the Stamp Collecting Club, he graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Arizona. He was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. A film buff at an early age with an interest in photography, Bruckheimer would take snapshots when he had the opportunity. After college Bruckheimer worked in advertising in New York City. Bruckheimer started producing films in the 1970s, after leaving his job in advertising, with director Dick Richards, they had worked together on the films The Culpepper Cattle Company, Farewell, My Lovely, March or Die. Bruckheimer worked with Paul Schrader on two films, American Gigolo and Cat People, which began to give him notice in Hollywood. During the 1980s and 1990s, he was a co-producer with Don Simpson of a string of successful Hollywood films for Paramount Pictures.
He met Don at a screening of 1973's The Harder They Come at Warner Brothers. The two worked together and created Bruckheimer's first big hit, 1983's Flashdance, which brought in US$95 million, he had a number of other hits during that time period, including the Beverly Hills Cop films, Top Gun and Days of Thunder. Top Gun marked his first collaboration with English director Tony Scott, who would direct six films for Bruckheimer. While working with Simpson, Bruckheimer became known as "Mr. Outside" because of his experience with film making, while Simpson became known as "Mr. Inside" because of his film industry contacts; the Rock was the last film in which Bruckheimer collaborated with Simpson, due to Simpson's death in 1996. Bruckheimer stipulated. Despite the setback of the untimely death of Simpson in 1996, Bruckheimer has continued to produce a large number of action films working with director Michael Bay for several hits including Armageddon, his other hit films produced include Remember the Titans, Black Hawk Down and the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
He has acquired the rights to produce a film based on the popular role playing game by Palladium Books, Rifts. Early in his career, Bruckheimer produced television commercials, including one for Pepsi. Since 1997 he has branched out into television, creating a number of police dramas of which CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has been the most successful, he has produced the reality game show The Amazing Race. In May 2008 CBS announced it had picked up Bruckheimer's newest series, Eleventh Hour, for the 2008–2009 broadcast television season; the science fiction drama follows a government agent and a professor as they investigate strange scientific and medical activity. From 2004 to 2009, Bruckheimer had six hit television shows on the air: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Cold Case, Without a Trace and The Amazing Race. At one point, three of his TV series ranked among the top 10 in the ratings, it was announced on September 10, 2009 that NBC had picked up an action procedural from Jerry Bruckheimer.
The show, titled Chase, "tells the stories of a team charged with making sure fugitive criminals don't evade justice," reports The Hollywood Reporter. It was canceled in May 2011. Bruckheimer's most notable flop was Skin, cancelled after three episodes in 2003. In June 2016, Jerry Bruckheimer Television became an Independent outfit, ending a 15-year run exclusive pact with Warner Bros. Television. One of the most successful producers of all time, Bruckheimer has been nicknamed "Mr. Blockbuster", due to his track record of commercially successful, high-grossing films. Overall, his films have grossed over $13 billion and have launched the careers of numerous actors and directors. In 2007, he was ranked No. 39 on Forbes Celebrity 100 List, up from No. 42 in 2006. With reported annual earnings of $120 million, he was the 10th highest money-earner on the 2006 Forbes Celebrity 100 List. In July 2003, Bruckheimer was honored by Variety magazine as the first producer in Hollywood history to produce the top two highest-grossing films of a single weekend, the buddy-cop Bad Boys II and the Disney theme-park spin-off, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
The Pirates of the Caribbean film trilogy, produced through Walt Disney Pictures, was enormously profitable, demonstrated Bruckheimer's ability to create lucrative projects. Pirates of the Cari
The double feature known as a double bill, was a motion picture industry phenomenon in which theatre managers would exhibit two films for the price of one, supplanting an earlier format in which one feature film and various short subject reels would be shown. Opera houses staged two operas together for the sake of providing long performance for the audience; this was related to one-act or two-act short operas that were otherwise commercially hard to stage alone. A prominent example is the double-bill of Pagliacci with Cavalleria rusticana first staged on 22 December 1893 by the Met; the two operas have since been performed as a double-bill, a pairing referred to in the operatic world colloquially as "Cav and Pag". The double feature originated in the 1930s. Previous to the 1930s, the dominant presentation model consisted of the following: One or more live acts An animated cartoon short subject One or more live-action comedy shorts One or more novelty shorts A newsreel The main feature filmWith the widespread arrival of sound film in American theaters in 1929, many independent exhibitors began dropping the then-dominant presentation model.
Movie theaters suffered a downturn in business in the early years of the Great Depression. Theater owners decided they could both attract more customers and save on costs if they offered two movies for the price of one; the tactic worked, audiences considered the cost of a theater ticket good value for several hours of escapist and varied entertainment, the practice became a standard pattern of programming. In the typical 1930s double bill, the screening began with a variety program consisting of trailers, a newsreel, a cartoon and/or a short film preceding a low-budget second feature, followed by a short interlude. Lastly, the high-budget main feature ran. A neighborhood theatre running a double feature won out over a higher-priced first-run theatre with only one feature film; the major studios took note of this, began making their own B features using the technicians and sets of the studio and featuring stars on their way up or on their way down. The major studios made film series featuring recurring characters.
Although the double feature put many short comedy producers out of business, it was the primary source of revenue for smaller Hollywood studios, such as Republic and Monogram, that specialized in B movie production. The double feature arose because of a studio practice known as "block booking," a form of tying in which major Hollywood studios required theaters to buy B-movies along with the more desirable A-movies; the U. S. Supreme Court decided that this practice was illegal in United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. in 1948, contributing to the end of the studio system. After the studio requirement was dropped, many smaller or independent neighborhood theatres drive-in theatres, sought double features to bring in more patronage. By the end of the 1940s double features were regular policy at 29 percent of American cinemas with 36 percent having them part-time. After the Paramount Decree the sources of the second feature had changed; the second feature could be: a major studio re-release of an older feature, an older feature re-released from firms that specialised in acquiring and rereleasing older films such as Realart and Astor Pictures, a low budget feature contracted from a smaller studio.
James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff formed their American International Pictures with the idea of providing a double feature of two B pictures for less than the price of a single A feature, or taking a lower percentage of the cinema's grosses than the major studios. By the 1960s, double features had been abandoned in non–drive-ins in favor of the modern single-feature screening, in which only one feature film is exhibited. However, double bills of popular series, run as a single feature such as the James Bond and Matt Helm superspy genre and The Man With No Name and The Stranger spaghetti westerns were re-released together by the main studios. While most cinemas have discontinued the practice of showing the double feature, it has nostalgia appeal; the Astor Theatre in St Kilda, Australia, established in 1936, continues the tradition of the double feature. Short films still precede the feature presentation, but the double feature is now extinct in first-run movie theaters in the U. S. Following the success of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, three Roger Rabbit cartoon shorts were created to be shown as preludes to other Disney films, in an effort to revive the viewing of cartoon shorts before major films.
Only three were made and the scheme failed. Many repertory houses continue to show two films related in some way, back to back. During the 1990s, many VHS cassettes that showed two films on the same tape were self-named as "double features." In 2007, filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez released their individual films Planet Terror and Death Proof as a double feature under the title Grindhouse, edited together with fake exploitation film trailers and 1970s-era snipes in order to replicate the experience of viewing a double feature in a grindhouse theater. Although Grindhouse received critical acclaim, it was a complete financial flop in the United States; the films were screened individually in international markets and on DVD. Another recent double feature was the Duel Project, when Japanese directors Ryuhei Kitamura and Yukihiko Tsutsumi created competing films to be shown and voted on by the premier audience. More two double features of re-released popular films hit the big screen.
The first was of the re-release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 that started October 2, 20
Marvel Studios, LLC is an American motion picture studio based at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California and is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios, itself a wholly owned division of The Walt Disney Company, with film producer Kevin Feige serving as president. The studio was a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment until Disney reorganized the companies in August 2015. Dedicated to producing films based on Marvel Comics characters, the studio has been involved in three Marvel-character film franchises to have exceeded $1 billion in North American revenue: the X-Men, Spider-Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe multi-film franchises; the Spider-Man franchise is licensed to Sony Pictures. Since 2012, Marvel Studios' films are distributed theatrically by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, having been distributed by Paramount Pictures from 2008 to 2011. Universal Pictures distributed The Incredible Hulk and has the right of first refusal to distribute any future Hulk films produced by Marvel Studios, while Sony Pictures distributed Spider-Man: Homecoming and will distribute any future Spider-Man films produced in conjunction with Marvel Studios.
Marvel Studios has released 21 films since 2008 within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man to Captain Marvel. These films all share continuity with each other, along with the One-Shots produced by the studio and the television shows produced by Marvel Television; the series has grossed over $18 billion at the global box office, making it the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. During what is known as Marvel's Timely era, Captain America was licensed out to Republic Pictures for a serial just for the free advertising. Timely failed to provide any drawing of Captain America with his shield or any further background, Republic created a whole new background for the character, portrayed the character using a gun. In the late 1970s up to the early 1990s, Marvel Entertainment Group sold options to studios to produce films based on Marvel Comics characters. One of Marvel's superheroes, Spider-Man, was optioned in the late 1970s, rights reverted to Marvel without a film having been produced within the allocated timeframe.
From 1986 to 1996, most of Marvel's major characters had been optioned, including the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Iron Man. A Howard the Duck film was a box-office flop. MEG was purchased by New World Entertainment in November 1986 and moved to produce films based on the Marvel characters, it released The Punisher. Two other films were produced: Captain America released in the United Kingdom on screens and direct to video in the United States, The Fantastic Four, not intended for release. Marvel's rival DC Comics, on the other hand, had success licensing its properties Superman and Batman into successful film franchises. Following Marvel Entertainment Group's ToyBiz deal in 1993, Avi Arad of ToyBiz was named President and CEO of Marvel Films division and of New World Family Filmworks, Inc. a New World Entertainment subsidiary. New World was MEG's former parent corporation and a fellow subsidiary of the Andrews Group. Marvel Productions became New World Animation by 1993 as Marvel would start up Marvel Films including Marvel Films Animation.
Marvel Films Animation shared Tom Tataranowicz with New World Animation as head of development and production. New World Animation and Marvel Films Animation each produced a Marvel series for television for the 1996–1997 season, it was Marvel Films Animation's only production. By the end of 1993, Arad and 20th Century Fox struck a deal to make a film based on the X-Men. New World Animation and Marvel Films Animation were sold along with the rest of New World by Andrews Group to News Corporation/Fox as announced in August 1996; as part of the deal, Marvel licensed the rights to Captain America and Silver Surfer to be on Fox Kids Network and produced by Saban. New World Animation continued producing a second season of The Incredible Hulk for UPN. In August 1996, Marvel created Marvel Studios, an incorporation of Marvel Films, due to the sale of New World Communications Group, Inc. Marvel's fellow Andrews Group subsidiary to News Corporation/Fox. Filing with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise money to finance the new corporation, Isaac Perlmutter's Zib, Inc. and Avi Arad sold Toy Biz stocks, which Marvel had started and took public in February 1995.
Toy Biz filed an offering of 7.5 million shares with a closing price of $20.125 at the time, making the offering worth $150 million. Toy Biz sought to sell 1 million shares, Marvel sought to sell 2.5 million shares. Jerry Calabrese, the president of Marvel Entertainment Group and Avi Arad, head of Marvel Films and a director of Toy Biz, were assigned tandem control of Marvel Studios. Under Calabrese and Arad, Marvel sought to control pre-production by commissioning scripts, hiring directors, casting characters, providing the package to a major studio partner for filming and distribution. Arad said of the goal for control, "When you get into business with a big studio, they are developing a hundred or 500 projects; that isn't working for us. We're just not going to do it anymore. Period." Marvel Studios arranged a seven-year development deal with 20th Century Fox to cover markets in the United States and internationally. In the following December, Marvel Entertainment Group went through a reorganization plan, including Marvel Studios as part of its strategic investment.
By 1997, Marvel Studios was pu
Muppet*Vision 3D is a 3D film attraction located at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Directed by Jim Henson, the attraction consists of a pre-show which leads into Kermit the Frog guiding park guests on a tour through Muppet Studios, while the Muppets prepare their sketch acts to demonstrate their new breakthrough in 3D film technology; the show, however unravels when Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's experimental 3D sprite, causes mayhem during the next portion of the show; the attraction—which opened as Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D on May 16, 1991 at Disney's Hollywood Studios —incorporates the 3D film in conjunction with in-theater 4D effects, such as Audio-Animatronics, projections, soap bubbles, a live full-bodied performer. Muppet*Vision 3D had a subsequent incarnation open at Disney California Adventure on February 8, 2001 and operated at the park until November 1, 2014. Muppet*Vision 3D is the main attraction of Grand Avenue of Disney's Hollywood Studios; the show is a 3D film featuring Jim Henson's Muppets.
Due to the use of Audio-Animatronics, a live full-bodied Muppet and other similar effects, the show is sometimes referred to as "Muppet*Vision 4D". It was written by Bill Prady; the show was one of the final Muppets projects with the involvement of Henson, as well as veteran Muppet performer Richard Hunt, one of the last times they performed their characters. Henson died in 1990, before production of the film was completed, Hunt died in 1992. Throughout the attraction's operation at Disney California Adventure, the theater was used to present sneak peeks of Tron: Legacy, Oz the Great and Powerful. On January 7, 2015, the theater at Disney California Adventure began operating as the Crown Jewel Theatre and presented For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, a musical stage show based on Frozen; the attraction operated until April 17, 2016. The location was renamed to the Sunset Showcase Theater and began showing Walt Disney Studios film previews in May 2016. Before guests are seated in the theater where the film is shown, they go through the queue, which winds through "Muppet Labs", home of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker.
The audience passes several office doors, all featuring outlandish job descriptions and spoof movie posters featuring the Muppets, including The Bride of Froggen-Schwein, The Pigseidon Adventure, SuperBeaker II. Guests enter a large room filled with Muppet "props" and boxes with comical and humorous labels. Above guests' heads are sets of three television monitors, where the pre-show featuring several Muppets is shown; the audience is reminded to take a pair of 3D glasses from several containers around the room before entering the theater, modeled after the theater depicted on The Muppet Show. Muppet*Vision 3D, along with Captain EO, is one of two Disney 3D attractions which refer to the glasses "3D Glasses". However, the glasses are sometimes referred to as "3D Safety Goggles", foreshadowing the "dangerous" experiments guests will be visiting. At Disney California Adventure, the queue was different in that it featured a cast member at the turnstile handing out the glasses individually and the "hallway" scene from the Disney's Hollywood Studios queue was replaced with a "courtyard" filled with various props.
The queue winded around a fake "set". Guests saw half of a motorbike protruding from the wall above, with a hole in the shape of Gonzo; the pre-show room there included a scrolling LED monitor known as The Official Time Clock which displayed various messages and jokes while counting down to showtime. In the spring of 2008, the queue was replaced with an eating area for the Award Weiners restaurant in order to provide more seating for it; the spoof movie posters were removed, now in their place are real movie posters promoting current and upcoming films from Walt Disney Studios. The original "Disaster Effects" storage area remained until January 2015. Constantine, the villain from Muppets Most Wanted, was added to the pre-show at beginning of March 2014 to advertise the new film. In Disney's Hollywood Studios, as of December 2016, Constantine no longer appears and the pre-show is reverted to its original 1991 form; the show begins with Statler and Waldorf in their usual box putting on the glasses, heckling the audience.
A penguin orchestra rises up. They play a fanfare, which leads into the opening. Gonzo pushes a stick labeled "3D" towards the audience. Kermit the Frog appears and welcomes the audience to Muppet*Vision 3D, he gives the audience a tour of Muppet Studios, where many of the Muppets are preparing for segments in the show to follow the tour. Many 3D effects are performed at this point by various characters Fozzie Bear; this includes a noisemaker, a can of springs, a flower that sprays water. Kermit takes the audience to the Muppet's top secret laboratory where he explains that they hired scientists from all over the world to come and work there, he says, "Unfortunately, none of them showed up." He introduces Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker; the show re-introduces Waldo C. Graphic, the world's first computer-generated Muppet, Waldo is "created" by Dr. Hon
Meet the Robinsons
Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007. The 47th Disney animated feature film, it was released in standard and Disney Digital 3-D versions; the film is loosely based on characters from the children's book A Day with Wilbur Robinson, by William Joyce. The voice cast includes Jordan Fry, Wesley Singerman, Harland Williams, Tom Kenny, Steve Anderson, Laurie Metcalf, Adam West, Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, it was the first film released after then-Pixar executive John Lasseter became chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Lewis is an aspiring 12-year-old inventor at an orphanage whose inventions have been scaring off potential parents, he works all night on a machine to scan his memory to locate his mother, who abandoned him at the orphanage when he was a baby. While taking the scanner to his school's science fair, Lewis meets 13-year-old Wilbur Robinson, a mysterious boy claiming to be a time cop from the future.
Wilbur needs to recover a time machine. Lewis tries to demonstrate the scanner, but it has been sabotaged and falls apart, throwing the science fair into chaos. Lewis leaves while the Bowler Hat Guy, with the help of a robotic bowler hat named Doris and steals the scanner. Wilbur asks him to repair the scanner. Lewis agrees to do so only if Wilbur can prove he is telling the truth, which Wilbur does by taking them to the year 2037 in a second time machine; when they arrive, he and Wilbur get into an crash. Wilbur asks Lewis to fix the time machine, but Lewis has another condition: Wilbur has to take him to visit his mother afterwards. Reluctantly, Wilbur hides Lewis in the garage. Lewis does not stay there for long and ends up meeting the rest of the Robinson family except for Cornelius, Wilbur's father, away on a business trip. Having followed Lewis, the Bowler Hat Guy and Doris try to kidnap him, but the Robinsons beat them back; the Robinsons offer to change their mind when they learn that he is from the past.
Wilbur admits to lying to Lewis about taking him back to see his mom, causing Lewis to run off in disgust. Lewis discovers that Cornelius Robinson is, in fact, a future version of himself, Wilbur is his future son. Lewis finds out that the Bowler Hat Guy is a grown-up version of Lewis' roommate, Michael "Goob" Yagoobian; because he was kept awake by Lewis' work on the scanner, Goob fell asleep during an important Little League game and failed to make an important catch that cost the game. Goob became so bitter as a result that he was never adopted and remained in the orphanage long after it closed. Doris is "DOR-15", one of Lewis' abandoned inventions, they both blamed Lewis for their misfortunes and decided to ruin his career by stealing the memory scanner and claiming credit for it. Leaving Lewis behind, they take off with the scanner, drastically altering the future to a world where Doris' clones have enslaved humanity. Lewis repairs the second time machine, confronts Doris and destroys her by promising to never invent her, restoring the future to its Utopian self.
After persuasion from Lewis, Wilbur tries to ask the adult Goob to join the family, but he has disappeared ashamed at what he has done. Back in Wilbur's time, Lewis meets Cornelius face to face. Cornelius explains how the memory scanner started their successful career, persuades Lewis to return to the science fair. Wilbur takes Lewis back, but makes one stop first: as he promised, he takes Lewis back to the moment when his mother abandoned him. Wilbur leaves. Lewis en route wakes up Goob just in time for him to make the winning catch. Back at the fair, Lewis asks for one more chance to demonstrate his scanner, which this time succeeds, he is adopted by Lucille, one of the science fair judges, her husband Bud, who nicknames him "Cornelius" and takes him home. The film ends with a quote which reiterates the message of not dwelling on failures and "keep moving forward", attributed to Walt Disney. Titled A Day with Wilbur Robinson, production began in June 2004, was scheduled for a 2006 release. While the film was in production, Disney announced on January 24, 2006 that it would be acquiring Pixar, as a result, John Lasseter became the chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
When he saw an early screening for the movie, he told the director Stephen Anderson that he did not find the villain scary or threatening enough, suggested that he make some changes. Ten months almost 60% of the film had been scrapped and redone; the villain had improved and was given a new sidekick, a dinosaur chase had been added, the ending was changed. Over 600 REAL D Cinema digital 3D-equipped theaters presented Disney Digital 3-D version of the film; the 3D version was preceded by the 1953 Dale 3D short Working for Peanuts. The final credits of the 3D version were left two-dimensional, except for the names of those who converted the film to 3D; the DVD and Blu-ray versions were both released on October 23, 2007. Both versions feature 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, plus music videos, the "Family Function 5000" game, deleted scenes, other bonus features. The DVD's audio commentary contains Anderson's narration interrupted by himself as the Bowler Hat Guy.
The Blu-ray includes uncompressed 5.1 audio and a BD-J game, Bowler Hat Barrage!. A 3D Blu-ray was released on November 8, 2011; as of January 2008, the DVD had sold 4 million copies. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports tha
Captain EO is a 1986 American 3D science fiction film starring Michael Jackson, written by George Lucas and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, shown at Disney theme parks from 1986 through 1996. The attraction returned to the Disney Parks in 2010 as a tribute after Jackson's death; the film was shown for the final time at Epcot on December 6, 2015. The film's executive producer was George Lucas; the film was choreographed by Jeffrey Hornaday and Michael Jackson, photographed by Peter Anderson, produced by Rusty Lemorande and written by Lemorande and Coppola, from a story idea by the artists of Walt Disney Imagineering. Lemorande initially designed and created two of the creatures, was an editor of the film; the score was written by James Horner, featured two songs, both written and performed by Michael Jackson. The Supreme Leader was played by Anjelica Huston. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro was the lighting director during much of the principal photography. Captain EO is regarded as one of the first "4D" films.
The film tells the story of Captain EO and the ragtag crew of his spaceship on a mission to deliver a gift to "The Supreme Leader", who lives on a world of rotting, twisted metal and steaming vents. Captain EO's alien crew consists of his small flying sidekick Fuzzball, the double-headed navigator and pilot Idey and Ody, robotic security officer Major Domo, a small robot, Minor Domo, the clumsy elephant-like shipmate Hooter who always manages to upset the crew's missions. Dick Shawn plays Commander Bog. Upon arriving on the planet, the crew is captured by the henchmen of the Supreme Leader, brought before her, she sentences the crew to be turned into trash cans, Captain EO to 100 years of torture in her deepest dungeon. Before being sent away, Captain EO tells the Supreme Leader that he sees the beauty hidden within her, that he brings her the key to unlock it: his song, "We Are Here to Change the World"; the two robot members of the crew transform into musical instruments, the crew members begin to play the various instruments.
As Hooter runs toward his instrument, he breaks it, stopping the music. The Supreme Leader orders her guards to capture Captain EO and his crew. Hooter manages to repair his instrument and sends out a blast of music, providing EO with the power to throw off the guards, he uses his power to transform the dark hulking guards into agile dancers who fall into step behind him for a dance number, which leads into the song, "We are here to Change the World". As EO presses forward toward the Supreme Leader, she unleashes her Whip Warriors, two cybernetic defenders each with a whip and shield that can deflect EO's power; the others all run away. EO is trapped by a closing gate and prepares for a last stand as both the whip warriors draw their whips back for a final blow. Fuzzball drops his instrument and speedily flies over to tie the two whips together, causing the Whip Warriors to be thrown off balance and giving EO an opportunity to transform them as well. With no further obstacles, EO uses his power to transform the remaining four henchmen and they, the transformed whip warriors and the other dancers, press forward in dance.
Captain EO flies up to the Supreme Leader and transforms her into a beautiful woman, her lair into a peaceful Greek temple, the planet into a verdant paradise. A celebration breaks out to "Another Part of Me", as Captain EO and his crew triumphantly exit and fly off into space. Captain EO made full use of its 3D effects; the action on the screen extended into the audience, including asteroids, laser impacts, smoke effects, starfields that filled the theater. These effects resulted in the seventeen-minute film costing an estimated $30 million to produce. At the time, it was the most expensive film produced on a per-minute basis, averaging out at $1.76 million per minute. The 2010 version did not include starfield effects, it did utilize hydraulics used for Honey, I Shrunk the Audience! to make the seats shake along with Captain EO's spaceship, as well as LED flood-lighting, new to the theater. They were used for the bass-heavy musical numbers; the seats bounced to the beat of Jackson's song. Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!'s hidden water sprayers were employed when Hooter sneezed.
The leg ticklers from Honey, I Shrunk the Audience were reused for the Supreme Leader's Whip Warriors. The show's orchestral score was composed by James Horner, additional score was composed and performed by Tim Truman, while the area and pre-show music was written by Richard Bellis. Two new songs appeared in the film; the first was an early mix of "Another Part of Me". The song was re-mixed and appeared on Jackson's hugely successful Bad album, it was released as a single in 1988. "We Are Here to Change the World" was not released until 2004 as part of Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection. However, this version was a shorter edit of the full-length song. Soul/R&B singer Deniece Williams covered the song on her As Good As It Gets album in 1988. Concurrent with the opening of the attraction, a behind-the-scenes documentary special titled Captain EO: Backstage was produced for television by MKD Productions; the piece was directed by Muffett Kaufman and was hosted by Whoopi Gol
XPAND 3D developed active-shutter 3D solutions for multiple purposes. The company was founded by Ami Dror in 1995 as X6D Limited; the company deployed over 15,000 cinemas worldwide. The XPAND cinema 3D systems can be both passive 3D system. In passive 3D system, silver screen is used and polarized filters on both projector and 3D glasses send either left or right image to appropriate eye and thus creating stereoscopic image in viewer's brains. XPAND 3D glasses are one of several brands of 3D shutter glasses that can be used both in theaters and at home, for Digital cinema and 3DTV respectively. Other than its cinema and consumer electronic divisions, the 3D technologies developed by XPAND are used in education and professional environments. In August 2011 Panasonic and Sony along with XPAND 3D announced an agreement called the "Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative" to develop a standard for 3D glasses on consumer products including televisions and projectors, based on XPAND's technology; the companies had their own standards for 3D glasses and they were incompatible with each other.
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