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Michael Jackson fans celebrated wildly as the late pop superstar's 3D movie Captain EO returned to Disneyland Paris on June 12 after a twelve year absence.

Captain EO replaces Honey, I Shrunk the Audience - the attraction which displaced it when it closed in 1998. Disney has not confirmed how long the show will be in place for, although it is believed that the attraction will operate for at least a year.

The Disneyland Paris version of Captain EO is similar to the one which recently opened at Disneyland in California. This has seen the film shown without many of its original special effects, which were removed during the conversion to Honey, I Shrunk the Audience. Instead, it makes use of the moving seats, strobe lights and compressed-air effects that were installed for its replacement - with some early reviewers claiming that the Paris version is superior.

Captain EO will return to two other Disney parks later this year. Jackson's space adventure will return to Walt Disney World's Epcot on July 2, and will reopen a day earlier at Tokyo Disneyland.

At just 17 minutes long, the film cost a massive $30 million to produce. It included "4D" elements such as lasers, smoke effects and starfields. At the time it was the most expensive film ever produced if measured per-minute (at $1.76 million), however this has since been topped by Universal's Terminator 2: 3D at $5 million per-minute.

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