Michael Joseph Jackson was an American recording artist, entertainer, singer, dancer, actor, and businessman who is referred as "King of Pop" or by his initials, "MJ".

He played Captain EO in the 3D film of the same name, which is an attraction at several Disney Parks. After he died of cardiac arrest in 2009, Captain EO re-opened at the Disney parks as a tribute, using the name of Captain EO Tribute

He also appeared in a few Disney TV specials, such as Disneyland's 25th Anniversary.

His song "Thriller" was featured as a brief music video in DTV Monster Hits. Another song of that he performed with his brothers The Jackson 5 when he was younger, "I Want You Back", was featured in Guardians of the Galaxy.

He named his home property "Neverland Ranch" inspired by Neverland from the Disney animated film, Peter Pan.

Finally, it is rumored that he got an exact replica of the iconic Disney attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean installed in his house.

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Trivia

  • Michael Jackson once expressed interest in purchasing the huge welcoming sign to the Anaheim Disneyland Resort from 1989 to 1999, but was stopped by John Stamos of Full House fame who beat him to it and stored the massive blue and white lettering in the backyard of his California home which can be seen from satellite pictures. Not to be a sore loser, Michael Jackson called John Stamos on the phone to say "congratulations" for his big win.[1]

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