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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".

For Disney, 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 where he sang When You Wish Upon a Star.

His song "Thriller" was featured as a brief music video in DTV Monster Hits. Even though his mother didn't like it. 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 was also an inspiration for Powerline in the 1995 film, A Goofy Movie and Dr. Facilier in the 2009 Disney animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog. He and his songs "Thriller", " Man in the Mirror", and "Smooth Criminal" were mentioned in the A.N.T. Farm episode "influANTces", with Darryl Parks dressing up as Michael in the episode.

He named his home property "Neverland Ranch" inspired by Neverland from the Disney animated film Peter Pan. "Neverland Ranch" is now a quite place in California where fans alike can experience a good time.

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

Janet Jackson is his younger sister.

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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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