I suppose my feeling is that clearly so many people are still interested in the coverage of Michael’s life, music and death that it’s still important to them. And it’s a simple matter for the people who have had enough to just change the channel.
Same with Captain Eo. If you don’t want to see it, just walk on by. But plenty of people would want to see it again. Enough, I bet, that it would be a lovely touch at the parks for awhile.
As for “stepping back” instead of moving forward, I am sure you don’t want Disney to only look forward – otherwise, they’d have to ditch all the other attractions that are based on movies that pre-dated Captain Eo. That would mean getting rid of Cinderella’s Castle, Splash Mountain, and plenty of others. The parks, for the most part, are pretty much based on movies that are a lot older than Captain Eo.
I understand that there is a lot of coverage. In some cases, perhaps too much coverage. But I would be willing to bet that those of you who are so adamant about the subject are too young to have lived Michael’s music as it was happening.
And perhaps you also are not aware of how he is responsible making incredible progress in opening doors for minority artists, athletes, businessmen all over the world. Through his music, he broke through historic barriers. He was also an active philanthropist, an activity that he did not publicize.
He was, indeed, important enough to the world for the coverage to be there for those who are still interested in appreciating, mourning, and getting that closure.
That’s my opinion.