Michael Jackson’s style of music and dance moves are so influential that he has inspired a walrus to take after him. Dancing to the King of Pop’s greatest hits, this animal really breaks it down for you.
And thus, my jealousy for animals and inventions that can dance better than me continues…
According to TMZ, the King of Pop is set to star in a new video game that will essentially be a “dance karaoke.” Unlike many other ventures surrounding the deceased Jackson, apparently the pop singer’s estate is totally on board for this plan. Basically, gamers will see Jackson dancing on screen and then will be challenged to imitate his movements.
The game, currently untitled, will be available on multiple gaming platforms including Wii and Xbox 360. The Xbox version will include Microsoft’s new Kinect motion capture technology which will allow players to participate in the game without holding a controller.
Also in the Xbox version, the player will be judged based on full body moves; the game will process the player’s movements and display them on screen, dancing alongside Jackson.
If that wasn’t spectacular enough for aspiring Princes of Pop everywhere, the game also includes a karaoke feature which will allow players to sing along to Jackson songs and even funk up their voices with an autotune feature.
The game is being developed by Ubisoft (the same company behind Assassin’s Creed and Ghost Recon) and they have apparently secured permission from Jackson’s estate, so this is sure to go ahead. The game is scheduled to be released sometime before Christmas.
Part of the Jackson family was present at the Los Angeles Superior Court in downtown LA today for Dr. Conrad Murray’s hearing over his plead of not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter related to the death of legendary pop singer Michael Jackson.
But as they endured the almost two-hour hearing, younger brother Randy Jackson was a bit upset with the way the Jackson family was treated in the court room.
According to Access Hollywood, Jackson was rattled by the fact that the press recieved better treatment over the Jackson family members that were present- including Katherine, Joe, Jermaine, Janet and himself.
“Inside the courtroom,” he tweeted. “The press is getting preferential treatment and seating over us. They seem to have forgotten that we are a family.”
The charge, issued by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, is based on Murray’s role in Jackson’s sudden death due to “acute Propofol intoxication” on June 25, 2009. In a press release, the D.A.’s office says that Murray “did unlawfully, and without malice, kill Michael Joseph Jackson … in the commission of an unlawful act, not a felony; and in the commission of a lawful act which might have produced death, in an unlawful manner, and without due caution and circumspection.” If he is found guilty, Murray will face up to four years in prison.
Back in July, inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines released a video of them dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” according to perezhilton.com. Since its online post, it has received over 10 million views.
To celebrate the DVD release of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson documentary This Is It, Jackson’s choreographer Travis Payne and dancers Daniel Celebre and Dres Reid went to the detention center and staged a dance tribute to the star. It features 1,500 inmates dancing to “They Don’t Really Care About Us.”
Michael Jackson was in the midst of planning his sold-out comeback shows in London when his untimely death shocked the world. But thanks to a film crew that documented the rehearsals, the world will once again be able to fall in love with the King of Pop. And now fans can start to get excited, because Sony Pictures has released four preview clips from “This Is It” to the media, reports MTV News.
The clips have been released to help promote the documentary, that will be out on Oct. 28.
MTV News describes the four clips:
“‘Human Nature’ — Making comments like ‘something there,’ Michael choreographs his dance moves for a performance of ‘Human Nature,’ the fifth hit single off his 1983 Thriller album. As he points and does some of his signature footwork, the band kicks in behind him with the beloved tune.
‘Human Nature Extended’ — A longer version of the earlier clip, this one cuts Michael’s footage with shots of his backing musicians, then extends into a shot of MJ performing in front of a lit stage, making it seem as though we’re in the crowd watching the legendary performer in concert.
Michael Jackson fans rejoice.
No, the King of Pop has not been resurrected, but his presence can be felt on October 12 at midnight through his latest never-released single, entitled “This Is It.”
The single will be unveiled to the world on www.MichaelJackson.com. According to Sony, the press release states that “This Is It” marks “yet another exciting moment in music history for one of the world’s most revered artists; featuring backing vocals by Michael’s brothers The Jacksons, the song plays during the closing sequence of Sony Pictures’ forthcoming film MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT and is on the 2-disc CD set Michael Jackson’s This Is It, which is the stand-alone companion to the motion picture.”
A new Michael Jackson song called, “This Is It,” will be released on Oct. 12, according to The Globe and Mail. The single, sure to give thirsty Jackson-lovers a much-needed quench, will hit airwaves two weeks before Jackson’s label, Sony Music’s Columbia/Epic Label Group, releases a two-disc album of the same name. The “This Is It” album is due out internationally on Oct. 26 and in North America on Oct. 27.
The much-hyped Jackson movie, also entitled, “This Is It,” is set for a simultaneous global release of Oct. 28. The $60 million (U.S.) movie deal, between Jackson’s estate and concert promoter AEG Live and Sony Pictures, is based on footage from Jackson’s final concert rehearsals in London. Before his untimely death, Jackson was scheduled to play a set of 50 sold-out shows in the city. The tour, said to be his comeback, proved that the world is still in love with the King of Pop.