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Michael Jackson Producing Animated MoviePreproduction Begins in August (July 23, 2001)
The movie has a $75 million budget and is scheduled to begin pre-production next month. Jackson will do the voice of Sailor, an orphan who helps a young girl and a group of endangered animals save the planet. The theatrical release is projected to be spring 2003.
Dennis W. Peterson, chief executive officer of Las Vegas-based Big International Group of Entertainment Inc., is co-executive producer.
Jackson's last mvoie appearance was in the 1978 musical ``The Wiz.'' His 1986 3D film ``Captain Eo'' was a hit at Disneyland for 10 years.
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