Five years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to make headlines with posthumous album debuts and a 3D version of the Thriller music documentary in the works for a 2015 release. Michael Jackson fans everywhere can also look forward to a new music documentary from MarVista Digital Entertainment (MVDE)—Michael Jackson: The Journey—which will be available on January 1, 2015, across multiple digital platforms and on demand, including Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vimeo, VUDU, AT&T, Charter, DirecTV, iNDEMAND and Vubiquity.
Michael Jackson: The Journey traces Jackson’s modest childhood beginnings and transformation from boyhood sensation to the King of Pop. Jackson was born August 29th, 1958, in Gary, Indiana into a Jehovah’s Witness family of a steel mill working father and stay-at-home mother, with nine brothers and sisters. Standing out amongst his siblings, Michael rose to international fame and fortune with the release of the best-selling album of all time, Thriller in 1984. With an estimated 750 million records sold worldwide, 13 number one singles and 13 GRAMMY’s, Michael received the moniker, “King of Pop.” In 1989, “Entertainment Tonight” presented Michael with the award for “Most Important Entertainer of the Decade.” His impact on popular culture, social history, music and performance leaves a rich legacy.
Contributors to Michael Jackson: The Journey include Joseph Vogel, author of the critically acclaimed book,Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson; and showbiz reporters and leading authorities on pop culture, music and entertainment, Kevin Hughes and Dan Wootton.