Grammys to premiere 3-D Michael Jackson mini-movie

scene from "Earth Song"

Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood and Usher will join together, accompanied by the voice of Michael Jackson, to offer a moving tribute to the King of Pop during the Grammy Award telecast, Jan. 31 on CBS. The tribute will feature the never-before-seen 3-D mini-movie for “Earth Song” that was created by Jackson as the centerpiece of his “This Is It” tour. The 3-D film was created to support the performance of “Earth Song,” an original composition and a No. 1 hit for Jackson. The song has a strong theme about the future of the planet, and Jackson saw it as a unique opportunity to deliver a message to millions of people who would have seen him on tour.

“It was one of the most important portions of the concert tour to Michael, and when Michael saw the film for the first time at his last rehearsal, there were tears in his eyes,” says Ken Ehrlich, Grammy executive producer and longtime Jackson associate.

glassesSo that viewers can enjoy the film in its 3-D glory, CBS and Target have partnered to provide millions of  free 3-D Grammy Glasses. From Jan. 24 through Jan. 31, Target stores nationwide will exclusively offer the glasses.


3-D glasses photo courtesy of Target