Q Channel 11 pays tribute to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, with two special features airing on two consecutive Sundays this month. Michael Jackson: Moonwalker, the first of the two special features, highlights the music icon's artistry this Sunday, August 16.
Released back in 1988, Moonwalker is a compilation of short films about Jackson—who would have been 51 on August 29—and music videos of songs from his album Bad. The film title, chosen by Jackson himself, was named after his trademark move called the Moonwalk.
The film opens with the music video of his famous song "Man in the Mirror." It then transitions to a short narrative about Jackson's life, which is also a condensed account of his musical journey, from The Jackson 5 hits "I Want You Back, "ABC," and "The Love You Save" to Thriller classics "Beat It," "Billie Jean," and "Human Nature." Moonwalker also features short films, which are mostly extended versions of Jackson's music videos for the songs "Bad," "Speed Demon," "Leave Me Alone," and "Smooth Criminal."
Celebrities like Jackson 's own brother, Jermaine, Sylvester Stallone and Tina Turner also make appearances in one of the videos. Other Jackson hits-from "Leave Me Alone" to "Smooth Criminal"—are also featured.
Michael Jackson: Moonwalker airs on August 16, 9:10 pm. The second MJ special titled Inside the Michael Jackson Mansion: Never Can Say Goodbye follows on August 23 only on Q Channel 11.