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The Halloween Tree (1993)

Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, Family | TV Movie October 1993
Four children learn the origins of Halloween customs while trying to save the life of their friend.

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Four children learn the origins of Halloween customs while trying to save the life of their friend.

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Even though the film was entirely produced by Hanna-Barbera, with the exception of "Castle Thunder" being heard a few times, none of Hanna-Barbera's famous sound effects show up in this film. This became more common with the company during the 1990s. See more »

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Wally: [Pip's a gargoyle and trying to speak] It's gargoyle language, he can only speak when the rain comes out of his mouth, or the wind blows over his teeth.
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Classic seasonal favorite!
12 August 1999 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Ray Bradbury's cartoon adaptation of his own celebrated book is exquisite, and makes an excellent Halloween treat for kids & adults alike. The are many changes from the book, most notably in the creation of the strong female character of Jenny,(In Bradbury's original work there were many more children characters and they were all boys, boys who for the most part hated girls.) but when you watch the film all of these enhancements and modern additions not only fit but make it include a much larger audience. None of the changes feel forced. And with Ray Bradbury not only writing but narrating, this is a treasure not to pass up. It's value, as an educational tool for cultural diversity, can't be denied. The imagery is thrilling and beautiful as you travel around the world learning how Halloween came to be and how this very popular holiday was and is celebrated. Leonard Nimoy gives an outstanding performance as the spooky, and eccentric tour guide, Moundshroud. But most importantly this movie is fun. The story and animation are rich and lush and it's easy to see why this scary delight is a seasonal favorite and a must have in many households. Mine included.


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