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The Halloween Tree (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family | Fantasy  -  October 1993 (USA)
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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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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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Mr. Moundshroud: Ever wonder why we like dressing up as monsters, beasts and ornery critters?
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Very Entertaining
17 October 2005 | by (Tampa, FL United States) – See all my reviews

A film was made from a superior book. Those who enjoy the Hallowe'en holiday often not have much of an idea of its roots, and Ray Bradbury turns a sympathetic eye towards various Hallowe'en traditions.

That the film is an animated one suggests rather strongly that it was aimed squarely at the younger set, but the cartoon medium allows a certain chaotic underpinning that facilitates transitions in time and space.

Children going out to Trick Or Treat, less one member of the gang, known as Pipkin. A house they visit looks very spooky, and has in its yard a tree festooned with Jack O'Lanterns. The person whom they meet is the mysterious Mr. Moundshroud. The strange grownup introduces them to various Hallowe'en traditions, taking them on trips through time and space. This is magical, but not spooky in the scary sense.

The fate of Pipkin is bound up in this, as the children learn. They also get a thorough grounding on many aspects of Hallowe'en, as do the viewers.

A good film for the season.


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