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Witch's Night Out (1978)

A witch, disgruntled by the fact that no one takes Halloween seriously anymore, decides to stir things up and disrupt the social gathering in her old house as well as turn a couple of kids who love monsters into actual monsters.

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John Leach

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John Leach (story by), Isobel Jean Rankin (story by) (as Jean Rankin) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Gilda Radner ... The Godmother (voice)
Bob Church Bob Church ... Rotten (voice)
John Leach John Leach ... Goodly (voice)
Naomi Leach Naomi Leach ... Tender (voice)
Tony Molesworth Tony Molesworth ... Small (voice)
Catherine O'Hara ... Malicious (voice)
Fiona Reid ... Nicely (voice)
Gerry Salsberg Gerry Salsberg ... Bazooey (voice)
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A witch, disgruntled by the fact that no one takes Halloween seriously anymore, decides to stir things up and disrupt the social gathering in her old house as well as turn a couple of kids who love monsters into actual monsters.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1978 (USA) See more »

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Odd Halloween Special
8 December 2012 | by TheExpatriate700See all my reviews

Witch's Night Out is a bizarre late 70s Halloween cartoon with some surprisingly adult subtexts. It follows the adventures of a witch who helps some trick or treaters by changing them into their favorite monsters.

There are a number of things that set this special apart, starting with its soundtrack. It has an electronic, disco-influenced score, reminding one a bit of Electric Light Orchestra. This goes well with the at times psychedelic animation style. Although the animation itself is rather clunky, the character designs are rather interesting, with the witch looking like a dominatrix.

However, the film's most distinctive quality is a subtext of emotional and even sexual repression. For example, one timid character ends up transformed into a very sexualized vampire. It'll go over the kids' heads, but adults might have a laugh.


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