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The Halloween Tree (1993)

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

Director:

Mario Piluso

Writers:

Ray Bradbury, Ray Bradbury (book)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ray Bradbury ... Narrator (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Moundshroud (voice)
Annie Barker Annie Barker ... Jenny (voice)
Alex Greenwald ... Ralph (voice)
Edan Gross Edan Gross ... Tom (voice)
Andrew Keegan ... Wally (voice)
Kevin Smets Kevin Smets ... Pip (voice) (as Kevin Michaels)
Darleen Carr ... Additional Voices (voice)
Lindsay Crouse ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mark L. Taylor ... Additional Voices (voice)
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El árbol de Halloween See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hanna-Barbera Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Jenny's Mom: [calls down to the basement] Jenny! You're gonna raise the dead with all that racket.
Jenny: Just looking for another broom, Mom.
Jenny's Mom: You can always use the new vacuum cleaner!
Jenny: Ha ha, very funny.
[ties a broom to her bike]
Jenny: Wait'll Pip sees this.
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They don't make Holiday specials like this anymore
23 March 2005 | by CountVladDraculaSee all my reviews

This was a lovely animated holiday special. They don't make very many Halloween specials anymore. It's as if American society wants to let it die, which is a real shame because Halloween is my favourite holiday. I absolutely love this movie. It was made in 1993 but it has a feel to it that makes it seem far older. It just has an old fashioned quality to it that I find strangely comforting.

It's based on the story by Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenhiet 451 and he even narrates it, which I love. Bradbury is one of my favourite authors. Sure this film has a few slightly dark moments but it's actually very educational and at the same time heart warming.


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