3 thoughts on “The Halloween Tree

  1. McG says:

    It’s About Time! If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for The Halloween Tree to be released officially on DVD for a long, long time…and now it’s finally here! This is a bare-bones “burn on demand” release which means they make them as they are ordered (still very fast shipping). Because of this, we won’t be seeing it sold in stores or at least for the time being. The only option on the disk is to “play movie” but the quality is just fine and a lot better than an old VHS tape, which was the only way to get it until now.Due to the movie being straight from the Warner archives, it has not been remastered or restored from the original version but looks and sounds just as it would if you saw it on TV the day it aired. The packaging and art is great, except for the minor spelling error; “Kip” instead of “Pip”.This is an essential movie for any Halloween lover and has been a Halloween tradition of mine for quite some time. It’s the perfect movie to get you in the Halloween spirit…

  2. microjoe says:

    Very entertaining, spooky treat First let me warn you, this is a little too spooky for kids 7 and under. But it won both an Emmy Award, and an award from the Film Advisory Board. The film is based on a story by Ray Bradbury, and he narrates the movie. The movie is very different than the book, but than what movie isn’t? The scary “Moundshroud” character keeps you guessing as to whether his intents are good or evil. He is wonderfully voiced by Leonard Nimoy, and if you have never heard him voice animated films, not only is he really good but you can’t tell it is him!In the story 4 kids,(3 boys and 1 girl) are preparing for Halloween night and find that their buddy Pippin is being taken away in an ambulance. No one seems to know whats wrong with him, and the kids seem lost without him as he is the one they all look up to. A mysterious character shows up by the name of Moundshroud, who tells them that his spirit has been taken by ghosts of Halloween past and they must come with him to capture Pippins spirit…

  3. cr0wgrrl says:

    A fantastical view of Halloweens past This animated made-for-television Halloween special has captivated me since the first time I saw it back in 1994. Based on Ray Bradbury’s novella of the same name, the plot weaves together the Halloween traditions of cultures gone by with four modern-day children’s quest to save the life of their friend, whose soul is also being sought by the mysterious and sinister Moundshroud (voice-acted superbly by Leonard Nemoy).The only confusing section in this cartoon comes from the updated Celtic Samhain tradition. In his original novella, Bradbury included the wildly incorrect belief that the Celtic Druids worshipped Sam Hain, the god of death (of which there was actually no such thing). For the special, that horribly inaccurate section was re-written to discuss pagan witch traditions. While the end result of this content switch is much more satisfying, the story line does feel a little bumpy in this part.This is spooky fare, but only mildly so. Little kids can watch it without…

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