In Time for Halloween: The Halloween Tree DVD


I have to admit, I had never heard of the Halloween Tree until recently.  
After my dear friend, Google, told me a bit more... I can share with you what I learned.
It is a "fantasy novel" by author Ray Bradbury, from 1972... Yes, you read that right... 1972, so before I was even born!  
To summarize the movie for you... there is a group of kids that is planning to go trick or treating for Halloween.  they head over to a buddies house and find a note that he has been taken to the hospital for appendicitis .. BUT, one of them sees what appears to be their friend running off... So, kids being kids... they take off after him and find themselves at a spooky house... The owner of the house opens the door and they say what they are supposed to say "trick or treat!"  but the man asks them to explain WHY they dressed the way they did for the night... One of the kids falls and they see what appears to be their friend running again.. 


At that point, the movie feels as though it is turning into a Halloween version of A Christmas Carol... 
The kids go all over the world, learning why they dress the way they do (skeleton, witch, monster, mummy) and at each point, they face the "ghost" of their friend... 

I don't want to give the story away, so you need to watch it to see... 
I will say that I  felt that even though it is a "cartoon" it is more of an animated movie, versus "cartoon".... Translation, it is for older kids... Not little ones :)

Broxton started watching when he saw it was animated... but left the room once it started, as it was a bit deep/dark for him.  
If you have older kids, this might be a fun movie to have them watch... but if you have preschoolers or anything in that age range, I say skip it and wait until they are older... 


Did you watch this when you were younger?  
(It seems to have been a very popular movie to watch during the Halloween Season!!!) 


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Comments

  1. I've never seen this before or even heard of it! However i've read some of Bradbury's work and it can be a little dark or weird to say the least. looks like a good movie though!

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  2. This sounds like a movie we will need to wait for.

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  3. I haven't seen this before.

    I'm interested in getting candy from everyone on halloween.

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