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The Halloween Tree

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Four children learn the origins of Halloween customs as they journeythrough time and around the world to save the life of a friend. Based ona story by Ray Bradbury.

  • DirectorMario Piluso
  • Runtime: 1 hr 9 min
  • StudioHanna-Barbera Productions
  • QualityHD

Reviews about The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree
leslie meneely
Halloween tree

My oldest loved this and so do my 17 year old twins.

The Halloween Tree
Amazon Customer
Fun, action packed and the kids might learn something

This animated movie is an adaptation of a Ray Bradbury story. It's essentially A Christmas Carol for Halloween. There's some history of Halloween and a bunch of kids flying around through time. I think it's safe to say that it's very kid friendly. Personally, I think most adaptations of A Christmas Carol are downright scary, this isn't even close. Fun, action packed and the kids might learn something.I love Ray Bradbury so what can I say. Leonard Nimoy's voice is always amazing as well, I'd probably watch it just for that.

The Halloween Tree
ayre1
A staple for Halloween viewing!

Much better than I expected from Hanna-Barbera. While given the same cartoon treatment (one of my least favorite) as Scooby Doo and other HB mainstays this movie has a great story, great characterizations, and the voice acting is excellent. It is always a treat to hear Ray Bradbury & Leonard Nimoy. My major comment is about the music. The movie (1993) information says the composer is John Debney. However, much of the main theme is identical or quite similar to the main themes by John Williams in the Harry Potter movies (2001+). I have never read of any issues between the two composers and ...

The Halloween Tree
Reece
Five Stars

Probably the 2d best Halloween cartoon ever! Disney's Icahbod is the best.

The Halloween Tree
Miss-BookWorm
It Started With.....

I waited for two months to purchase the Halloween Tree on DVD. I was finally put on the waitlist last week and unfortunately Amazon alerted me that the DVD (I prepaid for in advance) was now unavailable. Not to be deterred; I decided to go ahead and just rent the movie. I'm so happy I did. For 20 years this has been a Halloween staple for me. I'm in my early 30s and I will never get tired of watching this movie. It all started with a mummy, a witch, a gargoyle, and a skeleton. Four rambunctious children traveling back 4000 years ago to follow the trail of their ...

The Halloween Tree
Amazon Customer
Ray Bradbury at his best..

Ray Bradbury at his best...Leonard Nimoy is the best at voicing moundshroud. This is a yearly Halloween tradition for our family and I feel every family should do the same

The Halloween Tree
Amazon Customer
Excellent

Loved it! I watched this movie so many times growing up and it was good to finally be able to see it again!

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Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree – A Retrospective - Cultured Vultures


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Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree – A Retrospective
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Produced in 1993 by Hanna-Barbera, The Halloween Tree began life as a film script, but when things fell through Bradbury published it as a short novel in 1972, which he later converted into an Emmy award-winning screenplay, simplifying the original ...

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The Halloween Tree is a 1993 film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's 1973 book of the same title. The script was written and narrated by Bradbury himself for television adaptation. The premise follows four friends Tom, Ralph, Wally, and Jenny on Halloween night.
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The Halloween Tree remains an adventure in understanding and friendship - A.V. Club


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The Halloween Tree remains an adventure in understanding and friendship
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“It was a small town by a small river and a small lake in a small northern part of a Midwest state.” The opening line of Ray Bradbury's 1972 fantasy novel The Halloween Tree reads like the beginning of a good horror movie, and the film adaptation's ...

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