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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 music but it is a curious similarity. I agree with the many reviewers who say this movie is a staple for Halloween viewing. I don't think it would be too scary for most children as the cartooning actually detracts (in a good way) from any scary aspects in the plot. My adult Down Syndrome daughter, who won't even watch Finding Nemo or Bambi, enjoys the Halloween Tree.

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 beloved lost friend. It was interesting to see each individual story regarding the true meaning of Halloween. Leonard Nimoy was an excellent Mr. Moundshroud and I immensely enjoyed seeing a different side of his acting skills other than Mr. Spock. It is somewhat of a sad tale. However, goodness does prevail. If you have youngsters younger than five they may be a little frightened at some things however, I watched it with my five-year-old nephew and he did not experience any discomfort. At times I paused the movie to speak with him about some of the scenes that may be a little scary to him. After the movie it was an excellent time for me to share why people dress up on Halloween. This will be his first year actually walking around to trick-or-treat and I wanted to make sure he was prepared for the different costumes he will encounter. Seeing the children in this movie remove their masks was an excellent way for him to understand that they were just dressing up for fun. I enjoyed the cultural references and hearing about how people celebrated Halloween in different yet similar ways. Overall, it was an excellent movie and I have no regrets about purchasing it. I hope you will enjoy this touching Halloween classic. Rest in peace Leonard Nimoy.

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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