Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Halloween Tree on DVD

I'm so happy to see that Ray Bradbury's "The Halloween Tree" animated special is now available on DVD. I have two VHS copies that I have watched many times.  I am told that Ray wrote the story as a  response to his disappointment in the children's special "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown".  "The Halloween Tree" tells the story of Halloween's rich history and of a group of young friends who celebrate it in a special way.
Ray Bradbury narrates the movie and his warm tenor voice adds a wonderful tone to the film.
I often play the video in the background when I work on Halloween themed paintings just to hear the comfortable sound of Ray's voice.
the backgrounds are beautiful autumnal compositions in watercolor.

                                 Here's one of the more dramatic backgrounds from the film

                                                   The Halloween Tree DVD cover

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