Thursday, August 30, 2012

Animated adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree released to DVD!

Just a quick announcement, the 1993 animated adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree, (narrated by Bradbury himself, and featuring the voice of Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Moundshroud) has finally been released to DVD this week as part of Warner Archives burn-on-demand program. (It had previously only been available on a long out-of-print VHS and has never been officially released to DVD before.)

I previously posted about the book itself, and as far as adaptations go, prefer the Colonial Radio Theater audiobook version which I mentioned in that earlier post, but this 1-hour, 10-minute Hanna Barbera animated production is still worth a look, and is a worthy addition to any collection of Halloween Specials.

I'm a big fan of the Warner Archive burn-on-demand program, which has brought several of my favorite "wish list" titles to market, including Bad Ronald, the original TV-version of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Two on a Guillotine, The Green Slime, The Last Dinosaur, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Power, the William Castle horror anthology TV show Ghost Story (aka Circle of Fear), Saturday morning favorites Thundarr The Barbarian and Valley of the Dinosaurs... sheesh, I could keep going!

Buy The Halloween Tree on DVD here.


The Frog Queen said...

Very cool! Thanks for the update!


Tony LaRocca said...

I love Ray Bradbury, I have to check this out. I bought the DVD box set of the Ray Bradbury Theater and was horribly disappointed - not by the stories of course, but that the compression quality of the episodes was so low they looked worse than Youtube videos.

Rick James said...

Great movie! Kinda reminds me of the haunted half!