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The Halloween Tree is by far my favorite story by Mr. Bradbury. I was introduced to it when I was a child with the animated special premiere over twenty years ago. I have since read the book and watched the cartoon several times (not just at Halloween). I actually randomly watched it the night before his passing was announced (eerie coincidence).

Anyway, with advances in computer visual effects over the years, I have seen several live action films that made me think to myself ,"why is there not a live action Halloween Tree film!?" If I had an ounce of power in the politics of getting films made, I'd put all of it toward that end. I think it would open an entire new generation to the Halloween Tree and therefore Mr. Bradbury's works.

I thought I would post with this group, for I have nowhere else to discuss this yearning in my heart. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and to me, this story IS Halloween. Also, thank you, Mr. Bradbury.
 
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It took decades--something like 1968-1992--to get the animated one out! Would still love to see a live one, though!
 
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Interesting idea. It was always conceived for animation, though - Ray hatched the idea with the animation director Chuck Jones back in the '60s, inspired by a disappointing Charlie Brown Halloween special.

Ray and Chuck were never able to raise the necessary financing, so Ray wrote it as a short novel instead. Later, he sold a new animation screenplay version to Hanna-Barbera.


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Maybe if we throw enough ideas out about it we can generate some buzz! Wink

When I saw Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, I thought the genius of the visual effects would lend themselves well to a Halloween Tree film. I could even see casting Jim Carrey as Moundshroud!

Does anyone know who owns the rights to the story now that Mr. Bradbury has passed?
 
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By the way, welcome, Tyler, and your screen name is great! Bradbury's estate owns the rights to his works for the foreseeable future.
 
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After the live-action Beauty and the Beast is a resounding success, we need to make a lot of noise about this.
 
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