Hi, I was just searching for "The Halloween Tree" DVD for my daughter and happened upon this site. I love the movie and never read the book. Now I can't wait to get the book. I know the post by Dandelion was made 3 years ago, but thank you for the information. That was really interersting and I'm glad you posted it. Thanks!
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Originally posted by dandelion: The interview with Ray Bradbury and Chuck Jones in Psychology Today, April 1968, will tell you all you need to know. The story of the little trick-or-treater standing on his head on Jones's lawn, and Bradbury's reaction to it, is priceless. It's also fascinating to read between the lines and see how the interviewer may have influenced the plot. The interview says not one word about the search for Pipkin. The interviewer felt the story sounded purely educational and not entertaining. It's quite possible Bradbury added Pipkin in response to this assessment. The film was eventually made, but years later and not by Jones. The cartoon version featured only four trick-or-treaters instead of eight and is quite well-done.
Wow! I know this post is ancient, but do you still have that Psychology Today article by any chance? I'm an animation fan and I'd love to learn more about this. Thanks!
ibcf, the book to which dandelion refers (where the Ray Bradbury/Chuck Jones interview from PSYCHOLOGY TODAY is re-printed) is CHUCK JONES: CONVERSATIONS, edited by Maureen Furniss. There are currently about 24 book dealers selling new or used copies for on the Advanced Book Exchange website, which can be accessed by the link below: