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Michael Jackson's Halloween

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun movie taps King of Pop's music for spirited family fare.

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This Halloween movie was a hit with my grandchildren. Boys 9 and 6 and girl 4 They loved the music and animation and seemed fascinated with the suspenseful parts. Certainly celebrated the end with the characters!! Lots of singing and dancing!! Really a cute movie.

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What begins as an arguably bizarre concept evolves into a thoroughly entertaining Halloween treat for families. Everyone knows Jackson's Thriller's relationship to the holiday, but how will his other hits set the stage for an animated movie? As it turns out, they do so exceedingly well when matched by other imagery of him -- in the Hay Man's (Jim Parsons) dance moves, in the rhythm context between Victoria and a spider army, and finally in an animated version of him.

With a bold visual style and creative characters, Michael Jackson's Halloween is a quirky, funny, and engrossing addition to families' holiday collection. Young kids may worry over the characters' fate in a few spots, and there's always that fine line between reality and make-believe to contend with. But this unique Halloween story is fun for kids, teens, and parents alike.

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