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32 Days of Halloween VI, Day 8: The Halloween Hall o’ Fame

By Widge - posted 10.07.12 @ 3:14 am

Jonathan Winters Pumpkin Head Disney Halloween Hall o Fame

Day 8 of 32 Days of Halloween, we've been sort of wandering from place to place. Going back to the first year, where we showed "Pluto's Judgement Day," I decided to track down some other Disney fun. And was quickly reminded of the 1977 Halloween special from Wonderful World of Disney that had Pluto's cartoon as one of its bits--Halloween Hall o' Fame. Yes, kids, create a framing story and use it to wrap up some already existing material--instant holiday special.

In this case, though, the framing story is still worthwhile because it's Jonathan Winters providing both characters. And somebody had the genius idea to hand him a bunch of props and let him run with them. So even if you've already seen the Pluto short, the Donald Duck "Trick or Treat" cartoon and the Disney Sleepy Hollow...at least watch the first part to see Winters go to work.

The special's never been released to video from what I can tell.

Additionally on Day 8, we've had Cary Grant in Topper and Arsenic and Old Lace, and Christopher Lee and James Earl Jones both reading "The Raven."

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Widgett Walls is Need Coffee's Chief Cook and Bottle Washer. He is the author of the novel Mystics on the Road to Vanishing Point, and two collections of short stories, Magnificent Desolation and Something Else: The Complete First Season. He is also co-author of the children's book There's a Zombie in My Treehouse! All of those books are available in paperback or for the Kindle from Amazon. He is also the narrator and publisher of the first unabridged recording of Seneca's letters, available here. He is active on both Twitter and Facebook. (If you befriend him on Facebook, do say you came via Need Coffee.) He lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. He hardly ever sleeps.

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