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Halloween on the Screen

on October 18, 2012 - 12:33pm

There hasn't been much time for anything, lately. I've tried to put the brakes on a little and remind myself to enjoy the season (don't want to be all Sally Brown, lamenting "Halloween is over and I MISSED it!"). 

A huge part of that - as a child and as an adult - is media. Be it film or television, the one constant in my celebration regime is animation of some sort. 

Is it me, or does there seem to be a lack of Halloween cartoons in the last 10 years? The Nickelodeon collection of cartoon series are good to deliver a special episode, but where are the stand alone features? And I don't count newer Disney specials which star people (hey Disney, remember when you made cartoons? I think it made you famous). 

Dreamworks has stepped up and tried to fill the Halloween gap with Shrek and Monsters vs Aliens specials, but where is everyone else?

And so I am left to be nostalgic, reaching back to my childhood (which is why I posted the picture of Grover by Jack Davis I came across last night as I was trying to catch up on all the Halloween Countdown blogs).

If you were a child in the 70s and 80s, or you love older cartoon Halloween specials, come sit by me. I'm going to share a couple of blogs that might make you feel better.

Snickers "Horseless Headsman"

on October 14, 2012 - 8:45am

Snickers has come out with a Halloween commercial. It's pretty cute.

Dexter Coasters

on September 11, 2010 - 4:05pm


I wish they'd made the writing smaller, or left it off all together. Regardless, I still like this set of Dexter Coasters made to look like his coveted glass slide souvenirs.

Of course, I'd constantly be putting the box in the air conditioner. Or the fridge. Or other cold places.

I wonder if they'll come out with a Dexter knife set. You know, an array of knives and butchering tools for different meats. Comes in a black cloth wrap. With black leather gloves.