Michael Jackson’s Halloween - New animated special coming this fall

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I didn’t follow all of it. I will watch it on DVR. From what I saw good job by the estate. Good positive message.
 

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Guys this was awesome the message was beautiful follow your dream the Estate did a beautiful job those little clips did the job because their save the best for last.i cry just hearing Michael i felt like he was still here.
 

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Well done to the Estate. I gave the show a solid A.
 

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Hey I loved it. Would love to see it again.

It's trending on Twitter

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I thought it was alright. Flawed, but cute and fun. Could see this being a cult Halloween classic and something people can enjoy each year.

What I liked:
- The dance sequences were very well done and the mixes of the songs were great. That Torture mix... :kickass:
- Animation wasn't that bad
- Voice acting was actually well done.
- While the message is cliched, it's still appreciated, especially in today's world.
- Some of the dialog was pretty funny ("How do you de-rail a boat?")
- Thank God they used actual archival audio of Michael talking and not some shit impersonator (aside from the scene where he places the delivery order... although I'm going to assume that the "Michael" in this special was impersonating someone else when placing the order so he wouldn't give himself away, hence the voice he had in that scene).

What I didn't like:
- This may be a weird criticism, but I felt that Michael's music was kinda overplayed. I can understand it being there for the dance sequences because, well, those were dance sequences. But for scenes where the characters were just talking there was a song of his playing in the background when there probably shouldn't have been one. Many scenes probably would've been better with different or even no BG music. Was nice to hear some instrumentals, though.
- "Conformity"... that's really the best name they could come up with for the villain? -_-
- The dog urinating on a bad guy... oy... :rolleyes: It didn't really offend me, but at the same time I didn't think that kind of humor fit with the rest of the special.
 

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Just finished watching! I thought it was adorable! No, it's not Pixar type animation, but it's not a Pixar budget! I think it will bring a lot of interest to MJ and his music to a new generation. Loved the Torture sequence!! There were a few corny bits, but still cute and very fun. I say well done!!
 

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I liked it, although I thought the storyline moved a bit too fast and the way the commercials cut in so quickly was annoying. I like the way they animated Michael and the way he conquered Conformity reminded me of Captain Eo. Overall I thought it was good and a fun show. I think my favourite bit beside MJ of course, was the Pumpkin scene.

I like the idea of using animation for MJ and I would like to see something done on a more adult level. They could use his music to dig more deeply into the ideas they were going for in this one.
 

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The moral of the story is not too conform and become an unfeeling zombie, who will eat your brains, instead! (laughing like Vincent Price!)

Enjoy yourself!

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Liked the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MJHalloween?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MJHalloween</a> special. Paul lasted 3 minutes <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyHalloween?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyHalloween</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/michaeljacksonhalloween?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#michaeljacksonhalloween</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Halloween?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Halloween</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbs?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#cbs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/fridaynight?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#fridaynight</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Thriller?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Thriller</a> <a href="https://t.co/XD6aDnkrvJ">pic.twitter.com/XD6aDnkrvJ</a></p>&mdash; Dee Dee Sorvino (@deedeegop) <a href="https://twitter.com/deedeegop/status/924125426762506240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">28. Oktober 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Legit. Not gonna lie. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MJHalloween?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MJHalloween</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/whatisthis?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#whatisthis</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbs?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#cbs</a> <a href="https://t.co/6UxgCWiuCf">pic.twitter.com/6UxgCWiuCf</a></p>&mdash; Chelsea Shirk Weber (@chelseahardass) <a href="https://twitter.com/chelseahardass/status/924134189871632384?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">28. Oktober 2017</a></blockquote>
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Michael Jackson's Halloween will enchant you with music, magic & more! Watch the full special now: http://bit.ly/MJHalloween #MJHalloween
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#MJHalloween Just Made Me Miss Michael EVEN MOREEE Oh My God I Just Wish He Can Come Back

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Watched #MJHalloween tonight, thought they did a good job. I loved the concept of a Michael Jackson Halloween themed cartoon. Was under the impression that MJ wasn't actually in it, so I was visibly thrilled when shows up and saves the day. I do believe Michael Jackson needs a better graphics team (they just can't get the face right) but other than that, I thought it was entertaining and I loved the message

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Music must be the answer!” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MJHalloween?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MJHalloween</a> <a href="https://t.co/t4UTfizfIn">pic.twitter.com/t4UTfizfIn</a></p>&mdash; CBS (@CBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBS/status/924076710710018048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">28. Oktober 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Me trying to understand what's happening but I keep getting distracted by the music. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MJHalloween?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MJHalloween</a> <a href="https://t.co/hyoIqCIAz7">pic.twitter.com/hyoIqCIAz7</a></p>&mdash; &#127803; (@SparkMyNaturee) <a href="https://twitter.com/SparkMyNaturee/status/924068326892072963?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">28. Oktober 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">MY BABY MICHAEL SHOWED UP <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MJHalloween?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MJHalloween</a> <a href="https://t.co/p9oJYCtIAD">pic.twitter.com/p9oJYCtIAD</a></p>&mdash; Ale Cisneros (@AlejandraCis13) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlejandraCis13/status/924076850573438976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">28. Oktober 2017</a></blockquote>
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Thank you @CBS for honoring & keeping @michaeljackson's legacy alive! #MJHalloween

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you didn’t just watch the Michael Jackson Halloween show, you missed out on pure happiness.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MichaelJacksonHalloween?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MichaelJacksonHalloween</a></p>&mdash; Protocol Queen (@HuggingHoseok) <a href="https://twitter.com/HuggingHoseok/status/924081968651874304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">28. Oktober 2017</a></blockquote>
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'Michael Jackson's Halloween': Claiming Another Crown For The King Of Pop

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Every October, just as reliably as the autumn leaves start to change in colder climes, the songs of Michael Jackson creep back onto lists of the most-played&#8212;especially his Halloween-spooky &#8220;Thriller&#8221; and lesser-known &#8220;Somebody&#8217;s Watching Me,&#8221; a Rockwell track featuring his vocals.

Both songs figure prominently into Michael Jackson&#8217;s Halloween, an hourlong animated special set to air on CBS tonight. Directed by Mark Dippé and produced by Jackson estate co-executors John Branca and John McClain, the program will act as a family-oriented visual follow-up to recently-released album Scream, a compilation of Jackson&#8217;s eeriest work. It&#8217;s all part of an effort to cement his status as not just the King of Pop, but the King of Halloween.

&#8220;Michael loved Halloween, he loved animation; he was basically a big kid at heart,&#8221; says Branca. &#8220;We wanted to stay true to and be inspired by Michael and what his tastes and loves were.&#8221;

The special will follow two youngsters who meet by chance at This Place Hotel on 777 Jackson Street. Joined by a little white dog named Ichabod, they are confronted with a major choice, picking between what&#8217;s expected of them or following their dreams. They&#8217;re aided in their journey by Jackson himself&#8212;who takes the form of three characters: a dancing pumpkin, a spider security guard and a black cat scientist&#8212;in each case attempting to inspire the characters to find their true calling.

Aside from Jackson&#8217;s music, the special will have other familiar elements. The cast of voice actors includes CBS stars Lucy Liu and Jim Parsons; the animation takes stylistic cues from seasonal classics like The Nightmare Before Christmas.

&#8220;There's a lot of pieces &#8230; that inspire myself and my team in terms of animation style and look,&#8221; says Dippé. &#8220;It's a fantastic, magical world with these magical characters that are able to tell stories that, let's say, a normal human might not necessarily tell.&#8221;

That&#8217;s been a theme in the lucrative postmortem world of Jackson, who pulled in a stunning $825 million last year&#8212;the highest annual total ever amassed by any entertainer, dead or alive&#8212;thanks largely to the sale of his half of the Sony/ATV music publishing catalog. His cumulative postmortem pretax earnings tally now sits north of $1.5 billion.

With the catalog&#8217;s steady payouts now out of the picture and the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour in the rearview mirror, the singer&#8217;s estate appears to be looking to establish other reliable income streams to couple with its remaining Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas and ongoing revenue from Jackson's own work. Locking in his Halloween supremacy seems like a wise move, beginning with the CBS special.

&#8220;We hope that it'll become evergreen,&#8221; says Branca. &#8220;We may actually do some updates from time to time after the first run. You know you see Charlie Brown Christmas and Charlie Brown Thanksgiving every year, so now we're looking to have Michael Jackson's Halloween every year.&#8221;

Don&#8217;t expect the program to push Jackson anywhere close to matching his once-in-an-afterlifetime 2016 payday. But will the King of Pop continue his reign as the top-earning star beyond the grave? Check back here on Monday to find out as we release our annual list of the highest-paid dead celebrities, just in time for Halloween.
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/bigbangtheory?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BigBangTheory</a>'s Jim Parsons is thrilled to celebrate &quot;the soundtrack to his life&quot; with Michael Jackson's Halloween, tomorrow at 8/7c! <a href="https://t.co/bO4IiRdWms">pic.twitter.com/bO4IiRdWms</a></p>&mdash; CBS (@CBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBS/status/923579998463594496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">26. Oktober 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">THE BEST PART. I'm emotional <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MJHalloween?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MJHalloween</a> <a href="https://t.co/Py5OYVZdE0">pic.twitter.com/Py5OYVZdE0</a></p>&mdash; Alyssa (@joyfuljukebox) <a href="https://twitter.com/joyfuljukebox/status/924079262163980288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">28. Oktober 2017</a></blockquote>
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soundtrack this show
  1. Smooth Criminal [Bad]
  2. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough [Off the Wall]
  3. Stranger in Moscow [HIStory]
  4. Is It Scary [Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix]
  5. This Place Hotel [The Jacksons - Triumph]
  6. Xscape (2014 Remix) [Xscape]+Somebody's Watching Me [Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me]+Billie Jean [Thriller]
  7. Human Nature [Thriller]
  8. Thriller [Thriller]
  9. Earth Song [HIStory]
  10. Dangerous+Jam [Dangerous]
  11. Working Day and Night [Off the Wall]
  12. Dirty Diana [Bad]
  13. Bad [Bad]
  14. Privacy [Invincible]
  15. Childhood [HIStory]
  16. Beat It [Thriller]
  17. The Drill/ They Don't Care About Us [HIStory]+Threatened [Invincible]
  18. Blood on the Dance Floor [Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix]
  19. Slave to the Rhythm (2014 Remix) [Xscape]
  20. Torture [The Jacksons - Victory]
  21. 2000 Watts [Invincible]
  22. Why You Wanna Trip on Me [Dangerous]
  23. Will You Be There [Dangerous]
  24. Heal the World [Dangerous]

Used music to 28 songs.
Off the Wall - 2 songs
Thriller - 4 songs
Bad - 3 songs
Dangerous 5 songs
HIStory - 3 songs
Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix - 2 songs
Invincible - 3 songs
Xscape - 2 songs
Other - 3 songs

The Mix
In some songs mix like Cirque du Soleil's Immortal or ONE

What is still lacking soundtrack of this show? plz tell me
 
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Is it online somewhere?

Would like to see it.
 
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