Move over, Great Pumpkin. The late King of Pop has given rise to a brand-new, animated Halloween special called Michael Jackson’s Halloween, voiced by past and present CBS stars and featuring a roster of the icon’s greatest hits.
Created by Optimum Productions, owned by the Michael Jackson estate, the hourlong animated feature follows Vincent (Lucas Till, MacGyver) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons, Extant), who meet cute on Halloween night and, along with their furry friend Ichabod, wind up at This Place Hotel (named after Jackson’s rechristened 1980 tune), located at 777 Jackson St. — an homage to the Gary, Ind., road on which Joe and Katherine Jackson raised their famous brood.
Inside the spooky spot, Vincent and Victoria embark on “an unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson.” And featuring the guy at the right, named Hay Man.
With Jackson’s music as its soundtrack, along with the additional voices of Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming, George Eads, Brad Garrett and Lucy Liu, Michael Jackson’s Halloween is a sure treat for Jackson fans.
Since Jackson’s 2009 passing, the singer’s estate has released a steady stream of new projects featuring the pop star, including the concert film This Is It, which was released shortly after his passing and showed his final days rehearsing for what was to be a new tour of the same name. More recent releases include Michael Jackson Live at Wembley July 16, 1988 in 2012 and a 25th anniversary special for his album, Bad, released the same year.
Michael Jackson’s Halloween > CBS > Oct. 27, 8/7c