Today's Halloween photo comes to you courtesy of my cat Ash. He is proud to epitomize the holiday for you!
I said I'd keep Sundays lighter- so today I'd like to showcase another favorite from my childhood-
Mad Monster Party!
This wonderful animagic film was made by the brilliant team of Rankin-Bass. If you're not familiar with it, surely you're familiar with their Christmas offerings like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and my favorite, The Year Without A Santa Claus (go Cold Miser!) When I was little, the Christmas shows were always a 'special presentation' on prime time tv.
Mad Monster Party was harder to find, but I do remember watching it several times. I'd usually find it on a weekend afternoon, and I'm assuming it was around Halloween time. The part I always remembered was the actual 'party', when the skeleton band plays and the mummy unravels while he dances.
This movie disappeared from my radar for a few years-local tv stations stopped showing it, and my memory of it grew vaguer and vaguer. I can't recall when it was released on VHS- possibly when my mom owned her store? But I do remember when it came out on DVD. It was one of the first DVDs I ever bought, and remains one of my favorites to this day.
Here's the one clip I could find with my favorite character in the movie, Yetch.
So kick off your shoes, grab a sandwich, settle back and get ready to do 'The Mummy'
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