Sunday, October 12, 2008

Day 12- Time for a Party

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'

Until tomorrow,
Stop with the Pinching!
Mother Firefly


Mandy Ann said...

Oh Ash, it is so nice to see you again.
Since I know nothing about nothing you post, I figured I would at least give a shout out to my boy Boo.
And also tell you that every time I see "Movies I heart real bad", I giggle.

Mother Firefly said...


Yer boy Boo gives you a shout out right back!

And what are you talking about, I posted all about monkeys just for you!

Mandy Ann said...

According to my calculations, it is October 19th. That puts you slightly behind in your countdown. I would like to suggest you get your priorities straight. Gosh.

Mother Firefly said...

I know, I am a HUGE ASS LOSER. But hey, homework's done.