Michael Jackson’s Halloween will be a new, hourlong animated special, featuring the King of Pop’s music as its soundtrack, but fans are not happy.
It follows millennials Vincent (Till) and Victoria (Clemons), who meet “accidentally” on Halloween night and find themselves, along with Ichabod the dog, at a mysterious hotel located at 777 Jackson Street called This Place Hotel. Once inside, Vincent and Victoria are sent on an unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson.
It was announced on the official Michael Jackson facebook page where fans shared their thoughts on the revelation.
Despite criticism it was a project that Michael Jackson himself always wanted to do:
— MJJJusticeProject (@MJJJusticePrjct) July 11, 2017
Though it would turn out very different to how he probably wanted it to be initially, it was one of his wishes to work on the project.
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Producer Ken Ehrlich had a meeting on June 24th, 2009 at the Staples Centre the day before Jackson died.
“When I saw him the night before he passed, we were having a meeting about another show; a Halloween project that Michael wanted to do with CBS,” Ehrlich recalls.
Some fans had more constructive ideas to share on the issue.
Premiering this fall on CBS, it is created and produced by Optimum Productions, the Michael Jackson company now owned by his estate.
The special will feature the voices of actors Christine Baranski, Kiersey Clemons, Alan Cumming, George Eads, Brad Garrett, Lucy Liu, Jim Parsons and Lucas Till.