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CBS Announces "Michael Jackson Halloween" Animated Special!

Written by Brennon Barclay. Published: October 19 2017


I don’t think any of us will ever truly get over that fateful day in 2009 when Michael Jackson left us. Instead of all the clowns that have supposedly been terrorizing people, we only wish for one ghost to haunt us for the rest of our days, and that’s the spirit of the incredible Michael Jackson (Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston can join too if we want to start compiling a list…). While we get out our Ouija boards and try to summon the musical legend, CBS is coming at us with a fantastic homage to the King of Pop himself that coincides with Halloween. 


The network will be releasing a special titled "Michael Jackson’s Halloween", which is actually exactly what we need at the moment. The animated series features the voices of Jim Parsons, Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming, and Lucy Liu, to name a few. CBS dropped the news Tuesday evening with a tweet that read, “Get ready to go on an unexpected, magical adventure in the animated special Michael Jackson’s Halloween.” The special will follow two teens as they mysteriously meet on Halloween. Apparently, some of Michael’s most famous (and seasonally-appropriate) tracks will be featured throughout the feature film.



This special comes just a month after the release of MJ's "new" album, Scream, a compilation of his greatest Halloween-themed hits, like "Thriller" (obviously), "Scream", "Somebody's Watching Me", "Dangerous", and more jams that may or may not be featured in the CBS show.


So while you wait for the October 27th premiere of "Michael Jackson's Halloween", get in the groove with these spooky hits!






(Image via CBS/YouTube)


- Brennon Barclay, YH Contributing Writer; additional reporting by Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor