CBS producing new Michael Jackson animated Halloween special

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Jul 11, 2017

The King of Pop may have left our Earth and now exists beyond the gates of Neverland, but his monumental catalog of soul-stirring music lives on.

As such, a new one-hour Halloween treat for kids featuring some of Michael Jackson's most memorable songs is being produced by CBS to air in October. This seemingly odd supernatural special was created with the cooperation of Jackson's estate and will also star an animated Michael Jackson in a blockbuster dance number at the program's climax.

Here's the official press release from CBS Entertainment:

MICHAEL JACKSON’S HALLOWEEN, a new one-hour animated adventure with Michael Jackson’s acclaimed music as its soundtrack, will be broadcast for the first time this fall on the CBS Television Network. 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.

The special follows millennials Vincent (Lucas Till) and Victoria (Kiersey 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.

Even with the 35th anniversary of the multi-platinum Thriller album being celebrated this year, does Michael Jackson's Halloween seem like a strange choice for a major network broadcast, or are you interested in seeing what this spirited cartoon spectacular is all about?

(via io9)