The Last Halloween
|The Last Halloween|
|Release date:||October 28, 1991|
Michael D. Roberts
|Executive producer(s):||David Kirschner|
|Music composed by:||Bruce Broughton|
|Screenplay by:||Sean Roche and Savage Steve Holland|
|Director(s):||Savage Steve Holland|
The Last Halloween is a 1991 live-action sci-fi/comedy TV special for Halloween. It aired on October 28, 1991 on CBS. It was written by Sean Roche and Savage Steve Holland, produced Kenneth K. Koch, and directed by Holland.
During Halloween, two siblings, still grieving for their dead mother, discover a spaceship piloted by four little Martians, who are in desperate need to refuel with "coobi," which just happens to be candy. Meanwhile, an eccentric old woman looking for the secret ingredient for eternal youth in bugs, also discovers it to be in one of the aliens she mistakes for a bug.
In order of appearance:
- Pluto (mentioned)
- The Moon
- Coobi meter
- Cosmic Candy (mentioned)
- Wishing stone
- Martians' spaceship
- Mrs. Gizborne's car
The score was composed by Bruce Broughton.
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: October 28, 1991 at 8:30 pm on CBS
Behind the scenes
- William Hanna also narrated the commercial bumpers.
- Lou's name is only used in the credits.
- Jeanie is dressed like Wonder Woman.
Marketing and promotion
In October 1990, Mars started the "Miss from Mars" campaign, with a commercial that told its own story about the aliens landing on Earth to give kids candy. The aliens weren't animated in the same quality as they appeared in the film, and they didn't sound exactly the same, barring the exception of Scoota who sounded like he was voiced by Frank Welker.
The special was reaired at least twice, and was used again by Mars in their 1993 "Halloween Stars" campaign.
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipient||Result|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||August 3, 1992||Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects||Henry F. Anderson III
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