A Michael Jackson Halloween Special is Coming to Television And It Sounds Great!
Even though the King of Pop was left out of the BET Awards on the Anniversary of his death, it appears that CBS has not forgotten about him.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michael Jackson’s estate has signed on to partner with the network to produce an hour long cartoon that will feature songs from Michael Jackson.
The story will follow a girl name Victoria and a guy named Vincent who accidently meet on Halloween. They arrive at 777 Jackson St at “This Place Hotel” (named after his 1987 song on the “Bad” album). The two accompanied by a dog named Ichabod will have a series of scary encounters which ultimately lead up to a cartoon version of Michael Jackson, who will lead a final dance.
I expect this to be a quality production as the Michael Jackson estate has been very selective in regards to what they decide to authorize, recently rejecting two proects; one a Lifetime biopic and the 2nd a Neflix movie centered around Michael Jackson and his relationship with Bubble the Shimp.
His estate released a statement regarding projects and their involvement. Here is an excerpt:
“To clear up any confusion or misperceptions about unsanctioned Michael Jackson projects currently in the news – including a Lifetime television movie and an animated film script recently purchased by Netflix – the Estate of Michael Jackson does not license or permit the use of any rights it owns, including to Michael’s music, images, video and films, for use in unauthorized works seeking to exploit Michael’s legacy,”
However they do promise that there will be more to come. They say that have…
“numerous projects in development, all of which respect, honor and celebrate Michael’s life and legacy along with his extraordinary artistry that touched fans throughout the world … When the executors are ready to announce them, they will. As Michael said countless times about his own work, the quality goes in before the name goes on.”
Longtime MJ fans can’t wait!
WATCH NOW: Michael Jackson’s This Place Hotel (Fan Made Video)