Watch Spookley the Square Pumpkin
- 45 min
Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a children's Halloween movie released by Lionsgate and Kidtoon Films in 2004. It is directed by Bernie Denk and was made for DVD. It is a part of the Holiday Hill Farm franchise. In the movie, Spookley is a square pumpkin who is unhappy because he is different from the other pumpkins. The other pumpkins on the farm like to tease Spookley because he is different and not round like they are. Spookley makes friends with 3 spiders on the farm named Edgar, Allen, and Poe, who cheer Spookley up and tell him he has as much right as the other pumpkins on the farm to participate in the "Pick of the Patch" competition. Despite being continued to be teased and taunted, he decided to ask the Scarecrow on the farm, Jack, what he thinks. Jack and his two bat friends Boris and Bella, encourage Spookley to compete and be a part of the "Pick of the Patch" competition. Spookley still isn't sure if he has what it takes to win. Shortly after talking with Jack, a storm rolls into the farm. The storm begins to cause all of the other pumpkins on the farm to roll away in the big breezes, but Spookley doesn't roll away because of his unique shape. Spookley proceeds to assist the other pumpkins on the farm, who are rolling towards a raging and flooded river, and saves their lives, despite being teased by them to no end. At the end of the movie, the farmer carries Spookley into the house and he can be seen lit up on the farmer's porch as the Pick of the Patch for that year. This movie focuses on being different and unique. It addresses a lot of the concerns of being someone who is different, and is meant to encourage those who are unique to try and be a part of the group as well as to embrace your differences instead of using them to make fun of each other. The movie does include 5 songs for kids to follow along and sing along with. The DVD also features a read-along option for children who want to read along from the original story of "The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin" and participate in the telling of the story which is read by Bobby Pickett, the man who is famous for the Monster Mash.