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Western Animation / Spookley the Square Pumpkin

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Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a 2004 animated film about, well, a square pumpkin. It is based off of the book The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano.

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  • Animated Adaptation: Of the book The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin.
  • Broken Aesop: The moral of the story is that you shouldn't judge a book (or a pumpkin) by its cover. The problem? Spookley is chosen by the farmer based solely on his square shape! On top of that, pumpkins in real life are always judged by their looks, since they may not be the right size or shape to make a Jack O' Lantern.
  • Elephant in the Room: While the characters talk about how important pumpkins are on Halloween, they never once bring up the fact that pumpkins are annually chopped up and gutted for the holiday. Even weirder, Spookley is seen glowing at the end, implying there's a candle in him, but he's clearly alive and hasn't been cut open.


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