Newswire: An animated Michael Jackson Halloween special is in the works

Michael Jackson’s estate can only release so many posthumous albums before diluting his brand, so it has now come up with a new way to make money off of Jackson’s career and/or honor his legacy. According to Billboard, Jackson’s estate has teamed up with CBS for an animated Halloween special that will feature Jackson’s music and the voices of a number of CBS stars including Jim Parsons, Brad Garrett, Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming, and Lucy Liu.

Titled Michael Jackson’s Halloween, the hour-long special is about “millennials” named Vincent and Victoria (played by Lucas Till and Kiersey Clemons) who stumble into a spooky hotel at 777 Jackson Street on Halloween night. After that they go on an “unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Jackson.” In other words, it’s like Space Channel 5, but you don …

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