This short film by iLL WiLL PrEss creator Jonathan Ian Mathers came out last October, and is a charming addition to the holiday. Mathers is the brains behind Foamy the Squirrel and Neurotically Yours. He began created flash cartoons in 2002 and has spun that into a steady gig.
I loved these cartoons when I was in college, but lost track of them over the years. I was surprised/delighted to see this Halloween short on Amazon.com.
A Little Halloween is an animated poem about a goth girl named Pauline who tries to cast a spell to make Halloween last year-round, the only time she feels accepted.
Instead, the spell spawns “Pum’Kin Guy,” an anthropomorphic pumpkin with an attitude and a Brooklyn accent. Pum’Kin Guy is Pauline’s only friend and constant companion, listening to her and protecting her from other people’s taunts and jeers.
You can rent the video on Amazon for $1.99 or watch it for free on YouTube.