Spookley the Square Pumpkin characters are fun for kids, but generally forgettable and lame for adults. Here’s what you didn’t know you needed to know about the various Spookley the Square Pumpkin characters you’ll encounter when watching the original and Christmas TV movie specials.
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What is Spookley the Square Pumpkin?
Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a book that a production company decided to make into a TV movie special and DVD release called Spookley the Square Pumpkin. The story is about a square pumpkin named Spookley, go figure.
Being different, and we all know different is inherently scary and wrong, the round pumpkins make fun of him and want to exclude him from all the pumpkin games. He’s like Rudolph, only he is a freak with a cubic body instead of a bright ass, red nose.
Fortunately, with the support of a brainless scare crow, some spiders, and bats, Spookley is able to compete in the pumpkin games. And just like Rudolph, the others only come to value him when he saves their asses from terrible storm that would have destroyed Holiday Hill Farm.
The second special, Spookley the Square Pumpkin and the Christmas Kittens, tries to pull off some Nightmare Before Christmas bullshit. In this special, Spookley helps rescue some creepy as green cat trying to find a home for three stray kittens during a snow storm.
The target audience of each movie is preschoolers and other young children. Sadly, like many shows that air on Disney Junior and other stations around the holidays, it has little to no redeeming qualities for adults subjected to watching the crap.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Characters
If you are the inquisitive type that wants to know more about Spookley the Square Pumpkin characters, you have come to the right place. Here are all the characters you’ll encounter during the TV specials.
Spookley (voiced by Sonja Ball)
Spookley is the titular character who is shaped like a cube. I’m not sure why the author thought square. His face is square, each side is a square, but he is, in fact, a cube. Should be Spookley the Cubic Pumpkin, but I guess little kids have not learned that shape yet.
Poor Spookley gets made fun of for 90% of the movie until he eventually saves everyone’s lives during a storm. Suddenly, all the nasty pumpkins are magically nice to him.
This teaches kids that you are only important if you provide value, otherwise, you are pretty much worthless and deserving of mockery and the utmost of disdain.
Jack the Scarecrow (voiced by Craig Francis)
Jack the Scarecrow is a dim-witted and kind scarecrow who watches over the pumpkin patch. He allows Spookley to play in the pumpkin games, but he doesn’t do much to actually help or improve Spookley’s position in the pumpkin community.
He kind of looks like a serial killer that is wearing the face of one of his victims.
And what the hell is with the broken, upside down bucket on his head?
I suspect he is sort of a creepy ass loner who enjoys his job. He befriends each year’s pumpkins only to eventually bury their decaying corpses in the same field to help the next generation of pumpkins grow, feeding off the previous generation’s flesh.
Like I say, pretty sure he gets off on it.
Little Tom (voiced by Rick Jones)
Little Tom is the smaller the conjoined twin pumpkins. He’s a little prick and leads the others in their hate of Spookley.
Little Tom seems to suffer from small man syndrome. People – or personified pumpkins in this case – with this syndrome have short tempers, act aggressively, and try to project a domineering social presence to compensate for their itty bitty size.
Little Tom perfectly represents this type of repressed, sad personality type.
Aw just look at that lil guy getting all worked up! So cute!
Big Tom (voiced by Michel Perron)
Big Tom is the much bigger and dumber conjoined twin of Little Tom.
I believe he is supposed to be comic relief, which makes sense. Who doesn’t like laughing at people with intellectual disabilities?
Seems like a great lesson to teach the little ones: People who talk or sound different and have trouble thinking are funny.
We should all laugh at them. That’s holiday!
Bobo (voiced by Jennifer Seguin)
Bobo is the lone, named female pumpkin. She is not as mean as Little Tom to Spookley, but she is still a stuck up and bitchy pumpkin that thinks she’s better than everyone else.
Like the rest, she’s a great role model for young children to really look up to and admire.
The more I have had to rewatch the show over the years, the more I wish Spookley just let them all get smashed in the storm.
The Honey Doos (lead one voiced by Kim Richardson)
The Honey Doos provide musical entertainment for the pumpkins at Holiday Hill Farm. They kind of imitate a doo-wop group from the 50s and 60s, which of course your kids will fully understand and appreciate the reference. Or they will just enjoy the music or find it odd and out of place. In any case, it’s going to be a good time.
Edgar, Allan, & Poe (voiced by Rick Jones, Terrence Scammell, and Bruce Dinsmore)
Do you see what they did there? Well, do you?
These three spiders try to coach Spookley in the pumpkin games for their own selfish gain.
They are reminiscent of classic gangs of harmless crooks shown in just about every kids show at some point in time or another. Yes, even Spookley the Square Pumpkin can’t escape the trope.
Boris & Bella (voiced by Norman Groulx and Holly Gauthier-Frankel)
Boris and Bella are twin bats, but, wouldn’t you know it, they are pretty much OPPOSITES! Ha!
Boris loves to stay up late and eat bugs because he’s a (checks notes) fucking bat. His know it all, activist sister is on a crusade to end bats eating bugs and staying up all night.
She wants the world to perceive bats differently by forcing change to literally every bat out there rather than, I don’t know, working to change people’s perception of their normal behaviors.
Seems pretty toxic but that’s pretty standard for Spookley the Square Pumpkin characters I guess.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Characters – The Christmas Kittens Additions
Mistletoe (voiced by Daniel Brochu)
Mistletoe the red and green cat magically appears on Holiday Hill Farm in a giant snowball that impacts the side of the barn. This causes him to lose his memory of who he is.
Of course, he befriends Spookley before running off after an owl that stole his collar, which serves as the only clue to his identity. Like the green and red coloring don’t give it away his owner’s true identity. Come on, we can all spot Satan’s kitty from a mile away.
Events cause him to eventually to wish on a Christmas star because it is a Christmas special. After doing so, he meets a racoon that tricks him into accepting his magic sack.
Warning to kids here: Never accept a gift from someone offering their “magic sack,” it’s likely not what you think.
Inside this magic sack are three stray kittens that Mistletoe resents at first but then realizes he needs to help find a home for because they are orphans.
Scat, Scram, and Shoo (voiced by Holly Gauthier Frankel, Angela Galuppo, and Sonja Ball)
The three lost kittens, they provide the driving force of action in this Spookley the Square Pumpkin special. Without them, Mistletoe would not have regained his memory and would have been a creepy looking, satanic cat with no purpose for the rest of his life.
Leon Racoon (voiced by Brian Froud)
Leon indirectly helps Mistletoe figure out who he is by providing him a sack full of orphan kittens. What he intended to do with them prior to finding Mistletoe, we will never know.
Holly and Buddy
The least important set of Spookley the Square Pumpkin characters that oddly play an integral part, Holly and Buddy adopt the three homeless kittens.
I have no idea why a green and red cat didn’t freak them out, but I guess they were just overjoyed to receive a bundle of potentially disease ridden kittens on Christmas morning.
Oddly, they play a much more important role than even Spookley in his own special. In fact, this whole movie special seems like a weird tie in, especially when you consider the pumpkins should all be pretty much mush by now and Jack Scarecrow should have already smashed their flesh into the ground by now.
Not that I have first hand knowledge here. I certainly have never left a pumpkin sit until around Christmas and had to scrape up its remains with a shovel or anything.
Boris and Bella bats are the only missing main Spookley the Square Pumpkin characters missing from the original special. Their absence never gets explained, though you really won’t miss them.
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