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Tom Hanks to star in David S Pumpkins animated special

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 September 2017, 11:45 IST

Hollywood star Tom Hanks will reprise his role of David S Pumpkins from "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) in NBC's new animated Halloween special.

"The David S Pumpkins Halloween Special" is based on the viral "Haunted Elevator" sketch from the 22 October, 2016 "SNL" telecast that featured Hanks as Pumpkins, on an elevator wearing a pumpkin suit and surrounded by two skeleton dancers, played by Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan, reported Entertainment Weekly.

"Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage will also lend his voice to the special.

Set in a small suburban town on All Hallows' Eve, the special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way.

Bento Box Entertainment will provide the animation. Day, Seidell and Moynihan will write and produce. Lorne Michaels will executive producer.

The half-hour special will air on 28 October.

First published: 29 September 2017, 11:45 IST