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21 interesting things you probably didn't know about 'Halloweentown'

INSIDER Logo By insider@insider.com (Julia Guerra,Fiona Clair) of INSIDER | Slide 2 of 22: The first installment of the "Halloweentown" franchise was presented to director Duwayne Dunham as a $20 million to $30 million project — but that turned into just $4 million."I liked the story of the kids and their grandmother and the mother and the secret and all of that stuff," Dunham said in a 2015 interview with MTV News. "But it was like a $20 to $30 million movie when they presented it to me ..."He continued, "Our concept was great, but the scope was too much for us and our budget. So the trick was how do you keep the tone and the concept intact, and pare it down so we could afford to do this?"Luckily, they made it work. The film was shot in a quick 24-day schedule, with background actors doubling up and changing costumes to create the illusion of a busy town.

The movie didn't have a large budget.

The first installment of the "Halloweentown" franchise was presented to director Duwayne Dunham as a $20 million to $30 million project — but that turned into just $4 million.

"I liked the story of the kids and their grandmother and the mother and the secret and all of that stuff," Dunham said in a 2015 interview with MTV News. "But it was like a $20 to $30 million movie when they presented it to me ..."

He continued, "Our concept was great, but the scope was too much for us and our budget. So the trick was how do you keep the tone and the concept intact, and pare it down so we could afford to do this?"

Luckily, they made it work. The film was shot in a quick 24-day schedule, with background actors doubling up and changing costumes to create the illusion of a busy town.

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