Disney & Claire's present Spook-tacular for patients and their families at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

Oct 19, 2012, 09:00 ET from Claire's Stores, Inc.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  

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Claire's and Disney collaborated to give the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital a special celebration this Halloween. Patients and their families were able to bedazzle their trick or treat bags and created their very own Halloween costume using an assortment of accessories.

Later in the day, patient families who often aren't able to enjoy movie nights at the theaters due to immune deficiencies, had a very special screening of Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie." Actor, Charlie Tahan, who voiced the role of Victor in the film, was in attendance to help get the kids in the Halloween spirit.


– Thursday, Oct. 18 

– 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. decorating event with patients

– 1 – 3 p.m. "Frankenweenie" Screening

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ALSAC/Danny Thomas Pavilion


Claire's Stores, Inc.:  

Claire's Stores, Inc. is one of the world's leading specialty retailers of fashionable accessories and jewelry at affordable prices for young women, teens, tweens and girls ages 3 to 27. The Company operates through its two store concepts: Claire's® Globally and Icing® in North America. As of July 28, 2012, Claire's Stores, Inc. operated 3,074 stores in North America and Europe. The Company also franchised or licensed 376 stores in Japan, the Middle East, Turkey, Greece, Guatemala, Malta, Ukraine, Mexico and India. More information regarding Claire's Stores is available on the Company's corporate website at http://www.clairestores.com.


From creative genius Tim Burton ("Alice in Wonderland," "The Nightmare Before Christmas") comes "Frankenweenie," a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, "Frankenweenie" was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.

Presented by Disney, "Frankenweenie" is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on a screenplay by Lenny Ripps, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. "Frankenweenie" released in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.


Patients and their families participating in Halloween costume decorating and accessorizing.


SOURCE Claire's Stores, Inc.