Oh it can, just not by the arthouse students who decided to make them.
"This is also a story about Death. Not death with a little 'd', but Death with a bid 'D'. I'm talking about Death the person." I really wish I'd switch the DVD off at that point. When all is said an done, it's okay to watch, not gut wrenchingly bad as I seem to have suggested, but whilst the books have a cinematic quality to them, these such cartoons...don't.
Although, if by any chance you are curious, they somehow got Christopher Lee to play the part of Death in 'Soul Music' (they may have also got him for Wyrd Sisters as well, I don't know), which could prove entertaining to some.