Saturday, June 16, 2012

Family-Friendly Halloween Specials

For a HUGE list of pretty-much every Halloween special episode/short, click HERE.

But here is a list of my favorite Halloween specials. :) All are family-friendly!

1. Shrek Halloween Special: Thriller Night
(If the video does not work for you, the link is HERE:
This version has Spanish subtitles.
Shrek goes to a movie theatre and sees "The Sound of Music" and complains that he wants to see something scary. Donkey has a "spontaneous, musical outburst" and sings "Thriller" throughout the video with other characters who also dance~

2. Dreamworks Spooky Stories
Dreamworks whipped up a DVD of 3 Halloween shorts in 2009!
It includes:

  • "Scared Shrekless"
    • In this short, several characters tell spooky stories
  • "The Ghost of Lord Farquad"
    • Lord Farquad returns and Dragon is still somehow evil. The film was made to be a 4-D attraction at Universal Studios (which I'm proud to say I was able to see when I was younger)
  • A "Monsters vs. Aliens" short called "Mutant Pumpkins"
    • Mutant Jack-o-Lanterns take over Susan's hometown

They are now available on Netflix! :)

3. Mickey Mouse's House of Mouse: Donald's Halloween Scare
In 2000, Mickey Mouse's House of Mouse was the cool thing to be watching among my friends and siblings!
This entire episode is Halloween-themed, but this is just a clip. It features Donald's nephews (Huey, Louie, and Dewey) going trick-or-treating. Their uncle scares them so bad, they drop their candy and must somehow get revenge.

4. "Garfield's Halloween Adventure"
Binky the Clown, the creepy star of a children's television show, reminds Garfield that it's Halloween. The famous fat cat convinces Odie to go with him and the two find a haunted mansion.~

This is a 24-minute-long episode of Garfield. This is family-friendly, however, kids may not have the attention span for this one... Even for a previous Garfield-obsessee, it's a bit dry at times. :)

5. "Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School"
This absorbed a large portion of my daily routine at one point of my childhood.
The voice cast is superb and even includes a newsie! (Mush, to be exact.~)

Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy become substitute teachers at an all-girls (all-monster) school. They compete in a series of games against an all-boys military school next door.~

This is a movie and can be found in-whole on Youtube here:

More to come in the future! Until then, keep in mind that there's only 137 days to Halloween! ;)


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