For some people, Halloween is all about horror flicks! But for the Mouseketeers and many other Disney families, we prefer Disney’s not so scary Halloween movies and shows!
During this time of social distancing, there are fewer family-friendly Halloween events than what typically available. The biggest loss has been not being able to celebrate Halloween at Disney Parks. The Disneyland parks are still closed. Walt Disney World has reopened, but as part of their phased reopening, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will not be taking place this year.
One option the pandemic hasn’t taken away is family movie night! And nothing beats a Disney movie! While there are some scenes that younger children may find frightening, there isn’t the blood, gore, or horror of traditional Halloween movies.
Fill a cauldron with your favorite treats and gather your family for a not so scary Disney Halloween movie or show tonight!
These are our picks!
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Not So Scary Disney Halloween Movies
The following Disney Halloween movies and shows are available on Disney Plus. I have included links for those that are available elsewhere for those who haven’t subscribed to Disney Plus or if the shows aren’t available for streaming in your area.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
In this 1993 classic, Jack Skellington, otherwise known as the Pumpkin King, decides to take over Christmas!
1993 was a great year for Disney Halloween movies! In this classic, three 300-year-old witches set out on a mission to reclaim their youth by setting a spell on a town!
The Haunted Mansion
Everybody’s favorite spooky park attraction, The Haunted Mansion, comes to life in this 2003 Disney flick! Eddie Murphy stars as a real estate agent who comes face to face with all of our favorite ghouls and haunts. With the help of Madame Leota and his family work together to break the curse of Gracey Manor.
Who doesn’t love a heartwarming boy and his dog movie?! In this hilarious and offbeat movie from 2012, Victor who just suffered an unexpected loss of his dog Sparky, uses the power of science – with a few adjustments – to bring his best friend back to life!! The whole town is in for a surprise when Sparky gets out!
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Two classic children’s stories “The Wind in the Willows” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” come to life in a wild adventure!
This delightful Disney Halloween series is perfect for an all-day Halloweentown marathon! Follow the adventures of Marnie and her family as they battle the evil forces trying to destroy Halloweentown.
Available to stream on Disney Plus.
Rent or Purchase all four movies on Amazon
Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire
Grounded, Chelsea wants to keep her date and her brother Adam will do anything to attend a concert. To follow through on their plans, they need to get mom out of the house! And that is just what they do! But everything goes wrong when they realize that they set their mom up with a vampire!
Available to stream on Disney Plus.
Rent or Purchase on Amazon
Escape to Witch Mountain
This 1975 Walt Disney Classic is about two extraterrestrial orphans that have supernatural powers. In their quest to discover the truth about their mysterious past is complicated when they are made wards of a millionaire who wants to exploit their powers.
Tia and Tamera Mowry star as twin witches who were separated at birth.
Not So Scary Disney Halloween Shows and Shorts
The following Disney shows and shorts are available on Disney Plus.
- Trick-or-Treat – A wickedly fun Halloween short starring Donald Duck and his nephews.
- Lonesome Ghosts – Ajax Ghost Exterminators Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy get scared silly by some mischievous ghosts.
- Mater and the Ghostlight – Mater is haunted and taught a lesson by a mysterious blue light.
- Vampirina – A collection of shorts of ghoul girl band The Ghoul Girls.
Which Disney Halloween classic movie or short is your favorite?