Halloween doesn’t need to be gruesome or R-rated to bring out the spirits. It can also be lighthearted and goofy to get all of us in the spirit. Here, we have selected the 10 fan-favorite Disney Halloween movies that you may want to watch with your kids or family.
The young, clever thief Estella is determined to achieve fame in the fashion industry. She meets a pair of thieves who share her interest in mischief, and together they establish themselves in London’s streets. Estella embraces her wicked side when she becomes friends with fashion legend, Baroness von Hellman, transforming herself into the raucous Cruella who seeks revenge.
When Winifred, Mary, and Sarah were executed in 1693 for practicing witchcraft, Winifred made a curse that, when a virgin lights the black flame candle, she will return to the world. It is 300 years later in 1993 that Max light the candle to show off to his annoying kid sister Dani and his wannabe girlfriend Alison. The three Witches are back for a Halloween night filled with fun, magic, and horror in modern Salem.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
To balance his life experience, Jack Skellington wants something cheerier to balance his dark Halloween Town. His newfound sensibility is sparked when he stumbles upon Christmas town, and he finds it exactly what he’s looking for. His newfound feelings make him so elated that he tries to share them with the citizens of Halloween Town. However, the atmosphere does not support his newfound sense of self.
Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like Ernesto de la Cruz despite his family’s baffling generational ban on music. When Miguel is desperate to prove his talent, a mysterious chain of events leads him to the beautiful and colorful Land of the Dead. Together, they embark on an extraordinary journey to discover Miguel’s family history. Hector is a charming trickster.
Edward is a contemporary fairy tale in which an inventor creates a man but dies before completing him, leaving him with scissors instead of hands. After the local Avon representative visits his home one day, she takes him home to stay with her family in the historic mansion in which he lives alone. The young man must adapt to the new life and environment he is unfamiliar with, and soon he becomes proficient at cutting hair and hedges, which endethears him to everyone.
The beautiful, pure-hearted young woman Maleficent lived a peaceful life in a forest kingdom until an invading army threatened the peace. Although Maleficent rises to the position of fierce protector of the land, she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal, which turns her pure heart into stone. In order to exact her revenge, Maleficent fights with the successor of the invading king, and as a result places a curse on Aurora, his newborn infant. In time, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps also to her true happiness.
During their 21st birthday, two teenage witches who were separated at birth and adopted by two different families meet up for the first time, and they must use their magical powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives.
Into The Woods
In the village where a Baker and his wife live, everyone wishes for something they cannot possess. The Baker and his wife wish for a child, but soon discover they cannot have children due to a family curse until they find multiple items for the witch who cursed them to break the curse. A magical tale of love and adventure that includes Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella.
In the first of many adventures for Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie Piper, Aggie comes to visit while Marnie is arguing with her mother Gwen on Halloween. Aggie wants Marnie to begin witch training before her 13th birthday, or else Marnie will lose her powers forever. Aggie’s visit has another purpose. Aggie wants to help defeat something dark & evil growing in Halloweentown. Marnie observes Aggie as she uses magic while Aggie and Gwen argue. While there, Aggie and Gwen are attacked in the movie theater by a dark force. Marnie, Dylan & Sophie race to get the ingredients to activate Merlin’s Wand to stop evil from taking over.
The Haunted Mansion
It is never easy for Jim Evers and Sarah to spend time with their two children because they are always busy. However, their workaholic lives are turned upside down when one Edward Gracey summons them to a massive mansion to sell it. In the process of exploring the house, Jim and the kids quickly discover a mysterious curse has plagued it for several years. Their plans for the night are pushed aside when they stay for the night. Jim also discovers that there is a connection between his wife and Gracey’s lover. He now has to uncover the mystery and find a way to leave and save his family.
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Plot summary credits: IMDB