A Disney Halloween (NARRATED BY THE MAGIC MIRROR) A Disney Halloween; was a 90-minute Halloween-themed television special that included portions from Disney's Halloween Treat (1982) and Disney's Greatest Villains (1977) featuring classic short cartoons and excerpts of various villains from feature films. It was hosted by an off screen narrator and the Magic Mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (played by the late Hans Conried. The opening and closing credits feature footage from the Silly Symphonies short "The Skeleton Dance", as did Disney's Halloween Treat, but the coloring on the skeletons has been changed to green. The cartoons are fun and spooky but completely fit for children of all ages. What a fabulous Disney Halloween collection! You won't find more Disney Halloween content anywhere else!
The special first aired on October 1, 1983 and was shown during October for the following years on ABC and the Disney Channel until the late 90s. This is a fantastic Halloween compilation that you and the kids will adore.
DTV MONSTER HITS Original Airdate: October 1987, NBC Narrated Jeffrey Jones as the Magic Mirror and featuring June Foray as the voice of Witch Hazel, with Gary Owens as the announcer with the following musical tracks:
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Ray Parker: Ghostbusters
Creedence Clearwater Revival:Bad Moon Rising
Bobby "Boris" Pickett featuring The Crypt-Kickers:Monster Mash
Rockwell: Somebody's Watching Me
The Electric Light Orchestra: Evil Woman
Stevie Wonder: Superstition
Pat Benatar: You Better Run
Spike Jones: That Old Black Magic
Daryll Hall: Dreamtime
From The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Heffalumps & Woozles
The Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Disney's Halloween Treat - 1983 Original Cut (PUMPKIN NARRATION)
Disney's Halloween Treat Halloween-themed clip show which first aired on The Wonderful World of Disney in 1982 and featured a compilation of Disney animated shorts involving spooky or supernatural themes as well as excerpted segments from Disney feature films. The credits also featured footage from Disney's Haunted Mansion ride. The special was narrated by a jack o' lantern puppet, which was also used in an educational short to talk about Halloween safety called "Disney's Haunted Halloween". The opening and closing credits feature an orange colorized version of the 1929 Silly Symphonies short "The Skeleton Dance", as well as its own theme song, sung in the opening and closing credits. The lyrics were written by Galen R. Brandt with music by John Debney. An amazing collage of Disney shorts and Halloween themed cartoons are included that your whole family will love! This entire set will make you are your kids smile throughout.
Disney Halloween Haunts DVD
This original VHS release contained three cartoons that are already included in this set:
Pluto's Judgement Day
Trick Or Treat
It was shown throughout the 1980s up until the mid 90s. It was also released on VHS in 1984. As of today Disney's Halloween Treat has not been officially released on DVD.
"THE SKELETON DANCE"
The Skeleton Dance Silly Symphonies animated short subject produced and directed by Walt Disney and animated by Iwerks. In the film, four human skeletons dance and make music around a spooky graveyard. It is the first entry in the Silly Symphonies series. In 1994, it was voted #18 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.
Other Disney Halloween Themed Cartoons Included in on this Set:
Pluto - Pluto's Judgement Day
Donald Duck - Trick Or Treat And more...
"MICKEY'S LONESOME GHOSTS"
Lonesome Ghosts is a 1937 Disney animated cartoon featuring the Mickey Mouse Donald
Duck Goofy trio as members of the agency "Ajax Ghost Exterminators" (often described later as precursors of the Ghostbusters). Mickey and his best friends are hired by telephone to evict a number of ghosts from haunted house. Unknown to them, they were hired by the ghosts themselves, four lonesome ghosts who are bored because nobody has visited the house they are haunting for a long time. They wish to play tricks on the mortals. And they do so through a series of inventive gags, but by the end the trio has actually managed to scare the very same ghosts out of the house when flour accidentally spilled over them. Goofy offers what is considered the short's most memorable quote while warily looking around him "I'm brave but I'm careful. Other quotes include Donald's observation "So you can't take it, you big sissies!", or another Goofy quip "I ain't scared of no ghosts!", a line repeated in Ray Parker, Jr. 's it "Ghostbusters" , the theme song of the 1984 film of the same name. Some fans considered this cartoon to be the major inspiration of the Ghostbusters franchise.
Other spooky animated shorts are included as well.
Disc 3 (contains early 80s TV commercials)
Disney's Halloween Hall O' Fame Originally Aired on NBC October 30, 1977. On October 3rd, 1977, Time magazine published this mention about the upcoming special in an article: Cinderella's coach turned into a pumpkin and Jonathan Winters' head has now suffered the same fate. With a little help from his makeup man, Comic Winters ripens into a big jack-o'-lantern on the set of Walt Disney's special, The Halloween Hall o' Fame. The show, scheduled to air Oct. 30 on NBC, stars Winters as a bumbling night watchman who swaps heads with a talking pumpkin. The tricks and treats are vintage Disney, and Winters loved it all;especially his costume. "I was secure with my head," he says. "I knew I was a pumpkin mentally. There's a lot of seeds up there; some gone. Includes the Full Disney version of The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, narrated by Bing Crosby! The immortal Jonathan Winters is a superb host for this kid friendly and spooky Halloween Special (contains early 80s TV commercials).
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