Community Post: 22 Animated Films And TV Episodes You Need To Rewatch This October

1. Lonesome Ghosts (1937)

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Basic plot: Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are ghost busters who deal with hi-jinks from some pretty playful ghosts.
Why it’s awesome: The ghosts are cute and sassy, and it’s classic Disney.

2. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949); Originally part of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

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Basic plot: A superstitious man catches the eye of a gorgeous woman, much to the other townsmen’s chagrin. Soon, he finds himself head to head (pun intended) with the Headless Horseman.
Why it’s awesome: Bing Crosby voices the Narrator.

3. Trick or Treat (1952)

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Basic plot: Donald Duck is a jerk to his nephews, so they enlist the help of Hazel the Witch to get back at him.
Why it’s amazing: First, you’ll be singing the catchy tune all day. Second, Hazel is one super sassy chick.

4. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

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Basic plot: While everyone else in the Peanuts gang prepares for the Halloween festivities, Linus yearns to see the Great Pumpkin.
Why it’s awesome: For starters, look at Charlie Brown’s attire; there are a ton of holes in his sheet ghost costume. Also, Snoopy is life.

5. A-Haunting We Will Go (1966)

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Basic plot: Speedy Gonzales is turned into a look-alike of Witch Hazel after she decides she needs a vacation. Antics ensue when Daffy Duck and his nephew visit the house on Halloween.
Why it’s awesome: Daffy turns into his weird flower character from the Looney Tunes classic, “Duck Amuck.”

6. Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977); AKA Grinch Night

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Basic plot: Grinch gets pissed, causing havoc on the Whos. One little boy manages to get him to chill the hell out.
Why it’s awesome: There’s this insane LSD-like scene that can’t be tamed.

7. Witch’s Night Out (1978)

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Basic plot: A witch causes havoc for a people who treat Halloween as a joke instead of something important.
Why it’s awesome: Former SNL member Gilda Radner voices the title character.

8. The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone (1979)

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Basic plot: The Flintstones and the Rubbles go on vacation, only to run into a vampire and a living-dead monster.
Why it’s awesome: Rockula tries to get with Wilma.

9. Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (1985); AKA Garfield in Disguise

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Basic plot: Garfield and Odie go trick-or-treating but end up in a house haunted by pirates looking for their buried treasure.
Why it’s awesome: There’s a 100-year blood oath. What more do you want?

Also, you’re going to be saying, “CANDY, CANDY, CANDY” for weeks after watching this.

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10. The Duxorcist (1987); Part of Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters

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Basic plot: Daffy Duck works as a paranormal investigator who tries to help a possessed woman.
Why it’s awesome: Obviously, it’s a parody of The Exorcist. Also, that quote.

11. Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987)

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Basic plot: Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy visit Shaggy’s recently-deceased uncle’s estate to collect Shaggy’s inheritance. However, the place is *shocker* haunted.
Why it’s awesome: There’s this random side story involving two hillbillies. One likes Shaggy, while the other tries to shoot him.

12. Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988)

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Basic plot: Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy work as gym teachers at a school for girls, who all happen to be monsters. Freaky villain Revolta and her assistant the Grim Creeper attempt to kidnap the girls and enslave them.
Why it’s awesome: All the characters are unique, and there are tons of monster puns.

13. Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988)

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Basic plot: Shaggy gets turned into a werewolf and must win a racing contest with a bunch of monsters in order to change back.
Why it’s awesome: It’s basically an episode of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Wacky Races, just with Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy involved.

14. The Halloween Tree (1993)

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Basic plot: A group of kids learn about Halloween’s origins while attempting to rescue their missing friend.
Why it’s awesome: It won a Daytime Emmy and is based on a novel by Ray Bradbury, who also wrote the screenplay. Plus, Leonard Nimoy provides the voice for Mr. Moundshroud.

15. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Basic plot: Santa Claus came out to have a good time and is honestly feeling so attacked right now by the Oogie Boogie Man.
Why it’s awesome: Halloween + Christmas = Success. Plus, it’s Tim Burton.

16. “The Shinning” episode from The Simpson’s “Treehouse of Horror” series (1994)

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Basic plot: Take The Shining and switch Jack Nicholson for Homer Simpson.
Why it’s awesome: Please see ‘basic plot.’

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Beautiful, just beautiful.

17. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)

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Basic plot: The gang investigates a supposedly haunted island, only to discover something far more sinister lurking.
Why it’s awesome: It’s actually pretty scary, for a kids’ movie. The monsters are REAL.

Also, this song is quite a toe-tapper.

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18. Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost (1999)

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Basic plot: Witch haunts a Salem, Massachusettes-like town. Issues ensue.
Why it’s awesome: The Hex Girls. Duh. Also, Tim Curry lends his voice to the character Ben Ravencroft.

This is song is golden.

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19. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)

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Basic plot: Alvin, Theodore, and Simon perform at an amusement park, only to discover a mad scientist has created a monster.
Why it’s awesome: Alvin goes bat-shit crazy after drinking one of the mad scientist’s potions.

20. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000)

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Basic Plot: Theodore gets bitten by a werewolf, and Simon and Alvin must try and cure him.
Why it’s awesome: There are some pretty damn catchy songs.

21. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

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Basic plot: Lumpy’s first time trick-or-treating leads him and the Hundred Acre Wood gang on a quest to catch the Gobloon.
Why it’s awesome: You figure out what the heck a ‘gobloon’ is. Plus, it’s John Fielder’s final role as ‘Piglet,’ one he originated in 1968.

22. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

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Basic plot: A town’s annual vegetable contest is in jeopardy when a mysterious creature begins destroying everything.
Why it’s awesome: Bunnies. Lots and lots of bunnies. Also, you simply can’t tame Gromit’s sass.

Long live Halloween!

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