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Best Disney Halloween Movies on Disney Plus & Shows

If you’re as big a Disney fan as me, I bet you have a subscription to Disney’s streaming service, Disney+. But if not, I bet you’ll be signing up for it by the end of this post!

There are so many awesome movies and shows, that it can be so hard to pick something to watch!

Well, pop some popcorn and get ready for some streaming, this guide will help put an end to the analysis paralysis with recommendations on the best Disney Halloween movies on Disney Plus (and shows, too).

Disney Halloween specials

Host a Halloween pre-party with these fun specials.

Halloween House Party (2020)

If you’ll be hosting a Halloween party or sleepover for kids, be sure to pop on this Halloween special with spooky stories, games, and celeb appearances.

Disney Family Sundays (2019)

The Disney+ original series, Disney Family Sundays, has multiple episodes featuring DIY costumes and accessories that are perfect for crafting your own Halloween costumes.

Halloween Movies on Disney Plus

Who doesn’t love a good witch movie or show, especially during the Halloween season? 

The Black Cauldron (1985)

A young boy, Taran, dreams of becoming a knight. He gets his chance to prove his worthiness when a magical pig he was left to look after, Hen-Wren, is stolen by the Horned King.

Taran must rescue Hen-Wren and prevent the King from finding the black cauldron and using it for evil.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

This is perhaps my favorite of all the wonderful Disney Halloween movies available on Disney+!

Hocus Pocus tells the story of a teen boy in 1990s Salem, who accidentally brings back 3 witches, the Sanderson Sisters, from the dead and then must figure out how to save the town from their havoc.

Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

Promotional poster for the Disney+ original film, Hocus Pocus 2, starring Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Photo courtesy of Disney Enterprises.

The long-awaited sequel to the cult-favorite, Hocus Pocus, debuted on September 30, 2022.

This time, the Sanderson sisters return to modern day Salem 17 years after their original awakening to a very different town.

Want to share your love of the Sanderson sisters? Check out our post about the best Hocus Pocus quotes.

The Owl House (2020)

Cartoon promotional poster for the Disney show, The Owl House.
The Owl House // Photo courtesy of Disney Channel.

This animated series features 3 seasons of magic. It centers around a teen girl who lands in a magical realm and is inspired to become a witch – despite not having magical powers.

Twitches (2005)

This Disney Channel original movie stars Tia and Tamera Mowery as royal witch twins, Alex and Camryn, who were separated at birth and sent to live on Earth.

After finding each other after their 21st birthday, they learn they are the only ones who can save their former home, a magical realm called Coventry.

If you love this movie, the sequel, Twitches Too (2007), is also on Disney+.

The Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-2012)

This Disney Channel series stars Selena Gomez as Alex Russo, a teen witch who must balance her teen years with mastering her magical abilities or risk losing them.

Also available on Disney+ are Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009) and Wizards of Waverly Place: Alex vs. Alex (2013).

Mr. Boogedy (1986)

This short film (45 minutes) follows a family that has moved to a New England town that is haunted by ghosts from the Colonial time period.

Mr. Boogedy was followed up by a full-feature film called Bride of Boogedy (1987) that is also available on Disney+.

The Ghosts of Buxley Hall (1980)

In this 80s Disney movie, a military academy is forced to merge with an all-girls school due to financial difficulty. 

This angers the academy’s resident ghosts, who decide to wage war against the merger.

Haunted Mansion (2003)

Eddie Murphy stars as Jim, an overachieving realtor who gets stuck in a haunted mansion when he tries to strike a deal while on vacation with his family.

BONUS: Haunted Mansion reboot

Disney is currently filming a Haunted Mansion reboot that will star Tiffany Haddish, LaKieth Stanfield, Owen Wilson, and Rosario Dawson. 

It is rumored that the film’s title will be Joyride, but that could be the project title and not the final one used for the release and marketing. 

As of November 2022, theater release date has not been revealed, nor has its debut date on Disney+. I’ll be sure to update this post when more details are released!

Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)

Surprisingly, this new Disney+ special is the first Halloween special featuring the Muppets!

In this movie, Gonzo, accompanied by Pepe, must spend a night in the Haunted Mansion – the same one featured in the 2003 film.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

This classic Disney film is actually two mini movies in one.

The first half of the movie is a retelling of The Wind in the Willows, which isn’t very Halloweeny in my opinion. 

However, the second part of the movie is a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a family-friendly spooky story. 

Frankenweenie (1984)

This 80s classic Disney Halloween movie is directed by Tim Burton.

It follows a young boy who brings his dog Sparky back from the dead.

Burton remade Frankenweenie into an animated version in 2012, which is also on Disney+

Gargoyles (1994-1996)

In this animated series from the 90s, a pack of gargoyles are awakened from a 1000-year-old curse when their castle is attacked in the present day.

Girl vs. Monster (2012)

A young girl, Skylar, discovers her parents are monster hunters after accidentally releasing a monster from captivity. 

Skylar and her friends set out to catch the monster and save Skylar’s parents.

Growing Fangs (2021)

In this short film, Val, a Mexican-American teen, struggles to hide her identity as half-vampire.

That is, until her BFF comes to visit her at her school, which is riddled with spooky characters!

Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)

Siblings Adam and Chelsea, who are grounded, conspire to set their single mom up on a date so they can sneak out of the house for the night. 

However, Adam discovers that the man they set their mom up with might be a vampire. 

Monsters Inc (2011)

In this cheeky Pixar film, new scarers Mike and Sulley accidentally let a human into their world and must hide her until they can get her back to the human world.

The journey continues with the prequel Monsters University (2013), also on Disney+.

The sequel follows Mike and Sulley at university as they become friends.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, is bored with the same ol’ spooky Halloween-y schtick. 

Jack conspires to bring Christmas to Halloween Town, but it doesn’t exactly go according to plan, so Sally, who is in love with Jack, swoops in to fix it all.

The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Terror (1990-2020)

Every year since season 2, The Simpsons has aired a Halloween special dubbed Treehouse of Terror.

Every episode from seasons 2-32 of this long-running special are available on Disney+.

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales (2021)

In this LEGO Star Wars special, BB-8 and Poe crash on Mustafar. 

While searching for help, they encounter 3 mysterious characters, who tell them spooky tales about the dark side of Star Wars.

Under Wraps (2021) 

Promotional photo of the main cast from the Disney Halloween movie, Under Wraps.
Photo by Brendan Meadows, courtesy of Disney.

Freshly released on Disney+, Under Wraps is a remake of a Disney Channel original movie of the same name. 

In this movie, 3 kids accidentally wake a mummy and must get him back to his resting place before midnight on Halloween.

NOTE: The original film is not available on Disney Plus.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

In this Tim Burton film, we learn about a world for kids with magical abilities who must fight to save it from danger.

Upside Down Magic (2020)

This movie follows teens Nory and Reina who start school at Sage Academy for Magical Studies, only to find out they have “upside down magic,” which is thought to be dangerous.

Spooky shows on Disney+

These shows on Disney+ are scary, ghostly, thrilling, and spooky. Perfect for setting Halloween vibes.

The Ghost and Molly McGee (2021-ongoing)

Cartoon promotional poster for the Disney show, The Ghost and Molly McGee.
Photo courtesy of Disney.

This new animated series follows Molly McGee, a sunny tween, and Scratch, a grumpy ghost cursed to stay at Molly’s side. 

The 2 become friends despite their opposing outlooks.

Season 1 is available on Disney+ and has already been renewed for season 2.

Once Upon a Time (2011-2017)

In this creative television series, a woman and the boy she placed for adoption go on an adventure to Storybrooke, Maine, where fairy tale characters are trapped by a bad witch.

The Evermoor Chronicles (2015-2017)

In this British Disney Channel series, a teen girl moves to an unusual English village surrounded by magic and finds that she has magical powers, too.

The show was preceded by a 4-episode mini-series with a different cast called Evermore (2014), which is also on Disney+.

Gravity Falls (2012-2016)

This cheeky animated series follows twins Mabel and Dipper as they visit their mysterious uncle in Gravity Falls, Oregon. 

Gravity Falls is full of mystery and magic, and the twins haphazardly try to uncover it all.

Just Beyond (2021-ongoing)

Promotional post for the Disney+ show, Just Beyond.
Photo courtesy of DMED Media.

In this brand new series on Disney+, you can watch 8 supernatural stories from famous thriller YA writer, R.L. Stine. This one’s sure to be a hit with both older kids and the adults who grew up reading Stine’s stories!

So Weird (1999-2000)

In this fun series, a teen girl investigates the supernatural world and documents it on her blog, all while touring the country with her mom, who is a rock star!

Secrets of Sulphur Springs (2021-ongoing)

Photo from a scene in the Disney show, Secrets of Sulphur Springs.
Photo by Brian Roedel, courtesy of Disney.

Griffin and his family move into an old hotel in Sulphur Springs, Louisiana that is said to be haunted by a girl that went missing 3 decades earlier. 

Griffin and his new friend, Savannah, are determined to solve the mystery.

The first season was a hit and a second season is on the way!

Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015-2019)

In this animated series, Star is sent to live on Earth as an exchange student and must fight off evil beings from stealing her magic wand with the help of her foreign exchange brother, Marco.

That’s So Raven (2003-2006)

Photo from the Disney show, Raven's House.
Photo by Gilles Mingasson, courtesy of Disney Channel.

This fun Disney Channel series follows a teenager named Raven who is psychic. 

The series has spawned a spin-off series and a special, both of which are on Disney+:

  1. Raven’s Home (2017-2020)
  2. Far Away from Raven’s Home (2021)

Halloween movies for kids on Disney plus

Sometimes the younger kiddos want to get in on the Halloween fun, but most Halloween movies and shows are a bit too spooky for them. Here are a few options for all ages.

Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches (2021)

In this special from Disney Junior, Mickey tells a story about 2 witches, Minnie and Daisy. 

The witches are training to graduate from Witch Academy, but must pass their tests first.

Spooky Buddies (2011)

In this Halloween installment from the Buddies series, the pups must band together to save the town from a warlock.

Vampirina (2017-2020)

In this adorable Disney Jr. series, a young vampire named Vee moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania where her parents run a bed-and-breakfast for other supernatural creatures.

A sister series is also available, Vampirina Ghoul Girls Rock (2018-2019), where Vee and friends create a band, The Ghoul Girls.

Short Disney Halloween movies on Disney Plus

Animated still from the Mickey Mouse short film, The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular.
The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular // Photo courtesy of Disney Channel.

If you only have a few minutes, catch a short film for a quick Halloween fix.

Gravity Falls Shorts (2013)

If you’re a fan of the supernatural animated series Gravity Falls, there are 17 4-minute episodes featuring Dipper, Mabel, and your favorite Gravity Falls characters available on Disney+!

The Legend of Mor’du (2012)

In this 8-minute film, the witch from Pixar’s Brave tells the story of a brother who tries to steal a kingdom from his brothers using magic.

Mater and the Ghostlight (2006)

In this 7-minute film, Mater, the ultimate prankster, is spooked after Sheriff recounts the legend of the blue ghostlight. Is it true or is it a lesson?

Mickey Mouse: Lonesome Ghosts (1937)

In this silly 9-minute film, a group of ghosts decide to have some fun by calling some ghostbusters, aka Mickey, Donald, and Goofy, on themselves.

The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular  (2017)

In this 22 minute short film, Mickey’s nephews beg him to tell spooky stories.

Toy Story of Terror (2013)

In this 21-minute Halloween special, our favorite Pixar toys must solve a mystery after Mr. Potato Head disappears – before the same thing happens to them.

Trick or Treat (1952)

In this 9-minute short film, Donald Duck learns a lesson after pranking his nephews on Halloween, thanks to a witch.

Disney villain movies

Photo of the main cast from The Descendants first movie.
Descendants //Photo by Bob D’Amico, courtesy of Disney Channel.

Monsters, schmonsters – villains are the real stars of Halloween. Get into the spirit by watching these movies and shows on Disney+.

Cruella (2021)

In this slick prequel set in the 1970s punk-era of London, we learn the origin story of Cruella.

Descendants (2015)

In this Disney Channel original movie, Disney villains and their children are banished to an island. 

That is, until the son of Belle & the Beast, offers the villains’ children a chance at integrating with the kingdom.

If you love this movie, there’s more Descendants adventures available on Disney Plus:

  1. Descendants 2 (2017)
  2. Descendants Wicked World (2016)
  3. Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story (2018)
  4. Descendants 3 (2019)
  5. Descendants: The Royal Wedding (2021)

Maleficent (2014)

In this live-action film, we learn the origin story of Maleficent the evil fairy from Sleeping Beauty.

Angelina Jolie stars as Maleficent and Elle Fanning as Aurora.

Also on Disney+ is the 2019 sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Disney Channel Halloween movies

Don’t you just love a good Disney Channel movie? Check out this Halloween hits on Disney+.

Can of Worms (1999)

A teen innocently sends a plea to aliens to take him away from Earth.

Except they actually show up and now he and his friends need to save the planet.

Don’t Look Under the Bed (1999)

A teen girl is framed by the Boogeyman for strange things happening in her town, so she enlists her brother’s imaginary friend to help prove her innocence and stop the Boogeyman for good.

Phantom of the Megaplex (2000)

While a movie theater prepares for a big event, strange things happen that can only be explained by a ghost that supposedly haunted the theater. 

The assistant manager, a local teen, must solve the mystery!

The Scream Team (2002)

When Ian and Clare visit their dad’s hometown for their grandpa’s funeral, they encounter ghosts that won’t let their grandpa’s soul lay to rest.

Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000)

Two teen girls, one human and one alien, plot to break up their parents. However, they become friends in the process!

ZOMBIES (2018)

Photo of the 2 main characters from the Disney Channel Halloween movie, ZOMBIE.
Photo by John Medland, courtesy of Disney Channel.

In this cute Disney Channel movie, humans and zombies, who no longer crave brains, are learning to assimilate. 

It’s not going so well at Seabrook High School until a human cheerleader and zombie become friends.

Watch to see if their friendship will encourage their community to unite.

The story continues in ZOMBIES 2 (2020) with werewolves now assimilating into the mix. ZOMBIES 2 is also available on Disney+

A third and final movie in the series, ZOMBIES 3, is expected to debut in 2022 on the Disney Channel and presumably sometime after, on Disney Plus.

Disney also has a spin-off series, ZOMBIES: Addison’s Monster Mystery, but it is not on Disney+ as of October 10, 2021.

Halloweentown on Disney Plus

Yes, Halloweentown (1998) is on Disney+, as are all its sequels!

This fan favorite film series follows Marnie, who visits Halloweentown with her siblings and grandmother, who is a witch. 

On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns that she, too, is a witch and must learn to use her magic to save Halloweentown.

The adventures continue, following Marnie to high school and university, all on Disney Plus:

  1. Halloweentown 2: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)
  2. Halloweentown High (2004)
  3. Return to Halloweentown (2006)

Celebrate the Day of the Dead

Promotional poster from A Celebration of the Music From Disney & Pixar's Coco.
A Celebration of the Music from Coco // Photo courtesy of Disney+.

From October 31 through November 2, Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead where they honor their departed ancestors.

Disney honors this special holiday with several films and specials, all available on Disney+.

The Book of Life (2014)

Technically a 20th Century Fox film, this animated film features a star-studded cast featuring Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, and more.

The story centers around childhood friends Manolo, Joaquin, and María as adults. 

Manolo is a soldier, Joaquin is a bullfighter who longs to be a musician, and María is a young lady living in the shadow of her father, the Mayor of their town.

Manolo and Joaquin both long to win the affection of María, which leads to a fantastical journey through the Land of the Remembered and the Land of the Forgotten. 

Coco (2017)

In this adorable Pixar film, young Miguel mistakenly ends up in the Land of the Dead, where he meets his great-grandfather whose death caused his family to ban music. 

Miguel must find his way back home, reverse the ban, and restore the memory of his great-grandfather.

This animated film is also available in Spanish on Disney+.

A Celebration of the Music from Coco (2020)

In this Disney+ original special, the stars of Coco reunite for live performances of songs from the hit film at the Hollywood Bowl.

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This post was originally published on October 10, 2021. It was last updated July 2, 2022.

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