Rated PG, Hocus Pocus is a firm favourite from my own childhood. Originally released in 1993. This Disney classic stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker and Thora Birch to name but a few. And it’s the movie we watch as a family every Hallow’s eve.
A 2014 American fantasy film starring Angelina Jolie. Maleficent is rated M and so not suitable for children under the age of 13. I had low expectations for this movie as I’m not a Jolie fan. But, I really enjoyed it and found Maleficent 2 equally as good.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas was originally going to be released by Walt Disney Pictures. However, despie being rated PG Disney decided to release the film under its adult film label, Touchstone Pictures. The studio thought the film would be too dark and scary for kids. And yet growing up my siblings and I needed no excuse to watch it! For me despite not having a primary colour pallet this is most definitely a movie for kids. Tim Burton’s imagination has everything you could want to keep kids locked in and entertained. From the vibrant musical sound track to the silly characters and awesome stop motion filming.
One of Theon’s (aged 4) all time faves; Coco. A 2017 3D computer-animated fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
What I particularly loved about this animation was the way in which it approached death. Surprisingly despite the topic and theme of the movie it was anything but scary. This movie is rated PG.
Escape To Witch Mountain
The original, staring Kim Richards (yep one of the “real housewives”) was released in 1975. As an adult is a great nostalgic movie. However, for older kids I’d probably recommend the 1995 remake ‘Race To Witch Mountain’ with The Rock. Both versions are rated G.
What are your all time favourite Halloween Disney movies. Let us know in the comments below.