Watching Disney Halloween Movies during the month of October is a fun tradition my family began when our son, Gavin was born.
October is a fun time for all. From running through leaves, to carving a pumpkin, excitement surrounds young children. Sometimes, Halloween can be a bit overwhelming to our youngest Trick-or-Treaters. Since my family has two little goblins, we enjoy celebrating Halloween the “not-so-scary” way. All of the movies that I will refer to today are Rated G.
Here’s my family’s pick for the Top Five G Rated Disney Movies to watch for Halloween.
1. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
This movie became a family holiday favorite when my son was about three years old. It’s absolutely adorable and perfect for a little monster.
2. Mickey’s House of Villains
Although this movie was released to Disney DVD in 2002, eleven years later, it’s my son’s favorite Halloween DVD. The film is made up of 8 vintage Disney cartoon shorts. Not only is it my six-year-old son’s favorite, my two-year old daughter actually stays focused on the video too!
3. Spooky Buddies
Honestly, I’m not a fan of this film. However, I am including it in our top five pick list because the “Buddies” are in the film. What can I say other than kids love talking dogs. Although the film is rated G, there are a few scary moments for very young children.
4. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
What can I say? It’s an old, but a goody. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad was released in 1949. Within the film, the adventures of Mr. Toad will give you a chuckle. The adventures of poor Mr. Ichabod might be a tiny bit intense for a toddler. We waited until 1st grade to show this one. Again, this movie is rated G.
5. Monsters Inc.
Not intended to be considered a “Halloween” film, Monster’s Inc. is a heartwarming story of Monsters lurking into a child’s room at night. What could scream Halloween more than that? If you haven’t seen Monsters Inc. yet, it’s a fantastic film. You’ll laugh, cry and of course, be scared!
As a reminder, if your kids love Sulley and Mike, Monsters University will be released to DVD on October 29th!
I hope this not-so-scary top five list puts you in the mood for some Halloween fun with your kids. Pop some popcorn, stuff some goody bags for your little Monster’s classmates and enjoy the movie!