Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1994 Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Halloween Haunts

This is a recreation of wonderful VHS video called Halloween Haunts that was released in 1994 by Walt Disney Studios. It contains a compilation of 3 great classic animated shorts, that fit the theme for Halloween viewing.

Here is the intro, the animated segments in between the shorts and the ending to the original VHS tape:


The first cartoon up is, Pluto's Judgment Day (1935) an Early Technicolor short. Pluto's cat-chasing days come to a close when he dreams that he's sent to hell and put on trial for killing lots of cats. The jury is composed completely of cats! Not a true Halloween episode but still a spooky atmosphere.

First Short:


Lonesome Ghosts (1937) This one is great as well. Four green phantoms want some fun, so they invite ghost busters Mickey, Donald, and Goofy over to their haunted home with the aim of driving them crazy. Great early Disney slapstick.

Second Short:

Trick Or Treat (1952) This is a certified classic in my mind, and based on a great story by the legendary Carl Barks, I love the spooky, opening shot of the town. Donald would rather play a trick on Huey, Dewey, and Louie than give them a treat on Halloween. Witch Hazel overhears the problem and casts a spell on Donald and boys get their treat after all. Just a great short with gorgeous animation.

Third Short:


This is still a favorite of mine as the animation is all fantastic. All three shorts have been released on separate DVD collections. The VHS version is available for sale online but expect to pay alot of $$ for a brand new tape because they are harder to find these days.

3 comments:

  1. OMG this is awesome !!!!! i love all these i wish disney would release all the haunt classics on DVD!!!

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    1. Me too! I don't understand why Disney hasn't released the haunt classics plus the Halloween specials from the 1980's on DVD. They would make a boat load of money if they did. Thanks for following my blog.

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