Thursday, September 29, 2011

1992 Follow That Goblin!

A singing, dancing and rapping extravaganza erupts when Scott and his sister Abby tour the haunted house on Halloween night. The two are trapped in the murky mansion when they stop to help Herbert the Goblin, a hapless haunt who's lost the will to frighten. He teaches the monsters how to be truly scary and save the house.

This is a wonderful children's video! It looks like it was made by the same people who did the Penny cartoon and much of the claymation on Pee Wee's Playhouse. Simple, crude, and cheaply done, but extremely entertaining. This video is also full of valuable lessons for children. It teaches children to share, help your fellow neighbor, be kind to everyone, and many more lessons. It expresses these lessons through songs that the whole family will enjoy. Watch the whole video below:

Friday, September 23, 2011

1995 What-a-Mess: Monsters, Goblins and Ghosts, Oh My!

This animated series was about a grubby, Afghan puppy named What-a-Mess who gets into all kinds of hilarious mess-adventures. A VHS video called Monsters, Goblins and Ghosts, Oh My! was released in 1995 and contains the following 2 Halloween related animated shorts:

"What-A-Mess and the Hairy Monster"
On a dark and stormy night, something spooky is afoot, so What-a-Mess asks Trash to guard him and his new friend, Esmeralda, a dancing mouse.

"Trick or Treat"
It's Halloween and What-a-Mess is supposed to protect his owners on their trick-or-treating, but (gulp!) it's dark and there are ghosts and goblins out there!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

1986 Double Dare: Halloween

It's a Halloween Episode of Double Dare, with a Halloween Themed Obstacle Course. Corncobs vs. Ghouls.

1985 The Jetsons: Haunted Halloween

A museum curator wants to kidnap Orbitty for a special project in time for Halloween. Will the Jetsons lose their pet alien to the curator's scheme?

The Jetsons was an overall wonderful show and this is one of the more fun episodes of the series. That why I say The Jetsons "Haunted Halloween" is not to be missed.

Full Episode:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

1999 Night of the Headless Horseman

1999's Night of the Headless Horseman is a classic retelling of Washington Irving's, "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow". I am a HUGE fan of the story and I have seen just about every show, special, cartoon and movie based on the famous tale. This CGI animated version actually follows Irving's original story better than most. The atmosphere is creepy, especially for a computer-generated film, the musical score is effective and the voices, William H. Macy as Ichabod Crane, Tia Carrere as Katrina Van Tassel and Luke Perry as Brom Bones, are dead-on. It is not perfect, and not nearly as good as Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow" or Disney's "Ichabod and Mr. Toad," but a truly enjoyable ride through Sleepy Hollow nonetheless.

Full CGI Cartoon:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

1992 For Better or for Worse - Good for Nothing

The Halloween episode of "For Better or for Worse" called "The Good for Nothing" follows the family dog Farley on a series of misadventures, but all his wrongdoings lands him "in the doghouse" so he decides to run away.