5 Animated Halloween Movies to Watch During Spooky Season

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by Jocelyn Vertiz

Before spooky season comes to an end, make sure to cuddle up on the couch with loved ones and watch a few of my favorite family friendly and aesthetically pleasing animated Halloween classics.

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

If you’re a fan of Charlie Brown then you’ll surely appreciate this short and sweet 30-minute Halloween special. The gang celebrates the spooky holiday with a party while Linus, the famous blanket hogger, eagerly waits for “the great pumpkin” to arrive.

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A scene from “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

“The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Many claim the famous film directed by legendary Tim Burton is a Christmas movie, but with the fun spooky aesthetics, songs, and characters, I say otherwise. In the film, Jack the skeleton king tires of his crown in Halloweentown and tries something new: Christmas! With a team of vampires, ghouls, witches, and werewolves, making Christmas should be easy as pumpkin pie!

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A scene from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

“Coraline”

While exploring her new home, Coraline discovers a secret door behind which lies an alternate world that matches her own, but in many ways is better. She rejoices — until her parallel family tries to keep her there forever. Coraline has to fight her way back home and learn that some doors should never be opened.

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“Corpse Bride”

This Tim Burton film contains gray and pale blue undertones; the aesthetic is spooky but also elegant and classy. Victor is to be wed to a stranger, Victoria. They meet and take a liking to each other and prepare for the wedding. A tree branch becomes a hand that drags him to the land of the dead. It belongs to Emily, a corpse bride who wants to marry Victor. Victor must get back to the land of the living before Victoria’s parents find another suitor for their daughter.

A scene from “Corpse Bride”

“Para Norman”

Young, bullied and outcasted, Norman has the ability to see and communicate with the dead. He receives terrible news from his strange uncle that a centuries-old witch’s curse on their town is real and about to come true, and only Norman can stop it. This film is a great mix between halloween spirit and comedy!

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