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.
“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!
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.
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.
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!