75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Six)

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You’ve made it to the end of the list! Thanks for sticking with it! I know it was a little long, but now you have more than enough choices for your Halloween night movie marathon. For your inner child and a bit of nostalgia, here is the list of animated films. Read – or re-read – the first five parts here:

75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part One)

75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Two)

75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Three)

75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Four)

75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Five)

63. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown – 1966

Written by: Charles M. Schulz.

Directed by: Bill Melendez.

Starring: Peter Robbins, Sally Dryer, Kathy Steinberg, Christopher Shea, Gabrielle DeFaria Ritter, Lisa DeFaria, Ann Altieri, Glenn Mendelson and Bill Melende.

Synopsis: The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin. – IMDB.

64. The Nightmare Before Christmas – 1993

Written by: Caroline Thompson.

Directed by: Henry Selick.

Starring: Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page and Ed Ivory.

Synopsis: Halloweentown is inhabited by strange people, grinning monsters and malicious creatures whose greatest pleasure is to indulge in macabre play-acting and pranks of the worst possible taste. The principal organizer of these caustic rituals is Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King and ruler of Halloweentown, who, for many years, has had the honor and difficult task of amusing his fellow citizens. But Jack is fed up with having to sacrifice all his time to such festivities, and longs for new experiences. He happens upon Christmastown, and decides to change Christmas into another Halloween. He kidnaps Santa Claus, then takes it upon himself to deliver some alternative gifts to unsuspecting children. – Big Cartoon Database.

65. James and the Giant Peach – 1996

Written by: Karey Kirkpatrick and Jonathan Roberts.

Directed by: Henry Selicki.

Starring: Paul Terry, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes, Susan Sarandon, Pete Postlethwaite and David Thewlis.

Synopsis: After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James finds gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach! Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventure.  – Disney.

66. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island – 1998

Also: Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost, Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders and Scooby- Doo and the Cyber Chase.

Written by: Glenn Leopold.

Directed by: Jim Stenstrum.

Starring: Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward, Adrienne Barbeau, Tara Strong, Cameron Clarke, Jim Cummings and Mark Hamill.

Synopsis: The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected. – IMDB.

And the best part of this movie…

67. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman – 2000

Also: Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein.

Written by: John Loy.

Directed by: Kathi Castillo.

Starring: Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman, Elizabeth Daily, Dody Goodman, Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker and April Winchell.

Synopsis: It’s the Chipmunks’ third and final full-length feature! Alvin is struggling with nightmares of werewolves. Alvin believes that the new next-door neighbor Mr. Talbot is a werewolf. Of course, no one believes him. Meanwhile, the boys are working on the school production of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. When Alvin blows up the school auditorium, he is expelled from the production. Theodore is put in to rise his lack of confidence. Alvin and Simon are trying to discover the secret of Mr. Talbot. Will the play go as planned or will the Chipmunks mess it up?! And is Mr. Talbot a werewolf? – IMDB.

68. The Corpse Bride – 2005

Written by: John August, Caroline Thompson and Pamela Pettler.

Directed by: Mike Johnson.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson and Tracy Ullman.

Synopsis: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. – IMDB.

69. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – 2005

Written by: Steve Box, Nick Park, Bob Baker and Mark Burton.

Directed by: Nick Park and Steve Box.

Starring: Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay, Nicholas Smith and Liz Smith.

Synopsis: The cheese-loving Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his ever-faithful dog Gromit the much-loved duo from Aardman’s Oscar -winning clay-animated “Wallace & Gromit” shorts star in an all new comedy adventure, marking their first full-length feature film. As the annual Giant Vegetable Competition approaches, it’s “veggie-mania” in Wallace and Gromit’s neighborhood. – Dreamworks.

70. Monster House – 2006

Written and Directed by: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab and Pamela Pettler.

Directed by: Gil Kenan.

Starring: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon,  Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jon Heder, Kevin James, Jason Lee, Catherine O’Hara, Kathleen Turner and Fred Willard.

Synopsis: Even for a 12-year old, D.J. Walters has a particularly overactive imagination. He is convinced that his haggard and crabby neighbor Horace Nebbercracker, who terrorizes all the neighborhood kids, is responsible for Mrs. Nebbercracker’s mysterious disappearance. Any toy that touches Nebbercracker’s property, promptly disappears, swallowed up by the cavernous house in which Horace lives. D.J. has seen it with his own eyes! But no one believes him, not even his best friend, Chowder. What everyone does not know is D.J. is not imagining things. Everything he’s seen is absolutely true and it’s about to get much worse than anything D.J could have imagined. – Sony Pictures.

71. Coraline – 2009

Written and Directed by: Henry Selick.

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman and Ian McShane.

Synopsis: After moving into a new house with her family, a girl named Coraline discovers a mysterious world hidden behind a locked door. That world echoes Coraline’s real life- right down to a woman who claims to be her mother- but everything in it is somehow off and creepy. When Coraline returns to her own dimension, she is horrified to discover that her parents have been taken prisoner in the parallel world. Determined to rescue her parents, Coraline resolves to battle the evil that lives on the other side of her door. – Big Cartoon Databse.

72. ParaNorman – 2012

Written by: Chris Butler.

Directed by: Sam Fell and Chris Butler.

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein and John Goodman.

Synopsis: A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. – IMDB.

73. Frankenweenie – 2012

Written by: John August.

Directed by: Tim Burton.

Starring: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer and Winona Ryder.

Synopsis: When a car hits young Victor’s pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked “monster” wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor’s neighbors, he has to convince them that Sparky’s still the good, loyal friend he was. – Disney.

74. Hotel Transylvania – 2012

Written by: Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel.

Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade and CeeLo Green.

Synopsis: Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. – Hotel Transylvania Official Facebook Page.

75. The Boxtrolls – 2014

Written by: Irena Brignull and Adam Pava.

Directed by: Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi.

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Steven Blum, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg.

Synopsis: A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge.

When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. – Focus Features.

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