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10 Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids to Watch on Disney+

By Gabriela Vatu / October 27, 2020

Halloween is approaching fast, and we know you want to get into the spirit of the holiday. However, with the lockdown, it may be a bit more difficult to do, considering that kids are at home all day, every day. So, we're going to check which are some not-so-scary Halloween movies you can watch with your kids.

Of course, Disney+ has more than movies and shows for kids and has plenty of content dedicated to adults. With Halloween, it's a bit difficult to navigate the titles that are appropriate for kids and those that aren't.

Nonetheless, the titles we're going to discuss are here to evoke the holiday spirit and put us into the mood without too much gore or too many scares. After all, we want the kids to sleep at night, right?

Here are 10 options you'll want to take into consideration this Halloween on Disney+!

1. Coco (2017)

Coco
Coco
  • Running time: 1h 45 minutes.
  • Age rating: PG
  • Best for ages: 7+. Parents believe this movie has some positive messages and offers good role models and representations. They do believe some of the scenes may be too violent for younger children. 
  • Cast: Anthony Gonzales, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor
  • Plot: Coco is about Miguel, a young boy who dreams of becoming a musician, something that his family strictly forbids. The reasons behind these restrictions are revealed throughout the movie, as his great-great-grandmother was married to a man who left her and their daughter Coco because he wanted to pursue a career in music. Miguel finds a photo of his great-great-grandfather holding Ernesto's famous guitar, a legendary local musician, and assumes he's his relative. On the Day of the Dead, he ends up visiting the Land of the Dead, meeting all sorts of interesting characters. By the end of the holiday, he discovers the truth. Throughout the movie, he encounters ghosts and skeletons, as well as people with traditional Day of the Dead face paintings, so if you think your child will get spooked by that, you might want to avoid it. Coco is a great movie and doesn't feature extremely scary situations, but if you have an overly sensitive child, you may want to avoid it since there are a few scenes that are not appropriate for all ages. The film features some stunning animations.
  • Ratings: IMDb gives Coco 8.4/10 stars from over 360,000 reviews, while Rotten Tomatoes gives it a fresh rating of 97% from critics and 94% from audiences. Coco won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, as well as numerous other awards at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and others.

2. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

Maleficent Mistress of Evil
Maleficent Mistress of Evil

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Nightmare Before Christmas
Nightmare Before Christmas

4. Frankenweenie (2012)

Frankenweenie
Frankenweenie

5. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

6. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

8. The Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)

The Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie
The Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie

9. Twitches (2006)

Twitches
Twitches

10. Halloweentown High (2004)

Halloweentown High
Halloweentown High


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