Ten Classic Halloween Cartoons

Skeleton DanceI don’t really have anything against too many of the cartoons these days, but for the most part they’re pretty atrocious. Having three kids as I do I pretty much get to check out and rate the new toons that hit the channels, and for the love of God I just can’t understand how and why Japanese animators have taken the jobs away from American artists — like me for instance — and continually manage to grind out cookie-cutter crap. Oh well, I guess as long as the kids approve, right?

This Halloween we were treated to a bit of Halloween goodness for the adults, in the form of the David S. Pumpkins Animated Halloween Special. It aired at 11:30 PM, from the good folks at SNL. Here’s a little tease :

Anyway, I often long for and miss the good old days of cartoons from the big two: Disney and Looney Tunes. Back when Disney Channel didn’t feature countless, painful hours of Hanna Montana and Camp Crock, and Cartoon Network stuck to countless hours of Bugs Bunny. Those were the days. Well, thankfully, you can find all of these gems on DVDs that have been released over the years, and most of them can be located on YouTube and the like. What makes these even greater is the simple fact that they’re all related in one way or another to Halloween! Oh yeah, classic tunes about the most frightening of holidays. Enjoy!

1) ‘The Skeleton Dance’ – 1929

Silly Symphony (Disney)

2) Skeleton Frolic ‘Color Rhapsodies’ – 1937

3) ‘The Haunted House’ – 1929

Mickey Mouse (Disney)

4) ‘Trick or Treat’ – 1952

Donald Duck (Disney)

5) ‘Lonesome Ghosts’ – 1937

Mickey, Goofy, Donald (Disney)

6) ‘Bewitched Bunny’ – 1954

Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny)

7) ‘Transylvania 6-5000’ – 1963

Merrie Melodies (Bugs Bunny)

8) ‘Broomstick Bunny’ – 1956

Looney Tunes (Bugs Bunny)

9) ‘Jeepers Creepers’ – 1939


Looney Tunes (Porky Pig)

10) ‘Scaredy Cat’ – 1948

Merrie Melodies (Porky Pig and Sylvester)