11 Halloween Movies That Won't Scare Kids
Your kids may think they want to watch a scary movie for Halloween, but as the parent, you know better. A a few moments with some ghosts and scary scenes will end up costing you and your kids hours of sleep at night. But you can still have an enjoyable family movie night come Oct. 31. You won't have to worry about sleeping with the lights on if you watch one of the many Halloween movies that won't scare kids with your little ones.
Whether animation or live-action is your thing, there are plenty of kid-friendly choices that won't make your kids scream — unless, of course, they're laughing. And in addition to being entertaining, many of these films will teach your kids some valuable lessons about acceptance and friendship. Winnie the Poo, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Charlie Brown have all had some pretty hilarious Halloween adventures that you and your youngest goblins are sure to enjoy.
So pop yourselves some popcorn and curl up with a blanket and one of these kid-friendly Halloween classics. Your kids will have a fun-filled Halloween night, and you can save your bloody fright fest for after they are safely tucked into their beds.
1. 'Monsters, Inc.'
Monsters, Inc. is the story of a factory of monsters who must collect children's screams to power their monster city — even though it is the monsters who are really more afraid of the children. When a child ends up inside of the factory, two of the monsters have to face their fears to help her get back home.
Casper is one ghost that won't give your kids nightmares. In the movie, the friendly ghost forms a friendship with the daughter of a paranormal expert who has been hired to get rid of him.
3. 'Hocus Pocus'
While exploring an old abandoned house, a group of kids accidentally awaken three witches from the 17th century, in Hocus Pocus. Now the kids must stop the witches, who want to return to their evil ways by casting a spell on the town.
4. 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is one of the most iconic Halloween films for kids, and always a huge hit in my house. In the film, the Peanuts gang is getting ready for Halloween and trick-or-treating, all except for Linus, who waits out the night in a pumpkin patch for The Great Pumpkin, who he believes will bring him lots of toys.
5. 'Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit'
In Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace's pest control business has been hired by a beautiful woman to save the town's crops from being destroyed. He and his dog, Gromit work to save the crops from a giant rabbit and win the affection of Lady Tottington.
Frankenweenie is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young boy who conducts a science experiment to bring his dog back to life. When his classmates find out about his success, they steal his secret to use on their own pets. But they may not be ready for what comes next.
In ParaNorman, a young boy has the ability to communicate with the dead. When his town is threatened by a witch's curse, Norman must use his courage to communicate with the zombies to save everyone.
8. 'Pooh's Halloween Heffalump Movie'
The beloved gang from the Hundred Acre Wood have a hilarious Halloween adventure in Pooh's Halloween Heffalump Movie. When Tigger warns everyone of the Gobloon — a monster who wants to turn everyone into jack-o-lanterns — Roo and Lumpy set out to capture him first.
9. 'The Worst Witch'
In The Worst Witch, a young girl is struggling through her lessons at the International Academy for Witches. But can she help out when her school is being threatened by an evil witch who is trying to take over?
10. 'Bedknobs And Broomsticks'
In Bedknobs and Broomsticks, a witch, three kids, and a conman search for the missing component to a magic spell that can help save Britain.
11. 'Spookley The Square Pumpkin'
A square-shaped pumpkin feels sad and left out when he is teased by the round pumpkins on his farm for being different, in Spookley the Square Pumpkin. But a group of spiders and a scarecrow help Spookley realize that you don't have to be round to be a good pumpkin.