By Justin Arthur
Each Halloween, all manner of ghosts and ghouls assemble at The Walt Disney Studios lot for a spooktacular soiree, but this year, something new has materialized. For the first time, the Walt Disney Archives is presenting an immersive Halloween-themed exhibit exclusively for employees of The Walt Disney Company and their “loved ones.”
“It all started with the Mickey Mouse balloon,” Bill muses.
“We’ve had a great relationship ever since. The magic between Disney and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has spanned the decades.”
“In the spirit of full disclosure,” Bill Schermerhorn, Macy’s Creative Director, starts, “I should tell you that I am a card-carrying member of D23.” So begins our…
Okay, happy haunts.
Full of pirate ghosts, zombie dogs, witches, witches, and more witches, here are your unlucky 13 Disney movies that will get you in the macabre mood for this Halloween’s spooky season.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Toy Story of Terror
Into the Woods
Girl vs. Monster
Escape to Witch…
The original pet cemetery at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion began in the 1980s with just a few grave statues tucked away on a small patch of lawn on the side of the queue, out of sight for most guests.
After a few years, Disney Imagineers realized there were more ghost stories to tell from Mansion‘s animal inhabitants. And in 1993, the gravesite was expanded into the…
Would you tell us about the story?
Tim Burton: Well… obviously it’s really about the first thing that I ever did. It was a live-action short. But, you know, I always kind of wanted to go back and try to kind of capture it in what the original drawings were, plus loving stop-motion animation. So, over the years, I’ve come up with other characters and expanded on it…