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ABC says to get Scared Shrekless on Halloween

ABC says to get Scared Shrekless on Halloween

This Monday is of course the spookiest day of the year, Halloween! No doubt, you already have your Halloween costume picked out, and you’re set on raking in as much candy as possible. But ABC would like to remind you to get home before too late, in order to catch the annual airing of the new animated classic Scared Shrekless. In a weekend where the Shrek franchise is already hyped up once again thanks to the new Puss in Boots cinematic adventure, Scared Shrekless brings Team Green on a series of haunted story adventures, with Shrek hoping to prove that nothing can scare an Ogre. The special spooks ABC on Monday, October 31st – Halloween night – at just before 8pm (listed as “7:58pm” – two extra minutes of scary!)

Jedi Pong Krell strikes with Darkness on Umbara

Jedi Pong Krell strikes with Darkness on Umbara

This Friday, October 28th, many folks will be preparing for the darkness of the spooky holiday, Halloween. Jedi Pong Krell, however, will be preparing the audience of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for a much darker environment; the Shadowy World of Umbara. A hostile alien planet, Umbara is just the starting ground for what will be a four-part story arc, seeing clone troopers do battle under the ruthless Jedi Pong Krell. In Friday’s episode, dubbed Darkness on Umbara, tensions run high as the battle begins. TOON in to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, on Carton Network this Friday, October 28th at 8p.m.

The Peanuts gang returns in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The Peanuts gang returns in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Getting right to the point, it’s not Halloween until Snoopy says so. The same can be said for several other holidays, from Christmas to Thanksgiving. And no matter what kind of argument you use against the point, the fact remains: the holiday just doesn’t feel like the holiday unless you get to experience the Peanuts special, just like you did the year before, and the year before that, and the year before that. Once again, ABC is happy to help us out on the quest, as the classic Peanuts Halloween special, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, will air on Thursday, October 27th, at 8pm.

Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy on MAD

 Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy on MAD

If there’s one place you can count on a good Halloween special, it’s MAD! Alfred E. Neuman and company are up to some awesome treats (and tricks) as the gang pull out all the stops for this week’s show, Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy. The Warner Bros. toon features a stop motion, claymation style spoof in the style (vein??) of The Nightmare Before Christmas titled Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas. And anyone out there who watches How I Met Your Mother will certainly appreciate the twist in How I Met Your Mummy. Sprinkle in some Spy vs. Spy, a bunch of animation, a Dog Halloween costume party and all types of candy and you have yourself a great toon!

Going From Bad to Worse on Adventure Time’s Halloween special

Going From Bad to Worse on Adventure Time's Halloween special

Finn and Jake have been on some pretty awesome adventures. Some have been magical, some have been fantastical, some have even flipped the world on end and turned Finn and Jake into Fionna and Cake! However, in tonight’s Halloween special episode, this go From Bad to Worse! The problem starts when Princess Bubblegum accidentally unleashes a zombie epidemic across the Land of Ooo. …again! This same plague already caused a bit of damage in Slumber Party Panic, so its more than a little disturbing to see their green-glowing, candy-eating ways once more. Rumor has it, this time, they even get to Jake – will the Candy People and Chocolate Bar Guy be too much for our hero?? What will happen?! TOON in to Adventure Time tonight on Cartoon Network to find out!!

Cartoon Network scares up Johnny Test: Nightmare on Johnny’s Street

Cartoon Network scares up Johnny Test: Nightmare on Johnny's Street

Through the years, Johnny Test has brought us a number of great episodes, courtesy of the genius creations and experiments of his sisters, Susan and Mary. However, in tonight’s Halloween ready episode, it’s Susan and Mary that have their dreams come true. Johnny, on the other hand, must deal with his nightmares. After a series of bad dreams about monsters coming to life and conquering Porkbelly, the unthinkable happens: the nightmares come true! In an actual nightmare, at least you always have the ability to fight back by waking up – not sure what you do when you’re living them in real life! Be sure to TOON in to Cartoon Network October 24th at 7pm for the airing of Johnny Test: Nightmare on Johnny’s Street.

Luna Eclipsed brings Nightmare Night to My Little Pony

Luna Eclipsed brings Nightmare Night to My Little Pony

We’re still a full 10 days from Halloween, but that hasn’t stopped many shows from breaking out their scary guns! For this weeks Saturday Morning series, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, on The Hub, we get an early jump on the spooky holiday with the episode Luna Eclipsed. It seems Nightmare Night and celebrations of all things macabre are in full swing, as Luna shows up in Ponyville. But she’s not there to frighten – she’s hoping she can change he public image! Are her efforts sincere? Will the others believe her? TOON in to the Hub on October 22nd at 10am to find out!

Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose Comes to DVD

Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose” Comes to DVD on October 18, 2011

Iconic animated classics The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch, and many others return to the small screens with the October 18th DVD release of Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose! The DVD set comes with three Dr. Seuss specials such as: 1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas – featuring the voice of Boris Karloff, this is the story of a town’s Christmas spirit being stolen by the Grinch, by way of stealing their holiday treats. Will the Grinch succeed or does Christmas mean a little bit more than what’s under the Christmas Tree?

Watch Rental Magica and Boogiepop Phantom For Free this Halloween

Watch Rental Magica and Boogiepop Phantom For Free this Halloween

Retailer Anime distributor Right Stuf is celebrating Halloween by running a sale on vampire-related anime and manga, which includes the likes of Blood: the Last Vampire, Hellsing, and Tsukihime. For those of us who do not have much in the way of shopping money, Right Stuf is partnering with Youtube in providing free access to streams of the supernatural anime BoogiePop Phantom and Rental Magica. Rental Magica is a show about the daily lives of the mages of Astral, as they go through a normal day destroying super natural monsters and dispelling dark magic, but the mysterious disappearance of the company president leaves the poor mages stuck. Enter the president’s son, Itsuki Iba, tries to pick up where is father left off, but his lack of skill in magic puts a damper on things.

Sunday Animation Domination Comedy Block goes Halloween October 30th

Sunday Animation Domination Comedy Block goes Halloween October 30th

FOX’s Sunday Animation Domination Comedy Block, which consists of The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and Allen Gregory, will celebrate Halloween this October 30th by airing all-new episodes that are frightfully funny and designed to scare some laughs out of you. And, let’s be honest, it’s really not Halloween without a whole bunch of animation. And candy. But mostly animation. …and candy.

Fox works a deal with The Simpsons, signing season 24 and 25

Fox works a deal with The Simpsons, signing season 24 and 25

For a moment there, we were worried. After 20+ seasons and nearing 500 episodes, it honestly wasn’t clear if the Simpsons was going to see a 24th season. A feud had developed between Fox and the cast behind-the-scenes, largely over money, that put the show’s future in jeopardy, despite being the longest running cartoon in history, and the longest running series (animated or not) on TV today. But now, just a few short days later, all is well in the Simpsons household, as the world of yellow, four-fingered folks has worked out their differences and will return to Fox for at least a 24th and 25th season. Since running as an interstitial on the Tracey Ullman Show since 1987, then getting its own spot in 1989, Matt Groening’s the Simpsons is now destined to continue it’s approach to 600 episodes – that is, after successfully passing the 500th this February.

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