Recommended Halloween family movies rated G that growunps and children will enjoy.
Our top picks for spooky TV shows and not-too-scary movies for kids.
directed by Greg Bailey
You may not know about Arthur, but most 5-year-olds do. He’s a bespectacled aardvark, and in Scary Stories he helps children get over their fears of the dark and nightime noises. This video includes three 15-minute stories that shouldn’t scare even very young children.
directed by Bill Melendez
Charles Schulz’s gang stars in this charming Halloween special. While Linus sits in his pumkin patch and waits for The Great Pumpkin to rise up, Charlie Brown goes trick-or-treating and comes home with rocks. This classic will entertain the whole family.
directed by Howard Swift and Joseph Barbera
Scooby-Doo and gang are back in this collection of three episodes from the 70s television show. Scooby-Doo teaches kids that there is an explanation for most scary, creepy things and is fine for kids of all ages.
directed by Victor Fleming and Richard Thorpe
Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My! Sixty-one years after its theatrical release, The Wizard of Oz still delights, and the central characters have become cultural icons. Though mandatory viewing for all kids, very young ones may be scared by Margaret Hamilton’s gloriously frightening Wicked Witch of the West.
directed by Robert Young
Poor Mildred attends a British boarding school for witches, but she’s not very good at it. Will Mildred get the hang of potion assignments and broom-flying exercises? Watch the movie and see. Appropriate for kids 6 and over.