Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Disney Witches

I'm going to let you all in on a little secret: I like Disney Channel Original Movies. And the time is nigh for one of my favorites--Halloweentown!

Halloweentown, which has nothing to do with The Nightmare Before Christmas, is about Marnie Piper's discovery that she is a witch from a long line of powerful witches, and that it is up to her (and her brother Dylan and her sister Sophie) to save Halloweentown!

Halloweentown is inhabited by kindly versions of your typical Halloween characters. Witches, goblins, ghosts, skeletons, and vampires all walk the streets being perfectly nice. But one is not so pleasant. The big bad is upset that all Halloween creatures were forced to leave the mortal world for Halloweentown, and has evil plans in motion to fix this perceived injustice.

When Aggie Cromwell, Marnie's grandmother and the Cromwell family matriarch, is incapacitated, it is up to the trio of inexperienced kids to save the day. They do, of course. But what do you expect from the grandchildren of a witch portrayed by Debbie Reynolds? She's Carrie Fisher's mother, so this movie is basically about Luke Skywalker's first cousins once removed.

There's no word on whether we will see it on Disney Channel this year, but my fingers are crossed for a marathon close to Halloween. There are three sequels!


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