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Hauntoberfest
Format Television Special/Marathon
Created by Dan Povenmire
Country of origin United StatesUnited States
Language(s) English
Production
Running time All October Long
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV/SDTV)
Audio format Hi-Fi Stereo
Dolby Surround
Original run October 1, 2005 – present
Status Returning Series
External links
Official website

Disney Channel's Hauntober Fest is a nightly marathon of scary, Halloween-related movies, that debuted on October 1, 2005 on Disney Channel. Disney Channel's Hauntober Fest airs every October, introducing new scary movies and new halloween episodes of running Disney Channel Original Series'. Every night during a Hauntober Fest, the previous Halloween-themed movies air and marathons of halloween-related Disney Channel Original Series' episodes.

Contents

Halloween Disney Channel Original Movies

Halloween Disney Channel Original Series

# DCOS Premiere Date Finale Date
1 So Weird January 18, 1999 September 28, 2001
2 Wizards Of Waverly Place October 12, 2007 Present

2005

Disney Channel's Hauntober Fest 2005
Format T.V. Special/Marathon
Country of origin  United States
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Original run October 1 – 31, 2005
Chronology
Followed by Disney Channels Hauntober Fest 2006

Disney Channel's Hauntoberfest began in 2005, with all of Disney's most Haunted Movies. Every Night in October, movies such as Halloweentown and the extremely successful premiere of Twitches. Also, 3 Disney Channel Original Series aired new Halloween Episodes. Hauntoberfest 2005 was the most successful Halloween block Disney Channel had ever had at that time. There was a very little amount of movies that were shown during 2005's Hauntober Fest.

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Movie Schedule

Halloween Themed Episodes

Brandy and Mr. Whiskers

"Curse of the Vampire Bat" When Brandy and Mr. Whiskers go to meet a new neighbor, Vlad; Mr. Whiskers gets scared because he believes the neighbor is a vampire bat.

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

"The Ghost of Suite 613" Zack thinks that Cody can't stay one night in the haunted suite 613, so they spend a night in the suite, then Cody plays a prank on Zack.

American Dragon Jake Long

"Halloween Bash" This is the first Halloween episode of American Dragon.

Movie Premieres

In 2005, Disney Channel aired Twitches on October 14 as part of the Hauntoberfest.

2006

Disney Channel's Hauntober Fest 2006
HauntoberFest2006logo.JPG
Logo used during the 2006 Hauntober Fest
Format T.V. Special/Marathon
Country of origin  United States
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Original run October 1 – 31, 2006
Chronology
Preceded by Disney Channels Hauntober Fest 2005
Followed by Disney Channels Hauntober Fest 2007

Unlike Disney Channel's Hauntober Fest 2005, the 2006 edition included new features. New features during the Hauntober Fest 2006 included the option to watch a selection of Halloween episodes of selected Disney Channel original series online via the first official website and spooky shout-outs (Viewers could call in to Disney Channel, and make their best Spooky-Shout Out, and it could be aired online, or on-air on Disney Channel). The new movie was Return to Halloweentown

The taglines for the 2006 edition were:

  • No tricks, just treats.
  • Tune in if you dare.
  • 31 days, thirteen hit movies, one network.

Hauntoberfest Movies

Halloween Themed Episodes

4 DCOS aired new Halloween Episodes during Hauntoberfest.

Hannah Montana

"Torn Between Two Hannahs" Miley's Cousin,Louanne,comes to visit, and Louanne threatens to blow Hannah's secret at a Halloween Party.

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

"Scary Movie" Zack and Cody go to see a scary movie called Zombie Mom, and Zack begins having nightmares and starts sleepwalking.

The Emperor's New School

"The Yzma that stole Kuzcoween" Yzma attempts to destroy "Kuzco"ween to get Kuzco to fail.

The Replacements

"Halloween Spirits" This is the first episode of The Replacements to be themed to any Holiday.

Marathons

Hauntober Fest Marathon The Hauntober Fest Marathon premiered on October 14, 2006 with new episodes from Hannah Montana, The Replacements, The Emperor's New School, and Naturally, Sadie. Monsters Inc. was shown before the marathon and Hocus Pocus was shown after. The marathon was hosted by Sara Paxton and Lucas Grabeel, stars of Return to Halloweentown that premiered a week later.

Halloween Episodes Marathon

Hannah Montana Bonanza The Hannah Montanah Bonanza (marathon), aired on October 9. It aired all the episodes from season one that has aired from that time, leading up to the premiere of the new Halloween episode. All episodes from season 1 were shown except "On The Road Again".

Week of Witches All week starting on Monday, Disney Channel aired the witchiest movies it had, leading up to the premiere of Return to Halloweentown.

Movie Premiers

In October 2006, Disney Channel aired Return to Halloweentown, the 4th instalment in the popular Halloweentown series.

2007

Halloween Month
DisneyChannel'sHalloweenMonthlogo.JPG
The official Halloween Month logo released on October 1, 2007
Format Television Special
Country of origin  United States
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Original run October 1 – 31, 2007
Chronology
Preceded by Disney Channel's Hauntober Fest 2006
Followed by Disney Channel's Hauntober Fest 2008

Disney Channel released Hauntoberfest in 2007. Though the block wasn't officially entitled Hauntoberfest, the same events that were used during 2006 were used in 2007, other than Witches and Wizards Night, which featured the premieres of Twitches Too! and Wizards of Waverly Place.

Also, on the official Halloween Month website a feature called Scream Outs enabled viewers to call in at an 866 number and record scary shout outs.Certain messages are chosen and posted on the official website. After viewers call in their scream-outs, if they get chosen, they are posted on a special section of the website called Screamunity. There viewers are allowed to rate the scream outs at a frightening,creepy,scary,or eerie level. New scream outs will be featured each week, all month long. The ability to send in scream outs via e-mail has been made.

Halloween Movies

Halloween Themed Episodes

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

"Arwinstein" Arwin's mosnterous creation ruins London Tipton's Halloween Party after being set loose in the Tipton Hotel.

Life With Derek

"Fright Night" Edwin and Lizzie watch a scary movie and Derek pulls pranks on them because of it.

Witches and Wizards Night

On Friday, October 12, 2007, Disney Channel aired Witches and Wizards Night. Here is the Lineup.

Movie Premiers

For October 2007, Disney Channel aired Twitches Too!. Also, in late October, Disney Channel's Network Premiere of The Nightmare Before Christmas aired.

Taglines

  • "It's Halloween All Month Long on Disney Channel"

2008

Wiz-Tober 2008
Format Television Special/Marathon
Country of origin  United States
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Original run October 1 – 31, 2008
Chronology
Preceded by Disney Channel's Hauntober Fest 2007

Disney Channel released Wiz-Tober in 2008. New Blocks were added in Wiz-Tober, such as Wizards of Waverly Place Sundays, and every Friday was a Wiz-Normous Friday, including New Episodes of Brian O' Brian, The Suite Life on Deck, and Phineas and Ferb. This Halloween special took a different route with film selection and played movies unrelated to Halloween, such as the sing along musical week (including Camp Rock and the Cheetah Girls) and basic Disney films such as Aladdin.

All movie schedule information could be found on disneychannel.com/wiztober. In 2008, viewers had the option on Disney Channel.com/Wiztober to create spells and then call Disney Channel. Their spell could be heard on Disney Channel. Wiz-Tober kicked off with a Wiz-nourmos Weekend on Friday, October 3 with new episodes of The Suite Life on Deck and Phineas and Ferb, the premiere of the short series Brian O' Brian, and Disney Channel's Original Movie, Halloweentown High. Other special events could be seen throughout October. During Wiz-Tober, Halloween related movies aired every night; with introductions by Wizards of Waverly Place cast members Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jennifer Stone and Jake T. Austin. Here is the Wiz-Tober movie schedule.

Wiz-Tober Movies

Halloween Themed Episodes

During Halloween Month every Sunday, Disney Channel aired a new episode of Wizards of Waverly Place. Then, on Sunday, October 26, 2008, Wizards of Waverly Place aired a new 2-part episode.

Many other shows aired new Halloween episodes.

Phineas and Ferb

"One Good Scare Outta Do It!" Isabella has the hiccups and the boys build a haunted house to scare them away; Candace goes over to Jeremy's house, but is interrupted by his little sister Suzy. ; Dr. Doofenshmirtz tries to help his mentor by destroying his lab.

"The Monster of Phineas'n'Ferbistien" The boys learn about one of Ferb's Victorian ancestors, who helped a scientist create a monster.

Wizards of Waverly Place

"Graphic Novel" Justin and Max steal Alex’s diary only to have it stolen again by Gigi, Alex’s arch nemesis. In an attempt to recover the diary, the brothers accidentally place Gigi inside the book and into Alex’s secret fairy-tale princess world.

"Racing" Alex uses the restoration and upcoming race of Jerry's junky old car as an opportunity to develop her relationship with her "gear head" crush, Dean. Meanwhile, Max orders a mind-reading kit.

"Maximan" The kids fail at their group magic project, so Jerry devises a plan that will force them to work together. Now Alex must wrestle with sacrificing her first one-on-one date with Dean so that she and Justin can help Max’s superhero, “Maximan,” solve the crime and prove to Jerry that the siblings can work as a team.

"Saving Wiz-Tech Part 1" Wiz Tech is forced to close, and the Russo’s must take in Professor Crumbs and fellow student Ronald, who quickly develops a magical connection with Alex. Professor Crumbs teaches Max how to assimilate into the mortal world and Justin saves-the-day by finding the solution to reopen Wiz Tech.

"Saving Wiz-Tech Part 2" After enrolling in Wiz Tech, Alex realizes her new crush, Ronald, has kidnapped her former crush, Dean. Max and Professor Crumbs join forces to become a dynamic duo, and Justin and Alex must team up to save Wiz Tech from falling into the hands of Ronald and his evil father.

Wiz-Normous Fridays

Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Movie Premieres

Disney Channel did not air any new Original movies for October 2008, but 3 other movies premiere on Disney Channel including The Muppet's Wizard of Oz, Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?, and Aladdin.

Taglines

  • Everything Is Not What It Seems all Wiz-Tober long on Disney Channel.
  • It's The Most Wiz-Tacular Event of the Year.

2009

Wiz-Tober 2009
Format Television Special/Marathon
Country of origin  United States
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Original run October 1 – 31, 2009
Chronology
Preceded by Disney Channel's Wiz-Tober 2008

The Wiz-Tober event begins Thursday, October 1, 2009. Each night during October,The Wizards of Waverly Place stars will host Halloween themed movies. The First Wiz-Tober Promotion began airing September 17, 2009. Like 2008's Wiz-tober, on the website, is a feature called Call In Your Haunts in which kids are allowed to call in an 866 number to record their best spooky sound effects for 10 seconds for Wiz-tober. When they record they must submit their recording in their "proper" category. These categories are Screeching Cat , Witch Cackle , Mummy Moan, Wolf Howl , Monster Growl , Scary Scream , Creaky Door , and Haunting Ghost. After a certain amount of recordings have been submitted and chosen they will be played in the Haunted Sub Station on the website or on Disney Channel .

There will be no new Disney Channel Original Movie during Wiz-Tober. Although, there will be many new episodes, events and marathons.

Wiz-tober Movies

Here is a list of the Halloween movies.

Marathons

  • Hannah Montana- LOLiver Marathon
  • Phineas and Ferb Cliptastic Countdown
  • Mickey's House Of Villans
  • Wizards of Waverly Place Marathon
  • Sonny's Spooktacular Halloween with a Chance Marathon

Halloween Themed Episodes

A list of the shows with a Halloween theme in it.

New Episodes

A new episode of Wizards of Waverly Place will air every Friday, It will kick off with the Season 3 premiere on October 9 2009. It will feature a Halloween episode on October 16. The New Episodes Include:

  • Franken-girl
  • Halloween
  • Monster Hunter
  • Three Monsters


New episodes of The Suite Life on Deck will air with the main attraction being the one hour long special episode called "The Suite Life on Deck: Lost at Sea". It will premiere on Friday, October 2.

  • New episodes of Sonny With a Chance will air.
  • New episodes of JONAS will air.

Taglines

  • Everything Is Not What It Seems all Wiz-Tober Long on Disney Channel.

Halloween Website

  • Note: the Wiz-Tober website is now open.

External links


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