Halloween is right around the corner and there are plenty of spooky, fun episodes and specials to be watched! Whether you’re looking to enjoy a family-friendly fright fest or if your little one just likes celebrating ghouls and goblins all year long, we have a list of not-so-scary Halloween episodes from a few popular kids’ shows like Sesame Street, Nailed It!, Dino Ranch, and more.
These episodes have just enough chills and giggles to keep kids sleeping throughout the night with the lights off, and — bonus! — in their own rooms. In other words, you won’t find anything nightmarish from the episodes featured on this list. But what you will find is a family reunion of vampires, a pet who can morph into a skeleton or pumpkin, a teen superhero who has to battle a grumpy ghost to save her family, and our favorite Disney characters dressed like a few of our favorite Toy Story ones.
When a movie is just too long to watch, here are 20 kid-friendly Halloween episodes you can watch with the lights on — and a bowl of candy corn, of course.
Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures: Go Team Roberts! | “Nothing To Fear”
Season 2; Episode 11
In this Halloween-themed episode, Barbie has agreed to host a neighborhood Haunted House while her parents are out of town. But as she and her friends set up the best decorations ever, she comes face to face with the scariest ghoul of all: the neighborhood HOA. Will she and her friends be able to pull it off? Even as spooky things start to happen?
Stream Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures on Netflix.
Dino Ranch | “The Creepy Cryosaur”
Season 2; Episode 10
It’s pumpkin harvest time at the Dino Ranch and the Cassidy family is mighty excited to celebrate. Even the Tinhorn kids are coming over to help and have fun. But it’s a full moon, and everyone knows spooky things can happen. Clara Tinhorn regales the junior ranchers with the tale of the Creepy Cryosaur, who is said to have pumpkins on his horns and roam around during a full harvest moon to claim the tastiest pumpkins for himself. But that’s just a story... isn’t it?
Stream Dino Ranch on Disney+.
Sesame Street | “Halloween”
Season 46; Episode 35
There have been many Sesame Street segments about Halloween over the years, but “Halloween” is the latest to really focus on the holiday. Elmo is so excited for Halloween; he’s worked really hard on his Galactic Stan costume, and he made it all himself. But when he sees another child, Irwin, in a store-bought, officially licensed costume of the same character, he begins to feel sad and jealous. Fortunately, Alan is there to let him know that even more than Galactic Stan, imagination can save the day.
Stream “Halloween” on Max.
Wild Kratts | “Creepy Creatures”
Season 5; Episode 15
The Wild Kratts are getting ready for Halloween, and brothers Chris and Martin decide to celebrate the holiday by finding some of the creepiest creatures out there: a Goliath birdeater, the largest spider in the world, and the vampire bat, the only bat in the world that actually drinks blood. It’s all going well until Zach Varmitech teams up with the other villains to steal their Miniaturizer and make a scary mansion for all the creepy cool creatures. But they don’t belong on display! Animals belong “free and in the wild.” Will the Wild Kratts be able to stop them?
Captain Underpants | “Hack-O-Ween”
Technically, this is a Halloween special, but it’s short enough that we’re going to go ahead and count it as an episode (it basically is, it was just released as a stand-alone episode of the series).
George and Harold, like all kids, love Halloween. Well, all kids except for Melvin, who hates it so much he and Principal Krupp are protesting its very existence. When the town actually passes a law banning the beloved holiday, George and Harold come up with a brilliant loophole. They won’t celebrate Halloween, they’ll celebrate Hack-O-Ween, where children where “disguises” not costumes, and ask for “snacks” not treats. It’s all going perfectly... until the old Halloween decorations begin to come to life.
Stream Captain Underpants on Netflix.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic | “Luna Eclipsed”
Season 2; Episode 4
Long ago, Princess Luna became the evil Nightmare Moon, who was banished by her sister for a thousand years. But now, the two have reconciled after Luna saw the error of her ways. But there’s a problem: for a long time, the ponies of Equestria have celebrated her banishment with “Nightmare Night,” a spooky, Halloween-like holiday. Luna wants to overcome her past, but how can she when there’s a whole holiday dedicated to how scary she is? Will she ever be able to not be seen as Nightmare Moon? Twilight tries to help.
Stream My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic on Netflix.
Gabby’s Dollhouse | “Happy CAT-O-Ween”
Season 5; Episode 6
It’s Halloween in the Dollhouse, and Gabby can’t wait to Trick or Treat with her feline friends. What treats, and tricks, will they encounter? And what fun Cat-o-ween crafts will they make together?
Stream Gabby’s Dollhouse on Netflix.
Doc McStuffins| “Hallie Halloween”
Season 2; Episode 18
It’s Halloween, and everyone is enjoying the night. But Hallie wanders off to get a better look at a girl dressed like her, she ends up getting separated from Doc and the rest of the group. Even worse, some of the other costumes are spooky! The lesson: stay with your trick-or-treat group and don’t wander off. Also, watch the wind to avoid your hat from flying away!
Other Doc McStuffins Halloween episodes to check out include “Boo-Hoo to You!” (Season 1, Episode 23) and “Hide and Eek!” (Season 2, Episode 25).
Super Why! | “The Ghost Who Was Afraid of Halloween”
Season 1; Episode 35
The town of Storybrook Village is celebrating Halloween. But Pig is so frightened that he won't go trick or treating with his friends. The Super Readers also pay a storybook visit to Little Ghost, who's a bit of a scaredy cat himself. Yes, it's a ghost who is also afraid of Halloween! But Little Ghost ends up teaching everyone more about Halloween and the spooky season.
Sid the Science Kid | “Halloween Spooky Science Special”
Season 2; Episode 15
Who says holidays can’t also be educational. Sid and his friends find science everywhere around them, and the spookiest day of the year is no exception. Dressed as a bat, Sid discovers the science behind some of Halloweens spookiest creatures and phenomenon, and has lots of fun doing it.
Watch Sid the Science Kid on YouTube.
Puppy Dog Pals : “Pumpkin King/The Elf Who Halloween’d”
Season 5; Episode 15
This episode actually contains two spooktacular Halloween-themed stories. In the first, the pups are excited for the harvest festival. But when the Pumpkin King crown goes missing, they must work together to find it and save the day. In the second episode, a Christmas elf visits town to experience Halloween for the first time ever. Only he doesn’t quite understand how to get into this holiday spirit and hijinks ensue.
Stream Puppy Dog Pals on Disney+.
The Proud Family | “A Hero for Halloween”
Season 2; Episode 2
Everyone is in the spooky spirit and Penny is forced to serve her dad’s Scary Snax to trick-or-treaters. But something incredible happens when she bites one of her father’s snacks, she develops superpowers. And it’s just in time to thwart a major crime spree by the Gross Sisters. She also needs to protect her family from the wrath of a miserable, cranky ghost named Krebs, a very rich man who passed away without friends or family in their house. To add insult to injury, he’s forced to watch the Proud Family move into his former home and enjoy the very things he never had.
Watch The Proud Family on Disney+.
Teen Titans Go | “Caramel Apples / Halloween”
Season 2; Episode 9
In this set of episodes of Teen Titans Go!, which is based on DC Comics for Cartoon Network, one of the superheroes, Raven, tries to return the spirit of Halloween to the holiday. Another Halloween episode titled “Scary Figure Dance” follows the Titans as they throw a Halloween party but is interrupted by the Hive Five robbing a candy factory. And after the battle hits a major shift, very strange things start happening around H.I.V.E. Tower. In the end, both the Titans and HIVE have a good time and have the best Halloween ever.
My Magic Pet Morphle | “My Magic Halloween with Mila and Morphle”
Season 1; Episode 3
My Magic Pet Morphle is a British animated children's television series created in 2011 by Dutch animator Arthur van Merwijk. The children’s show is centered around a girl named Mila and her magic pet Morphle, who can transform his appearance at Mila’s will. It’s a good one for tots and teaches themes of friendship, problem-solving, and creativity. In this animated Halloween themed episode, Morphle is scared when the pirates steal everyone's candy, so he morphs into all sorts of spooky characters, including skeletons and pumpkins.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: “Katerina's Costume / Dress-Up Day”
Season 4; Episode 1
Daniel and Katerina make their costumes for Dress-Up Day for Miss Elaina's Museum-Go-Round. Dress-Up Day is a time everyone celebrates at the annual Main Street parade and it also happens to be around Halloween! Daniel and Miss Elaina know what they want to be but Katerina is having a hard time with her costume. Daniel Tiger'‘ Neighborhood is an animated kids series about a preschool tiger with a theme song that will remind you of the classic Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.
Season 1; Episode 24
Vampirina has several Halloween episodes you can sink your fangs into this spooky season. In “Hauntleyween,” Vee is preparing her family for their first Halloween together. She invites them from Transylvania to celebrate the holiday together in Pennsylvania. But being around all of those humans has the family afraid that the town will find out their secret. In the same special, titled “Frankenflower,” Vee tries to bring a dead flower back to life.
Other Vampirina episodes include:
- Season 2, Episode 15a: "Trick or Treaters"
- Season 2, Episode 16a: "Jumpin' Jack-o-Lanterns"
- Season 3, Episode 5a: "Double Double Halloween Trouble"
Pinky and the Brain: “A Pinky & the Brain Halloween”
Season 3; Episode 17
This special Halloween episode of the Warner Bros. cartoon takes a bit of a sinister, comedic turn. Pinky sells his soul to the devil so that the Brain can take over the world. The Brain then has to challenge the devil to get Pinky's soul back. In the end, the two learn any deal with the guy down below isn’t worth the trouble or the torture, even for world dominion. Pinky and the Brain is the brainchild of creators Tom Ruegger and Steven Spielberg. It ran for four seasons, from 1995, until it was canceled in 1998.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: “Mickey’s Treat”
Season 1; Episode 17
This episode brings together the whole Mickey Mouse gang, also known as the “Sensational Six,” in a special, spooky cute episode. Mickey and his friends are rushing to make it in time to the Halloween party hosted by Pete, which takes place at the Trick or Treat Tower. But no one has ever come to Pete’s party before. To help him, they get a few things to spice up the party, including a Jack O'Lantern. In this episode, Donald and Daisy dressed as a cowboy and Little Bo Peep, which is very reminiscent of Woody and Bo Peep from Toy Story. Mickey dresses up as a magician, Minnie is a witch and Goofy is a knight.
Johnny Test | “The Johnny Who Saved Halloween”
Season 6; Episode 12
This episode is split into two stories, and while the second is Valentine’s themed, the first is all about Halloween.
It’s time for Porkbelly's Halloween Hullaballoo trick-or-treat contest and Johnny and Dukey are set to compete against everyone in order to win the ultimate sugary prize: the entirely edible Big Rock Candy Mountain. Mmmmm.
Stream Johnny Test on Netflix.
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