Halloween is officially just over a week away. That means lots of parents and kids are getting geared up to go trick or treating. Just as many might be looking to host their own kid friendly Halloween parties. What kid friendly Halloween party is complete without something safe for the kids to watch? Thanks to Cookie Jar TV and Mill Creek Entertainment, parents have yet another option for their kids. That option comes in the form of the new Halloween Cartoon Collection courtesy of Cookie Jar and Mill Creek Entertainment. This single disc compilation of Cookie Jar cartoons offers episodes from some of its most beloved cartoons that are a perfect fit for this time of year.
The compilation kicks off with a trio of episodes from The Busy World of Richard Scarry. In “The New Neighbors”, the kids meet a pair of new neighbors who happen to be twins. So the kids think that there’s only one, and she is appearing everyone at once with magic. And it just so happens that the twins are dressed like witches. So the kids instantly think that something’s afoot. But soon they learn a valuable lesson about jumping to conclusions and judging people. This episode alone is a triple hit for audiences of all ages. Not only does it boast a Halloween theme, but it’s family friendly, and it teaches some very valuable lessons in the process.
That opening episode of The Busy World of Richard Scarry is great for the whole family. It’s just one part of what makes this compilation great for everyone. Older audiences are offered not only entertainment but also education with a Halloween themed episode of the classic 90’s Fox Kids cartoon, Where On Earth is Carmen San Diego? Audiences learn in the episode, “Trick or Treat” the real origins of Halloween. According to the mini-history lesson taught here, today’s Halloween traditions go all the way back to the Celtic people. They would actually wear masks and costumes to scare away evil spirits. And they actually worshipped a god named Samhain. There’s even a little tidbit about the origins of the jack-o-lantern. And as always, Carmen ends up getting away in the end, even playing a trick on Zack and Ivy.
Cookie Jar Halloween Cartoon Collection offers audiences lots of great classic cartoons. Most come from the 1990’s. There’s even one from the 80’s in The Littles. For those who want something a little more modern, young audiences are offered a pair of episodes from Cartoon Network’s hit show, Johnny Test. In the first of the pair, Johnny and his sisters have to help their agent friends develop a machine so that they can win a trip to Fiji. His sisters create a helmet that lets the wearer bring inanimate objects to life. When it turns out that they can’t get the helmet off of Johnny, all kinds of havoc ensues. Audiences can find out for themselves what happens when they pick up this DVD.
The second episode from Johnny Test is more of a generic holiday episode. But it’s still entertaining in its own right. It’s one more of the enjoyable episodes culled for this compilation for audiences. There are also episodes of other Cookie Jar Cartoons including: Archie’s Weird Mysteries, Mona The Vampire, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Sabrina The Animated Series, Mummies Alive, and Bump In The Night. Every one of these shows offers something enjoyable for the whole family for those Halloween parties. It’s available now in stores and online.
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