Are Any New Halloween Movies Coming to Disney+ This October?
Here’s what we know about the new movies coming to the Disney+ library, perfect for binge-watching this Halloween and throughout October.
‘Maleficent’ joins the Disney+ streaming library this October
Another one of the studio’s live-action adaptations, Maleficent features characters from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty but, instead, tells the story of the villain, Maleficent. The title character is portrayed by Angelina Jolie and, although it premiered in 2014, this movie will be available for streaming beginning on Oct. 1.
The sequel to Maleficent, titled Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is already available for streaming on this subscription service. Released in 2019, this film tells more of Maleficent’s story, including what happens when Aurora is to be wed to Prince Phillip. (The original Sleeping Beauty film is also available on Disney+.)
Olaf from ‘Frozen’ and ‘Frozen 2’ stars in the short film, ‘Once Upon a Snowman’
Olaf loves exploring and summer. And yet, change mocks him with its beauty. Frozen fans saw this huggable explore some of the wonder of fall during the “At Home with Olaf” series. (He even carves a pumpkin during one episode.) Now, however, Olaf returns with another story to share this autumn.
Although this short film isn’t exactly Halloween, it does tell the story of Olaf’s first steps and discovering his identity after Elsa makes him. Once Upon a Snowman premieres on Disney+ on Oct. 23.
‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ joins Disney+ on Oct. 30
No, this isn’t the Sorcerer’s Apprentice short from Fantasia. Disney’s fantasy/adventure film, released in 2010, tells the story of one man, Dave Stutler, who finds out he can be much more. Nicolas Cage portrays a wizard, Balthazar Blake, who takes Dave under his wing. Just in time for Halloween, the film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice premieres on Disney’s streaming platform on Oct. 30.
Other Halloween movies are already available on Disney’s streaming platform
Thanks to Disney Channel, there are a few spooky original movies that had since debuted on Disney’s subscription service. That includes Zombies, Zombies 2, Descendants, Twitches, and the Halloweentown franchise.
Even Hocus Pocus, the beloved movie that periodically broadcasts on Disney Channel and Freeform, is available for streaming. There’s also the movie The Haunted Mansion, starring Eddie Murphy, that was inspired by the theme park ride in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
The Nightmare Before Christmas is another fan-favorite which tells two holidays who meet by mistake. Each of these movies are available for binge-watching on Disney+.
Movies like Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, The Haunted Mansion, and The Nightmare Before Christmas are available on Disney’s streaming platform, with new movies debuting throughout October. To learn more about Disney+ and to subscribe, visit their website.