Disney Channel is celebrating Halloween all month long with Austin & Ally stars Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy hosting “Monstober” programming dedicated to all things spooky. The toon highlights this year will include the premiere of a new short-form Gravity Falls series, Dipper’s Guide to the Unexplained; an “ear-raising” new Mickey Mouse short “Ghoul Friend”; a special one-hour episode of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man guest starring Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally); and brand-new, bone-chilling episodes of Phineas and Ferb and Wander Over Yonder.
The House of Mouse sent us some cool exclusive images and clips to share with our Animag audience. In Wander Over Yonder – “The Pet,” Wander and Sylvia board an abandoned spaceship and come upon a horrifying (and hungry) alien monster. While Sylvia sees this close encounter as a threat, Wander tries to train the ferocious E.T. as a pet (Friday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT). Then, in Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man – “Blade and The Howling Commandos,” it may be Halloween time in the city, but Spider-Man and pals have more on their minds than trick-or-treating when they are attacked by evil vampires led by Dracula himself—Spidey’s only hope is to team up with Nick Fury and his team of super-powered monsters, The Howling Commandos led by Jack Russell a.k.a. Werewolf and including vampire hunter Blade, The Living Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster and Man-Thing. (Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m.; encore Sunday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. on Disney XD).
Clip 1: On Oct. 5 at 8:30, Phineas and Ferb will serve up three spooky tales in “Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror.” Tale One follows Candace as she accidentally conjures up a spell that turns her Ducky Momo plushie into a living, breathing doll that is set on stalking her. In Tale Two, Doofenshmirtz encounters a mythological, giant floating baby head that grants cursed wishes; and Tale Three pits Phineas, Ferb and their friends against a horde of mischievous, evil platypuses set on destroying the town.
Clip 2: Dipper’s Guide to the Unexplained kicks off Monday, Oct. 14 at 7:25 p.m. with “Candy Monster,” which puts Dipper and Mabel in full battle mode against a mysterious creature when it leaps out of the rafters and steals their “Summerween” candy. The premiere will be followed at 7:55 by “Stan’s Tattoo,” and new shorts will debut each weeknight through Oct. 18 at 7:25.
The Monstober festivities will also feature the Disney Channel premiere of Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story of Terror! (Oct. 25, 8 p.m.) and a six hour marathon of encore presentations of all Halloween themed episodes on the holiday itself (4 – 10 p.m.), among many other spooktacular spectacles!