Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Week: Disney's Halloween Treat

In the early 1980's, Disney had made the decision to start its own pay cable network- The Disney Channel. As a result, it began to get stingier with its approach to television. After all, they wanted people to pay up to $10 a month for their channel. Who would pay if they could get the programming elsewhere for free?

With the Disney classics and cartoons locked up tight in the Disney vaults, any Disney related programming that did get on broadcast television. was seen as a treasure. One such treasure became a Halloween tradition- Disney's Halloween Treat. Featuring spooky themed shorts, exciting clips from DISNEYLAND's Haunted Mansion and a catchy theme song, Disney's Halloween Treat certainly was one for generations of kids who grew up in the 1980's.