3 Great Animated Films for Kids to Get into the Halloween Spirit

Halloween movies can be a lot of fun. However, as adults, we often focus on psychological thrillers, horrors, and slashers that just aren’t suitable for children. Children should be able to celebrate the holiday too, though. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of three animated films that are great for children to enjoy.

Read over the list and let us know what some of your favorite animated kid Halloween movies are!

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

This direct-to-video animated film features everyone’s three favorite chipmunks as they discover their neighbor is a werewolf. Theodore gets bitten by the werewolf neighbor making him a wolfmunk.

This is definitely my favorite of the Alvin and the Chipmunks features. It was just spooky enough to get me excited but was kid-friendly enough that I didn’t have nightmares. I will admit that I have not seen this one since I was a kid, so I unfortunately don’t know if it holds up for adults.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

Hands down the best Scooby-Doo movie ever made. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island kicked off a bunch of direct-to-video animated films, and it was the best one. The music from Skycycle is phenomenal, the story is fun, and the monsters were real.

That’s right, these films broke away from the TV show where the monsters were actually crooks in masks. It’s a fantastic twist that kids didn’t see coming. Plus, Tara Strong and Mark Hamill are both in it!

This is one that’s still fun as an adult too. My wife and I watch this one every October as part of our Halloween marathon.


I don’t think Laika gets enough attention. Out of their four films, three of them are fantastic, including ParaNorman.

Norman is your everyday kid who likes monsters and zombies. The catch? He can see ghosts. No one accepts him because of this and we go on a journey with him as he learns that only he can save his town from the curse of a witch.

The stop-motion animation is absolutely amazing and the story will have you and your children gripped at every turn.

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