Disney XD is getting into the Halloween spirit by introducing a few characters to the Haunted Mansion‘s Hatbox Ghost.
Three stop-motion animated promos were released featuring characters from DuckTales, Big Hero 6: The Series, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil. The animation style brings back memories of beloved Rankin/Bass holiday specials like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
In this first video, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby come face-to-face with Baby Boo and Hatbox Ghost as they hunt for the Ghost Bride’s Ring.
WATCH – DUCKTALES: THE HUNT FOR THE GHOST BRIDE’S RING:
In the second video, Baymax thinks Hatbox Ghost is in need of immediate medical attention.
WATCH – BAYMAX SEES A GHOST:
The third video finds Star and Marco lost in the Haunted Mansion. Will they find their way out, or is this their new home sweet tomb?
WATCH – STAR AND MARCO’S SPOOKY DETOUR:
The promos are a collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, and Disney XD and begin airing on Saturday, October 7.
According to Disney, there are a few Haunted Mansion Easter eggs for eagle-eyed viewers:
- Ezra the Hitchhiking Ghost
- The tombstone tribute for Marc Davis
- The infamous Phantom Five singing busts
- The “Dear George” tombstone from the stretch room
- The trowel ghost arm, inspired by Davis’ original concept art
- The Tomb Sweet Tomb needlepoint picture frame
- The candelabra in the endless hallway
DuckTales and Star vs. the Forces of Evil are airing now, while Big Hero 6: The Series debuts in November.