Disney Channel Celebrates "Monstober" With Haunting Halloween-Themed Episodes of 'Gravity Falls', 'A.N.T. Farm', 'Good Luck Charlie' and More

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September 10th, 2012

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-- Sophomore Seasons of "Jessie" and "Austin & Ally" to Premiere --


-- Halloween-themed Episodes of hit series "Gravity Falls," "A.N.T. Farm," "Good Luck Charlie," "Fish Hooks, "Jessie" and "Austin & Ally" to Debut –


It’s the spookiest time of the year and Disney Channel is celebrating with "Monstober" – a bone-chilling month dedicated to Halloween-themed episodes, movies, games and new series premieres, beginning FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5. Haunting highlights include Halloween-themed season two premieres of "Jessie" and "Austin & Ally," the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie "Girl Vs. Monster," the return of mutants in "A.N.T. Farm," a fiendish trick-or-treating monster invading on "Gravity Falls," baby Toby’s first Halloween in "Good Luck Charlie," a creepy doll in "Fish Hooks," a marathon of "My Babysitter’s a Vampire" and fan-favorite movies, including "Hocus Pocus," "Twitches," "Monsters, Inc" and more.


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Beginning SEPTEMBER 28, fans can visit DisneyChannel.com/Halloween  to go through the ultimate "monster-morphosis" by uploading a picture and using monster-themed assets to transform into a monster. A few lucky monster creations will be shown on Disney Channel. Additionally, with "Monster Mania Maze" at DisneyChannel.com/Halloween, fans can create a haunted house-themed maze and upload it to a monster gallery. "Each maze is themed to popular Disney Channel shows, including "Austin & Ally," "Gravity Falls," "Jessie" and "Phineas and Ferb."


"Monstober" also brings two special games based on the Disney Channel Original Movie "Girl Vs. Monster." In "Skylar's Chilling Challenge," players control Skylar as she uses a laser to capture monsters, while in "Skylar vs. Deimata," fans assume the role of Skylar as she battles hordes of monsters.

The site will also feature Halloween-themed episodes of hit series: "Gravity Falls," "A.N.T Farm," "Good Luck Charlie," "Austin & Ally," "Fish Hooks," "Jessie" and "My Babysitter’s a Vampire."



Following are the highlights:








"mutA.N.T. Farm 2" – Chyna Parks returns to the mutA.N.T. Program, where monsters like Chyna go to school with normal high school students. When Chyna soon develops a forbidden crush on a cute human boy named Brady, she pretends to be human in order to spend quality time with him. Things unravel when Lexi, who also has a crush on Brady, exposes Chyna's mutant origin. Meanwhile, Olive clones herself to be in two places at once, but when her Igor-like assistant Violet accidentally lets the clone loose, it wreaks havoc on the school, in a new episode premiering 8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT.



"The Whining" – The Ross kids become concerned that history is repeating itself after a scary old doorman tells them a building legend about a nanny who did "something terrible" to the kids in her care on Halloween. Meanwhile, Jessie and Tony work together to crash an exclusive Halloween party so Jessie can give her short story to a famous magazine editor, in a new episode premiering 8:30-9:00 p.m. ET/PT.



"Summerween" - It's Gravity Falls' version of Halloween in Summer with Jack-o-Melons and lots of trick-or-treating. Dipper and Mabel are excited to join in on the fun, but when Wendy casually mentions that trick-or-treating is for kids, Dipper's whole outlook on the evening changes. The night gets even more complicated when a monster that Dipper accidentally insulted makes them fulfill his candy quota by night's end or else he will eat them, in a new episode premiering 9:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., ET/PT.



"Unfinished Doll Business" – When Bea’s childhood doll resurfaces, Bea realizes how creepy the doll was and pawns it off on Milo and Oscar. But no matter what she does to try and rid herself of the doll, it keeps magically reappearing and haunting her, in a new episode premiering 9:30-9:45 p.m. ET/PT.


"Chicks Dig Vampires" – Albert has a crush on Esmargot and comes up with a plan to act and live like a vampire to win her affections. Unbeknownst to Albert however, Esmargot is a secret vampire slayer set out to rid the world of all vampires, in a new episode premiering 9:45-10:00 p.m. ET/PT.





"Le Halloween" – Amy dresses up like a kangaroo for Halloween, complete with a baby pouch for Toby and Charlie, while Bob goes in his exterminator uniform, going by the name Captain Extermo. Amy thinks Bob's costume is not spirited enough until she realizes she needs his help when a bat gets stuck in their home. Meanwhile, Teddy and Spencer try and celebrate their one-year anniversary, while Gabe gets tricked by Mrs. Dabney into attending a ceremony in honor of her charitable work, in a new episode premiering 8:00–8:30 p.m., ET/PT.



"Costumes & Courage" – Austin’s new record label owner, Jimmy Starr, invites him to perform at the Starr Records Halloween party, where he will perform a duet with famous musician to Ally’s new song.  However, when Dez and Trish’s ghost-hunting mission goes awry, the musician is unable to perform and Ally steps in to save the day, in a new episode premiering 8:30–9:00 p.m., ET/PT.






The adventure begins on Halloween as Skylar, a fearless teenager with a powerful singing voice, prepares for the ultimate Halloween bash with her best friends Henry and Sadie. However, the plan for Skylar to sing at the party – with rock band cutie Ryan Dean – is crushed when her parents make her stay home. But when she sneaks out of the house, she unknowingly unleashes a monster – Deimata – who is determined to change the fate of Skylar and her family forever. As Skylar's world is turned upside down, she learns that her parents have been keeping a big secret – that she comes from a long line of monster hunters. Now it's up to Skylar and her friends to channel their inner strength and conquer more than just this monster. "Girl Vs. Monster" premieres 8:00–9:30 p.m., ET/PT.

  • jamie

    Disney channel knows how to treats it’s viewers right. Unlike Sickelodeon.

  • Blackmist100

    I agree with Jamie, Nickelodeon releases a couple of episodes of their series, then waits months and months to air the next one, which is really annoying.

    On the other hand, Disney truly does schedule fast enough to keep their viewers updated :D

  • Tyler

    Glad Gravity Falls is being promoted and pushed so heavily. It’s a great animated series that rivals Spongebob in terms of adult themes and humor. Looks like “Monstober” (dumbest name yet for the seasonal block) is going to be a good one for Disney. It will be interesting to see how the DCOM Girl Vs Monster (another stupid name) movie does in the ratings.

  • jamie

    @Blackmist100: Not only that, but Disney channel doesn’t cancel their shows after the first seasons and gives their hits respectable runs. While Sickelodeon went on a cancelling spree for the past four or five months, Disney was doing the smart thing and renewing their hit shows. Plus Disney channel doesn’t air Phineas and Ferb all day like Sickelodeon likes to do with Spongebob.

  • Greg

    Go Gravity Falls! They need less of that generic, cheesy, tween live action crap.

  • Kein

    Disney Channel rocks with there holiday themed episodes. halloween and christmas themed episodes i think gets the biggest ratings. unlike nickelodeon, which i agree mostly with blackmist100 and jamie, that nickelodeon waits like 2-3 months to air 1 new episode, which is also getting annoying. look at icarly, they have’t had aired a new episode since june. i think nicklodeon should stop producing new shows because its getting really annoying and stupid, same with victorious. i also dont like the idea of nickelodeon shows stoping at 60 episodes. its STUPID. Disney channel rocks at making their shows/new shows entertaining and fun to watch. plus they renew their shows and keep updating their shows to new episodes and a series based telefilm. nickelodeon doesn’t even do that. well thats my review. disney channel rocks, like sweepstakes and make your mark and nickelodeon sucks.especially dan schneider, worst tv producer/director ever.

  • Bailey

    Now I love victorious but seriously, there needs to be new episodes. Now Disney is very up-to-date. There is like a new episode of like every episode within 2 weeks. I ? Disney Channel

  • Bailey

    I love Disney channel

  • kia

    I love Luke he is cute bailey:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

  • Sam

    @Bailey, Victorious was canceled. There wont be any new episodes after the finale, which actually might have aired already, though I’m not certain.

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