Disney Channel Celebrates ‘Monstober’ with a Month of Halloween-Themed Episodes, Fan-Favorite Movies and the Premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie ‘The Swap’
— ‘Mal-Oween’ Returns with the Second Season Premiere of the Animated Shorts ‘Descendants: Wicked World’ and an Encore Airing of ‘Descendants’ —
— Over 60 Spooktacular Short-Form Videos Featuring Disney Channel Stars, DIY Tutorials and More to Premiere Nightly —
“Monstober” returns to Disney Channel for a special month-long Halloween celebration, beginning SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. The programming event includes Halloween-themed episodes of hit Disney Channel series, the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie “The Swap,” special short-form content premiering nightly as part of “Monstober Theater,” and the return of “Mal-oween,” which includes an encore performance of “Descendants” and the second season premiere of the animated shorts, “Descendants: Wicked World.”
The October lineup also includes a week-long premiere event of “Best Friends Whenever” with new episodes airing SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 through THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT), and the U.S. premiere of “The Lodge,” with five back-to-back episodes premiering nightly beginning MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 (5:00-5:30p.m. EDT).
Over 60 short-form interstitials celebrating “Monstober” will debut nightly as part of “Monstober Theater.” These Halloween-themed pieces include Disney Channel stars’ transformations in “Monstrosity Maker,” “Zombodies” animated shorts, Halloween makeup tutorials, DIY lessons and a “Talking Heads” series featuring the cast of “Bizaardvark.” Beginning Saturday, October 1, the Disney Channel App will host a “Monstober” collection with a variety of “Monstober” episodes, short-form content and movies available throughout the month. The collection will also house all four seasons of “Wizards of Waverly Place.”
Fan-favorite movies also return throughout the month, including “Halloweentown,” “Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge,” “Twitches,” “My Babysitter’s A Vampire,” and Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” and “Toy Story 3.” “Monstober” will also welcome the Disney Channel premiere of “R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls” and the one-hour animated special, “Ghost Patrol.”
The “Monstober” schedule is as follows:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
K.C. Undercover “Virtual Insanity” (8:00 – 8:30 P.M. EDT)
When K.C. goes into a virtual reality game to rescue Ernie, it becomes the craziest Halloween ever for the teen spies as they try to tackle the alternate universe and enemy agents Darci and Damon, the masterminds behind the evil game.
Best Friends Whenever “Night of the Were-Diesel” (9:00 – 9:30 P.M. EDT)
When Cyd tries to protect Diesel from Barry’s wolf serum experiment, she accidentally gets the serum on herself and turns into a menacing werewolf. Now Shelby must try and figure out how to get her best friend back before the she-wolf destroys their high school’s Halloween carnival.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7:
BUNK’D “Camp Kiki-Slasher” (7:30 – 8:00 P.M. EDT)
Things get scary at Camp Kikiwaka when the campers start disappearing one by one. When they finally uncover the culprit with the axe to grind, he takes them on a thrill ride the campers will never forget!
The Swap (8:00 – 9:40 P.M. EDT)
Ellie O’Brien is trying to juggle rhythmic gymnastics and troubles with her best friend. Meanwhile, classmate Jack Malloy is struggling to live up to his brothers’ hockey-star legacies and his dad’s high expectations and tough-love approach. When a text argument about whose life is easier gets out of hand, Ellie and Jack trigger an unexplainable real-life swap. With a rhythmic gymnastics championship and a spot on the varsity hockey team on the line, they must figure out how to get back in their own bodies before the swap becomes permanent.
Starring Peyton List (Disney Channel’s “BUNK’D,” “Jessie”) as Ellie O’Brien and Jacob Bertrand (Disney XD’s “Kirby Buckets”) as Jack Malloy.
Bizaardvark “Halloweenvark” (9:40 – 10:05 P.M. EDT)
The v-loggers have to make a scary Halloween video for Vuuugle’s homepage, but they can’t decide whose video is the scariest – Frankie and Paige’s tale of the ghost of Hollander Prep, Dirk’s haunting world without dares, or Amelia’s zombie apocalypse.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9:
Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” (6:10 – 8:00 P.M. EDT)
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met, they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
Ghost Patrol – One-Hour Animated Special (8:00 – 9:00 P.M. EDT)
Gabi and Spence, and Spooky the dog, are the “Ghost Patrol,” their town’s supernatural pest control, but they’ve never seen a real ghost. When they get a call to investigate the old Geist Manor, they are about to find the proof they have been looking for – and a whole lot more.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14:
Liv and Maddie: Cali Style “Scare-A-Rooney” (8:00 – 8:30 P.M. EDT)
Liv takes Ruby to a spooky dinner and runs into an old acquaintance and Maddie comes face-to-face with the real-life spider-sprayer. Meanwhile, Parker and Joey must convince their classmates to celebrate Halloween.
Girl Meets World “Girl Meets World of Terror 3” (8:30 – 9:00 P.M. EDT)
Auggie narrates a scary Halloween story about what the world would be like if Maya and Riley had never met.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15:
Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” (8:00 – 9:50 P.M. EDT)
“Toy Story 3” welcomes Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in… daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the great escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including iconic swinging bachelor and Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17:
The Lodge “The New Girl” (5:00 – 5:30 P.M. EDT)
After the loss of her mother, 15-year-old Skye returns with her father to North Star Lodge, the family-owned country hotel where her mother was raised years ago. Eager to make a fresh start, Skye forges friendships with the locals who live and work at the lodge, but when she learns her father is planning to sell the place that holds so many treasured memories, she is determined to find a way to change his mind. Now, she must lean on her newfound friends to help, although all may not be as it seems.
Starring Thomas Doherty (Disney’s “Descendants 2”).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21:
Disney’s “Descendants” (8:00 – 10:05 P.M. EDT)
Set in the idyllic kingdom of Auradon, “Descendants” playfully presents the unexpected possibilities of what happens after the “happily ever after.” Ben, the benevolent teenage son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”), is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation is to offer a chance at redemption to Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, the trouble-making offspring of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar, who have all been sequestered on the forbidden Isle of the Lost for 20 years. These villainous descendants are allowed into Auradon for the first time to attend prep school alongside the teenage progeny of Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan. Only time will tell if these evil teens follow in the footsteps of their wicked parents.
Descendants: Wicked World “Slumber Party”
After the Neon Lights Ball, Mal and Evie join their Auradon friends for fun times at a slumber party.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29:
R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (8:00 – 9:30 P.M. EDT)
When a traveling Hall of Horrors show arrives in the town of Danville, a group of high school friends can’t wait to get spooked. The monsters, zombies, and ghouls are completely lifelike; and the villainous showman, Dr. Hysteria, and his enchanting assistant, Lilith, really know how to turn up the scares. But when someone discovers a haunted cabinet backstage that traps the souls of lost teens, it’s up to the gang to stop the mayhem before they are trapped forever.
Starring Dove Cameron (Disney’s “Descendants,” Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie”) and Ryan McCartan (Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie”).