Magic Mirror

The second host of the special

"A Disney Halloween" is a Halloween-themed television special that aired as part of The Wonderful World of Disney, or known on the date it aired as Walt Disney, though it specifically aired as the nineteenth episode of the twenty-ninth season of the show. It originally aired on CBS on October 29, 1983.


The special is hosted by an off-screen narrator (Hal Douglas) and the Magic Mirror (using re-edited vintage footage of the late Hans Conried) which incorporates segments from both "Disney's Halloween Treat" (1982) and "Disney's Greatest Villains" (1977) episodes featuring classic short cartoons and excerpts of various villains from Disney feature films. The opening and closing credits feature footage of the 1929 Silly Symphony short "The Skeleton Dance", as did "Disney's Halloween Treat", but the coloring on the skeletons was changed to green, orange, and dark green. The special was rebroadcast during October for the following years on ABC and The Disney Channel until the late 1990s.


In some versions, Disney's then-chairman, Michael Eisner, introduces the special along with Mickey Mouse (Wayne Allwine) and Minnie Mouse (Russi Taylor) in their incarnation as costumed characters from the Disney theme parks. Mickey tells Eisner that Goofy is on his way and "has been working on his costume for a month". There is a knock on the door, and the viewers see Goofy's "costume": Michael Eisner, overdubbed with Goofy's (Bill Farmer) voice.


Featured segments with the narrator

  • "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence – Fantasia (1940)
  • "Madam Mim" – The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  • The Old Mill – Silly Symphony (1937)
  • Clip of Mickey's Parrot (1938)
  • Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944) – Donald Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie
  • "Heffalumps and Woozles" nightmare sequence – Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968)
  • "Pluto's Judgement" sequence featuring three Pluto cartoons assembled together:
  • "The Truth About Cats" – Disneyland (1956)
  • "Si and Am" – Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Featured segments with the Magic Mirror

  • "Captain Hook" – Peter Pan (1953)
  • "Edgar Balthazar" – The Aristocats (1970)
  • "Willie the Giant" – Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
  • "Shere Khan" and "Kaa" – The Jungle Book (1967)
  • "The Evil Queen" – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • "Maleficent" – Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • "Lady Tremaine" – Cinderella (1950)
  • "Cruella de Vil" – One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  • "The Queen of Hearts" – Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • "Madame Medusa" – The Rescuers (1977)

Other segments

These two segments were shown after the Magic Mirror's portion of the program

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