The Haunted Mansion has long been one of Disney’s greatest gifts to Halloween and horror fans alike. For newcomers, the Haunted Mansion was a “dark ride” originally conceived as a theme park attraction back in 1969. Home to “999 happy haunts”—including the infamous Hatbox Ghost, Madame Leota and the Hitchhiking Ghosts—the mansion used an array of optical illusions and technically sophisticated tricks to bring these spirits back to life. It’s also the source of “Grim Grinning Ghosts“, the attraction’s iconic theme song.
After a complete misfire of a feature film adaptation in 2003, the mansion and its residents seem to have somewhat fallen into disrepair, but these new idents for Disney XD offer a glimmer of hope to those who still wish to see a proper adaptation. Sure, they’re only 30-second ads for the latest flavor of Disney shows but the fact that they teamed up with Stoopid Buddy Studios to produce them makes me want to shriek with joy. A fourth clip is scheduled to premiere on October 17 at 8 PM ET during Milo Murphy’s Law.
Thanks to uber-tipster, Benjamin Hayden, for the heads up on these!