Halloween comes early this year when the new Disney Channel Original Movie “Under Wraps” premieres Friday, October 1st 2021.
The contemporary comedic remake of the 1997 Halloween classic of the same name follows three 12-year-old friends, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy. They happen upon and awaken a mummy, which they affectionately name Harold, and must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals intent on selling the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new – but rather “ancient” – friend.
Starring is Malachi Barton as Marshall, Christian J. Simon as Gilbert, Sophia Hammons as Amy, Phil Wright as Harold, Melanie Brook as Buzzy, Brent Stait as Kubot, Jordana Largy as Diane, Jaime M. Callica as Ted and Karin Konoval as Ravensworth. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, “Under Wraps” is directed by Alex Zamm (R.L. Stine’s “The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”) with Todd Y. Murata (“Sightless,” “Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.”) and Fernando Szew (“Back of the Net,” “16 Wishes”) as executive producers for MarVista Entertainment. Based on the original movie written by Don Rhymer, the writing team of the remake is Zamm and William Robertson (“Inspector Gadget 2,” “Woody Woodpecker”).
The new animated series “The Ghost and Molly McGee,” exploring the unlikely friendship between an eternally optimistic girl and a grumpy ghost, will also premiere Friday, October 1st:
The animated buddy-comedy follows tween optimist Molly (voiced by Ashly Burch), who lives to make the world a better place, and grumpy ghost Scratch (voiced by Dana Snyder), whose job is to spread misery. When one of Scratch’s curses backfires, he finds himself forever bound to Molly.
For younger Halloween fans, tune in to Disney Junior this October for “Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches” premiering Thursday, October 7th:
On Halloween, Mickey tells Pluto a story about two witches-in-training, Minnie the Wonderful and Daisy Doozy, who must pass four tests to graduate from the Witch Academy in Happy Haunt Hills. While Daisy isn’t confident about passing, she and Minnie join forces, along with Count Mickula and the gang, to defeat a mischievous ghost. Minnie and Daisy learn that working together makes their magic and their friendship stronger. Rob LaDuca and Mark Seidenberg (both from Emmy Award-nominated series “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Mickey and the Roadster Racers”) are executive producers. The movie is a production of Disney Television Animation.