Around this time in 1982, "The Wonderful World of Disney" on CBS aired Disney's Halloween Treat
In February of '83, a pre-special-edition Star Wars debuted on HBO
Later that year, what used to be known as the Disney Channel
went on the air
Then in '84, Star Wars made its network debut on CBS, which included a short introduction
("We've seen Star Wars 324 times!").
"Disney's Halloween Treat" included clips from Night on Bald Mountain
and The Legend of Sleepy Hallow
, and the rather dark short, Pluto's Judgement Day
The special was later expanded and modified for (then-)annual Disney Channel airings, under the name of A Disney Halloween
. This included shorts such as The Old Mill
, Lonesome Ghosts
(with Mickey, Donald, and Goofy), and the classic Trick or Treat
(with Donald and his nephews).
If you're like me, you also remember being terrified by the constant promos with a bearded Jonathan Pryce in Something Wicked This Way Comes
, and that creepy blindfolded girl in Watcher in the Woods
If, unlike me, you're the type who feels it's never too early for Christmas, you may be interested in A Disney Christmas Gift
or A Disney Channel Christmas
. Or save 'em for later.
The Disney Channel bids you a good night
, and the Ewoks bid you a yub nub