It’s fall, but it sure doesn’t feel like it with all this glorious sunshine. Though the days might still be warm, it’s getting darker earlier each night, giving you ample time to cozy up with a good movie or show. Here’s what’s coming up this month — there is a little something for everyone!
Oct. 1: Barbie: It Takes Two (Season 2) – Barbies Malibu and Brooklyn chase their dreams of musical stardom in this kids’ animated series.
Oct. 1: Labyrinth (1986) — Take a trip down memory lane and introduce your kids to this excellent Jim Henson fantasy. The late David Bowie is at his mullet-rocking, spandex-wearing best in this classic story about a teenage girl trying to rescue her baby brother from goblins. Get ready for some dance magic!
Oct. 3: Chip and Potato (Season 4) — As the school gets going, young Netflix fans can relate to Chip’s ongoing kindergarten adventures. This season includes trying new things and making new friends. As always, Chip’s secret mouse friend Potato is by her side.
Oct 7: Oddballs (Season 1) — Follow along on the adventures of James, a bubble-shaped boy, and his two friends (an alligator and a girl from the future, naturally) on their odd adventures through life.
Oct 9: Missing Link (2019) — Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link (an 8-foot-tall Sasquatch-like creature) recruits the explorer Sir Lionel Frost to take him around the world to find his long-lost relatives.
Oct 10: Spirit Rangers (2022) — Native American siblings, Summer, Kodi and Eddie, are junior park rangers who use their secret “spirit ranger” skills to protect animals big and small at national parks.
Oct. 10: Lego Ninjago (Season 4) — Follow the adventures of Kai, Lloyd, Zane, Nya, Jay and Cole in this new season. The friends bring laughter and ninja moves to entertain your crew.
Oct. 12: Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition (Season 1) — This show is a tribute to the home cook who makes meal after meal for their family (sound familiar?). Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski hosts this new cooking competition, highlighting that cooking doesn’t need to be fancy or complex to be delicious.
Oct 13: Dead End: Paranormal Park (Season 2) — Settle in for some spooky (and silly) adventures! Two misfit teens and a talking pug take a job at a creepy amusement park and end up battling an array of creatures from the beyond.
Oct 14: The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022) — Moving from New York to a small town, a teenage girl and her father accidentally release a curse, wreaking havoc on the town. This fun Halloween adventure has some creepy clowns and scary creatures and is rated TV-14.
Oct. 15: Blippi’s Spooky Spell Halloween (2021) — Get ready for some Halloween fun with your pal Blippi. Kids will learn about Halloween decorations, visit a candy store, learn how to make a Jack-O-Lantern and more in this fun special.
Oct 17: Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant (Season 2) — Waffles and Mochi are back, and this season they are opening their own restaurant. The friendly puppets will be joined by famous chefs, friends and even former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Oct. 19: The School for Good and Evil (2022) — Based on the bestselling book series, this new fantasy movie features two best friends who have to battle each other. The star-studded cast includes Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence Fishburne, Ben Kingsley and more! This movie is rated PG-13.
Oct 21: ONI: Thunder God’s Tale (Season 1) — This animated kids’ fantasy series features gods and monsters of Japanese mythology. Will the free-spirited daughter of one of the creatures be able to stop the mysterious “Oni” who threatens them all? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Oct. 22: LOL Surprise! Winter Fashion Show (2022) — The LOL surprise dolls are back (with their giant eyes), ready for more adventures. It’s the biggest fashion show of the year, and newcomer Neolicious has to dig deep and pull out all the stops to make a splash and be a success.
Oct. 25: Barbie Epic Road Trip (2022) — Climb into that iconic pink camper van and get ready for road trip adventures with Barbie and her friends in this interactive special.
Oct 27: Daniel Spellbound (2022) — Join Daniel, a tracker who can locate hard-to-find magical objects, on his adventures. He accidentally catches the attention of the wrong people, and suddenly learns that the fate of the magical work hangs in the balance.
Oct 28: Wendell & Wild (2022) — This stop-motion animated movie (directed by Henry Selick) follows the adventures of two demons who are attempting to move over to the land of the living. It’s rated PG-13, and while it is animated, it’s also pretty creepy (think “Coraline” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), so these Halloween thrills are best for tweens and older.
Oct. 5: Simpsons (Season 33) — Don’t have a cow man, but the Simpsons is the longest-running animated series in history! I was 12 years old when the show premiered, and now my own 12-year-old has watched the entire show and loved it all. If that’s not a timeless classic, I don’t know what is.
Oct. 5: Zombies: Addison’s Monster Mystery — Zed and Addison work together to save Seabrook High’s Halloween Fall Ball when Monster Shrimpy begins terrorizing the school.
Oct. 7: The Peanuts Movie — Follow the adventures of your pal Charlie Brown and his cast of friends as they take on adventures, try to talk to the new girl next door and prove that every underdog (with the help of his actual dog) has his day.
Oct. 12: Big City Greens (Season 3) — Follow the adventures of Cricket Green and his family, an optimistic country boy who always seems to run into trouble!
Oct. 12: Sofia the First (Seasons 1–4) — You can watch all four seasons of this popular Disney Junior show about a little girl who, when her mother marries a king, suddenly becomes a princess. In addition to her new royal title, Sofia is given an amulet that gives her the ability to talk to animals and links her to “all the princesses that ever were.”
Oct. 12: Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion (Season 1) — When a magical mask selects Violet Rodriguez, an everyday Mexican American teen, she is given superpowers and transforms into Ultra Violet, a crime-fighting superhero. As she learns to perfect her skills, she teams up with a local superhero, Black Scorpion, and must somehow keep her superhero identity a secret from her family and friends.
Oct. 19: Alice’s Wonderland Bakery (Season 1) — In this Alice-in-Wonderland-themed Disney Junior show, young Alice inherits her great grandmother’s enchanted cookbook, and finds herself in charge of the Wonderland Bakery, which (of course) makes magical food.
Oct. 19: Bear in the Big Blue House (Seasons 1–4) — The littlest Disney+ crowd will love watching Bear and his friends (all smiling puppets) teach them about exploration, imagination and problem-solving.
Oct. 19: PB&J Otter (Seasons 1–3) — In this animated series from the late 1990s, Peanut, along with his little sister Jelly, and their baby sister Baby Butter, live on a houseboat along with their animal friends.
Oct. 19: Raven’s Home (Season 5) — Single mother Raven is raising her children with her friend, Chelsea. With friends new and old, Raven and her kids must navigate the challenges of high school, with lots of laughter along the way.
Oct. 19: Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (Season 1) — Your favorite web-slinging hero finds himself struggling to fulfill his responsibilities as a superhero, while juggling school, a job and his romance with Mary Jane. And you thought your high school experience was complex!
Oct. 19: The Spectacular Spider-Man (Season 1) — That’s right, two new animated Spider-Man shows are coming to Disney+ on the same day. How are these two shows different? Your guess is as good as mine. Guess you’ll have to tune in to find out.
Oct. 21: Hall of Villains — In this Halloween special, host Meg Donnelly takes you down a haunted hallway where there is a villain (and a teen pop music star singing and dancing) behind every door. Get ready for a Halloween-themed dance party.
Oct. 26: Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — This new animated series composed of six original shorts tells the story of two different Jedi — Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku — and their path to their destiny.
Oct. 26: Eureka! — Follow the prehistoric adventures of the young inventor who’s ahead of her time, Eureka. With her best friends Pepper and Barry by her side (and her pet mammoth Murry, of course), Eureka uses her inventing skills to make the world a better place.
Oct. 28: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel — In this combo live-action and animated 2009 movie, Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back in school and must save the school’s music program by winning the battle of the bands. There will be chipmunks “singing” a Beyoncé song. You have been warned.
Oct. 28: Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell — In this 2016 animated movie by Marvel, Dr. Strange and friends must help Hulk defeat the villain Nightmare on Halloween night. The villain from the Dream Dimension is trying to enter the real world by converting dreamers into monsters.
Hulu has some good Halloween movies to watch this year:
Oct. 1: The Sixth Sense (1999) — “I see dead people.” This horror movie with a mind-bending twist is thrilling and creepy, and a total classic. It’s rated PG-13, so best for tweens and older.
Oct. 1: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1992) — Before Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson were busy with their fashion empire they made a bunch of cheesy movies that kids couldn’t get enough of. Watch the sisters work together to save their parents from their greedy aunt in this Olson twins classic. This made-for-TV movie is rated TV-Y7.
Oct. 1: Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) — Looking for a good, cheesy monster movie to watch this Halloween? Look no further! Enjoy a variety of monsters smashing very fake city sets and breathing fire. Sounds like the perfect Halloween evening to me.
Oct. 1: Monster House (2006) — Teens discover a house in their neighborhood is really a living, breathing monster. Beware of which doorbells you ring this Halloween when you go trick-or-treating. This animated movie is a little spooky and is rated PG.
Oct. 1: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) — I would be remiss in my duties if I did not point out that this beloved cult film is coming to Hulu. While the kids are out trick-or-treating (or after they crash from their sugar high and go to bed) turn on this fun Halloween classic. This movie is rated R, so not one for kids.