6 Spooky Cartoons You Might Have Forgotten

During the Halloween season, TV fans can enjoy plenty of Halloween cartoon specials, including It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. But other cartoons are just as spooky, including some that aired as a weekly series. Here's a list of obscure spooky cartoons to enjoy during Halloween.

The Funky Phantom
The Funky Phantom. Hanna-Barbera
Three teenagers discover the ghost of a patriot from the American Revolution in an old grandfather clock. The group sets out across the country to uphold justice and fight discrimination. (Sounds almost as fun as !) The Funky Phantom originally premiered in 1971. Legendary voice actor Daws Butler starred as ghostly Jonathan "Mudsy" Muddlemore, with Kristina Holland asApril Stewart, Micky Dolenz as Skip and Tommy Cook as Augie. More »
Goober and the Ghost Chasers
Goober and the Ghost Chasers. Pricegrabber.com
A dog, able to become temporarily invisible, and his three human companions, Tina, Gilly and Ted, investigate mysteries involving the paranormal. Goober and the Ghost Chasers premiered in 1973 and frequently featured The Partridge Family. Goober and the Ghost Chasers starred Paul Winchell, the voice of Tigger in most Winnie the Pooh cartoons, as Goober, Jo Ann Harris as Tina, Ronnie Schell as Gilly and Jerry Dexter as Ted. More »
What's New Scooby Doo
What's New Scooby Doo. Pricegrabber.com

A club of teenage super-sleuths and their talking dog named Scooby-Doo solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures through a series of antics and missteps. What's New Scooby-Doo isn't the Saturday morning cartoon you remember. The gang uses laptops and GPS systems to track down their prey. What's New Scooby-Doo premiered on the WB (remember them?) in 2002. The cast is full of voice-over veterans, including Frank Welker () as Scooby-Doo, Casey Kasem as Shaggy, Grey DeLisle (T.U.F.F. Puppy) as Daphne, Dee Bradley Baker as Flax, Steve Blum () as Melbourne O'Reilly, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as a Band Member, John Di Maggio () as Dragon and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) as an Announcer. Moreover, Mindy Cohn (Facts of Life)was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program in 2003 for playing Velma. More »

Addams Family
Addams Family. Pricegrabber.com

In this animated series, the Addams are not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that "normal" people would be terrified of. Gomez Adams is an extremely wealthy man, and is able to indulge his wife Morticia's every desire-be it cultivation of poisonous plants, or a candlelit dinner in a graveyard. People visiting the Addams family just don't seem to appreciate the 7 foot tall butler "Lurch" or the helping hand (which is just a disembodied hand named Thing). Purists will cringe; the cartoon is not black and white. There were two series produced from this creepy family. When it first premiered in 1973, Oscar-winner Jodie Foster played Pugsly Addams in a handful of episodes. In the 1992 series, the original Gomez, John Astin, reprised his role for the cartoon. Rip Taylor played Uncle Fester and Jim Cummings voiced Lurch. More »

The Halloween Tree
The Halloween Tree. Hanna-Barbera / Amazon
The Halloween Tree premiered in 1993, based on the fantasy novel by renowned author Ray Bradbury, a group of children learn the origins of Halloween customs while trying to save the life of their friend. On Halloween, a group of boys discover their friend Pipkin has been whisked away on a journey that could determine whether he lives or dies. Aided by a mysterious character named Moundshroud, they pursue their friend across time and space through ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures, Celtic Druidism, Notre Dame Cathedral in Medieval Paris, and The Day of the Dead in Mexico. Along the way, they learn the origins of the holiday that they celebrate. The Halloween Tree itself, with its many branches laden with jack-o'-lanterns, serves as a metaphor for the historical confluence of these traditions. Not only did author Ray Bradbury win a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program, but he also narrated The Halloween Tree. More »
The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone
The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone. Pricegrabber.com

The Flintstones and Rubbles win a trip on "Make a Deal or Don't" by wearing the best costumes. The families head to Count Rockula's castle in Rocksylvania where they have an unpleasant meeting with the Count and his servant, Frankenstone. The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone premiered on NBC in 1980, twenty years after the original series premiered on ABC. Legendary Looney Tunes voice actor Mel Blanc played Barney Rubble, as he did in the original series The Flintstones in the 1960s. More »

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