It’s not unusual to see Disney characters wandering around the company’s theme parks — that’s kind of the whole point, actually — but you don’t often get to see our animated heroes enjoying the rides like we do.
Luckily, Disney XD has tapped into the dreams we never knew we had and came up with a delightfully spooky new promotional campaign that combines characters from their animated shows with one of Disney’s most beloved theme park attractions, the Haunted Mansion — just in time for Halloween.
We won’t spoil who’s in all of the promos, which will begin airing on Disney XD on Oct. 7, but we do have an exclusive sneak peek at the network’s DuckTales TV spot, in which Huey (Danny Pudi), Dewey (Ben Schwartz), Louie (Bobby Moynihan), and Webby (Kate Micucci) come face to face with one of the Haunted Mansion’s most iconic spirits: The Hatbox Ghost.
The stop-motion videos will feature plenty of Haunted Mansion easter eggs for loyal Disney fans to find, including original music, sound effects and production design from the ride. The promos are the combined work of the network, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios — the company behind Robot Chicken and SuperMansion — and we’ve got to admit, they’re pretty darn adorable.
DuckTales is currently airing its new season on Disney XD.