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Disney Suspends Production of Untitled Halloween Project

If there is one thing that Disney is really great at, it’s making fun Halloween movies. Fans can’t get enough of Disney classics like Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Halloweentown franchise, and Hocus Pocus. Last Halloween, Disney released the spooky and hilarious Muppets Haunted Mansion, and this year, fans are waiting on pins and needles for Disney to release its newest sequel, Hocus Pocus 2. Yes, Disney and Halloween movies, go hand in hand. Sadly, one of Disney’s newest Halloween-themed films has had to suspend production indefinitely.

Hocus Pocus 2

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Not much is known about the Halloween movie, but the news was shared with Mass Live:

Disney has delayed the production of a Halloween-themed movie in a Massachusetts town, officials announced Friday.

The town of Norwood was informed Thursday that the filming of the Disney Halloween-themed movie, which was scheduled to take place in the community in August, has been suspended at this time, according to General Manager Tony Mazzucco…

“We are saddened to inform the community that the Disney Halloween-themed movie has been delayed and will not film in town next month as planned,” Mazzucco said in a statement.

Originally, filming was scheduled to last most of August, Mazzucco told Norwood Community Media in June. Disney was expected to use the Norwood town theatre, the town common and a few of the town’s parking lots for the production.
Halloweentown cast in front of city hall

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According to Mazzucco, the delay in production was due to scheduling conflicts amongst the cast. In speaking with NECN (New England Cable News), Mazzucco said:

Aligning the actors with the production schedule “just didn’t work out,” he added.

“We are grateful to the production company for its consideration of Norwood and recognition of the many historic and quaint aspects that make our town an ideal filming location,” Mazzucco said in his statement. “We hope that similar opportunities to showcase Norwood will present themselves in the future.”

Again, at this time, we don’t know exactly what project Disney had been planning to shoot in Norwood. Since Disney launched its streaming service Disney+ in 2019, there have been rumors of a reboot of the popular Disney Channel original movie, Halloweentown. The rumored reboot would have been created just for Disney+ and may have featured original star Kimberly J. Brown and possibly her fiancé/Halloweentown II co-star Daniel Kountz.

Halloweentown

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Disney Dining will let you know if and when we find out more about this project and when filming may resume once again.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!