Sky Kids Commissions Four New Halloween Titles


Sky Kids has added four new originals to its lineup timed for Halloween, including The Ghastly Ghoul, targeted to kids ages 5 to 7.

Starring characters voiced by Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted, My Hero), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, Æon Flux) and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones, The Fall), the animated half-hour special sees Gary (O’Hanlon), a cute and vibrant little monster who doesn’t believe he’s scary enough, disguise himself as The Ghastly Ghoul.

MC Grammar’s Halloween Party, for ages 5-plus, sees Jacob Mitchell (AKA MC Grammar) take a wrong turn down the road, ending up at a Halloween disco.

For kids 8-plus, KIDZ BOP Haunted Halloween is a 45-minute special launching, full of kids’ favorite contemporary Halloween-themed pop tunes and dance routines.

Tom Gates: A Monster Halloween, for ages 7-plus, marks the first-ever Sky Kids crossover as an animated version of YouTube superstar DanTDM (Let’s Game) guest stars.

Lucy Murphy, director of kids content at Sky, said: “We know kids love Halloween, so this year, we’re excited to launch new BOO-tiful specials starring some of their favorite characters and bring even more spooky fun to Sky Kids with Gary the adorable Ghastly Ghoul.”