Unlock the secrets in this fourth installment of the hit Disney Channel HALLOWEENTOWN series and discover a "Behind-The-Scenes Spooktacular" with an insider's look at the special effects and creature creations on the ULTIMATE SECRET EDITION DVD. By now, everyone knows Marnie Piper (Sara Paxton, AQUAMARINE) is a witch, so it comes as no surprise when she wins a full scholarship to prestigious Witch University in Halloweentown. Excited about learning alchemy and amulets, potions and portents, Marnie travels through the portal to become Witch U's most famous coed. But everything is not what it seems. There's a new school rule: No magic allowed! Marnie also learns about an ancient prophecy -- and it turns out she holds the key to revealing the ultimate secret. With the help of old friends Ethan (Lucas Grabeel, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2) and Benny the Skeleton, and new friends Professor Periwinkle and Aneesa the Genie, will Marnie make the right choices in time for Halloweentown's 1,000 Year Anniversary Celebration? Discover all the magic, mystery and suspense packed into RETURN TO HALLOWEENTOWN -- and be sure to check out the revealing cast interviews and behind-the-scenes bonus features exclusively on this ULTIMATE SECRET EDITION DVD!
With power comes responsibility and witch Marnie Piper (Sara Paxton, Aquamarine
) is about to learn that lesson first-hand as she enters Halloweentown's Witch University as a college freshman on a full scholarship. Brother Dylan (Joey Zimmerman) accompanies her at their mother's (Judith Hoag) insistence and the two encounter old friend Ethan (Lucas Grabeel, High School Musical
and High School Musical 2
) as well as Benny the Skeleton and a host of new characters. Marnie is disappointed when she learns that there's a strict no magic policy on campus and soon discovers that she's been lured to Halloweentown to fulfill an age old prophecy that has little to do with college and everything to do with her ancestors and a secret that's been kept for a thousand years. As Marnie struggles to discover who can be trusted and battles the incessantly devious Sinister Sisters (Kristy Wu, Katie Cockrell, and Kellie Cockrell), Marnie learns a lot about human (and inhuman) nature, Cromwell family history, her own strengths and weaknesses, and the responsibilities that accompany power. Sara Paxton does a fine job replacing Kimberly Brown as Marnie, though Halloweentown, Halloweentown II
and Halloweentown High
fans are nonetheless apt to be somewhat disconcerted by the actress change. The brief "Behind the Scenes Spooktacular" features interviews with the stars and a look at the movie's creatures and special effects. (Ages 5 and older) --Tami Horiuchi