Monster Lineup Slated for Halloween Weekend on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network will offer a bag full of treats for the Halloween weekend including a three-hour block on Oct. 30, 2004, to feature the Scary Saturday Block Party; and the Billy and Mandy Dare-A-Thon will take over seven hours on October 31.

The night of October 29 will kick off at 7:00 pm with a new Halloween-themed episode of CODENAME: KIDS NEXT DOOR, "OPERATION: T.R.I.C.K.Y." On Halloween, everyone is in a race to get the most candy. Unfortunately for NUMBUH FOUR, his candy quest is complicated by Stickybeard and his Candy Pirates. "OPERATION: U.N.C.O.O.L." - NUMBUH TWO convinces the Kids Next Door to journey to a spooky Cyprus Treehouse in the Bayou and rescue the all-important NUMBUH 73.

Culminating the Scooby Scary Movie Week is the premiere of SCOOBY-DOO AND THE LOCH NESS MONSTER on Oct. 29 at 8:00 pm. Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma travel to Scotland to co-host the famous Highland games, where they get more than fun when they discover the Loch Ness Monster. Before the games begin, the gang must unravel the secret behind the fabled monster.

Procrastinators will be inspired to brew up last-minute costume ideas during the Scary Saturday Block Party airing on Cartoon Network on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 3:00-6:00 pm. The three-hour marathon will feature spooky episodes and specials of Cartoon Network favorites like FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS, THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY AND MANDY and HAMTARO.

3:00 pm - FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS - "Blooo" - After watching a scary movie on a dark and stormy night, Wilt and Eduardo are sure there is a ghost in the house. Little do they know that it's actually just Blooregard, who is now ghostly white and snot-ridden from a cold.

3:30 pm - THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY AND MANDY - "Who Killed Who?" - Mandy visits an old haunted house down the street from which no one has emerged for years. Mandy wonders if she will be able to leave once she enters. "Teen Wolf" - Irwin turns into a werewolf, so Billy does the most logical thing-he enters him into a dog show.

4:00 pm - THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY AND MANDY - "Billy and Mandy's Jacked-Up Halloween" - Jack, a headless prankster from Grim's past, uses Billy to steal Grim's scythe so he can destroy Grim and then take over the world with demons from the Netherworld.

4:30 pm - HAMTARO - "Ham-Ham Halloween" - The Ham-Ham's are followed by a scary creature on their way to a mysterious Halloween party. But it turns out to be part of a playful prank.

5:00 pm - SCARY GODMOTHER HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR - Based on a book by the award-winning artist and writer Jill Thompson, this whimsical story follows Hannah Marie on an adventure one dark Halloween night. Her mean cousin is grumpy about having to babysit Hannah and cooks up a scheme to frighten her, but the scheme backfires when Hannah gets help from her Scary Godmother and quirky monster friends.

On October 31, Cartoon Network will devote a seven-hour marathon to The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy from 12:00-7:00 pm. This tale of an unflappable little girl, a dim-witted but well-meaning boy and the Grim Reaper has become one of Cartoon Network's top-rated original series.

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