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YTV Schedules Scares for Halloween

YTV has scheduled a host of scary programming to celebrate Halloween.

On Sunday, Oct. 30, the channel will be hosting a Halloween Dress Rehearsal with a 13-hour marathon of Halloween-themed shows.

JIMMY NEUTRON: PHANTOM OF RETROLAND will air at 8:00 am (also airing Monday, Oct. 31 at 8:00 am). For Nicks history report, he tells about the Phantom of Retroland, a monster who lives at the local amusement park. In the interest of science, Jimmy sets out to disprove this urban tale with a little help from Carl and Sheen.

THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS: SCARY GODPARENTS will air at 9:00 am (also airing Monday, October 31 at 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm). Timmy is having the worst Halloween ever. Because of his excessive procrastination, he has no other choice than to be a mummy. Wrapped in two-ply toilet paper and trick-or-treating with his evil babysitter Vicky, all Timmy desires is to wear a cool costume like a Jack-O-Bot from his favourite Halloween special, Crash Nebula vs. the Pumpkinator. When Timmy wishes that everybodys costumes were real and scary, everyone in the world becomes their costumes character. When all the wealthy kids turn into Pumpkinators, they have the power to destroy the world.

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SCAREDY PANTS will air at 10:30 am (also airing Oct. 31 at 5:30 pm). On Halloween, everyone usually frightens SpongeBob but not this year! Hes got the scariest costume The Flying Dutchman, Bikini Bottoms ghostly legend. Unfortunately, SpongeBobs not scaring anyone, but he is invoking the wrath of The Dutchman himself.

SCARY GODMOTHER HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR will air at 1:00 pm (also airing Oct. 29 at 6:00 pm). Based on the comics and children's books of popular artist and writer Jill Thompson, SCARY GODMOTHER HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR takes viewers on a frightful and funny journey into a whole new world of kooky monsters, friendly vampires and silly skeletons. This whimsical animated tale follows the first trick-or-treating adventure of Hannah Marie, a young girl whose rotten older cousin is babysitting her on Halloween. In an effort to spook Hannah, the unhappy cousin cooks up a frightening scheme that backfires when Hannah gets help from her Scary Godmother, who introduces her to many colorful characters that teach her not all monsters are mean.

THE HAUNTED PUMPKIN OF SLEEPY HOLLOW will air at 3:00 pm (also airing Oct. 26 at 6:00 pm). Inspired by Washington Irvings classic story, the tale of THE HAUNTED PUMPKIN OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, begins Halloween Eve in the small town of Sleepy Hollow. When friends Nick and Kate set off to find the biggest, coolest pumpkin in the patch, they get more than they bargained for; their pumpkin is haunted. A skittish ghost named Nathaniel appears and warns them that their pumpkin is none other than the head of the legendary Headless Horseman. If the Horseman places the pumpkin back on his headless body at exactly the stroke of midnight, he will terrorize Sleepy Hollow once again.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: BERRY BEST DRESS UP DAY will air at 6:00 pm. In THE PLAYS THE THING, Strawberry is made to feel self-conscious about an old, patched-together raincoat she has. When the kids put on a play version of Cinderella, Strawberry and the others are able to see that it's not what you wear that counts, but what you are. In THE COSTUME PARTY, Peppermint Fizz wants to exclude a new girl, Blueberry Muffin, because she's "different" in the way she looks, lives and talks. When a dress-up party is set-up, Strawberry gets the other kids to play a prank on Peppermint that makes her see the value in being different.

Special episodes of DORA THE EXPLORER, MAX & RUBY and RUGRATS will air on Halloween day.

DORA THE EXPLORER: BOO! will air at 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. It's Halloween, and Dora and Boots are out trick-or-treating when a cute Little Monster surprises them. Dora and Boots help Little Monster hurry home before the arrow on the big clock strikes 12. It's a spooky journey as they find pumpkins that match to get out of the Pumpkin Patch, and take a ride on a broomstick through the Good Witch's Forest. They reach the Monsters House as the clock strikes 12 just in time for a Halloween Party.

MAX & RUBY: HALLOWEEN will air at 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Ruby wants Max to be a Little Prince for Halloween but Max wants to be a Vampire. Ruby, dressed up as Cinderella, thinks Max will scare Grandma when they go trick-or-treating to her house. On the contrary, its Ruby who gets the fright when Grandma answers the door.

RUGRATS: CURSE OF THE WEREWUFF will air at 4:30 pm. On Hallowmean, Angelica convinces the babies that theyll turn into whatever they dress up as, and that only she, as a princess, can break the spellif they all give her their candy. Chuckie, fearing a life as a werewolf, pleads with the other babies to give up their treats. When the babies find themselves lost in a haunted house, though, Chuckie finds his inner werewuff, stands up to Angelica, and leads the babies to safety.

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