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Return to Halloweentown (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  20 October 2006 (USA)
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Marnie and Dylan are going to follow their dreams to go to college, at Halloweentown University, which is also known as Witch University.

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Dylan Piper (as J. Paul Zimmerman)
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Silas Sinister
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Prof. Persimmon Periwinkle
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Aneesa
Leslie Wing ...
Dr. Lwaxana Goodwyn (as Leslie Wing-Pomeroy)
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Scott Stevensen ...
Dr. Grogg
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Sage Sinister
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Saphire Sinister
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Young Troll (as Christopher Miller)
Micaela Nelligan ...
Wrinkled Old Witch
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Storyline

Marnie and Dylan have graduated high school and are now going to go to college at Witch U in Halloweentown. Marnie is offered a full scholarship, Marni's mother, Gwen of course does not want her daughter at school in Halloweentown so she forces Dylan to tag along. At the school, witches and warlocks can't use magic. Marnie soon makes a new friend named Aneesa, whom is a genie. Marnie soon discovers that she is partly to blame for the rules against the use of magic at school. At one point a box, with the name "S. Cromwell" inscribed on it, magically appears in front of her. Most people at the school believe that Marnie used her magic to conjure up the box, but it was brought to her by fate. Written by Anonymous

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Disney decided not to use Kimberly J. Brown in this movie for unknown reasons even though Brown was fully available for the shoot. Brown wanted to do this movie and was disappointed with the decision. The role was then passed over to Sara Paxton. See more »

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When Mrs. Piper is paying for her groceries in the supermarket, she swipes her card with the magnetic strip up. Therefore, the card wouldn't register. She then goes on the punch in her pin and accept payment. See more »

Quotes

Ethan Dalloway: Hey, Scarlett. I, uh, think you owe my boy, Dylan, an apology.
Scarlett Sinister: Excuse me? If anything he should apologize to me. I wasted a whole month of college on that toad. Ooh. Join me in a little Sinister magic, sister?
[they try to cast a spell and there is weak zapping]
Scarlett Sinister: My magic! It's gone!
Dylan Piper: Uh, yours, your father's, your whole family's, actually.
Saphire Sinister: I don't get it.
Sage Sinister: We're mortal, dumbbell.
Scarlett Sinister: We might as well be... ugly!
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A Halloween movie with truly NO spirit!
17 October 2013 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

What a huge letdown from such a wonderful series! In keeping with the Halloween theme, this movie had no spirit and no soul. It's been said before and I'll say it again: Sara Paxton is a wonderful person I'm sure, but she is NO Marnie! And don't let some of the online stories mislead you that Kimberly was busy with something else when it was made. It has come straight from Kimberly's mouth (see her video blog on Youtube) that she was totally available and totally bummed when Disney "went another direction." They went another direction all right - from quality movies in the Halloweentown series to this just-making-another-dollar entry. The plot line was convoluted, even for a kids' Halloween movie. Yes, Debbie Reynolds is great whenever she's on screen, and I'll always have a thing for Judith Hoag since she played April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (Speaking of inexcusable actress replacements, Paige Turco as April in TMNT 2? I DON'T THINK SO!) But the rest of the cast seems to be castoffs from the Disney audition process. Maybe it's just that the Halloweentown series simply couldn't survive past high school; maybe the characters got too old and we simply couldn't make that leap with them to college. I don't know. But Return to Halloweentown started off by going off the rails, and never found its way. Watch the first three and forget this one ever happened.


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