To celebrate the Halloween season this year, some of Disney's most prominent animated villains will soon be getting their own cereals. From Funko, the cereals will be sold at Spencer's and Spirit Halloween stores.The first of the line will include Ursula the sea witch from The Little Mermaid and the sinister Oogie Boogie from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. While the cereal from each will consist of similar shapes and probably taste, Ursula's will be purple while Oogie Boogie's is green. Of course, like other Funko cereal releases, both will also be coming with miniature Pop! versions of the characters for collectors to add to their sets.
As of now, the most famous portrayal of Ursula came in Disney animated movie The Little Mermaid from 1989. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the movie follows a lovestruck mermaid named Ariel who strongly desires to live on land after falling in love with a human prince. As the story's villain, Ursula comes into play by offering Ariel the chance to have human legs for three days in exchange for her voice. She's voiced by Laverne & Shirley star Pat Carroll in the animated movie, and anyone who's seen The Little Mermaid in their childhood can definitely remember her iconic voice. For the upcoming live-action remake from Disney, Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy is currently in talks to play the part.
Concerning The Nightmare Before Christmas, Oogie Boogie is somehow the most sinister character in a movie filled with creatures and monsters who celebrate Halloween on a daily basis. In the stop-motion movie, Oogie kidnaps Santa Claus, but the annual gift man is later saved by the Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington, who vanquishes the boogeyman. The character is later resurrected and takes over Halloween Town in the 2005 video game The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge, leaving it up to Jack to save Santa - and the town - from Oogie once again. In both the original movie and his various video game appearances, Oogie has always been voiced by Ken Page.
I don't know why novelty cereals are becoming a thing lately, but I like it. Recently, FYE began selling actual Good Guys Cereal based on the fictional brand from the original Child's Play movie. On the Funko side of things, several other amazing characters have had their own cereals released with miniature Pop! Figures. This includes many prominent horror movie characters like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Elvira, Pennywise, and Beetlejuice. Pop culture fan favorites like Batman, Wonder Woman, Mega Man, and even The Golden Girls have also had official Funko cereals. Let's keep them coming!
The Oogie Boogie and Ursula cereals will be sold exclusively at Spencer's and Spirit Halloween stores starting around Sept. 11, 2019. However, you can pre-order them now at the official websites for Spencer's and Spirit Halloween. Hopefully, more new awesome additions to the line will also soon be revealed.