October has reopened a major wound for "Halloweentown" fans.
The Disney Channel Original Movie and the series it spawned are nearly two decades old, but fans haven't forgotten what they've deemed an unforgivable sin: the recasting of the heroine, teen witch Marnie. Kimberly J. Brown starred in the lead role in the first three movies, but Sara Paxton took up her broomstick in the fourth, "Return to Halloweentown." Now that October is here, fans have been reminded of just how angry they still are about the change, and they are not suffering in silence.
There are tweets from almost every single day of the month so far, and their frequency and intensity have ramped up. People are blaming the Marnie change for everything from trust issues to lasting bitterness. OG Marnie fans are never going to forgive Disney, even though the fourth movie came out 11 years ago. Seriously -- see for yourself.
It's about time to watch Halloweentown 1, 2, and 3 but NOT 4 because they disgraced Marnie— Chameleon Phoenix (@j_flint186) October 2, 2017
So who wants to have a Halloweentown marathon—but like minus the last one where they thought it was ok to switch out the OG Marnie Piper????— bailee (@baileellama) October 3, 2017
When halloweentown literally changed the actress that played marnie ???? #NotMyMarnie— Sophia Ray (@sopharay) October 4, 2017
hey remember when they got a new actress to play Marnie in the 4th Halloweentown & thought everyone would be cool with it. yupp, still salty— Kelly Cloak (@kellycloak) October 5, 2017
i'll NEVER forgive disney for changing marnie in the last halloweentown movie. one of the worst mistakes they've ever done— bee ]]>🌹🎃