For decades, fans of the 1993 family-friendly Halloween movie Hocus Pocus have been clamoring for a sequel. A follow-up film was finally announced last year, and though original cast members Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker have said they’re interested, there hasn’t been an official announcement confirming that they’re on board.
But now they’re here with a bit of a Halloween surprise. Don’t set your hopes too high: it doesn’t seem as if director Adam Shankman’s new movie has been filming during quarantine, and there’s no announcement about it making a triumphant debut on Disney+ in time for All Hallow’s Eve this year. But perhaps this will be enough to get fans in a good mood: Bette Midler has shared a new photo of the three co-stars back in costume once again for an upcoming reunion. Read More »
There’s been plenty of celebration regarding the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, but another beloved movie from 1993 is also worthy of honor, especially with Halloween around the corner.
Hocus Pocus is one of Disney’s cult favorites with children of the ’90s especially holding the movie close to their heart. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy play the witch trio known as the Sanderson Sisters who are trying to achieve immortality in Salem, Oregon, but they need a certain spellbook in order to complete the incantation, and three kids and a talking cat have run off with it.
In honor of the film’s 25th anniversary, a new Hocus Pocus Blu-ray is being released, and a trio of Funko POP Vinyl figures are on the way too. Find out more below. Read More »
The cult classic Disney movie that became a staple of Halloween night marathons for millennials across the country is getting its highly demanded resurrection — but probably not as Hocus Pocus fans would have liked.
Hocus Pocus is returning from the grave as a TV movie remake without any of the original cast. Which…feels more like a trick than a treat.
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Hocus Pocus, the live-action Disney film that people ignored in theaters but later embraced on home video has become a Halloween staple for many, inspiring a cult fandom that won’t stop talking about the film once the end of September rolls around. Rumors of a sequel to the film have been bubbling over for some time, and now it seems original Hocus Pocus writer Mick Garris has confirmed the sequel is the real deal. Read more about Hocus Pocus 2 below.
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Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s a tradition as reliable as jack-o’-lanterns and trick-or-treating: Every year around Halloween, nostalgic Gen Xers and Millennials revisit the 1993 comedy Hocus Pocus, and then get to wondering why no one’s made a sequel yet. This year, Bette Midler even joined in on the conversation with a (facetious) explanation. As far as we know, though, Disney hasn’t officially fired up the cauldron yet.
And just to drive that last point home, Sarah Jessica Parker has gone on the record to clear things up: No, as far as she knows, there’s no Hocus Pocus 2 coming soon to a theater near you. But that doesn’t preclude the possibility of its returning in another form, according to producer and co-writer David Kirschner. Get the latest comments on the Hocus Pocus sequel after the jump. Read More »
Not to be confused with Oscar-winner The Descendants, Disney’s Descendants is the latest live-action Disney Channel movie that’s turning Disney tradition on its head. The film, directed by Kenny Ortega, is about the offspring of several imprisoned Disney villains. A new prince gives the children of Sleeping Beauty‘s Maleficent, Aladdin‘s Jafar, Snow White‘s Evil Queen and 101 Dalmatians’ Cruella de Vil a chance to choose a path different from their parents. It’ll air on Disney Channel in 2015.
Kristin Chenoweth was recently cast as Maleficent and now the other three supporting baddies have been cast. Comedian Maz Jobrani is Jafar, whose son Jay is played by X-Men: Days of Future Past co-star Booboo Stewart. Sister Act actress Kathy Najimy is the Evil Queen and her daughter Evie is a newcomer named Sofia Carson. Then Steve Harvey Show star Wendy Raquel Robinson is Cruella de Vil. Her son is named Carlos and he’s played by Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce. Read More »