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Kroll, Justin (March 4, 2020). "Adam Shankman to Direct 'Hocus Pocus 2' at Disney Plus (Exclusive)". Variety. Archived from the original on April 11, 2020 . Retrieved April 11, 2020.

The film spawned a franchise, consisting of a sequel novelization, a theme park attraction, a TV special, a short film. A sequel, Hocus Pocus 2, written by Jen D'Angelo and directed by Anne Fletcher, was released on September 30, 2022, on Disney+, with a third film currently in development. [8] Plot [ edit ] Thompson, Simon (September 15, 2020). "Kenny Ortega Talks Disney's 'Hocus Pocus' And His Dream Of Turning It Into A Broadway Musical". Forbes . Retrieved October 14, 2022. In a November 2014 interview, Bette Midler said that she was ready and willing to return for a sequel, and she also said that her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy were also interested in returning for a sequel. Midler stressed the fact that Disney had yet to greenlight any sequel. [66] In October 2016, Sarah Jessica was asked the prospects of a sequel and said "I would love that. I think we've been very vocal that we're very keen." [67]Newsdesk, Laughing Place Disney (August 30, 2016). "Author Aaron Wallace Announces First-Ever Book Dedicated to Disney's "Hocus Pocus" - LaughingPlace.com". Archived from the original on September 24, 2016 . Retrieved September 23, 2016.

Hocus Pocus on Freeform Reaches 8.2 Million Viewers in its First Week". Broadway World. October 12, 2018. Archived from the original on October 14, 2018 . Retrieved October 13, 2018. A 'Hocus Pocus' 25th Anniversary Reunion Special is Coming to Freeform". wral.com. October 1, 2018. Archived from the original on October 3, 2018 . Retrieved October 13, 2018. Hocus Pocus 2' Delivers Double Win for Disney+ on This Week's Streaming Movie Ranker | Charts". www.yahoo.com. October 7, 2022 . Retrieved October 11, 2022. a b Chaney, Jen (October 28, 2015). "The Magical Tale of How 'Hocus Pocus' Went From Box-Office Flop to Halloween Favorite". Yahoo.com. Archived from the original on October 29, 2015 . Retrieved October 28, 2015.


Maslin, Janet (July 16, 1993). "Review/Film; Bette Midler, Queen Witch in Heavy Makeup". The New York Times. Archived from the original on July 27, 2009 . Retrieved August 9, 2010. Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on Earth to torment Salem for all eternity. Hocus Pocus," "Nightmare Before Christmas" 25th Anniversary Blu-rays announced by Disney for September". Insidethemagic.net. August 20, 2018. Archived from the original on August 21, 2018 . Retrieved August 21, 2018.

Leonardo DiCaprio Reveals What Movie He Turned Down Even After Being Offered "More Money Than I Ever Dreamed Of" ". E! Online. February 12, 2014. Archived from the original on December 2, 2016 . Retrieved December 1, 2016. Kennedy, Michael (November 8, 2014). "Bette Midler & Co-Stars Are Up for 'Hocus Pocus 2' ". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on June 27, 2020 . Retrieved February 18, 2020. a b Adalaian, Joseph (October 26, 2017). "How Hocus Pocus Became an Enduring Halloween Hit". Vulture.com. Archived from the original on August 6, 2019 . Retrieved October 27, 2019. Anthony D'Alessandro (May 20, 2021). "Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy Returning For Disney's 'Hocus Pocus 2' ". Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved May 22, 2021.Sneider, Jeff (March 4, 2020). " 'Hairspray' Helmer Adam Shankman to Direct 'Hocus Pocus 2' for Disney+". Collider. Archived from the original on March 5, 2020 . Retrieved March 4, 2020. Pioneer Village, a recreation of early-colonial Salem, was used for the opening scenes set in 1693. [16] Other locations included Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, where Max is accosted by Ice and Jay, the Old Town Hall in Salem, where the town Halloween party takes place, and Phillips Elementary School, where the witches are trapped in a kiln. The exterior for Max and Dani's house is a private residence on Ocean Avenue in Salem. [16] Release [ edit ] Fallon, Kevin (October 31, 2013). " 'Hocus Pocus' Turns 20: Meet the Voice Behind Binx the Talking Cat". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015 . Retrieved July 17, 2015. Hocus Pocus (1993)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Archived from the original on December 29, 2016 . Retrieved September 15, 2023. Abramovitch, Seth (June 15, 2023). "Rosie O'Donnell on Ellen, Madonna, Trump and 40 Years in the Queer Spotlight". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved June 30, 2023.

Sneider, Jeff (October 23, 2019). "Exclusive: 'Hocus Pocus 2' Moving Forward at Disney+ with Writer Jen D'Angelo". Collider. Archived from the original on October 23, 2019 . Retrieved October 23, 2021. Hocus Pocus: As Told By Chibi | Chibi Tiny Tales | Disney Channel Animation , retrieved June 19, 2023 Hocus Pocus in Focus: A Hocus Pocus Book for The Thinking Fan". Archived from the original on September 25, 2016 . Retrieved September 23, 2016. Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, the dim-witted sister and youngest witch who uses her siren-like voice to lure in childrenVarious rewrites were made to the script to make the film more comedic and made two of its young protagonists into teenagers; however, production was stalled several times until 1992, when Bette Midler expressed interest in the script and the project immediately went forward. [11] Midler, who plays the central antagonist of the film (originally written for Cloris Leachman), [11] is quoted as saying that Hocus Pocus "was the most fun I'd had in my career up to that point". [ citation needed] Casting [ edit ] Sarah Jessica Parker on 'Hocus Pocus 2': "I Would Love That" ". Entertainment Weekly. October 7, 2016. Archived from the original on December 26, 2019 . Retrieved February 18, 2020. Ebert, Roger (July 16, 1993). "Hocus Pocus". Roger Ebert.com. Archived from the original on October 24, 2019 . Retrieved October 25, 2019.

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