Disney Is Remaking 'Hocus Pocus'
Looks like the Sanderson sisters are being resurrected — again.
Warn the children of Salem, because a remake of the famed 1993 film “Hocus Pocus” is officially in the works at Disney Channel.
After nearly 25 years since the original was released, the beloved Halloween movie is set to be adapted for television with an all-new cast and directorial team.
The legendary performances by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy in the cult classic haven’t been sitting on dusty shelves all these years, though — they’ve actually had a resurgence within Disney’s theme parks.
Walt Disney World introduced the bewitching trio to its Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in 2015 with the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular stage show, in which the Sanderson sisters cast spells and conjure up trouble with fellow famed Disney baddies. With an overwhelming response that has caused them to return every year since, the story has lived on beyond its DVDs, with themed t-shirts, MagicBands, iPhone cases and other souvenirs snapped up by fans each holiday season.
It’s hard to imagine the witches being played by anyone else than the iconic actress trio, but fans of the Sanderson sisters will likely be thrilled to hear they’re coming back in any format.