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Sunday, September 23, 2018

25 Things You Didn’t Know About “Hocus Pocus”

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About “Hocus Pocus” September 21, 2018

25 Things You Didn’t Know About “Hocus Pocus”

Those who know me well, know that the film “Hocus Pocus” is one of my favorite Disney movies, and it’s become a yearly tradition to watch it a few times (at least) each and every Halloween season. This fantastic film is celebrating 25 years this year as well! It’s hard to believe it’s been out that long! I came across this article about Hocus Pocus, on hollywood.com, regarding fun facts that most fans didn’t know about the movie. I know I didn’t know, so the article was a fun read. That being said, I thought I’d share the info with our readers as I know we have a lot of fans of the Sanderson Sisters! So here we go, 25 things you didn’t know about Hocus Pocus~ Read More

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

We Reveal 7 Secrets from Cult Favorite Hocus Pocus for its 25th Anniversary

Surf And Sunshine
We Reveal 7 Secrets from Cult Favorite Hocus Pocus for its 25th Anniversary
SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
2 MINUTE READ

7 Secrets from Cult Favorite Hocus Pocus for its 25th Anniversary

Ready for a serious flashback? Hocus Pocus is 25 years old.

That means it’s been a quarter century since the coven of evil witches played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy were accidentally set free to wreak havoc on Salem, Mass. And it’s been 25 years since a cult favorite was born.

hocus pocus 1140x733 - We Reveal 7 Secrets from Cult Favorite Hocus Pocus for its 25th Anniversary

For many of us, October means grabbing a pumpkin spice latte, loading up on candy corn, hitting the DVR and lining up every single showing of Hocus Pocus so we can just keep watching over and over and over again. It’s become Halloween tradition in many a household thanks to Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween. But just maybe there’s a better way? Read More

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Kathy Najimy finds the funny in feminism and talks about Bette Midler

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Kathy Najimy finds the funny in feminism and talks about Bette Midler
By Lynda Sturner / Banner CorrespondentPosted Sep 7, 2018, at 9:11 AM

Kathy Najimy finds the funny in feminism and talks about Bette Midler

When Kathy Najimy was growing up in a working-class neighborhood in southeast San Diego, her parents, immigrants from Beirut, had no extra money for acting classes.

“I didn’t have the kind of body that someone usually expects of someone going into show business,” she says. “So I would put on plays in my backyard and make all my friends in fifth grade do Bette Midler revues.”

Those childhood plays of Najimy’s have evolved a bit, and now she’s written and starring in a show, “Lift Up Your Skirt,” that will be at the Art House for one night only, on Sunday. Read More

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Freeform’s ’31 Nights Of Halloween’ Schedule Includes A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Marathon

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Freeform’s ’31 Nights Of Halloween’ Schedule Includes A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Marathon
BY TARA MARTINEZ
September 4, 2018

Freeform's '31 Nights Of Halloween' Schedule Includes A 'Hocus Pocus' Marathon

It’s September now and that means it’s basically Halloween. Right? Well, it is for some folks out there who absolutely relish the fall season and can’t wait for All Hallows Eve to roll around. Luckily for those people, Halloween is coming early this year thanks to Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween schedule. The yearly occasion (which got bumped up from 13 nights to a whopping 31 this year) is set to start Oct. 1 (less than a month away!) and will let fans watch their favorite Halloween flick, Hocus Pocus, pretty much every other night throughout the whole month. Read More

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Round Up: Time To Start Choosing Which One You Want Or If You Want Them All – Release Date – Sept 2

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‘Hocus Pocus’ is Getting a Special 25th Anniversary Edition this Halloween
by John Stewart August 29, 2018

To celebrate 25 wonderful witch-filled years, “Hocus Pocus” is getting a Digital HD and Blu-ray release. The three 17th century witches, Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mary Sanderson (Kathy Najimy), have become Halloween icons since their big-screen debut back in 1993 and they will be ready for you this Halloween.

In celebration of the film’s silver anniversary, “Hocus Pocus” is being re-released to home audiences with a Trivia and Treats Edition. On September 2, fans can watch it instantly on Digital and Movies Anywhere or you can grab the Blu-ray retail edition. “The 25th Anniversary Edition of “Hocus Pocus” includes the original theatrical film and the We ?? Hocus Pocus: Trivia and Treats Edition, featuring pop up video extras including fun facts, trivia, deleted scenes, cast and crew commentary, and behind-the-scenes secrets. There’s also the Multi-Screen Edition of “Hocus Pocus,” which includes a Blu-ray and Digital Code giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Read More

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Friday, August 3, 2018

25th Anniversary ‘Hocus Pocus’ Blu-ray Coming in September With Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook

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25th Anniversary ‘Hocus Pocus’ Blu-ray Coming in September With Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook
Published 53 mins ago on August 3, 2018 By John Squires

Bette Midler, Book, DVD, Blu-Ray, Anniversary

This year marks 25 years of Halloween classic Hocus Pocus, and there’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a fan of the film. Not only is Spirit Halloween going to be carrying an exclusive wave of Sanderson Sisters POP! vinyl toys, but an official sequel book was just released and a 25th anniversary extravaganza is coming to Freeform in October. Read More

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Hocus Pocus sequel is happening – and it stars a lesbian love story

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A Hocus Pocus sequel is happening – and it stars a lesbian love story
Josh Jackman
19th July 2018, 8:58 PM

Hocus Pocus, Bette Midler

A sequel to cult classic Hocus Pocus is in the works – and the plot reportedly includes a lesbian love story.

The Disney Channel movie is set to be released in the next few months, 25 years after the original film starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy.

It was reported last year that the film was being developed, but now Disney has released a novelized version of the sequel – complete with a queer teen romance. Read More

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Yes, We’re Still Celebrating The Damn Anniversary!: KATHY NAJIMY SHARES THE SECRETS OF HOCUS POCUS TO CELEBRATE ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Mister D: Ya’ll know I love Bette Midler. I’m ecstatic that one of her movies is a cultural phenomenon. And I do love Hocus Pocus! But I have articles out the ass of every aspect of this movie. What more can they tell us? OMG! And there are still articles to come! LOL My only wish is that we had this much information and more on all her movies. There are things I’m dying to know about each. Maybe we’ll have to be our own reporters. But everybody’s dying off, to put things bluntly, so I wish I could figure a way out to get some first-hand accounts. Maybe if we all put our heads together we could create a list of people to contact. Think about it. Leave comments, Now enjoy this fine Hocus Pocus article. Thank you! Read More

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hocus Pocus TV Tropes And Trivia

TV Tropes
Hocus Pocus TV Tropes And Trivia
The Tropers
7-19-2018

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Hocus Pocus

A 1993 Halloween-themed Disney film for “kids”. This was the second film directed by Kenny Ortega, previously known for Newsies (1993). Now considered a cult favorite, the film’s rather campy, but pretty entertaining. It does, after all, contain a memorable rendition of “I Put A Spell On You” by Bette Midler. The song “Come Little Children” from this film went on to become a Halloween classic. Read More

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The One ‘Hocus Pocus’ Detail You Missed That Is Totally Cringe-Worthy Now

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The One ‘Hocus Pocus’ Detail You Missed That Is Totally Cringe-Worthy Now
By CASEY CIPRIANI
7/16/2018

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Hocus Pocus

Many of us have heard the term “Christmas in July,” but how about Halloween in July? That’s exactly what Disney had in mind when it released everyone’s favorite nostalgic witch romp Hocus Pocus on July 16, 1993. Now that the movie is celebrating its 25th anniversary, you’d be forgiven if you don’t want to wait around until Halloween to pop it back into your VCR (we all still have those, right?). But revisiting Hocus Pocus as an adult brings on an ick-factor that many fans might’ve forgotten about all these years. The movie actually has an outdated look on teen sexuality, putting a focus on the virginity of a teenage boy and treating his lack of sexual experience as a negative aspect of his personality. Read More

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