Hocus Pocus Witches to Join Other Disney Villains Onstage
The villains from the 1993 camp classic will be joining the larger Disneyverse at long last
Disney knows how to manage its pantheon of characters. Beloved heroes and villains come back for sequels, cartoons, spin-offs and stage shows, but one Disney film had yet to translate over to the larger Disney universe – until now.
The campy 1993 Halloween film Hocus Pocus offered three great, witchy villains – the Sanderson sisters, Winnie (Bette Midler), Mary (Kathy Najimy) and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker). And while cast members have mentioned in the past that they’d potentially be interested in a sequel, they haven’t reappeared since.
Last week, however, Disney announced that the Sanderson sisters would be joining other iconic villains for a new stage show at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park this fall, just in time for Halloween. The "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular" show runs from Sept. 15 to Nov. 1.
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That’s a long way from a fully fledged Hocus Pocus 2, but the news was enough to trend on social media. Take a note, Disney – ’90s kids have a soft spot for those Hocus Pocus witches.