Disney Plus announces the release date of “Hocus Pocus 2”!

During the Disney Upfront event in New York, some Disney fans got an exclusive preview of a clip from the upcoming sequel. Hocus Pocus (1993). This Disney+ exclusive film, produced by Adam Shankman, will feature Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy reprising their roles as three Sanderson Sisters witches.

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The clip was not released to the public, but was described by Weekly entertainment. They write:

The raw footage showed two young girls lighting the Black Flame candle, which summons central witches as Midler shouts, “Lock up your kids! Yes, Salem, we’re back!

They then launch into a musical number – a cover of Elton John’s “The Bitch Is Back” – while Billy Butcherson (Doug Jones) and an as-yet-unnamed character played by Sam Richardson also appear. Tony Hale, who plays the mayor of Salem, is also featured in the clip.

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The biggest announcement of all? The film will premiere September 30 on Disney+.

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An official Disney+ press release from last fall reads:

It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th century sisters who were executed for practicing witchcraft, and they seek revenge. Now it’s up to three high school students to figure out how to stop ravenous witches from wreaking new kind of havoc on Salem before midnight on All Saints’ Day.

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Although the details of the Hocus Pocus 2 the plot is thin, Weekly entertainment confirmed that Thora Birch, who played adorable baby girl Dani in Hocus Pocus (1993), will not return for the sequel.

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Safer Hocus Pocus

the original hocuspocus, released in 1993, stars Bette Midler (Winifred Sanderson), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sarah Sanderson) and Kathy Najimy (Mary Sanderson) as they terrorize the town of Salem, Massachusetts, awakened by a curious young boy from the local museum of witches.

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From Disney+:

Summoned by unsuspecting pranksters, a tricky trio of 300-year-old witches set out to cast a spell over the city and regain their youth. But first, they must pull themselves together and outsmart three children and a talking cat.

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Herman C. Harkins