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The Sanderson Sisters are back…again. Nearly 30 years after the cult-favorite film Hocus Pocus premiered, its original cast is reuniting for a highly anticipated sequel that will stream exclusively on Disney+ on September 30, 2022.
“I am so grateful to be able to play a part in bringing these witches back to life,” director Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses) said in a press release. “[T]o be working with my friends at Disney again makes it all the more special. This is a movie for everyone, from the fans who grew up with the first film to the next generation of viewers, and I can’t wait to get started.”
The whole girl gang is getting back together as Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy will return as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson.
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming film.
Where to stream Hocus Pocus 2 online
You’ll be able to stream the new Hocus Pocus sequel on September 30, 2022, on Disney+. You can stream the original Hocus Pocus, plus Pixar and Marvel films, as well as everything else Disney+ has to offer wherever you’re connected to the internet on Disney+. Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service is available in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Channel Islands, France, Germany, India, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Italy, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.
More: How to watch Hocus Pocus
Disney+ is supported on desktop browsers, a wide range of mobile devices, smart TVs, and game consoles. The platform serves as the new home for Walt Disney Studios films as well as original, exclusive Disney+ content like the upcoming Hocus Pocus sequel, as well as Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars series—including The Mandalorian and the final season of The Clone Wars—and a full slate of live-action Marvel shows.
What is Hocus Pocus 2 about?
The Sanderson Sisters can’t stay dead for long. By the end of the 1993 film, the sisters have been turned to dust, outwitted by Max Dennison, his younger sister Dani, and his classmate/love interest Allison. But the Hocus Pocus sequel will see the sisters summoned back to life by three young women. The film will take place in Salem and follow the girls as they try to stop the witches.
Recently, Disney dropped an exciting new trailer, teasing what’s to come in the highly anticipated sequel.
Production on the film began in the fall of 2021 and Bette Midler took to social media in January to confirm that filming was complete. Adam Shankman (Disenchanted) was originally set to direct the sequel but has been replaced by Anne Fletcher. Shankman will stay on as executive producer, though.
“As heartbroken as I am that I won’t be able to direct my friends Bette, Sarah Jessica, and Kathy in what is sure to be nothing short of a major event for Disney+ due to scheduling conflicts, I couldn’t be more pleased to be handing over the reins to Anne, who has brought so much laughter and joy into people’s lives with her previous work,” Shankman said in a press release. “I am still grateful and proud to help shepherd this ingenious project as executive producer alongside producer Lynn Harris, whom I have loved and admired as a colleague and friend since she helped get me the job choreographing ‘Boogie Nights.’”
How to sign up for Disney+
To watch the highly anticipated Hocus Pocus sequel when it drops, you can subscribe to Disney+ today for $7.99 a month or $79.99 per year. You can also opt to get the service as part of a special value bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu for $13.99 a month in total.
Disney+ is available to watch through the following devices:
Roku streaming devices
TVs with built-in Roku
Apple TV iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models
Android TV devices
Xbox Series X
Sony TVs with built-in Android
Chrome OS, MacOS, or any Windows PC
If you’re hoping to stream on another device in the future, you can sign up for email updates to stay in the know.
In addition to its all-new programming, Disney+ offers on-demand access to other classics like A Goofy Movie, Fantasia, High School Musical, Lilo & Stitch, The Sword in the Stone, Toy Story, Tron, Up, and Wall-E. The extensive library also includes such beloved TV series as Boy Meets World, DuckTales, Kim Possible, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, That’s So Raven, and 30 seasons of The Simpsons.
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