With a big streaming channel, you need a permanent supply of content. Disney has the wherewithal to get that kind of content. That’s the reason everyone’s waiting for Disney+, it’s web series channel. News about what’s going on and what’s not on Disney+ has been around for a while.
The latest is that one of the most famous Hollywood horror movies, Hocus Pocus will be back on Disney+ in some form. There are reports now that the suits over at Disney are trying to bring back the original cast of the three witches, which means Bette Midler, Kathy Najimi and Sarah Jessica Parker.
The 1993 comedy was one of the first horror comedies. Indian audiences would have lapped up such content on any streaming platform today. Hocus Pocus is about a young boy who has to fight three witches, who have kidnaped his little sister.
The original Hocus Pocus starred Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, Sean Murray, and others.
Watch the Hocus Pocus trailer here:
Like many nineties Hollywood horror movies, Hocus Pocus has become a cult favorite with the current generation as well. The film’s become more and more popular because of the re-runs and private screenings during Halloween. As the launch date nears (November 12), there’s been a lot more information and rumors about what’s ending up on Disney+ and what isn’t.
Disney has been playing about with what kind of Hocus Pocus they’d want since a few years. Five years ago, there was the talk of a Hocus Pocus 2, a live-action film. Two years ago, there was talks of a tv series over at the Disney channel, but both didn’t pan out – making us think that Disney wants to do this right and is taking some time to find out what’s the best way. With the advent of streaming and web series, maybe that’s what we’ll get.