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Friday, September 30, 2022

What's on Tonight: HOCUS POCUS 2 (2022) on DISNEY+


This is what I'm watching tonight: Hocus Pocus 2 premiered on Disney+ today September 30, 2022. Info below from Wikipedia and posters from IMDb.

Hocus Pocus 2 is a 2022 supernatural/comedy/family film directed by Anne Fletcher, written by Jen D'Angelo and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. A sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus, it stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Doug Jones reprising their roles while Sam Richardson, Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Tony Hale, and Hannah Waddingham join the cast in new roles.

SYNOPSIS: Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern-day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world. The world may have been free of Winifred, Mary, and Sarah and the fear they invoked in us all, but what happens when you mess with magic? It messes back.

Filming took place from October 2021 to January 2022 in Rhode Island, replacing Salem, Massachusetts. It was released on Disney+ on September 30, 2022. Unlike the original movie, the film received a mixed-to-positive response from critics, praising the cast performances, and humor, but criticized the plot. Some critics deem the movie as an improvement over its predecessor.

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The first teaser trailer was released on June 28, 2022. The teaser trailer reached 43.6 million views in its first 24 hours while on Twitter, the #HocusPocus became a top trend of the day on Twitter following the teaser's debut. The social media conversation was also the most gender balanced of the comps at 51 percent male and 49 percent female. On September 9, 2022, the official trailer for the film premiered at the 2022 D23 Expo and was released online afterward.

Teaser Trailer:


Official Trailer:

The cast of Disney's "Hocus Pocus 2" dish on all the easter eggs and callbacks they noticed when filming their new movie:




Custom Blu-ray cover:


USA and International Posters Collection (animated GIFs):




2 comments:

  1. I must confess: I haven't even watched the first one.

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    1. Don't feel bad I haven't watched the full first one either until this year when I got Disney+. I mean I tried watching it in the late 1990's but I couldn't get into it and shut it off 15 minutes in.

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