Thursday, April 30, 2015


During a recent press event to promote her new album, Bette Midler was repeatedly asked about Hocus Pocus — Walt Disney’s beloved 1993 movie about a trio of evil sister witches who are brought back from the dead, and set out to drink the youth from Salem’s children, and perform a seriously catchy pop number..... You gotta love it! If you haven't seen it... (hard to believe) Seriously.... you need to pick it up and watch it!

In fact, several news sources say lots of social media posts involve fans asking for a sequel. “chuckles,” Midler responded. “You have to go to send in your cards to the Walt Disney company. The ball’s in their court.”

Well, Midler leaned into that suggestion by updating her bio at the top of the page with this: “Inundate the Disney company, because I have canvassed the girls and they are wiling to do it, but we have no say in it, so if you want a HOCUS POCUS 2, ask the Walt Disney company. You have been SO adorable. This has been most enlightening. SISTAHS!”

Najimy wrote in an email to BuzzFeed News, “I have read Bette’s quote and I agree.

The outpouring of love from Hocus-ites has been astounding. The creativity of their Sanderson sisters costumes, posters, artwork, t-shirts, statues, TV stills, photos, compliments and line quotes have blown up social media and I want them to know … We see and appreciate it all. When a film is being shot, you never quite know the impact.. If it’ll be a hit or a miss, and..with this one … we hear y’all loud and clear! A sequel is totally in The Disney company’s hands — And it will be exciting to see what transpires!”

Meanwhile, in response to a Tweet from BuzzFeed News’ Jarett Wieselman asking about her interest in returning, Sarah Jessica Parker wrote, “Yep. I’m in.”  While Disney hasn't responded formally,  they say they are definitely considering it!

We need to keep sending those e mails, cards and letters..... so be sure to  put it on the top of your To Do List today!