The Halloween favorite, "Hocus Pocus" just celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Disney horror comedy usually plays on the Disney channel a few times every October and is an anticipated event by Gen Y kids who grew up watching the show around Halloween. Some of the original cast members gathered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif. on Saturday, Oct. 19 to celebrate the 20th anniversary screening.
The adult stars of Hocus Pocus were Better Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. The film also starred child actors Thora Burch, Omri Katz, and Vanessa Shaw who attended the Disney celebration. The child stars were definitely all grown up! Najimy was the only adult star to attend the reunion and posed with her costume on display.
If you don't have cable, Hocus Pocus is available on Amazon Instant Video. A three-day rental costs $2.99, or Amazon customers can purchase the movie for $9.99. Amazon Instant Videos can also be downloaded to a compatible device including the Kindle Fire, Apple iPad, Windows PC, or TiVo DVR.
Najimy tweeted earlier this week, "Halla to all the fabu people at the D23 screening and panel today. we all had a blast! thanks for the kudos." Twitter and Google Trends both show Hocus Pocus as trending this week because of the milestone anniversary. Direct TV subscribers experienced some difficulty this evening watching the scheduled movie, so thank goodness for Amazon Instant Video.
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