Brittany gave me a GREAT surprise this morning on the #QWakeUpCrew:
Bette Midler has always said making Hocus Pocus was her favorite film. AND SHE WANTS TO DO IT AGAIN!
During a recent Reddit AMA 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.
Well, after the AMA concluded, 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!”
It means that the most daunting hurdle — convincing Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy to reprise their roles as the Sanderson sisters — has long passed.
When reached by BuzzFeed News, a rep for Disney had no comment. But while the company has never indicated interest in a Hocus Pocus sequel, if the fans can make enough noise, there’s always a possibility that Hocus Pocus 2: The Dawn of the Rise of Thackery Binx (working title based on Hollywood’s recent habit of saddling sequels with unnecessary verbiage) could actually become a reality. And that’s enough hope to get us through at least one more Halloween.
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.”
QUICKLY! WRITE AND TELL THE DISNEY COMPANY NOW THAT YOU WANT THIS, TOO!
And it is wonderful.
Check out her performance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon…
Have you ever seen a commercial or an ad that blows your mind so much that you forget what said commercial or ad was really supposed to advertising?
Here’s are the Top 3 commercials that are so awesome, you don’t even care about anything else…ever:
#3 Who doesn’t love watching Ed Norton act?
It’s definitely no joke: According to Reddit user and Kent University freshmanSteve Barnes, the company was handing out sample cups of the Dewritos flavor on campus, which Barnes called “the weirdest thing I’ve ever drunken” and that the Doritos flavor lingered at the end. “It honestly wasn’t too disgusting … it just had a really strong Doritos aftertaste which was odd. It was like … if you shoved a handful of Doritos in your mouth and chugged some [Mountain] Dew at the same time. Not that I’ve ever done that,” he wrote.
According to Barnes, the company was also handing out other flavors such as lemon-ginger (he called it “ok but it just tasted like ginger ale”), mango habanero and rainbow sherbet, “which tasted like medicine.”
Discovery is ready to feed a man to an anaconda for Eaten Alive. The network released two promos for the special, which will see wildlife expert Paul Rosolie go into the belly of the beast. But not to worry, he’ll be wearing a protective suit (as showcased in one of the videos below), which will allow him to come out unharmed.