If you are like me and almost every human being on the planet, you watch Hocus Pocus religiously every October. It’s a classic for good reason.
As crazy over this movie as we all are, I’ll bet there are a few things you didn’t know. Take a look, did you know all ten?
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hocus Pocus
This was originally planned to be a Disney Channel Original Movie.
The movie received awful reviews and came in at #4 in the box office.
It wasn’t realeased in the Fall like you might assume, it debuted in Summer 1993. Some say this is why it didn’t too so well in theaters.
It takes place in 1993 as well, which means the day they are at school on Halloween would have actually been a Sunday.
Leonardo Dicaprio was offered the part of Max but decided to do What’s Eating Gilbert Grape instead.
Rosy O’Donnel was offered the role of Mary Sanderson but turned it down as well.
The actor who played Thackery Binx did not record the voice of cat version Thackery.
Jodie-Amy Rivera who played Emily Binx went on to become a famous YouTube star, Venetian Princess.
The cat version of Thackery Binx was filmed with 9 different cats.
None of the kids liked working with the cats.
My kids and I love to play this fun Hocus Pocus mad lib game. You should try it!