It’s Halloween season, which for many people means pulling out the candy corn and re-watching the beloved classic, Hocus Pocus. The Sanderson sisters certainly put a spell on ’90s kids with the Disney family film, and this time of year is prime season for its cult-like popularity to raise from the dead once again. Since this year marks the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus, the once child actors who starred in the film alongside Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy had a reunion at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to celebrate. Take a look at some of these familiar faces, a quarter of a century later:
Your eyes don’t deceive you, that’s Jay and Ice from Hocus Pocus back in those pesky cages! The Instagram post shows Larry Bagby, who played Ice, and Tobia Jelinek, who played Jay (she’s in the middle), posing with Vanessa Hudgens oddly enough. Hudgens wasn’t in Hocus Pocus, but she did star in director Kenny Ortega’s other big hit, High School Musical. It looks like the past co-stars are having a tubular time back together and ready to cause as much trouble as they did as bullies in the classic. Here’s another blast from the past:
Whoa, Allison is all grown up! While she was a pretty teenaged girl who caught the eye of new kid, Max Dennison in Hocus Pocus, she’s now a busy mother who got all glammed up for the 25th anniversary. It’s a little difficult to recognized Vinessa Shaw, who posted the photo as Allison right away, but she’s still quite the knock-out!
Thora Birch also posted this gem on Instagram as well. 25 years later, if you saw these three on the street, it would take a bit of magic to realize right off the bat that these are the stars of Hocus Pocus. While some of them still have roles in movies and television shows still today, actors such as Omri Katz, who played Max, have retired from performing since their childhood acting days.
In this last picture by Thora Birch, the three actors pose with their director Kenny Ortega, who is all dressed up in a tux for the momentous occasion. The director has defined many ’90s kids childhoods since Hocus Pocus with Disney releases such as High School Musical and The Cheetah Girls 2. The stars of the Halloween classic got back together to revisit the film 25 years later.
The Hocus Pocus party will air on Freeform on October 20 at 8:15 p.m. PST and the film will air on the channel over 20 times this month.