The Hocus Pocus 2 trailer brings back the Sanderson sisters, 29 years later

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Disney has revealed the first teaser trailer for the long-awaited sequel to Hocus Pocus and it has us in the mood for a spooky season!

After a long trip to the cameras in production, and 29 years after the original production, we’re back in Salem, Massachusetts for more magical mayhem, thanks to a new batch of teens.

For fans of the first Hocus Pocus, there are many nods to its origins, as well as the dramatic return of Sanderson sisters Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mary (Kathy Najimi).

We’ve left behind the days of Max, Danny, and Alison, and this time it’s Becca (Whitney Beck), Izzy (Belissa Escobedo) and Cassie (Lilia Buckingham) who inadvertently bring back the notorious witches to wreak havoc in their hometown.

“Christmas rituals, a scary movie marathon — like every year,” Becca says, when asked what plans she has for her special day while at school.

Cut to later that day, the mysterious but mysterious Gilbert (Sam Richardson), the owner of the local magic shop, slaps the bear, telling the girls: “You know, legend has it, it’s on her sixteenth birthday that she gets witch powers.

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Belissa Escobedo as Izzy, Whitney Beck as Becca, and Lilia Buckingham as Cassie are our pioneers in Hocus Pocus 2 (Image: Disney Ventures,)

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There is a magic shop (PE), so you know where this is headed… (Image: Disney Ventures)

Of course, we will then return to sitting in the cemetery, holding hands and singing over that distinctive black candle, as Becca and Izzy call out the enchanting powers that are to ‘help our intentions manifest our intentions’.

As the land opens, it is announced that the Sanderson Sisters are back – and no one ever enters quietly, Winifred exclaims in her familiar fashion, “Look at your children! Yes Salem we are back!”

There’s also a hint that we might be dealing with another musical number, like the blockbuster 1993 movie I Put A Spell On You.

Right at the end of the trailer, the trio is shown in an outdoor gallery where their reputation precedes them.

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Lighting a candle and chanting a mantra in a cemetery is perfectly normal behavior (Photo: Matt Kennedy)

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Mary Winifred and Sarah are back! (Photo: Disney Enterprises)

Hey, it’s the Sanderson Sisters! A local resident cries, adding, “I bet you’re looking for theater?”

As they exchanged looks, Winnifred replied with a twinkle in her eyes: “Always.”

That alone is worth the price of admission, so to speak (it’s the original Disney Plus version), as Midler, Parker, and Jamie look as cool as ever on their gothic rise—the hair, red lipstick, teeth, everything is back.

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Remember this guy? (Photo: Disney Plus)

Thackeray Pinks is also given everyone’s favorite black cat/teenage heart gesture with a sweet black cat lurking in Gabriel’s magic shop, watching what happens.

Also watching what happens? This scary, leather-covered spell book with an eye from the first movie…

The cast on IMDb also includes Doug Jones, who is reported to have reappeared as Billy Bucherson, as well as Tony Hale as Mayor Trask and Hannah Waddingham in an undisclosed role.

Halloween with the Sandersons seems like a plan, and we don’t have long to wait, with the movie releasing in September.

Hocus Pocus 2 will air exclusively on Disney Plus starting September 30th.

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