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People have very mixed feelings about the upcoming Disney remake of Hocus Pocus

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

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APART FROM THE constant background noise of bangers, shrieking fireworks and every dog in the neighbourhood barking for 10 minutes straight in response, Halloween is a nice time of year.

Kids are excited, there’s an excess of junk food stockpiled in most homes but more importantly it’s time to watch Hocus Pocus again. The film, which has now been out for twenty-four years, has remained fairly timeless. Kids today can enjoy it just as much as kids back in 1993 did.

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Despite that, Disney Channel have announced plans to remake the cult classic as a TV movie. And it won’t even feature Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker or Kathy Najimy, despite the fact that Sarah Jessica Parker commented that they were all very keen on working in a sequel together.

Instead it will probably feature generic Disney Channel actresses who cast spells via their fidget spinners.

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A lot of people on Twitter were disappointed by the news.

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It’s not all negative. Some people are open to giving the remake a chance.

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The obvious solution of course, is to just refrain from watching the new version when it’s released. However, there will be no avoiding the confusion between generations referencing their respective version.

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