I think we can all agree that Hocus Pocus is one of the greatest Halloween movies ever. Sure, there are a bunch of spooky movies you could watch, but none will ever be able to hold a candle to this classic.
It has remained a top pick by basically all 90s kids since it came out. So while we all pretend that the upcoming TV movie isn't happening, we should probably learn more about how this amazing movie was made.
The producer of the movie came up with the idea for his daughters
It was a bedtime story he told his kids, but then realized that millions of kids would love it just as much as they did.
Leonardo DiCaprio could have been Max
He says that he was offered "more money that [he] ever dreamed of" but he turned it down in favor of starring in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. He doesn't regret it though. He said, "I don't know where the hell I got the nerve. You live in an environment where you're influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron's hot. But if there's one thing I'm very proud of, it's being a young man who was sticking to my guns."
Mary Sanderson (Kath Najimy's character) was almost played by Rosie O'Donnell
She was offered the role but turned it down because she didn't like the fact that the witches ate children.
They had a choreographer for the broom/vaccum scene
Choreographer Peggy Holmes actually rode around in their cars with them to use that to influence the way they flew their brooms/vacuum.
Billy was supposed to call Winifred a "bitch"
Doug Jones, the actor who played Billy thought it was too much so he went with "wench" instead.