‘Hocus Pocus’: See the Cast Then and Now (PHOTOS)

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‘Hocus Pocus’: See the Cast Then and Now (PHOTOS)

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‘Hocus Pocus’: See the Cast Then and Now (PHOTOS)

With Halloween rapidly approaching, there’s no better time to revisit a Disney film that had us bewitched as kids — the 1993 horror-comedy Hocus Pocus. In the ensuing two decades (and change!), some of the film’s cast members have found fame and fortune… and some haven’t. Click through the slideshow above to get the lowdown on our favorite Salem residents.

‘Hocus Pocus’: See the Cast Then and Now (PHOTOS)
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Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker Credit: Disney; Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

SJP, who played youngest and ditziest witch sister Sarah Sanderson, is easily the most famous Hocus Pocus alum, thanks to her starring role as unlucky-in-love sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO hit series Sex and the City (and its two subsequent movies).

The 51-year-old mom of three is back on HBO with another comedy, Divorce, currently airing its first season.

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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SJP, who played youngest and ditziest witch sister Sarah Sanderson, is easily the most famous Hocus Pocus alum, thanks to her starring role as unlucky-in-love sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO hit series Sex and the City (and its two subsequent movies).

The 51-year-old mom of three is back on HBO with another comedy, Divorce, currently airing its first season.

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Bette Midler

Bette Midler Credit: Disney; Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

In the years since Hocus Pocus, Bette — who played witch leader Winnie Sanderson — has continued her successful singing career, releasing seven albums, three of which garnered Grammy nominations. She’s been no stranger to the movie world, with notable roles in The First Wives Club, The Stepford Wives, and The Women.

The 70-year-old also won rave reviews for her Broadway turn as legendary talent agent Sue Mengers in the 2013 one-woman play, I’ll Eat You Last.

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Bette Midler

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In the years since Hocus Pocus, Bette — who played witch leader Winnie Sanderson — has continued her successful singing career, releasing seven albums, three of which garnered Grammy nominations. She’s been no stranger to the movie world, with notable roles in The First Wives Club, The Stepford Wives, and The Women.

The 70-year-old also won rave reviews for her Broadway turn as legendary talent agent Sue Mengers in the 2013 one-woman play, I’ll Eat You Last.

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Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy Credit: Disney; Mike Coppola/Getty Images

You may not have seen Kathy in her biggest role since playing witch Mary Sanderson, but you heard her — she voiced Peggy Hill in all 258 episodes of the FOX animated hit King of the Hill.

More recently, the 59-year-old has popped up in shows like Inside Amy Schumer, Veep, and Younger.

Post-Hocus Pocus, Kathy also started a family, marrying comedian Dan Finnerty in 1995 and welcoming a daughter with him the next year.

Kathy Najimy

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You may not have seen Kathy in her biggest role since playing witch Mary Sanderson, but you heard her — she voiced Peggy Hill in all 258 episodes of the FOX animated hit King of the Hill.

More recently, the 59-year-old has popped up in shows like Inside Amy Schumer, Veep, and Younger.

Post-Hocus Pocus, Kathy also started a family, marrying comedian Dan Finnerty in 1995 and welcoming a daughter with him the next year.

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Thora Birch

Thora Birch Credit: Disney; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

After playing Dani in Hocus Pocus, Thora continued her upward trajectory in the 1990s, with big roles in Clear and Present Danger and Now and Then. She picked up a BAFTA nomination for her turn in American Beauty and then snagged a Golden Globe nod for Ghost World two years later.

Though the 34-year-old’s career has been fallow for a while, she’ll co-star with Emilia Clarke in the upcoming crime thriller Above Suspicion.

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Thora Birch

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After playing Dani in Hocus Pocus, Thora continued her upward trajectory in the 1990s, with big roles in Clear and Present Danger and Now and Then. She picked up a BAFTA nomination for her turn in American Beauty and then snagged a Golden Globe nod for Ghost World two years later.

Though the 34-year-old’s career has been fallow for a while, she’ll co-star with Emilia Clarke in the upcoming crime thriller Above Suspicion.

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Vinessa Shaw

Vinessa Shaw Credit: Disney; Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Vinessa has built a lengthy and varied resumé since playing Allison in Hocus Pocus — tackling drama (Eyes Wide Shut, Side Effects), horror (The Hills Have Eyes), rom-com (40 Days and 40 Nights), and even a Western (3:10 to Yuma). Recently, the 40-year-old had a recurring gig on Showtime’s Ray Donovan.

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Vinessa Shaw

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Vinessa has built a lengthy and varied resumé since playing Allison in Hocus Pocus — tackling drama (Eyes Wide Shut, Side Effects), horror (The Hills Have Eyes), rom-com (40 Days and 40 Nights), and even a Western (3:10 to Yuma). Recently, the 40-year-old had a recurring gig on Showtime’s Ray Donovan.

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Omri Katz

Omri Katz Credit: Disney; amylove33 on Instagram

Of all these actors, Omri (aka Max in Hocus Pocus) has the shortest filmography. He did play son Tony in NBC sitcom The John Larroquette Show… before being replaced by Ryan Reynolds. If you dare, you can go to YouTube to check out an, ahem, orally-fixated short film the now-40-year-old did in 2006 called Perfect Girl.

Omri Katz

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Of all these actors, Omri (aka Max in Hocus Pocus) has the shortest filmography. He did play son Tony in NBC sitcom The John Larroquette Show… before being replaced by Ryan Reynolds. If you dare, you can go to YouTube to check out an, ahem, orally-fixated short film the now-40-year-old did in 2006 called Perfect Girl.

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With Halloween rapidly approaching, there’s no better time to revisit a Disney film that had us bewitched as kids — the 1993 horror-comedy Hocus Pocus. In the ensuing two decades (and change!), some of the film’s cast members have found fame and fortune… and some haven’t. Click through the slideshow above to get the lowdown on our favorite Salem residents.