‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Director Anne Fletcher Shares the Reason for Including the Garry and Penny Marshall Scene

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'Hocus Pocus 2' Director Anne Fletcher Shares the Reason for Including the Garry and Penny Marshall Scene

Disney fans are enjoying the highly anticipated sequel to the cult classic Hocus Pocus on Disney+, and many viewers are wondering why the sequel featured an iconic scene from the 1993 film. The scene in question featured the performance of Garry and Penny Marshall as “Master” and “Little Woman” after the Sanderson Sisters confuse “Master” with the Devil.

Related: Hocus Pocus 2 is #1 Movie Premiere on Disney+ so far

Director Anne Fletcher knew she wanted to include some footage of the original film, and ultimately decided on the filmmaker’s cameo. Fletcher shared with EW, “I always knew I wanted to put some scene from [the] original movie on the TV, because I thought it would be fun and true to modern-day Halloween, with fans always watching Hocus Pocus. My editor, Julia [Wong], and I landed on the cameo with Garry and Penny because it’s one of the funniest parts of the movie, and their characters are so beloved by everyone — including myself — that it just felt right to put Garry and Penny in this movie. To remember and honor them as being a huge, important, and fun part of the original. Not to mention the importance of who they were in the world, what they gave us all during their lives. Joy, laughter, happiness. Again, it just felt right.

'Hocus Pocus 2' Director Anne Fletcher Shares the Reason for Including the Garry and Penny Marshall Scene

Related: Our Spoiler-Free Review of ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

Did you enjoy seeing the cameo of Garry and Penny Marshall in Hocus Pocus 2? What were some of your favorite nods to the original 1993 film? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for updates and all things Disney+!



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