The Real Reason We Love "Hocus Pocus"

Myke Thompson

Warning: SPOILERS!

Who doesn’t remember the lovably, intellectual quips of the heartthrob turned kitty cat, Thackery Binx?

“Twist the bones and bend the back,
Trim him of his baby fat,
Give him fur black as black
JUST...LIKE...THIS…”

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There wasn’t a person in the world who didn’t have a soft spot in their heart for the dashing, daring brother who fell victim to an unfortunate witch spell in the 1993 Disney movie, Hocus Pocus.

Who says cute, CGI kitties can’t have lead roles in Hollywood? #Salem #NineLives

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But before Thackery was helping angsty teenagers bring down vengeful diva witches, he was a handsome colonial, portrayed by Sean Murray, just out there trying to play hero for his kidnapped little sister. Obviously, it didn’t work out.

Wait. Can we talk about how his name is "Thackery" and not Zachary for a hot minute?

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In the end, Thackery and the teens successfully defeat those stylish witches and despite being able to inflate like a bike tire after being crushed, and live for centuries - he opts out the cat life to rock the ghost look with his little sister.

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Who doesn't love human actors taking the backseat to animals in major motion pictures? Thackery Binx, along with a handful of other unforgettable animal characters have dominated the silver screen over the years. Is it possbile for cats to be nominated for Academy Awards? #AnimalActors

“Thackery Binx, what took thee so long?”

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