A behind-the-scenes video of the Hocus Pocus 2 set reveals Bette Midler’s Winifred flight test, achieved with very practical effect.
A look behind the scenes of Disney’s Hocus pocus 2 shows Bette Midler’s fully practical Winifred Sanderson flight test. The star reprises her witch role alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in Hocus pocus 2which was released on Disney+ on September 30. Set nearly three decades after the original film, the sequel follows a new group of Salem high school students who accidentally light the Black Flame Candle and conjure up the Sanderson sisters.
Helped by Anne FletcherHocus pocus 2 brimming with nostalgia. Not only do all three original Sanderson sisters return, but the audience also sees zombie Billy Butcherson (Doug Jones) making a comeback. The sequel features several callbacks to its predecessor, even going so far as to include footage of the original. Of course, one of the greatest joys for diehard Hocus Pocus lovers is to see Midler, Parker and Najimy flying through the air on broomsticks and other cleaning supplies.
utilities, Hocus pocus 2 costume designer Salvador Perez shares a behind-the-scenes look at Midler’s first flight test on set. Cloaked in her full Winnie wardrobe, the star is rigged and soared through the sky using all the practical effects. The Instagram post also features a few images featuring Midler and Najimy in full makeup, the first time their ensembles were completely put together for the sequel.
How do Hocus Pocus 2’s flying scenes compare to the original?
Created almost three decades later, the Hocus 2 The production team clearly had a lot more technology than during the 1993 release. Although they chose to update certain effects – such as the Black Flame Candle and Winnie’s Lightning Magic – the sequel retained many practical effects. The witch’s flying seems to be the prime example of this, with Midler, Parker, and Najimy being re-deployed and pulled through the air on cranes.
If anything, the way Hocus pocus 2 the combination of practical effects with visual effects made the flying sequences all the more magical than they were in the first. The team seems to have mixed up the perfect potion, using not only flying rigs, but also blue screen technology to keep the Sandersons flying. While the original Hocus Pocus will always be the most captivating movie across the board, setting the Sandersons’ magic on special effects in 2022 is definitely more captivating. Audience members are mainly looking for escapism and not realism when watching the franchise, but the more believable the special effects, the more they can escape. Hocus pocus 2 certainly provides that.
Source: Salvador Perez/Instagram