I really like the movie, too, and I like the song a lot, too!
Disney really outdid themselves, getting Bette, Kathy, and
Sarah for the trio of witches. They are all so gifted as
comedians, and then you add the fantastic make-up
job, and you have the first trio of women who must have
been channeling the three stooges for at least part of
their performance, then give them just enough bite to
become the threat they need to be the villains.
This is just one of those family fun movies, that you
never get tired of seeing. And the appearance by
Garry "the witches master" and Penny "medusa" hahahahaha
just adds to the fun.
it was a theatrical release, it came out i think a year before or a year after homeward bound, its one of my favorites i also liked homeward bound too, these particular live action disney movies are things i remember fondly from my childhood, hocus pocus was a halloween tradition in my house.