The Witch Mother from Hocus Pocus 2 is getting her own POP figure, but it’s only available through the Funko website
The collectible makers at Funko have created a large line of POP figures based on Hocus Pocus 2. There are, of course, all three Sanderson sisters, but also the new characters Cassie, Becca, Izzy, and Gilbert. Surprisingly, a new Billy Butcherson figure isn’t in the line-up. But there is The Witch Mother – and while the other Hocus Pocus 2 POPs will be available wherever POPs are sold, the Witch Mother figure will only be available through the Funko website. So if you want to get your hands on this one, head over to Funko.com before all the Witch Mother figures are sold!
ThatHashtagShow informs, “The Witch Mother plays a brief but significant role in the Disney feature Hocus Pocus 2. The character, portrayed by Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham, meets the Sanderson sisters when they’re still children. Sensing witchy potential in young Winifred, the Witch Mother gives the sisters their iconic spellbook. She also warns against using a particular spell, which becomes a key plot point later in the film when an adult Winifred casts the forbidden spell with dire consequences for her sisters. Though the Witch Mother didn’t get a ton of screen time in the Hocus Pocus sequel, her importance to the Sanderson sisters’ story and her iconic look make the character a fun addition to your Funko collection.“
Directed by Anne Fletcher from a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics), Hocus Pocus 2 has the following synopsis: Picking up 29 years after a teen named Max lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the three 17th-century child-essence-stealing sorceresses, Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Mary (Kathy Najimy) are now looking for revenge. With the Sanderson Sisters back to terrorize Salem, it’s up to three high school students to stop them. How do you do that? By summoning the wrath of an enchantress, of course.
Those three high school students are Becca (Whitney Peak, Gossip Girl), Cassie (Lilia Buckingham, Dirt), and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo, American Horror Stories). Also in the cast are Tony Hale (Veep), Sam Richardson (Werewolves Within), Juju Brener (Vanquish), Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), Taylor Paige (Earwig and the Witch), and newcomer Nina Kitchen. Doug Jones reprised the role of Billy Butcherson.
Twenty-nine years went by between Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2, but it looks like we’ll have a much shorter wait for the next sequel. Hocus Pocus 3 is already in the works, with Fletcher set to direct from a script by D’Angelo.
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Here’s what the figure looks like:
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/the-witch-mother-pop/