Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Classic Nick Wednesday – Hocus Focus

For those of us who loved Pinwheel Hocus Focus was right up our alley.

known for his puppeteering on Pinwheel Brad Williams stared as Kryspen, an apprentice wizard, who, along with his shape-shifting pet Oulak, magically traveled through time to our world from the Middle Ages.

Upon arriving in the 20th century Kryspen procures a job in a public library where he works in the film department where he would watch short videos to learn about our world.

His friends included the absent-minded Professor Rhombus played by Jim Jinkens, who was also a puppeteer on Pinwheel (he played Minus), and a young woman named Daisy, actress unknown. It should also be noted that Mr. George James (Jake from Pinwheel) wrote the theme song for Hocus Focus. 

Distributed by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment in 1980 Hocus Focus found its home when it aired on Nickelodeon for only one season, but for those of us who remember it, it was a wonderful season. 😊

Hocus Focus early Nickelodeon TV show from 1981

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