Kimberly J. Brown’s Most Recent Blog Post Revealed That Halloweentown Has a Very Different Ending.
“Hocus Pocus” and “Halloweentown” are two movies that many people who grew up in the 1990s and early 2000s might remember as some of their favorites. “Hocus Pocus 2” came out almost 20 years later and was a sequel to the first movie. Even though fans had mixed feelings about it, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a score of “fresh.” There have been three sequels to “Halloweentown” that came out soon after the first one. These are “Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge,” “Halloweentown High,” and “Return to Halloweentown.” Even though the series has a lot of fans, many have said that the first movie is still the best (via Reddit).
In the first “Halloweentown,” Marnie Piper (Kimberly J. Brown), her brother Dylan (Joey Zimmerman), and her younger sister Sophie (Emily Roeske) find out that their grandmother Aggie (Debbie Reynolds) is a witch from a place called Halloweentown. Aggie had told them about Halloweentown for years, but it was always just a story.
When Marnie finds out she needs to start witch training, though, Halloweentown quickly becomes real. After running away to Halloweentown, Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie must all find the courage to use the magical powers they inherited to stop an evil warlock named Kalabar (Robin Thomas) from taking control of the people there.
Many fans will remember Marnie’s plan to stop Kalabar, but Brown recently said that the ending was originally very different.
Marnie Had to Walk Through a Forest That Made Her Look Old in the Original Ending of Halloweentown.
At the end of “Halloweentown,” Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie have to put the magical talisman in the middle of the giant Jack-O’-Lantern in the middle of town. Kimberly J. Brown recently said on Instagram, though, that this ending was originally set in a forest. She said that before it was changed, Marnie had to go through a “deep, dark forest” to put the talisman in the middle.
But Marnie would get older quickly because of this forest. The makeup department had to make a mould of her face so they could use it as a guide for how old she looked. Brown kept the mould even though the new ending didn’t use it. She showed it off to her followers as a fun reminder of her time working on the movie.
Brown was the first person to play Marnie, but for “Return to Halloweentown,” she was replaced by someone else. Even though it would be easy to think that this was because of scheduling problems, Brown said on her YouTube channel that Disney decided to go in a different direction and bring in actor Sara Paxton.
In 2017, the series’ executive producer, Sheri Singer, told E! News that she would be open to making a fifth “Halloweentown” movie, but nothing has happened yet to make that happen.