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Lock up your children! Yes, Salem, we're back!
―Winifred announcing the return of the Sanderson Sisters[src]

Winifred "Winnie" Sanderson is the main antagonist of Disney's 1993 film Hocus Pocus and its 2022 sequel. She is the eldest and most intelligent witch who lived during the time of the Salem Witch Trials, along with her two sisters: Mary and Sarah.

For her witchcraft, she was sentenced to death by the Salem townsfolk in 1693 and was later brought back from the dead by Max Dennison after three hundred years. Upon her return, Winifred began to terrorize the town in hopes of kidnapping children and stealing their souls to keep herself from dying and aging once more.


Winifred was born in 1637[1] in Salem, Massachusetts where she lived with her two younger sisters, Mary and Sarah as orphans after their father, an apothecary, died. At some point in her youth, Winifred shared a single kiss with a young boy named Billy Butcherson in a graveyard and grew to believe they were soulmates, despite the fact that he didn't reciprocate this feeling. It results in her obsession with him.

In 1653, on her sixteenth birthday, Reverend Traske arranged for Winifred to marry John Pritchett. However, she adamantly refused and took the Lord's name in vain twice due to her disgust for Pritchett, saying that she would only marry Billy. When she wouldn't relent in her decision, the Reverend deemed that she had defied the authority of the church and had her banished from Salem. Rather than allow her sisters to be taken away from her, Winifred escaped with them to the nearby forbidden wood. There, they made the acquaintance of a forest enchantress, whom they referred to as Mother, and she sensed that Winifred, too, was a witch. The enchantress gifted Winifred a spellbook, created by Satan himself, called the Manual of Witchcraft and Alchemy for her sixteenth birthday but explicitly warned the Sanderson sisters against casting a spell known as the Magicae Maxima. The Witch Mother also revealed to them that by killing children witches could stay young and "ridiculously" beautiful. Later that night, Winifred and her sisters successfully sought revenge against Reverend Traske by casting a spell to set fire to his home.[2]

Afterward, Winifred and her sisters moved into a cottage on the outskirts of Salem in the late 1600s where they worshipped Satan and practiced black magic. On May 1, 1693, when Winifred learned that Billy took her youngest sister Sarah as his lover, she, believing that he was cheating on her, flew into a jealous rage, poisoned him, and sewed his mouth shut with a dull needle so that he could not reveal her secrets even in death.


Winifred is highly intelligent, dramatic, sadistic, cruel, smart, temperamental, clever, logical, competent, wise, witty, and evil, which makes her all the more deadly if one isn't careful. Extremely vain, she is deeply offended whenever she is called ugly and swiftly punishes anyone who dares do so. According to Thackery Binx, when she caught her lover, Billy Butcherson, cheating on her with her very beautiful sister Sarah, she flew into a jealous rage and poisoned him, sewing his lips shut with a dull needle for good measure, and for being unfaithful to her, and due to this, Winifred is described to be always the most jealous type among her sisters.

As the eldest of her sisters, Winifred is their leader, though she probably would be anyway due to her cunning and competence, traits which her sisters lack. She is also shown to be much smarter, clever, brighter and observant than her younger sisters. Mary is her right-hand witch and compliments Winifred constantly, but Sarah's air-headed idiocy in particular frequently exasperates her to no good end. However, Winifred tolerates them either because her idolized mother asked her to, or because they each have invaluable, unique powers necessary for her plans. Her own unique power is electrokinesis, which can easily and painfully subdue pesky older siblings who get in her way.

But if there is one thing she truly loves in the world, it is her beloved spellbook. Originally owned by the Devil before being entrusted to generations of witches with herself as its latest heir and able to magically change its contents to fit the situation, it is a priceless treasure that she absolutely adores. When she speaks to her book, she mostly cares for, and mostly kind to it, just like the book is her own child.

Her spellbook helps her find the perfect spells and potions to cause misfortune to others, be it painfully transforming her victims into other creatures or brewing a potion to suck away their life force. Winifred enjoys harming others with wicked glee and even when facing execution, her sarcastic, cruel sense of humor remains unfazed.

Following her second resurrection, Winifred retains much of the same qualities, but she adapts better to the modern world than she did the first time. However, her power-hungry nature and stubbornness cause her to disregard her book's warnings about the dangers of the Magicae Maxima and become determined to perform it despite having promised The Witch Mother that she and her sisters would never use it, as she wanted to take revenge on the Traske bloodline for the wrongs done to the sisters by their ancestor, Reverend Traske. As a result of not reading the warning, Winifred accidentally sacrifices her sisters in exchange for power, something that utterly devastates her and makes her feel guilty. When faced with an eternal life alone with all the power that she has ever wanted, Winifred tries to give it all back to get Mary and Sarah back, revealing that she truly loves her sisters and that all of the power in the world isn't worth losing them. In doing so, Winifred shows a softer, more human side of herself. Winifred's utter heartbreak and devastation causes her book and enemies to agree to help her one last time. Even though the Spell for Reuniting did not bring them back but rather sent Winifred to them, she just laughs with delight as it means that she will be reunited with her sisters. Instead of being hateful and angry towards her enemies as she was in the past, Winifred thanks them and tells the girls that they are lucky to have each other before she vanished to be with her sisters again, implying Winifred had found peace.

Physical appearance

Winifred's most striking feature is her fiery red hair, which she wears in a distinctive, curled bouffant style that resembles the shape of a heart. She wears shades of green that contrast nicely with her hair in the form of a richly embroidered velvet robe over a green and deep purple dress. Eyebrow-less, buck-toothed, and with claw-like fingernails, Winifred cuts a memorable figure enhanced by her strongly rouged cheeks and uniquely lipsticked mouth. She had striped green stockings and shoes with curved points. When she went outside, she wore a dark green hooded cloak.

Powers and abilities

As the oldest sister, Winifred is the most powerful and intelligent of the three witches, with an extraordinary proficiency in dark magic. The many effects she can achieve through dark magic include:

  • Dark Magic: Winifred Sanderson is a practitioner of dark magic she does this by casting spells from her spellbook.
    • Electrokinesis: Her signature magical ability, Winifred could project her power from her very fingertips in a form that resembles green lightning. Not only can the lightning be used to electrocute her target, but it can also be used as a form of kinesis. For example, during Max's and Winifred's first confrontation, she knocked him down through her electrokinesis.
      • Electro-Telekinesis: Winifred uses this to telekinetically move and toss Max about and levitate him in the air.
      • Storm Manipulation: After performing the Power spell, Winifred casts a powerful thunderstorm over all of Salem.
    • Potion Brewing: The ability to create beverages that produce specific magical effects. Winifred possessed immense skill with potions (especially those that originated from her spell book), most notably the Life Potion, which she brewed with her sisters' help.
    • Spell Casting: The ability to cast spells to produce specific magical effects. Winifred also possessed immense skill with spells (especially those that originated from her spell book), which she often performed with her sisters' help. Other additional abilities she derived from this power are:
      • Cursing: The ability to induce curses. To punish Thackery Binx for insulting them, and to force him to live forever with his guilt over failing to save his sister from them, the three sisters cursed him to become an immortal black cat. Also, before they were hanged, Winifred cast a final curse through her spell book, enabling them to return from the grave three centuries later, with Max (a virgin) lighting the Black Flame Candle on a Halloween full moon. Her curse also ensured that the three sisters survived Allison's plan to burn them alive in a kiln.
      • Necromancy: Through a spell that she cast independently, Winifred summoned Billy Butcherson from his grave as a zombie to do her bidding. However, while he initially seemed to be on her side, he was revealed to hold her in utter contempt and later sided with her opponents against her and her sisters.
      • Hypnotic Voice: Winifred and her sisters could bewitch others through song - by means of her song ("I Put a Spell on You"), she and her sisters hypnotized a group of adults into believing that Max's warnings about her and her sisters were just "a good joke", and then went on to cast a spell of perpetual dance on them. Likewise, another of their songs ("One Way Or Another") enchanted several citizens to help them find Jefry Traske, the Mayor of Salem. Sarah also implied that when working in tandem, they could all indeed bewitch teenagers, however, they left before they could attempt to do so.[2]
      • Continual Action Inducement: The ability to cause others to keep doing one action or a series of actions until they literally die. After Winifred hypnotized the adults through her singing voice, she and her sisters went on to sing a catchy song interwoven with a spell that made the adults "dance until they died" (though it was fortunately broken before said deaths could occur).
      • Fire Manipulation: In a flashback we see in Hocus Pocus 2, we see the young Sanderson Sisters casting a spell on a house which causes it to smoke and catch on fire.
    • Broom Flight: The ability to fly using brooms. Winifred is skilled in broom flight, and could also fly using a standard sweeping broom as an alternative to her normal broomstick.
    • Supernatural Strength: Winifred displayed strength beyond that of a normal human when she effortlessly caught and wrenched a baseball bat out of Max's hands and lifted him off his feet with little effort while trying to drain his life force.
    • Conjuration: Winifred could magically create solid objects such as ropes or a row of stitches sewn onto Billy's mouth from nothing.[2]
    • Teleportation (limited): The sequel film revealed that she and her sisters can teleport from one place to another, as discovered when Beca and Izzy try to run away from her when they are resuscitated while Winnie and her sisters were busy singing, she transports after Sarah and Mary. in front of them, she after her sisters appeared first to corner them, although this ability seems to be limited to nearby places and knowing the location of her target, since when they were looking for Mayor Trask they never appeared in front of him because they did not know his location, and it also seems that it can't be used while they are held, as seen when they couldn't get out of the salt circle, also it would explain why they never used this ability on Max, Dany, Allison, and Takerin when they stole Book, since they fled to places unknown to them.
    • Bibliomancy (formerly): Winifred was able to use her spell book to divine the specific magic that would be most useful or most helpful to her and her sisters in whatever situation they were in - her book would always automatically flip to the particular entry that they needed most (the recipe for the Life Potion, the curse to transform someone into an immortal animal, etc.).


  • Hallowed Ground: Witches can't set foot on hallowed ground. When Winifred fell onto the hallowed ground in a cemetery, she turned into stone.[3]
  • Salt: Salt protects against dark magic, thus a circle of salt can protect Winifred's victim from her power.[3] Likewise, a circle of salt can contain Winnie and her sisters until the circle is broken. Apparently, when another witch employs salt against Winifred, the salt's protection is enhanced.[2]


Hocus Pocus


Winifred, alongside her sisters Mary and Sarah, curses Thackery into an immortal cat.

In 1693, the Sanderson Sisters, now graying and stooped with age, decide to brew the Life Potion, which will steal the life force of a child to restore their own youth and vitality. As Winifred and Mary work on the potion, they send Sarah out to lure a child with her siren-like voice. She soon returns with a young girl named Emily Binx, whom they bewitch in no time to sit docilely in a chair as they finish up the potion. However, just after Emily obediently drinks the potion, the girl's elder brother Thackery interrupts them and attempts to rescue her. Mary and Sarah gleefully chase him around the room, but he manages to knock them down by shoving their enormous cauldron at them, spilling the rest of the potion in the process. A furious Winifred easily subdues him with her powers before Mary points out that the potion is working: Emily's life force is visible. The sisters eagerly crowd around Emily and suck her life force away until their youth is restored and Emily dies of old age on Halloween night.[4]

Rejoicing at the success of their potion, the witches then turn their attention to Thackery. Winifred initially plans to simply kill him, but she changes her mind when he calls her a hag and decides that he deserves a harsher punishment. Together with her sisters, she curses him to live forever in the form of a black cat, doomed to live for all eternity with the guilt of his failure to save Emily.

Just after they perform the spell, an angry mob arrives at their cottage, led by Emily and Thackery's parents. Winifred and Mary attempt to barricade the door and convince the crowd that they're merely spinsters spending a quiet evening at home, but an air-headed Sarah impulsively adds that they've been killing children before her sisters can stop her. Soon enough, the sisters are captured and hanged. But before they die, Winifred casts one final spell declaring that on Halloween night when the moon is full, a virgin will summon them back from the dead, allowing them to once again claim the lives of all the children in Salem.


Winifred, alongside Sarah, are surprised by Dani's appearance.

A full three hundred years later, the sisters are revived when someone lights the Black Flame Candle, whose mysterious powers can summon them back from the dead- but only for a single night. Nevertheless, the sisters are overjoyed at returning to their cottage, even more so when Mary announces that she smells children. Her powerful nose leads them straight to a young girl's hiding place, forcing her, Dani, out into the open. They pick her up and almost succeed in throwing her into their cauldron when Dani's older brother, Max, - the one who lit the candle- jumps out of hiding, demanding that they release his sister. Amused, Winifred easily subdues him with her powers. Winifred practices her witchcraft on him delighted that she hasn't lost her touch at all. However, Dani and Max's friend, Allison manages to wallop Mary with a frying pan as Dani hits Winifred and Sarah with her trick-or-treat bag. Before Winnie can retaliate, a black cat attacks her out of nowhere, giving Dani enough time to wake up her dazed brother. Max triggers the sprinklers, which he convinces the witches is a "burning rain of death". The cat orders Max to grab the spellbook, batting at him impatiently when Max stares at the talking cat in shock. Nevertheless, he breaks into the glass case containing the book and makes his escape along with the cat.

The sisters find them at the cemetery and Winifred summons her ex-boyfriend, Billy Butcherson, to get her book back. The sisters encounter a bus driver and ride on the bus until Mary smells the children. But they were confused when the children were wearing costumes. They encounter a man dressed as Satan and mistaking him for their true master and his wife to be Medusa (a woman with snake-like curlers in her hair), but were so chased out of the house by the man's wife but finds their brooms gone after they were taken by some children dressed like the sisters. When Winifred unmasks a kid in a costume, she realizes the truth of Halloween children wear costumes and run amok which Sarah finds funny and Winfred punches her in the stomach to get her to stop.


Winifred sings "I Put a Spell on You".

The sisters went to a Halloween party where Max's parents and Max, Dani, and Allison tried to warn them, but they didn't believe them, so Max went to the stage and used a microphone to tell everyone about the Sanderson Sister and revealed them, but Winifred ridicules him before singing "I Put a Spell on You" therefore enchanting all the adults causing them to dance until they die. After this, they went to Max and Allison's high school where Max spoke through the microphone at the office telling them that the spellbook was there. The sisters heard a voice talking about a book which the sisters think is about the spellbook, but it was actually a tape recording and were unwittingly led to a kiln where the children locked the door and burned them alive after Allison got an idea from a restaurant.

However, they did not die due to the curse protecting them from death until sunrise. Mary used her smell to find Max, but they were led to two high school bullies, Jay and Ernie (better known as Ice) as Ernie was wearing Max's shoes that he stole them during their first encountering with Max and making fun of him. After Jay called the sisters ugly chicks, the sisters captured them and took them to their cottage locking them in small hanging cages. Knowing they didn't have much time left, Winifred tried to make the potion from memory, but she couldn't remember the ingredients and called out to her book and cried in despair.

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Winifred shrieked after Dani called her ugly.

Allison and Max, despite the warnings that nothing good can come from the book, open it to find a cure for Thackery's immortality and the book sends out a signal after being opened. Winifred saw the signal and used a corn broom, while Sarah used a mop and Mary used a Hoover vacuum cleaner to fly to its location. They secretly invade the house and grab the book, but after accidentally breaking some glass and knowing that Max and Alison would come to get Dani and Thackery, they hide in the closet as Sarah hides under the blankets. Max and Alison arrived and the sisters revealed themselves. The sisters violently explode from the house, but not before Winifred reveals the nature of the spell that brought them back to Allison.

Winifred and Mary made their way back to the cottage while Sarah sang her siren song to all the children of Salem so they would go to the house. When Dani calls her "the ugliest thing that ever lived", Winifred decides to kill her first. After brewing the potion again they try to get Dani to drink it, but are stopped by Max who tricks them into thinking the sun has risen by using the headlights of his parents' car and Max drains all the potion. However they realize they have been tricked and Winifred is upset that her potion is all gone, but there is still enough potion left for one child. Despite Sarah and Mary saying that they have Jay and Ernie and that more children are here, Winifred wants to use the life potion on Dani as revenge for calling her ugly.


Winifred is turned to stone after stepping foot on hollowed grounds in a cemetery.

The sisters chase after them and Winifred orders Billy to kill Max, but he uses Max's knife to sever the stitches on his lips, he apparently breaks the control Winifred has over him and joins the kids against them. Dani is put in Billy's grave while Allison circles some salt around to prevent the witches from reaching her. The sisters arrived and fought the kids and Billy. When Winifred knocked down Billy's head, Dani came out to give Billy his head back giving Winifred the opportunity to grab her. Winifred takes out the vial of potion and tries to force Dani into opening her mouth to drink it to "teach" her a lesson about "calling people ugly", but Thackery saves Dani by knocking the last vial of the life-stealing potion out of Winifred's hand and Max catches it. Winifred grabs Thackery and throws him to a rock. Max threatens to smash the vial of potion, but Winifred threatens to kill Dani if he does. With no other choice, Max drinks the potion and Winifred lets Dani go and grabs Max trying to suck his life force, but Max tried to hold her off while Dani, Allison, and Billy hold back Sarah and Mary to prevent them from helping Winifred by grabbing the plug hanged from Mary's vacuum cleaner. They let go causing the two sisters to fly high up to the air out of control and letting Max and Winifred fall to the ground. Winifred recovers and tries to steal Max's life force, but because she is standing on hallowed ground, she turns to stone as the sun comes up. Sarah and Mary both explode, with Winifred's statue doing so afterward.

At the end of the film, however, the book is seen and it blinks, therefore hinting the sisters are not entirely gone.

Hocus Pocus 2

In 2022, Winifred and her sisters are resurrected once again when two girls Becca and Izzy light a new Black Flame Candle. Gilbert, the owner of the magic shop that the Sanderson Sisters' cottage was turned into, reveals that he had witnessed the sisters in 1993 when he was a young boy. After finding Winifred's spellbook, Gilbert learned how to make a new Black Flame Candle and tricked Becca and Izzy into resurrecting the Sanderson Sisters.

Winifred decides that this time, they will perform the Magicae Maxima, the Power Spell that the Witch Mother had warned them that they must never ever perform. However, the book resists Winifred's attempts to read the spell, causing her to force the spellbook to show her it. Winifred sends Gilbert to dig up Billy Butcherson, needing his head for the spell, and gives him a time limit or his life will be forfeit and traps the girls in the basement. Before leaving, Winifred hides her book on a bookshelf full of replicas of the spellbook and departs with her sisters in search of Mayor Traske, their old archenemy Reverend Traske's descendants, for his blood.

At the town festival, the Sanderson Sisters bewitch the attendees by singing "One Way or Another" and send them out to help them find Mayor Traske. They're eventually led to his house by Cassie Traske's boyfriend Mike where Becca, having escaped, confronts them with a water bottle full of what she claims is the only Aralia berry juice in Salem, threatening to pour it out if they don't let her out alive. As Becca distracts the witches, Izzy and Cassie trap them in a salt circle, intending to leave them there until sunrise. However, the Mayor comes home, inadvertently revealing to the witches that Cassie is also a part of the Traske bloodline. The Roombas that Mary had been using to fly arrive and clean up the salt circle, freeing the Sanderson Sisters who kidnap Cassie and take her to the Forbidden Wood.

There, Gilbert has gathered all of the other ingredients, including the severed head of Billy who has been stuck as a zombie ever since Winifred awakened him in 1993. Winifred magically restores Billy's stitches in order to shut him up, gathers Cassie's blood and summons the book to her in order to perform the spell. After blasting Gilbert away, the witches begin performing the spell, but they are interrupted by Becca who has just discovered that she is also a witch. However, Becca proves to be no match for the Sanderson Sisters whose powers have been increased by the interrupted spell. Izzy frees Cassie and they flee, chased by Mary and Sarah. Noticing the spellbook's reluctance regarding the spell, Becca manages to convince it to abandon Winifred. The witches attack Becca, Izzy and Cassie, but they manage to shield themselves by sharing their power and Winifred decides to finish the spell without her book's help.

The witches manage to complete the Magicae Maxima and celebrate their new power, discovering that the Black Flame Candle has gone out, but they are still alive. Becca, Izzy and Cassie arrive and tell Winifred that she should've read the warning in the book about the spell: it takes what the caster values most as the price for the power. As this is her sisters for Winifred, Mary and Sarah turn to dust. Utterly devastated and heartbroken by her sisters' deaths, Winifred desperately tries to reverse the spell and begs her book for help. Sympathetic to its' old mistress, the book opens to a spell for the girls and Winifred tells Becca that she is a new witch and that only a witch and her coven can manifest what is written. Winifred begs the girls for help, willing to give up all of her power just to have her sisters back as her powers are nothing without them. Becca agrees to help Winifred and she, Izzy and Cassie perform the Spell for Reuniting. Mary and Sarah don't return, and Becca explains that the spell works by sending Winifred to her sisters, not the other way around. As Winifred begins to disintegrate into dust and delighted, she thanks the girls, telling them that they are lucky to have each other. Mary and Sarah's dust swirls around Winifred as she turns to dust and implodes, reuniting with her sisters in the afterlife. Watching the deaths of the Sanderson Sisters, the book cries.

However, Gilbert's cat, Cobweb, watches over a box containing another Black Flame Candle, suggesting that the Sanderson sisters may not be gone for good.

Video games

Disney Emoji Blitz

Winifred makes an appearance in the video game Disney Emoji Blitz. She is a playable character who has the ability to resurrect the most recently used powerups from the grave. She and her sisters, Mary and Sarah, are currently the only playable Hocus Pocus characters.

Disney Heroes: Battle Mode

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Winifred Sanderson, as she appears in Disney Heroes: Battle Mode.

Winifred, alongside her sisters: Sarah and Mary, appears in Disney Heroes: Battle Mode, originally for special events during the 2021 Halloween season. In the game, Winifred's abilities are referenced from her original film - including magic-green sparks from her hands, throwing the potion vial, and placing an enchantment upon enemies through song.

When Winifred is defeated in the game, she will spark green and blast away.

Disney Parks

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

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Winnie Sarah and Mary at Disney World

Winifred and her sisters returned in a special Castle Show at the Magic Kingdom. During the show she and her sisters try to brew the perfect Halloween Potion, receiving assistance from various Disney Villains. She isn't respectful towards the first two characters but she treats Maleficent with respect. After completing the Potion, she celebrates by singing "I Put a Spell on You".


The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Winifred Sanderson.


  • Bette Midler has said that of all the roles she's played, Winifred Sanderson is her favorite. She even dressed as Winifred once again for Halloween in 2016. With the recent announcement of a sequel film for Disney+, Midler has expressed her interest in reprising the role of Winifred.[5]
  • Winifred says "Hello Salem, my name is Winifred. What's yours?". This is a nod to the famous line from Gypsy. Mama Rose says "Hello world, my name is Rose, what's yours?". Bette Midler played Mama Rose in the TV version of the musical, which was released the same year as Hocus Pocus. Furthermore, Mary saying, "Oh, Winifred, thou art Divine" is an obvious homage to Bette Midler's nickname "The Divine Miss M" (also the name of her debut album).
    • The "Hello Salem" line has infamously been misquoted as "Hello sailors," to which Bette Midler clarified that she actually said "Hello Salem," not "sailors." However, she inadvertently tweeted "Hello sailors", ironically causing confusion and debate amongst fans.[6]
  • It is shown that her spellbook only responds to Winifred only, indicated by its open eye when spoken to by Winifred herself.
    • When Winifred desperately calls to her book from the cottage, the eye instantly opens at Max's house.
    • At the end of Hocus Pocus, the spellbook's eye opens, which indicates Winifred is not entirely gone and may be calling to it.
  • Winifred and her sisters appeared in a special Hocus Pocus reunion on October 30th, 2020 titled In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover. The event was to raise money for the New York Restoration Project and had the return of all three main cast members who portrayed the witches in the 1993 film.[7]
    • In the special, Mariah Carey answers the door for Winifred and says "Well if it isn't Winnie Sanderson, looking for a candy bar. I got news for you girl – Halloween's nearly over, so scat!" Immediately afterward, "All I Want For Christmas is You" plays in the background.[7]
  • Due to popular demand, Winifred and her sisters were added as playable characters in Disney Heroes: Battle Mode in 2021.
  • When Winifred pulls up alongside Max as he is driving Allison and Dani to the cemetery, she says, "Pull over! Let me see your driver's permit?", revealing that she knows what a driver's permit is. However, this wouldn't be true because she was living during 1693 when the driving vehicles weren't invented.
    • One possible explanation for her unusual knowledge is that Winifred possessed some manner of clairvoyance that enabled her awareness of certain things or she simply learned about driving permits in the brief amount of time she was resurrected.
  • According to Allison in a piece of deleted dialogue from the shooting script, the Sanderson Sisters' father was a warlock.
    • This turned out to be false in the sequel, as it was mentioned that the Sisters' father, who had died before Winifred's sixteenth birthday, had been an apothecary.


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Disney feature films
Mickey Mouse & Friends: MickeyMinnieDonald DuckDaisyPlutoGoofySteamboat Willie MickeyRetro MinnieOswald the Lucky RabbitHoliday Mickey8-Bit MickeyHoliday MinnieHoliday PlutoRose Gold MinnieRainbow MickeyVampire MickeyWitch MinnieMermaid MinnieDeep Sea MickeyCrab DonaldFairy MinnieSeashell DaisyPirate Peg-Leg PeteBirthday Baby PlutoPeppermint MinnieGardener MickeyFlower MinnieWatermelon MinnieIce Cream MickeySoft Serve DonaldSea Creature GoofyPumpkin MickeyGingerbread MickeyChristmas Clarabelle CowGarnet MinnieRainy Day DonaldAstronaut MickeyAlien PlutoPine Cone PlutoPancake GoofyBlueberry Muffin DonaldPumpkin MinnieSanta GoofyPlatinum MickeyFashion MinnieSpring Flute MickeyWinter PetePlatinum DonaldPearl DaisyPlatinum MinnieAstronaut DonaldTopiary DaisyDapper MinnieDapper Mickey

The Lion King: SimbaTimonPumbaaRafikiScarSpirit MufasaNalaShenziBaby SimbaZazuAdult SimbaPlatinum SimbaMufasaCarnelian ScarPatchwork Simba
The Little Mermaid: ArielFlounderSebastianUrsulaKing TritonPrince EricWedding ArielVanessaFlotsamAmethyst UrsulaRuby ArielScuttleKiss the Girl Ariel
Bambi: BambiThumperPretty FlowerApril Shower BambiFloral Ms. Bunny
The Aristocats: MariePearl Marie
Winnie the Pooh: Winnie the PoohTiggerPigletEeyoreRabbitHoney Bee PoohFlower PigletBunny TiggerBaby Chick EeyoreHoney Cake PoohSanta PoohRooLumpy Heffalump
Pinocchio: Jiminy CricketPinocchioBlue FairyFigaroPlatinum Jiminy CricketSketch Blue Fairy
Dumbo: DumboTimothy MouseMrs. Jumbo
Peter Pan: Tinker BellPeter PanCaptain HookWendyNanaSmeeJohn DarlingSlightlyHoliday Tinker BellTopaz Tinker BellCaptain PanPrismatic Tinker Bell
Aladdin: The GenieAladdinJasmineJafarAbuRajahIagoMagic CarpetDisguised JasmineSnake JafarVacation GeniePrince AliAquamarine JasmineElephant AbuSultanBaby RajahRed Carpet GenieGenie JafarCave of WondersCelebration JasminePlatinum GenieTanzanite Cave of Wonders
Alice in Wonderland: AliceWhite RabbitCheshire CatMad HatterCaterpillarThe Queen of HeartsDoorknobKing of HeartsLittle OystersHouse AliceRoseMarch HareMr. WalrusTweedle Dee
Cinderella: CinderellaFairy GodmotherGusPrince CharmingJaqLuciferAnastasiaDrizellaLady TremaineWedding CinderellaPink Dress CinderellaHoliday CinderellaIolite Fairy Godmother
Frozen: ElsaAnnaOlafSvenKristoffMarshmallowGrand PabbieThe Fire SpiritElsa the Snow QueenQueen AnnaDiamond ElsaYoung AnnaCitrine AnnaOpal OlafPrince HansSketch Elsa
Lilo & Stitch: StitchLiloJumbaScrumpAngelShaved Ice StitchRainbow StitchNani PelekaiPlatinum StitchCobra BubblesSapphire StitchPleakleyCaptain Gantu
Zootopia: Judy HoppsNick WildeClawhauserFinnickFlashGazelle
Beauty and the Beast: BelleThe BeastLumiereCogsworthMrs. PottsChipGastonEnchantressWinter BelleFancy BeastBookworm BelleMagical EnchantressZircon BelleLeFou
Moana: MoanaMauiPuaHei HeiGramma TalaTamatoaBaby MoanaTe FitiKakamora ChiefTe KāVoyager Moana
Mulan: MulanMushuCri-KeePingShan YuLi ShangThe EmperorReflection MulanRuby MushuMelanite Mulan
Tangled: RapunzelPascalFlynn RiderMaximusTiara RapunzelMother GothelWedding MaximusBaby RapunzelGolden Beryl Rapunzel
Sleeping Beauty: AuroraPrince PhillipMaleficentFloraFaunaMerryweatherWinter AuroraDragon MaleficentBriar RosePeridot MaleficentThe Raven
The Jungle Book: BalooKaaKing LouieMowgliShere KhanBagheera
Fantasia: Sorcerer's Apprentice MickeyYen SidChernabogPlatinum Sorcerer's Apprentice MickeySpring Sprite
One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella De VilPerditaPatchWinter Cruella
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack SkellingtonSallyZeroOogie BoogieSanta JackDr. FinkelsteinThe MayorChristmas SallyMan-Eating WreathLockShockBarrel
Pocahontas: PocahontasFlitMeekoPercyGrandmother WillowGovernor RatcliffeColors of the Wind Pocahontas
Big Hero 6: Hiro HamadaBaymaxPlatinum BaymaxHoney Lemon
Wreck-It Ralph: VanellopeRalphYesssFix-It Felix Jr.CalhounKing CandyPixel RalphPrincess Vanellope
The Princess and the Frog: TianaLouisRayDr. FacilierAlmost There TianaPrince NaveenPlatinum TianaCharlotte La BouffAventurine TianaMama Odie
Lady and the Tramp: LadyTramp
Hercules: HerculesMegPegasusHadesPhilZeusBaby PegasusBaby Hercules
The Emperor's New Groove: KuzcoKronkPachaYzmaYzma Kitty
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow WhiteDopeyMagic MirrorThe Evil QueenGrumpyThe PrinceSleepyDocWinter Snow WhiteThe WitchObsidian Snow WhitePlatinum Snow WhiteBashfulSneezyPurple Diamond Dopey
The Rescuers: BernardBiancaMadame Medusa
Robin Hood: Robin HoodMaid MarianLady KluckLittle JohnSir HissPrince John
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: Mr. Toad
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: EsmeraldaQuasimodoHugoFrollo
The Sword in the Stone: ArthurArchimedesMerlinMadam MimSugar BowlYoung Mim
Mickey's Christmas Carol: Bob Cratchit MickeyGhost of Jacob MarleyEbenezer Scrooge McDuckTiny TimEmily Cratchit MinnieGhost of Christmas Future Pete
A Goofy Movie: MaxVacation GoofyPowerlineRoxannePJ
Raya and the Last Dragon: RayaSisuTuk TukNamaariHuman Sisu
The Three Caballeros: JoséPanchitoCaballero Donald
Encanto: MirabelAntonioLuisaBrunoIsabelaPlatinum MirabelAlma MadrigalCamiloDoloresEmbroidered Mirabel
Bolt: Bolt
The Fox and the Hound: TodCopper
The Great Mouse Detective: Professor Ratigan
Pixie Hollow: SilvermistIridessaRosettaFawn
Treasure Planet: John Silver
The Black Cauldron: The Horned King
Oliver & Company: OliverDodger
Wish: AshaValentinoStar

Disney animated shows
DuckTales: Scrooge McDuckLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackGizmoduckMagica De SpellHueyDeweyLouie

Darkwing Duck: Darkwing Duck
Rescue Rangers: ChipDaleGadgetMonterey JackDevil DaleAngel Chip
Gargoyles: GoliathBronxDemona
The Proud Family: Penny ProudSuga Mama
Kim Possible: Kim Possible
Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Zummi Gummi
TaleSpin: Talespin Baloo
Phineas and Ferb: Perry the Platypus

Monsters, Inc.: MikeSulleyRandallCeliaRozBoo

Toy Story: WoodyBuzz LightyearAlienJessieBullseyeBo PeepForkyRexDuke CaboomHammMrs. NesbitZurgLotsoPlatinum WoodyBunnyStinky PeteFluorite Buzz
Finding Nemo/Finding Dory: NemoDoryHankCrushBruceBaby DoryDestinyBaileyPearlPlatinum NemoDarla
Cars: Lightning McQueenCruz RamirezJackson StormMater
Inside Out: JoySadnessAngerDisgustFearBing BongRainbow UnicornSapphire JoyAnxietyEmbarrassment
Coco: Miguel RiveraHéctorDanteImeldaPepitaAlebrije DanteErnestoMama CocoDisguised MiguelPlatinum Miguel
Ratatouille: RemyAnton EgoAlfredo LinguiniAuguste Gusteau
The Incredibles: Mr. IncredibleMrs. IncredibleJack-JackVioletDashFrozoneEdna ModeSyndrome
A Bug's Life: FlikPrincess AttaHeimlich
Brave: MeridaYoung MeridaQueen Elinor
Up: DugRusselCarlKevinAlphaHeadphones Dug
Onward: IanBarleyThe Manticore
Soul: Joe22
Luca: LucaAlberto
Turning Red: Meilin LeeRed Panda MeiAbby ParkRed Panda Ming Lee
Lightyear: Captain LightyearSox
Pixar Shorts: Bao
Elemental: EmberWade
Alien Remix: Monsters Inc. AlienIncredibles Alien

Disney video games
Kingdom Hearts: SoraAquaCaptain GoofyRoyal Magician Donald
Disney live-action films
Pirates of the Caribbean: Captain Jack SparrowBarbossaDavy JonesElizabeth SwannPrison DogTia Dalma

Descendants: Mal
Hocus Pocus: Winifred SandersonMary SandersonSarah SandersonBinxBilly ButchersonYoung WinifredThe Book
Mary Poppins: Mary PoppinsBertJolly Holiday Mary Poppins
Enchanted: GiselleWedding Giselle
Jungle Cruise: FrankLily Houghton
The Little Mermaid: King TritonAriel
Cruella: Masquerade Cruella
The Santa Clause: Scott CalvinBernard the Elf
Maleficent: Maleficent

Disney live-action shows
The Golden Girls: Rose NylundBlanche DevereauxSophia PetrilloDorothy Zbornak
Disney Parks
The Haunted Mansion: Hatbox GhostMadame LeotaThe BrideHitchhicker Ghost PhineasConstance

Matterhorn Bobsleds: Abominable Snowman
Journey Into Imagination: FigmentSketch FigmentRainbow Figment
Main Street Electrical Parade: Electrical Parade ElliottElectrical Parade MinnieElectrical Parade Tinker BellElectrical Parade Cheshire CatElectrical Parade Blue FairyElectrical Parade GenieElectrical Parade Nemo
World of Color: World of Color Mickey
Space Mountain: Space Mountain
It's a Small World: It's a Small World
Disney Munchlings: Munchlings Cherry Tart Minnie

Disney Theatrical Productions
The Lion King: Broadway Mufasa
The Muppets
The Muppets: Kermit the FrogFozzie BearSwedish ChefMiss PiggyGonzoAnimal

The Muppet Christmas Carol: Bob Cratchit KermitMiss Piggy Emily Cratchit
Muppets Haunted Mansion: Madame PigotaGauzey the Hatbox Bear

Star Wars: ReyFinnBB-8Kylo RenLuke SkywalkerPrincess LeiaThe MandalorianGroguChewbaccaHondoFirst Order StormtrooperHan SoloR2-D2Cara DuneMoff GideonDeath TrooperPoe DameronC-3POBoba FettJabba the HuttAnakin Skywalker/Darth VaderQueen AmidalaDarth MaulFennec ShandAhsoka TanoJedi AnakinGeneral GrievousYodaLando CalrissianEmperor PalpatineGrand Moff TarkinK-2SOJyn ErsoCassian AndorObi-Wan KenobiGrand InquisitorWicketJedi Master LukeImperial StormtrooperBo-KatanCad BanePlatinum GroguSalacious CrumbBoushh Disguise LeiaRancorSabine WrenC1-10PMace WinduJar Jar BinksAdmiral AckbarHera SyndullaAdmiral AckbarEmerald YodaMeadow PadméEndor Rebel LeiaQui-Gon Jinn

Indiana Jones: Indiana JonesMarion RavenwoodHelena1969 Indiana Jones
Willow: WillowKit

20th Century Studios
Ron's Gone Wrong: RonBarney

Ice Age: ScratSidMannyDiego
Anastasia: Anastasia RomanovRasputin
Titanic: RoseJack

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A Goofy Movie: PowerlineMax Goof

Aladdin: AladdinGenieJafarJasmineRajahAbu
Alice in Wonderland: Alice Mad HatterQueen of HeartsCheshire Cat
Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Kida NedakhVincenzo SantoriniHelga SinclairMilo ThatchAudrey Ramirez
Beauty and the Beast: GastonBeastBelleLumiereCogsworth
Big Hero 6: Hiro HamadaBaymaxHoney LemonWasabiGo Go TomagoFred
Bolt: Bolt
Cinderella: Fairy GodmotherCinderella
Frozen: ElsaOlafKristoffSvenAnna
Hercules: HadesHerculesMegaraZeusPhiloctetesPegasus
Lilo & Stitch: StitchPleakleyJumbaAngelLilo Pelekai
Meet the Robinsons Bowler Hat GuyDOR-15
Mickey Mouse & Friends Mickey MouseGoofyMinnie MousePlutoPeteDaisy Duck
Moana: MoanaMaui
Mulan: Fa MulanLi ShangShan YuMushu
One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella De Vil
Peter Pan: Peter PanCaptain Hook
Pocahontas: PocahontasMeeko
Raya and the Last Dragon: RayaSisuNamaari
Robin Hood: Robin HoodSheriff of NottinghamLittle John
Sleeping Beauty: MaleficentAuroraPrince Phillip
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Evil QueenSnow White
Tangled: RapunzelFlynn RiderMaximusMother GothelStabbington Brothers
The Black Cauldron: The Horned King
The Emperor's New Groove: YzmaKronkPachaKuzco
The Great Mouse Detective: Basil of Baker Street
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: EsmeraldaQuasimodoPhoebus
The Jungle Book: King LouieBalooBagheeraKaaShere Khan
The Lion King: ScarRafikiTimonPumbaaSimbaNala
The Little Mermaid: ArielUrsulaKing Triton
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack SkellingtonSallyOogie BoogieLock, Shock, and BarrelMayor of Halloween Town
The Princess and the Frog: Dr. FacilierTianaLouis
The Rescuers Down Under: Percival C. McLeach
The Sword in the Stone: MerlinMadam Mim
Treasure Planet: Captain AmeliaJim HawkinsJohn Silver
Wreck-It Ralph: Wreck-It RalphVanellope von SchweetzFix-It Felix Jr.Sergeant CalhounShank
Winnie the Pooh: Winnie the PoohTiggerEeyore
Zootopia: Judy HoppsNick WildeYax FinnickChief BogoClawhauserKoslovMr. BigBellwether

Disney animated shows
Amercian Dragon: Jake Long: Jake LongRose
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Chip and DaleGadget HackwrenchZipper

Darkwing Duck: Darkwing DuckMegavoltQuackerjackNegaduck
DuckTales: Scrooge McDuckDonald DuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieFenton CrackshellLaunchpad McQuackMagica De Spell
Gargoyles: GoliathDemona
Kim Possible: Kim PossibleDr. DrakkenShegoRon StoppableRufusDuff KilliganMonkey Fist
Phineas and Ferb: Agent PHeinz Doofenshmirtz
The Owl House: Eda ClawthorneLuz Noceda

A Bug's Life: FlikHopper

Brave: Merida
Coco: Miguel RiveraDante
Finding Nemo: GeraldMarlinNemoHankDory
Inside Out: AngerJoySadnessDisgustFear
Luca: Luca PaguroAlberto Scorfano
Monsters, Inc.: James P. SullivanBooMike WazowskiRandall Boggs
Onward: Ian LightfootCorey the ManticoreBarley Lightfoot
Ratatouille: Alfredo LinguiniRemyColette TatouChef Skinner
Soul: 22
The Incredibles: Mr. IncredibleElastigirlDash ParrViolet ParrJack-Jack ParrFrozoneSyndromeThe UnderminerVoyd
Toy Story: WoodyBuzz LightyearJessieRexEmperor ZurgBo PeepBilly, Goat, and GruffDuke CaboomDucky and BunnySlinky DogHamm
Turning Red: Mei Lee
Up: Carl FredricksenDugRussellKevin

Disney live-action films
Hocus Pocus: Winifred SandersonSarah SandersonMary SandersonThackery BinxBilly Butcherson

Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack SparrowHector BarbossaTia DalmaDavy Jones
The Rocketeer: Cliff Secord
Tron: Kevin FlynnQuorraTron

The Muppets
AnimalMiss PiggyGonzoDr. Bunsen HoneydewBeakerKermit the FrogThe Swedish ChefFozzie BearStatler and WaldorfSweetums