Vinessa Shaw’s Pregnancy Announcement Is Pure Magic

Remember Hocus Pocus, the 1993 classic Disney film? Oh, come on, sure you do. The one where Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker were witch sisters who come back to life in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night — only to be defeated by a few kids and a talking cat that was secretly a cute human in disguise?

Well, we remember it well, and Hocus Pocus and Ray Donovan star Vinessa Shaw clearly does too, as evidenced by her super-adorable Hocus Pocus-themed pregnancy announcement on Instagram.

Shaw shared her big news this week with an image of a Hocus Pocus box — with a slot for a pregnancy test.

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The caption? “Winnie, I smell a child….” (If you don’t get it, you just have to watch the movie, OK? Borrow some kids if you have to, get the popcorn going, and just do it.)

“Maybe I should have used this for my pregnancy announcement??” Shaw wrote in the post. She had already posted a sweet, albeit more traditional, photo of herself with her husband, Kristopher Gifford, a few days before; in that pic, the words “Great News! I am pregnant” are all over the wall behind the pair of soon-to-be parents.

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The full caption of Shaw’s original post Friday read: 

“Great News! We are proud and excited to share that we are expecting a little one early next year! My hubby is a graphic designer, so I hope you appreciate his cheekiness.”

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Cheekiness approved — and we hope the eventual birth announcement will be just as fun. But we’re also angling hard for a Binx the talking cat appearance. Don’t dash our hopes, Vinessa.


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