The original's '90s campiness is half the fun.
Hocus Pocus has become solidified as a cult classic as millennials grow into adulthood, have kids, and share the joy of their childhood favorite Halloween film with their young ones. The nostalgic element of the movie is a huge portion of its appeal; we cannot overstate the importance of Thackery Binx's curtain-bangs.
While Disney Channel Original movies have a certain innate campiness to them, there's something irreplaceable about genuine retro greatness. It's why Hocus Pocus has grown more popular the farther we get from 1993 — it gains more nostalgic charm with every passing year.