Hocus Focus (TV series)

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Hocus Focus
Hocus Focus TV Series Opening Image.png
Still from title sequence
Genre Children Variety Show
Written by Lou Berger
Bob Keiber
Ellen Schecter
Larry Jordan
Peggy Sloane
Directed by Andrea Cvirko
Nan Harris
Starring Brad Williams
Jim Jinkins
Theme music composer George James
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Producer(s) Patty Rout
Editor(s) Larry Jordan
Alan Miller (editor)
Camera setup Robert Ellis
Barry Fialt
Distributor Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment [1]
Original network Nickelodeon (1979–1980)
Related shows Pinwheel (TV series)

Hocus Focus is the name of a children's television series in 1979 which aired on Nickelodeon.


Hocus Focus featured an apprentice wizard who magically time traveled forward from the Middle Ages named Kryspen, who worked in the film department of a public library, who, along with his shape-shifting pet named "Oulak", played short films. Kryspen's friends included the absent-minded Professor Rhombus, a young woman named Daisy, and a talking book.[2] The show only lasted one year.[3]

Show credits[edit]

Transcription of YouTube clip.:[4]



Current rights[edit]

This show was only shown for one year. This picture was taken from the end credits of the Hocus Focus TV show.[5] It shows that it was distributed by Warner-Amex_Satellite_Entertainment in 1980. The Wikipedia article of Warner-Amex_Satellite_Entertainment indicates that the Pinwheel Show, shown on the same Pinwheel Network was turned into Nickelodeon. Through corporate changes, Nickelodeon is currently owned by Viacom as part of MTV Networks.


External links[edit]

Hocus Focus early Nickelodeon TV show from 1981, last accessed May 20, 2013 on YouTube