Hocus Focus (TV series)

Hocus Focus is the name of a children's television series that aired from 1979 to 1981, which aired on the then-fledgling Nickelodeon network.

Hocus Focus
GenreChildren's variety show
Written byLou Berger
Bob Keiber
Ellen Schecter
Larry Jordan
Peggy Sloane
Directed byAndrea Cvirko
Nan Harris
StarringBrad Williams
Jim Jinkins
Theme music composerGeorge James
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
Producer(s)Patty Rout
Editor(s)Larry Jordan
Alan Miller (editor)
Camera setupRobert Ellis
Barry Fialt
DistributorWarner-Amex Satellite Entertainment[1]
Original networkNickelodeon
Related showsPinwheel
Brad Williams as "Kryspen"


Hocus Focus featured an apprentice wizard named Kryspen, who magically time traveled forward from the Middle Ages, and who worked in the film department of a museum, 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 creditsEdit



  • Directors - Andrea Cvirko, Nan Harris
  • Associate Producer/Associate Director - Patty Rout
  • Story Editor - Ellen Schecter
  • Writers - Lou Berger, Bob Keiber, Ellen Schecter, Larry Jordan, Peggy Sloane
  • Set Designer - Michael C. Smith
  • Graphic Artists - B. Cody Williams, Jim Jinkins
  • Wardrobe & Props - Helen Ripple
  • Operations Manager - Ken Papagan
  • Lighting Designer/Production Manager - Frank Marino
  • Lighting Supervisor - J. Bolger
  • Stage Manager - Jim Meinert
  • Production Assistants - Barb Wills, Kris Bulakowski, Lori Nevias
  • Engineers in Charge - Tom Carey, Roger Stevenson
  • Technical Directors - Sue Benfato, Gail Boland
  • Camera - Robert Ellis, Barry Fialt
  • Audio - Rick Phillips
  • Video - Sue Noll
  • Videotape - Larry Jordan, Glenn Jordan
  • Editors - Larry Jordan, Alan Miller
  • Television Facilities by Continental Color Recording Inc.
  • Post Production - CCR Post Inc., Rebo Associates
  • Hocus Focus Theme - George James
  • Opening Narration - Willard C. Ambis
  • Films Supplied by Coe Film Associates
  • Master mage - Lou Berger


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