There are dozens of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars movies and shows currently in production for Disney+, and the streaming service is also planning a wide array of Disney original movies and specials for customers to stream. Some of these movies and shows are new concepts, but many of them are reimaginings, extensions, or reboots of other Disney properties. Now that Disney owns FOX, some of the former studio’s greatest hits are coming back, including “Home Alone.”
The Home Alone franchise was briefly mentioned during Disney’s third-quarter earnings call this week. Bob Iger mentioned that Disney is working on newer versions of “Cheaper By the Dozen,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Night at the Museum,” and “Home Alone” for a new audience. During the call, Iger also talked about a new subscription plan that will bundle Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ together.
Macaulay Culkin’s “Home Alone” movies are the fan favorites. The original opened against “Rocky V” and Disney’s “The Rescuers Down Under” with a $17M debut before grossing $476.6M worldwide. The movie was an instant holiday hit, and FOX made “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” in 1992. Macaulay Culkin returned to the franchise, with Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, and the film had a $31.1M opening and made $358.9M globally. The franchise took a break and lost the original cast, and “Home Alone 3” struggled at the box office in 1997. The third movie opened with a $5M debut before leaving theaters with a $79M total.
The Disney+ content currently on the schedule includes “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2;” “Forky Asks a Question;” “Lamp Life;” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum;” “Magic of the Animal Kingdom;” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series;” “Monsters at Work;” “Diary of a Female President;” and the live-action films “Lady and the Tramp,” “Noelle,” “Togo,” Timmy Failure” “Stargirl;” and “The Phineas and Ferb Movie.” Disney also announced that Natalie Portman will Narrate a ‘Dolphin Reef’ documentary; Peyton Elizabeth Lee is starring in “Secret Society of Second Born Royals;” a “Chip ‘n’ Dale” show; and a “Flora & Ulysses” movie Adaptation.
In the Star Wars universe, Disney is releasing the live-action series “The Mandalorian,” the new season of “Clone Wars,” and an untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk. For Marvel fans, Disney will release “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”, “WandaVision,” “Loki,” “What-If?,” and “Hawkeye” on Disney+, which connect to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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