People Are Upset That Disney Is Planning to Remake Favorites Like 'Home Alone'

The company announced more remakes to flesh out its upcoming streaming service.

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Disney announced that it plans to remake several movies that it owns in the Fox catalog and fans are not happy. Twitter reacted negatively to the news of a slate of remakes that includes Home Alone, Night At The Museum, Cheaper By The Dozen and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  

Bob Iger announces reboots/reimaginings for Disney+

• 'Home Alone'
• 'Night at the Museum'
• 'Diary of a Whimpy Kid'
• 'Cheaper by the Dozen'

— Fandom (@getFANDOM) August 6, 2019

The news of the Cheaper By The Dozen and Diary of a Wimpy Kid remakes elevates the companies penchant for recent reboots into a sort of self-parody. Neither of these movies are more than 16 years old, with the first Diary movie coming arriving this decade. Cheaper By The Dozen is itself a remake of a 1950 film. Predictably, the majority of fan ire was directed at the idea of a Home Alone remake, as the movie has become a major Christmas classic since its initial release. 

Disney’s rebooting Home Alone (because of course it is) for its forthcoming Disney+ streaming service. Here’s the most fitting use of Macauley Culkin screaming ever. #DisneyPlus #HomeAlone 🏠

— Sarah O'Connell (@SarahO_Connell) August 6, 2019

leave home ALONE 😒

— . (@sippinaritea) August 6, 2019

The plot of Home Alone (much like Seinfeld) is going to face a few hurdles in 2019. Many of the movie's central plot points could easily be solved in the era of smartphones. 

The Home Alone remake is going to be a 1 minute short film. The parents realize they left their kid home alone and then call him on this cell phone and find out he is fine.

— DosmRider (@CaptainDosm) August 6, 2019

Fans had their own ideas about what the remakes might be. 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Juuls

— groove tube (@RATKlNS) August 6, 2019

Macaulay Culkin even poked fun at the idea with a snapshot of his current life.

This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like.

— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) August 7, 2019

The slate of remakes was part of a larger announcement that Disney's much-touted streaming service would come as part of a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month. The reimagined properties are of a piece with Disney's recent reboot campaign on films like The Lion King and Dumbo, and will slide in alongside Disney's planned new content like Star Wars series The Mandalorian and a Sandlot follow-up.

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