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Home Alone, Night at the Museum to be remade by Disney+

These and other hit films from the 20th Century Fox back catalogue will be relaunched for Disney's streaming service

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Published: 07th August 2019
Home Alone, Night at the Museum to be remade by Disney+

Disney has seen massive success in retelling its classic stories and is now looking to do the same with 20th Century Fox's library following its $71.3 billion acquisition of most of the Fox empire. 

During Disney's earnings call on Tuesday afternoon, CEO Bob Iger revealed that Fox films Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Home Alone and Cheaper by the Dozen will be rebooted for the studio's upcoming streaming service, Disney+.

"We’re also focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of great titles to further enrich the content mix on our [direct to consumer] platforms," said Iger on the call.

It is currently unclear whether these reboots are being planned as feature films or TV series. Fox's three-film Night at the Museum series grossed north of $540 million domestically, while the Home Alone theatrical trilogy grossed $490 million, not adjusted for inflation.

Disney is no stranger to reboots, but its remade titles are often reserved for theatrical release. Guy Ritchie's Aladdin has earned over $1 billion at the global box office since its late May release, while The Lion King passed the $1 billion mark after only three weekends in theaters.

The studio's live-action reimagining of one of its classic animations, Lady and the Tramp, will be released on the Disney+ platform on November 12, the same day the streaming service goes live.

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