Disney has found success over the year rebooting their classic films such as The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, That Darn Cat, and more. Now the studio will do the same with their newly acquired Fox properties.
During Disney’s earnings call on Tuesday afternoon, CEO Bob Iger revealed that Fox properties Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Home Alone and Cheaper by the Dozen would 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.
The announcement confirms the report from early July that the streaming service was in talks to develop the Wimpy Kid books into a series. As well as reports from early December that Fox/Disney would reboot Home Alone.
It is currently unclear whether the properties are being planned as feature films or 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, and the Wimpy Kid movies earned $186.4 million, unadjusted.
Also set to debut on the service is Disney’s live-action Lady and the Tramp remake, Noelle, Magic Camp, The Mandalorian, Monsters At Work, High School Musical The Series, Stargirl, Diary of a Female President, Love, Simon, Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series, The Muppets, and more.
Disney+ launches on November 12, 2019.