Disney Plus Announces Release Date For Another Home Alone Movie

This will be the sixth movie in the Home Alone franchise. Yes, you read that correctly.

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Disney has revealed that Home Sweet Home Alone--the sixth movie in the franchise--will be arriving to Disney+ on November 12. Titled Home Sweet Home Alone, the film will focus on a new kid whose parents forgot he existed, and of course, the kid has to defend his home from invaders.

The upcoming film stars Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Devin Ratray, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell. The film is helmed by Da Ali G Show and Who is America? director Dan Mazer and is penned by Saturday Night Live writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell. Disney made the announcement in a tweet featuring some members of the cast.

According to the official synopsis, "Max Mercer is a mischievous and resourceful young boy who has been left behind while his family is in Japan for the holidays. So when a married couple attempting to retrieve a priceless heirloom set their sights on the Mercer family's home, it is up to Max to protect it from the trespassers… and he will do whatever it takes to keep them out. Hilarious hijinks of epic proportions ensue, but despite the absolute chaos, Max comes to realize that there really is no place like home sweet home."

The story for Home Sweet Home Alone doesn't seem like it's a reboot. It's just another story about a kid left in his house, all by his lonesome--much like 1997's Home Alone 3, which followed the exploits of Alex Pruitt. Things got a bit weirder with 2002's Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House, as the movie once again followed the McCallister family, but it recast everyone, and the story focused on Kevin's parents going through a divorce. In 2012, the fifth movie, Home Alone: The Holiday Heist was released, which followed a kid trying to stop burglars.

If you're looking to rewatch the first three Home Alone movies, they're currently available on Disney+, and Home Alone 4 and 5 are available to stream on HBO Max.

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