A 1.7m gingerbread house that replicates the iconic McCallister house was unveiled by Disney + on the occasion of the 30 th birthday of Home Alone.
Disney + commissioned award-winning artist and cake designer Michelle Wibowo to recreate the Home Alone movie set with edible ingredients after the film’s UK release in 1990. Celebrated characters and other memorable items from the fan’s favorite movie will have the got full festive gingerbread treatment. .
This much-loved festive film joins Disney + as the service celebrates its first Christmas in the UK, with a huge array of seasonal favorites, original series and blockbuster films.
Michelle began by studying the architecture and exterior of Kevin McCallister’s beloved Chicago suburban family home, then sketched out the designs of the various features, before baking the gingerbread and recreating the movie’s famous set and favorite moments.
It was a painstaking process that took over 300 hours and is full of edible detail that Home Alone enthusiasts will love. Eagle-eyed fans will be able to see gingerbread Kevin in the snow after falling off his sleigh, a tasty tarantula on burglar Harry’s face after an attack with Buzz’s favorite pet, Little Nero’s pizza delivery boy, and boxes from the McCallister’s favorite pizzeria. and the infamous ‘Oh-Kay Plumbing and Heating’ van from the Wet Bandits themselves Harry and Marv.
The scene also features Kevin’s tree house complete with swing, the paint cans used in one of the booby traps, an enamel figure of Kevin’s neighbor Marley, and the statue in the front yard that is constantly being knocked down by various vehicles. In total, the creation includes 63 trees, 33 windows, 14 pizza boxes and six lamp posts.
Michelle Wibowo, cake artist who recreated the famous house, said, “ I took my chance because it’s one of my favorite Christmas movies – it doesn’t really feel like Christmas in our house until at least we’ve seen it. twice! I loved making it look festive and I loved making those cheeky characters Kevin and burglars Harry and Marv. The scene also features the infamous paint cans, the broken statue and the Christmas wreath on their front door – I hope everyone will enjoy spotting iconic details from the movie! ”
The film follows Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) who must protect his home from two burglars after being accidentally abandoned by his family who flew to Paris for Christmas. Home Alone was a sensation when it hit the British coast and spawned two sequels.
Luke Bradley-Jones, General Manager, Disney + EMEA, says: “I can’t quite believe Home Alone turns 30 this month, but it still makes me laugh as much as the first time I saw it years ago. This movie, along with a slew of other festive favorites, Hollywood blockbusters and all-new originals, are guaranteed to fill you all with holiday cheer and we look forward to Disney + becoming a favorite with everyone this Christmas. ”
The Home Alone gingerbread scene travels to the Oak Center for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden in Surrey, where the festive creation will be showcased to pediatric patients and their loved ones to build festive memories together.
Home Alone is now available to watch on Disney +, along with Home Alone 2 and 3. Beloved blockbuster films like Frozen and The Muppet Christmas Carol will be streaming alongside new festive original films like Noelle starting Anna Kendrick and Godmothered with Isla Fisher.
Festive TV specials include LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Holiday Special.
The brand new movie from PIXAR, which was confirmed in October, will also be streamed exclusively on the service on Christmas Day. Soul stars Jamie Foxx and Tina Fay and introduces Joe Gardner – a high school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But a little misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastic place where new souls get their personalities, quirks, and interests before going to Earth.
Subscribers can stream Disney + from launch for £ 5.99 a month or £ 59.99 a year on almost all major mobile and connected TV devices, including game consoles, streaming media players and smart TVs.