Home Alone house recreated in Gingerbread for Disney +
By Staff on Tuesday, December 8, 2020
A 1.7m gingerbread house replicating the iconic McCallister house has been unveiled by Disney+ to mark the 30 th anniversary of Home Alone.
Disney+ commissioned the award-winning artist and cake designer Michelle Wibowo to recreate the Home Alone film set using edible ingredients, following the film’s UK release in 1990. Celebrated characters and other unforgettable items of the fan favourite movie have been given the full festive gingerbread treatment.
The campaign was devised and delivered by creative PR agency Taylor Herring.
This much loved festive film joins Disney+ as the service celebrates its first Christmas in the UK, becoming the perfect place for fantastic entertainment this December with a huge line up of seasonal favourites, original series and blockbuster movies.
Michelle began by studying the architecture and exterior of Kevin McCallister’s much-loved Chicago suburbs family home and then sketched designs of the different features, before baking the gingerbread and recreating the film’s famous set and fan favourite moments.
It was a meticulous process that took more than 300 hours and is full of edible detail that Home Alone enthusiasts will love. Eagle-eyed fans will be able to spot gingerbread Kevin in the snow after falling off his sled, a tasty tarantula on burglar Harry’s face after a run in with Buzz’s favourite pet.
Little Nero’s pizza delivery car and boxes from the McCallister’s favourite pizza place and the infamous ‘Oh-Kay Plumbing and Heating’ van belonging to the Wet Bandits themselves Harry and Marv.
The scene also includes Kevin’s treehouse, complete with tyre swing, the paint cans used in one of the booby traps, an icing figure of Kevin’s neighbour Marley as well as the statue in the front garden that is continually knocked down by various vehicles. In total, the creation includes 63 trees, 33 windows, 14 pizza boxes and 6 lamp posts.
Luke Bradley-Jones, General Manager, Disney+ EMEA, comments: “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 all those years ago. This film, along with a whole host of other festive favourites, Hollywood blockbusters and brand new originals are guaranteed to fill you all with festive cheer and we’re looking forward to Disney+ being a firm favourite with everyone this Christmas.’’
The Home Alone gingerbread scene will travel to the Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden in Surrey where the festive creation will be displayed for paediatric patients and
their loved ones to help build festive memories together.
Home Alone is available now to watch on Disney+, along with Home Alone 2 and 3. Beloved blockbuster movies such as Frozen and The Muppet Christmas Carol stream alongside new festive
Home Alone is available now to watch on Disney+