20th Century Studios’ Home Sweet Home Alone is an all-new adventure comedy from the beloved holiday film franchise. 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.
A Disney+ Day premiere, Home Sweet Home Alone, will debut November 12, 2021, exclusively on the streaming service.
John Debney is the ultimate film-music character actor. In equal demand for family films such as “Elf” and adventure films like “Iron Man,” he received an Academy Award® nomination for best original score for the powerful and poignant “The Passion of the Christ.”
Debney is an agile jack-of-all-genres, composing for comedies (“Bruce Almighty”), sci-fi action (“Predators”), horror (“Dream House”), and romance (“Valentine’s Day”) with the same confidence and panache. Debney is also known for his work in such films as “The Princess Diaries,” “Sin City,” “Liar Liar,” “Spy Kids,” “No Strings Attached,” “The Emperor’s New Groove,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Hocus Pocus.”
Debney’s work also includes Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau; Fox’s “Ice Age: Collision Course,” directed by Mike Thurmeier; Twentieth Century Fox’s award-winning musical “The Greatest Showman”; Paramount Pictures’ family adventure feature “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”; and the Warner Bros. comedy “Isn’t It Romantic,” starring Rebel Wilson. Most recent for Debney is “Come Away,” directed by Brenda Chapman, starring Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo, and Netflix’s first original live-action musical “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey,” for which his score was shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards. Upcoming releases include Paramount’s “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” Lionsgate’s Kurt Warner story, “American Underdog,” and Jennifer Lopez’s new romantic comedy, “Marry Me.”
Born in Glendale, Calif., Debney studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts, when he went to work writing music and orchestrating for Disney Studios and various television series. He won his first Emmy® in 1990 for the main theme for “The Young Riders.” He has since won three more Emmys (“Sea Quest DSV”) and received nominations for a total of six. Debney has scored numerous episodes of “The Orville” for Seth MacFarlane, including conducting each recording session with a nearly 100-piece orchestra. His foray into videogame scoring—2007’s “Lair”—resulted in a BAFTA nomination and a best videogame score award from the International Film Music Critics Association.
Debney has collaborated with acclaimed directors as diverse as Robert Rodriguez, Garry Marshall, Mel Gibson, the Farrelly Brothers, Jon Favreau, Jim Sheridan, Ivan Reitman, Peter Chelsom, Rob Cohen, Brian Robbins, Tom Shadyac, Sam Raimi, Adam Shankman, Howie Deutch, Renny Harlin, Peter Hyams, and Kenny Ortega. In 2005 he was the youngest recipient of ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Career Achievement Award.
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