Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Fred Claus, and Pluto's Christmas Tree

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies Home Alone 2: Lost in New York from 1992, Fred Claus from 2007 and Pluto's Christmas Tree from 1952.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Chris Columbus and written and produced by John Hughes.
It is the sequel to Home Alone (1990) and is the second film in the Home Alone franchise.
The film stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Tim Curry, Brenda Fricker, and Catherine O'Hara.
It follows Kevin McCallister (Culkin), as he is separated from his family on their vacation.
Hughes finished writing the film by February 1991, after signing a six-picture deal with 20th Century Fox.
Culkin's return was confirmed in May, and the rest of the cast was finalized soon after.
Principal photography took place between December 1991 and May 1992, and was done on location in Illinois and New York, including at the Rockefeller Center and the original World Trade Center.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York was theatrically released in the United States on 20 November 1992.
It received mixed reviews from critics; while the performances were praised, criticism was levelled towards its darker tone, use of violence and similarities to the first film.
The film grossed over $359 million worldwide, becoming the third highest-grossing film of 1992, after The Bodyguard and Aladdin.
A sequel with a new cast, Home Alone 3, was released in 1997.
Directed by: Chris Columbus.
Written by: John Hughes.
Based on: Characters by John Hughes.
Produced by: John Hughes.
Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Tim Curry, Brenda Fricker and Catherine O'Hara.
Cinematography: Julio Macat.
Edited by: Raja Gosnell.
Music by: John Williams.
Production company: Hughes Entertainment.
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox.
Release date: 20 November 1992.
File length: 120 minutes
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $28 million.
Box office: $359 million.
Fred Claus is a 2007 American Christmas fantasy comedy film directed by David Dobkin, screenplay by Dan Fogelman and a story by Dan Fogelman and Jessie Nelson and starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti.
The film was released on 9 November 2007, in the US and later released in the UK on 30 November 2007, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
It is loosely based on the poem "A legend of Santa and his brother Fred" written by Donald Henkel.
It received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $97 million worldwide against the production budget of $100 million.
Directed by: David Dobkin.
Screenplay by: Dan Fogelman.
Story by: Dan Fogelman and Jessie Nelson.
Produced by: Joel Silver, David Dobkin and Jessie Nelson.
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates and Kevin Spacey.
Cinematography: Remi Adefarasin.
Edited by: Mark Livolsi.
Music by: Christophe Beck.
Production company: Silver Pictures.
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Release date: 9 November 2007.
File Length: 110 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $100 million.
Box office: $97.8 million.
Pluto's Christmas Tree is a 1952 Mickey Mouse cartoon in which Pluto and Mickey cut down a Christmas tree that Chip n' Dale live in.
It was the 125th short in the Mickey Mouse film series to be released, and the second for that year.
While the chipmunks are usually antagonists of Donald Duck, they have pestered Pluto before, in Private Pluto (1943) and Squatter's Rights (1946).
It is one of the few Disney shorts directed by Jack Hannah not to star Donald Duck, although Donald does make a cameo at the end.
Directed by: Jack Hannah.
Story by: Bill Berg and Milt Schaeffer.
Produced by: Walt Disney.
Starring: Jimmy MacDonald, Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig, Dessie Miller and Ruth Clifford.
Music by: Joseph Dubin.
Animation by: George Kreisl , Fred Moore, Bill Justice and Volus Jones.
Layouts by: Yale Gracey.
Backgrounds by: Thelma Witmer.
Colour process: Technicolour.
Production Company: Walt Disney Productions.
Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures.
Release date: 21 November 1952.
File Length: 7 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
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