Video: Disney+ ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ Trailer Released

Cheaper by the Dozen
Credit: 20th Century Studios (left); Disney (right)

Another trailer for another Disney+ Original reboot has just dropped as Disney takes over yet another former 20th Century Fox franchise.

On Monday, February 7, 2022, the first teaser trailer for Cheaper by the Dozen was released to social media. Starring Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union, the Disney+ original will be the third cinematic take on the semi-biographical 1948 novel by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey & Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.

Watch the trailer here:

Braff and Union step into the roles last portrayed by Steve Martin (Tom Baker) and Bonnie Hunt (Kate Baker), only their family is going to be a little different. Unlike Tom and Kate Baker’s single-marriage midwest family, Paul and Zoey’s story is about a blended Baker family. They’re ten kids totaling from each of their past marriages.

The trailer also demonstrates Disney’s intentional “modernization” of the story with references to TikTok, Instagram, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and society’s negative perspective on large families.

Cheaper by the Dozen will be available for streaming on March 18 will no doubt bring its own style of family-friendly laughs and shenanigans.

Cheaper by the Dozen, Disney+

Credit: Disney

Disney describes this live-action project as the following:

The Disney+ Original movie “Cheaper by the Dozen,” which is a fresh take on the 2003 hit family comedy starring Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff, will premiere March 18, 2022, exclusively on Disney+. Check out the trailer for a glimpse at the funny and heartwarming story of the raucous exploits of a blended family of 12, the Bakers, as they navigate a hectic home life while simultaneously managing their family business.

“Cheaper by the Dozen” is directed by Gail Lerner with a screenplay by Kenya Barris & Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry based upon the novel by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Kenya Barris is producing, with Shawn Levy, Gabrielle Union, Brian Dobbins and Donald J. Lee, Jr. serving as executive producers. The movie stars Gabrielle Union, Zach Braff, Erika Christensen, Timon Kyle Durrett, Journee Brown, Kylie Rogers, Andre Robinson, Caylee Blosenski, Aryan Simhadri, Leo Abelo Perry, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Christian Cote, Sebastian Cote and Luke Prael.

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Credit: Disney

Cheaper by the Dozen is only the latest Fox IP that Disney has decided to utilize, following projects like The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild and the mixed-reviewed Home Alone reboot.

The 2003 version of Cheaper by the Dozen, which also starred Hilary Duff (Lorraine Baker), Tom Welling (Charlie Baker), Piper Perabo (Nora Baker), and Ashton Kutcher (Hank), is available for streaming now on Disney Plus.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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