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6 Movies From Your Childhood You Didn't Realize Had Tons Of Sequels

Fox / Disney

There are a lot of classic movies that came out when we were kids. Sometimes we loved them so much we wished there were more of them. Well, in the case of these next 6 franchises, you probably didn't even realize just how much more they made!

Home Alone - 5 movies

Fox

The first two Home Alone movies are Christmas classics that are beloved to this day, but did you know there were not one, not two, but THREE straight to video sequels that came out after? They feature none of the same cast or crew, or any of the quality really.

Fox

Police Academy - 7 movies

Warner Bros.

Franchise star Steve Guttenberg left after the third movie, but apparently the movies stayed a big enough box office draw to result in another 4! It even went on to inspire two TV series and a theme park ride.

Warner Bros.

Beethoven - 8 movies

Universal

That's right, everybody's favorite St. Bernard starred in a whopping eight movies! Amazingly enough, all eight of them starred the exact same dog, rather than replace him.

Universal

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Ernest - 9 movies

Touchstone

Starting off as a pitchman for local businesses before moving on to TV and film, actor Jim Varney's Ernest P. Worrell character was a Disney (through Touchstone) mainstay for several films before being dropped by the company. Varney kept it going though, independently releasing Ernest films until 1998!

Active Entertainment

Air Bud / Buddies - 14 movies

Disney

Buddy the Golden Retriever would go on to play just about every sport possible, and when he retired with his gal pal Molly, their children would become the stars. Between the Air Bud, Air Buddies, and Santa Paws movies, there are now a full 14 movies in the franchise, which continues on to this day!

Disney

The Land Before Time - 14 movies

Universal

The original The Land Before Time is an animated classic so good that it rivals what Disney was doing at the time. However, after both director Don Bluth and producer Steven Spielberg abandoned the franchise, Universal scooped it up and turned it into a franchise, with its most recent entry coming as recently as 2016!

Universal

Did you know any of these continued as long as they did?

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