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Disney Detectives
Directed by Mike Mitchell
Produced by Owen Laramore
Lori Forte
Screenplay by Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Story by Owen Laramore
Mike Mitchell
Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Starring Sarah Silverman
Ginnifer Goodwin
Ed O'Neill
Giancarlo Esposito
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jim Hanks
Lee Byung-hun
Woody Allen
Ezra Miller
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography Jean-Christophe Poulain
Edited by James Ryan
Production
companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Olaramore04 Productions
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date August 29, 2025
Running time 88 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $85 million
Box office $549 million


Disney Detectives is a 2025 American computer-animated mystery film produced by Olaramore04 Productions and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The ninth film produced by the studio, it is the overall third installment in the animated Disney In The House franchise as well as its first spin-off. Directed by Mike Mitchell from a screenplay penned by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, the film stars Sarah Silverman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ed O'Neill, Giancarlo Esposito, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jim Hanks, Lee Byung-hun, Woody Allen, and Ezra Miller. In the film, the Disney Detectives: Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, and Hank, set out to save New York City from a mysterious mastermind as they uncover an criminal conspiracy in which every dog, cat, and rabbit suddenly succumbs to savagery.

Released on August 29, 2025, Disney Detectives received critical acclaim and earned $549 million worldwide. It was the last Olaramore04 film to be released under Olaramore04 Productions before it was shortened to just Olaramore04, starting with their next film, Bambi. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, losing to Frosty The Snowman. A sequel, Disney Detectives: World Tour, was released on August 14, 2029.

Plot

Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, and Hank, a trio known as the Disney Detectives, are in pursuit of an anthropomorphic tiger named Dr. Tiger, who sets off a bomb in New York City. Despite Judy and Hank's objections, Vanellope dives into the water and defuses the bomb. However, the trio are blamed for letting Dr. Tiger escape and are sentenced to two weeks in a hotel as a punishment. After that, the three will have to retire and break up. To prevent this, Vanellope suggests they should try to hunt down Dr. Tiger and restore New York's trust in them, with only Judy remaining skeptical.

They meet a mad scientist named Manor who claims to be their biggest fan. Although Judy does not trust Manor, the trio nonetheless accept his offer to help them. They set off into New York and continue their pursuit of Dr. Tiger. Dr. Tiger sends his armadillo henchmen Ark, Arm, and Art to get rid of them. The trio's arch-enemy, Stealer the snake, steals their map. After an intense car chase in which they get the map back, the trio learns from a snail that dogs, cats, and rabbits are acting strange, and talk to his friend Mr. Shepherd, a Bernese Mountain dog who explains there is an ongoing conspiracy where dogs, cats, and rabbits are having rabies and going savage. Shepherd suddenly loses control, goes savage, and chases them through the house, but they survive.

They head back to Manor's laboratory to report their experiences with him. However, Manor, who is secretly in league with Dr. Tiger, reveals himself as the mastermind behind the conspiracy, and Stealer exiles Vanellope, Judy, and Hank to a magic door leading to a snowstorm. They meet a ice harvester named Frank, who mentions a nearby portal which Vanellope realizes they can use to get back to New York. Judy refuses to return, blaming Vanellope for not listening to her and convincing her that it is time for the team to go their separate ways. Alone, Vanellope sleds down the snowy hill to the portal, but accidentally runs into a rock, destroying her sled and throwing her into the snow. Vanellope walks through the snowstorm until she sees light from the Statue of Liberty's torch. Meanwhile, back in Frank's tent, Hank tells Judy that Vanellope may never survive alone. Realizing who stubborn she has been, Judy has a change of heart and resolves to find Vanellope and make amends.

Vanellope returns to New York, where Judy and Hank reconcile with her. The Disney Detectives sneak into Dr. Tiger's train and realize Manor has shot most of the dogs, cats, and rabbits with pellets to shoot at them to make them go savage. They steal the train and evade the armadillos, but due to the increasing speed on a sharp turn, the train is utterly destroyed, destroying the serum and almost killing the Disney Detectives in the process. The three head to the American Museum of Natural History but are confronted by Manor, Stealer, and the armadillos. Manor is about to turn Judy rabid, but is suddenly captured by Hank, who reveals that he replaced the serum with cranberries to allow Vanellope to trick Manor into confessing. Manor, Dr. Tiger, and the Armadillos are forcibly arrested. The public is impressed by the trio's extraordinary service and restores their legal status.

Cast

  • Sarah Silverman as Vanellope
  • Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps
  • Ed O'Neill as Hank
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Dr. Tiger
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Jim Hanks, and Lee Byung-hun as Ark, Arm, and Art
  • Woody Allen as Manor
  • Erza Miller as Stealer the snake
  • Seth Rogen as Frank the ice harvester
  • David Koechner as Judge
  • Mike Mitchell as Mr. Shepherd the dog
  • David Kaye as Snail
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Mayor
  • Mel B as News reporter

Reception

Box office

Disney Detectives opened in theaters on August 29, 2025, and was projected to gross anywhere around $100-115 million in its opening weekend. The film grossed $259 million in North America and $290 million internationally, earning a total $549 million worldwide. Produced on a $85 million budget, the film was a box-office success.

Critical response

Disney Detectives was critically acclaimed upon release. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 95% approval rating based on 197 reviews. The site's consensus reads, "Led by outstanding voices by Sarah Silverman, Ginnifer Goodwin and Ed O'Neill, Disney Detectives easily (and intelligently) lives up to its title". On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the film has a score of 85 out of 100 based on 33 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "A+" on a A+ to F scale.

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