|Disney In The House: 4th Of July|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Thor Freudenthal|
|Produced by||Audrey Wells|
|Screenplay by||Jonathan Aibel|
|Story by||Thor Freudenthal|
Michael J. Fox
|Music by||Hans Zimmer|
|Edited by||Jeremy Milton|
|Walt Disney Pictures|
Walt Disney Wonder
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios|
|Release date||August 4, 2017|
|Running time||112 minutes|
|Box office||$1.151 billion|
Disney In The House: 4th Of July is a 2017 American live-action/computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Wonder Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Thor Freudenthal from a screenplay by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, it is the sequel to 2016's Disney In The House: Introduction and the second installment in the Disney In The House Cinematic Universe. Sarah Silverman, Tom Hanks, Owen Laramore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ed O'Neill, and Michael J. Fox reprise their roles from the first film alongside newcomers Nick Mohammed and Elizabeth Banks. The film follows Vanellope von Schweetz and her family's newest addition, Piglet, as they are swept away from Disneyville Beach, which leads to their ensuing race to return home in time for the Disneyville Fireworks Show.
Disney In The House: 4th Of July was released in movie theaters in the United States on August 4, 2017. The film received largely positive reviews like its predecessor, and grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide; it is the first Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to pass the $1 billion mark, as well as the fourth highest-grossing film of 2017, and held the record of being its highest-grossing film until Disney In The House: Time Travel surpassed it in 2019. A sequel, Disney In The House: Christmas, was released on November 10, 2017.
On Independence Day after the events of the first film, Vanellope von Schweetz wakes up and finds that the Disneyville Fireworks Show is at midnight at Disneyville Beach. A small Disney character named Piglet's gelotophobia is triggered when the kids at the beach are mentioned, but Vanellope takes it upon herself to help Piglet get used to the party. At noon, however, Piglet's fears are confirmed when he fails to dance, dropping his ball in the process, and the kids laugh at Piglet. Vanellope tries to dispose of the ball through a portal tube, but a struggle causes the July Island Orbs to fall from their holder, rendering the July Islands lifeless. The tube then abducts Vanellope and Piglet.
Vanellope and Piglet try to cross a suspension bridge to the beach, but the July 1st Statue gradually falls into the Forgotten River, an abyss where things disappear. Vanellope and Piglet walk into the forest, but by 4:00 PM, they run into an anthropomorphic plush doll named Martha Martha (July 4th's former mascot), who suggests taking the train to the beach. On a tour throughout a traveling carnival, the July 2nd Statue and Martha Martha's flying broomstick (which runs on the Martha Martha theme song) fall into the Forgotten River. Martha Martha starts crying, but Piglet is able to cheer her up, much to Vanellope's surprise. Meanwhile, Sheriff Woody, Lawrence Broderick Pierce, Judy Hopps, Hank, Iggy, and Mr. Ziploc burrow a helicopter and pursue Vanellope and Piglet into the forest.
At 6:00 PM, Vanellope, Piglet, and Martha Martha spend $21.09 on a train ride, since each ticket costs $7.30. The July 3rd Statue subsequently falls into the Forgotten River, taking the train with, and the gang encounters a giant pink snake accidentally created by Piglet's powers. Vanellope vents frustration with Piglet for making everything worse, saying his gelotophobia was the result of the predicament. Desperate, she tries to use a portal tube to get back to the beach, but the ground beneath the tube collapses, plunging Vanellope and Martha Martha into the Forgotten River. In the Forgotten River, a crestfallen Vanellope begins to lose hope and breaks into tears. She notices the pink ball she tried to throw away and finally understands the true purpose of Piglet's powers: to entertain those who need help. Martha Martha and Vanellope try to fly the broom out of the Forgotten River, and after a few failed attempts, Martha Martha jumps off the broom to allow Vanellope to escape, and fades away.
Vanellope finds Piglet, but he deems himself a danger to Disneyville and flees her. As the July 4th Statue begins to crumble, Vanellope, knowing this was her fault, chases Piglet as she follow him into the carnival. They climb up a ferris wheel and jump on the top of a merry-go-round, catching him in the air. Woody, Lawrence, Judy, Hank, Mr. Ziploc, and Iggy open their helicopter door and let their friends on board. The snake appears and seizes both Vanellope and Piglet, but Piglet comes to realize that friendship is the key to controlling his power. The snake understands and puts Vanellope back into the helicopter. To the astonishment of the others, Vanellope hands the controls over to Piglet, who uses his power to happily disintegrate the snake and restore the July 4th Islands, thus saving the 4th Of July. Back home, the kids praise Piglet as a hero for saving Disneyville, and he joins the Disneyville Fireworks Show celebration.
- Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz, a resident of Disneyville.
- Tom Hanks as Woody, a resident of Disneyville who often visits Vanellope's house.
- Nick Mohammed as Piglet, a gelotopohbic but good-hearted resident of Disneyville who can turn things pink as a way of entertaining those who need help.
- Elizabeth Banks as Martha Martha, an anthropomorphic fun-loving and optimistic plush doll and the former July 4th mascot.
- Owen Laramore as Lawrence Pierce, the mayor of Disneyville.
- Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps, a resident of Disneyville and Vanellope's best friend.
- Ed O'Neill as Hank, Disneyville's greatest septopus.
- Michael J. Fox as Mr. Ziploc, an anthropomorphic plastic blow and the news messenger of Disneyville.
- Frank Welker as Iggy, an green-colored iguana and Vanellope's pet.
- Clint Howard as Ticket man
- Andy Dick as Conductor
In The United States, Disney In The House: 4th Of July was released alongside The Dark Tower and the wide opening of Kidnap, and was projected to gross anywhere around $345--370 million in its opening weekend. It closed from theaters on October 2, 2017, having to have grossed $583 million in the United States and Canada, and $568 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $1.131 billion. Produced on a $200 million budget, the film was a commercial success.
The film has a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 240 reviews. The site's consensus reads, "Disney In The House: 4th Of July is an exciting sequel that manages to recapture its predecessor's sense of charm while also providing entertainment for younger viewers". Metacritic calculated a score of 79 out of 100 based on 50 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "A+" on an A+ to F scale, the same grade earned by the first film.