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Disney In The House: Musical Melody
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kevin Lima
Brenda Chapman
Produced by Helen Kalafatic
Margot Pipkin
Audrey Wells
Stephen Swofford
Screenplay by Alicia Kirk
Story by Kevin Lima
Brenda Chapman
Alicia Kirk
Starring Sarah Silverman
Violet Hicks
Kris Kristofferson
Chelsea Peretti
Ginnifer Goodwin
Ed O'Neill
Ariana Grande
Ashley Tisdale
will.i.am
Music by Theodore Shaprio
Cinematography Javier Aguirresarobe
Edited by Jim May
Production
companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Wonder
Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date May 11, 2018
Running time 115 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $125 million
Box office $386 million


Disney In The House: Musical Melody is a 2018 American computer-animated jukebox musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney Wonder Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Kevin Lima, it is the sequel to Disney In The House: Wild Wild West and the fifth installment in the Disney In The House Cinematic Universe. It stars Sarah Silverman, Violet Hicks, Kris Kristofferson, Chelsea Peretti, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ed O'Neill, Ariana Grande, Ashley Tisdale, and will.i.am. In the film, Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, and Hank accompany an atychiphobic 11-year-old girl who sets out to overcome her shyness and become a violinist like her famous grandfather.

Disney In The House: Musical Melody was released in the United States on May 11, 2018. This was the last Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to use their old animation software system, CGFactory, before being officially replaced by Alakazam, as well as the last film in the Disney In The House Cinematic Universe to be produced by Audrey Wells and executive produced by John Lasseter before Wells' death and Lasster's departure from Disney. The film grossed $386 million worldwide against its $125 million production budget and received positive reviews from critics, with many considering it an improvement over its predecessor. A sequel, Disney In The House: Off To Adventure Camp, was released on January 11, 2019.

Plot

Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, and Hank are invited to a magic show at 2000 Pixie Dust Theater. The show performs well, until Vanellope's "Ring Of Fire" act dangerously goes awry and the show ends in disaster as 2000 Pixie Dust Theater is burnt and explodes. The next morning, Vanellope runs into a benevolent but clumsy 11-year-old Melody K. Mothersbaugh, who dreams of playing a violin in a music show like her grandfather, Marsh. However, she feels unable to pursue her dream because of her atychiphobia, making her violin sound like a cow.

Vanellope decides to change her show into a music show called "Vast von Violin", bringing along Judy and Hank. The next day, when they arrive at the theater, Melody reunites with Marsh, who offers her a role in his show. Marsh introduces her and her new friends to two anthropomorphic colorful butterflies named Pink and Blue, and CJ, a professional rapper. Everyone is warned by Wig, a bank man, that they have a week to get the show up and running, and she will repossess the theater if the show is not successful. Through an inspiring speech, Vanellope convinces everyone to work hard to Vast von Violin the greatest music show in Disneyville.

During the show's production, Vanellope also teaches her proper ways to play the violin. Melody practices her violin, but her atychiphobia eventually gets the better of her once again. The mean boys who frequently bully her attempt to strike her, but inadvertently break the tank full of goldfish, causing the theater to flood and crumble down. Everyone manages to escape the incident, but, unfortunately, Melody's violin is smashed to pieces, and the crumbled theater is repossessed by Wig. Distraught and thinking that she isn't cut out for playing violins, Melody runs off, deserting Vanellope, Judy, and Hank.

Vanellope, Judy, and Hank become disappointed over not being able to perform Vast von Violin until Judy hears Melody sing, which inspires the three to reinstate the show, and Melody reconciles with Vanellope. The group rebuild most of the theater and put on the show, singing their songs as a crowd is drawn to the scene as the show is broadcast on the news. When it is Melody's turn to play the violin, Wig accuses everyone of trespassing his private property and tells them they must leave. Just when all seems lost, Melody refuses to let her dream end again, finally overcomes her atychiphobia and plays the violin to a tune by Antonio Vivaldi.

With Vast von Violin spectacularly successful, Wig is arrested, and Melody enjoys her newfound popularity alongside Vanellope and the gang. Wig sells the lot, and the theater is rebuilt and reopened.

Cast

  • Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz, a resident of Disneyville.
  • Violet Hicks as Melody K. Mothersbaugh, a beautiful but atychiphobiic, clumsy 11-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a violinist.
  • Kris Kristofferson as Marsh Mothersbaugh, a country singer and violinist who is Melody's grandfather.
  • Chelsea Peretti as Wig, a llama from the bank who threatens to repossess the theater if the show is not successful.
  • Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps, a resident of Disneyville and one of Vanellope's friends.
  • Ed O'Neill as Hank, Disneyville's greatest stuntman octopus and one of Vanellope's friends.
  • Ariana Grande and Ashley Tisdale as Pink and Blue, two anthropomorphic butterflies with British accents.
  • will.i.am as C.J., a professional rapper and Marsh's friend.
  • Owen Laramore as Lawrence Pierce, the mayor of Disneyville.
  • Michael J. Fox as Mr. Ziploc, the news messenger of Disneyville.
  • Frank Welker as Iggy, Vanellope's pet iguana.
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Melody's mom
  • Jason Mantzoukas as Melody's dad
  • Fred Willard as a news anchor who documents Vanellope's music show.
  • Jeremy Ray Taylor and Max Charles as two mean-spirited kids who ridicule Melody for her lack of violin experience.

Box office

In the United States, Disney In The House: Musical Melody was released alongside Life of the Party and.Breaking In, and was projected to gross anywhere around $100--135 million in its opening weekend. The film earned $190 million in the United States and $196 million in other territories, for a total of $386 million worldwide, against a $125 million production budget. Even though it was a box office success, it was the lowest-grossing film in the series, until Disney In The House: Easter Egg Hunt earned $192 million worldwide in 2021.

Critical response

Disney In The House: Musical Melody received mainly positive reviews from film critics, On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 70% approval rating based on 185 reviews. The consensus reads, "Better than the franchise's previous installment, Disney In The House: Musical Melody is a spunky musical that will keep viewers of any age entertained in spite of its somewhat thinly-written story". Metacritic gave the film a score of 64 out of 100 based on 50 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale.

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