|Disney In The House: Time Travel|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Mark Fergus|
|Produced by||Lynne Southerland|
|Screenplay by||Ashley Edward Miller|
|Story by||Mark Fergus|
Ashley Edward Miller
Neil Patrick Harris
Edward James Olmos
Damon Wayans Jr.
|Music by||David Newman|
|Cinematography||Peter Lyons Collister|
|Edited by||Craig McKay|
Arthur D. Noda
|Walt Disney Pictures|
Walt Disney Wonder
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios|
|Release date||June 12, 2019|
|Running time||101 minutes|
|Box office||$1.378 billion|
Disney In The House: Time Travel is a 2019 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Wonder Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby from a screenplay by Ashley Edward Miller, it is the sequel to Disney In The House: Off To Adventure Camp and the seventh installment in the Disney In The House Cinematic Universe. It stars Sarah Silverman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dakota Fanning (from archive recordings of her child voice), Ben Stiller, Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Crystal, Bobby Cannavale, Jon Voight, Edward James Olmos, John Turturro, Damon Wayans Jr., Frank Oz, and E.G. Daily. In the film, Vanellope von Schweetz and Judy Hopps join Beth Pierce, Creasy Corden, Rexy the Tyrannosaurus, and Ryan the caterpillar on a quest to find four artifacts that will defeat their nemesis, Gear Gremlin. Along the way, Beth grows fond of Vanellope and learns Disneyville is her real home and that she is Lawrence Pierce's long-lost sister who is destined to reunite with him.
Disney In The House: Time Travel was released theatrically in the United States on June 13, 2019 to critical acclaim for its humor, screenplay, visual effects, production values, cast, characters, story, emotional depth, and David Newman's musical score. The film went on to surpass Disney In The House: 4th Of July as the highest-grossing Walt Disney Wonder Studios film, earning $1.3 billion worldwide during its theatrical run. It was nominated for Best Visual Effects, Best Picture, and Best Sound Editing at the 92nd Academy Awards (as one of the last films to be nominated for Best Sound Editing), and was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. A sequel, Disney In The House: Return To Adventure Camp, was released on September 13, 2019.
Vanellope von Schweetz and Judy Hopps play around Disneyville. The next day, they encounter a time traveler named Creasy Corden. Creasy introduces them to his teammates: a blue Tyrannosaurus and caterpillar duo named Rexy and Ryan, and a seven-year-old named Beth Pierce. Lawrence Pierce, Disneyville's mayor who Beth has a crush on, finds Creasy's pet dog Nevins lost again, and returns him to the group. They hitch a ride on the Disneyville Express to Creasy's shed.
Vanellope, Judy, Beth, Creasy, Rexy, and Ryan build a time machine called the Indoor Stair Luge Transforming Time Traveler. The Four Collectibles are identical powers from four dimensions. However, before they can go any further, an army of anthropomorphic blue beans knock them down before realizing they mistook them for Gear, a sadistic blue gremlin who intends to take over the world as revenge for the scar on his face during his first encounter with Creasy. Revealing he does exist, Gear and his bear henchmen, Drug Bear, Dug Bear, and Rug Bear, attack the shed, but Vanellope intervenes. Frustrated, Gear flies off. The group successfully obtains the first three Collectibles from World War II, a basketball game and a child's birthday party.
Meanwhile, Creasy explains to Vanellope that when Beth was born as Lawrence's sister, Gear killed her parents with a bomb. After trying to find someone to raise her to avail, he raised her in hopes of reuniting her with Lawrence on the day before her eighth birthday. Suddenly, Gear, who has the last Collectible, grabs Nevins and the other Collectibles, creating a tornado that almost sucks her to her death, but Vanellope saves her. Gear proceeds to destroy the shed with a bomb before flying off. Though they survive the shed's destruction, Creasy rages at Vanellope for screwing up his chance to reunite Beth with her brother and orders her and Judy to leave.
Vanellope and Judy are captured by Drug Bear, Dug Bear, and Rug Bear. Lawrence, Hank, Iggy, and Mr. Ziploc witness this and go to the now-destroyed shed house. Realizing it was truly Gear who ruined everything, Beth, Ryan, Rexy, and Creasy set out to rescue Vanellope and Judy. They free Vanellope and Judy, and together, they defeat Drug, Dug, and Rug. Gear abducts Beth, who fights him off long enough for Vanellope to jump up and rescue her. Gear is then sucked into his ship's turbines, killing him as the ship explodes. Animal control takes Drug, Dug, and Rug away to the Rocky Mountains.
In the aftermath, Creasy, knowing this will be the last time he will see Beth, encourages her to permanently live with Lawrence, who reveals to Beth that he is her long-lost brother. Lawrence and Beth share a hug. Beth bids Creasy, Rexy, and Ryan bring Mr. Ziploc with them and a tearful farewell and begins her new life with Vanellope, Judy, Lawrence, and the rest of the gang.
- Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz, a resident of Disneyville.
- Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps, a resident of Disneyville and one of Vanellope's best friends.
- Dakota Fanning as Beth Pierce, a seven-year-old and Lawrence's long-lost sister.
- Ben Stiller as Creasy Corden, a time traveler.
- Neil Patrick Harris as Gear, a villainous, sadistic and mean-spirited blue gremlin who is Creasy's arch-nemesis.
- Billy Crystal and Bobby Cannavale as Rexy and Ryan, a small and blue Tyrannosaurus and Caterpillar duo who are Creasy's teammates.
- Jon Voight, Edward James Olmos, and John Turturro as Drug, Dug, and Rug, three anthropomorphic bears and Gear's minions.
- Damon Wayans Jr. as Tall Bean, an anthropomorphic bean.
- Frank Oz as Fat Bean, an anthropomorphic bean and Tall Bean's best friend.
- E.G. Daily as Small Bean, an anthropomorphic bean and Tall Bean's other best friend.
- Ed O'Neill as Hank, Disneyville's greatest septopus and one of Vanellope's best friends.
- Frank Welker as Iggy, an iguana and Vanellope's pet.
- Michael J. Fox as Mr. Ziploc, an anthropomorphic plastic bowl and the news messenger of Disneyville.
- Owen Laramore as Lawrence Pierce, the mayor of Disneyville and Beth's brother.
- Andy Dick as Jimmy McConaughey, a resident of Disneyville who Lawrence accidentally fires.
.Note: This marked the final Disney In The House film to have the involvement of Tom Hanks as Woody and Michael J. Fox as Mr. Ziploc, as this film was also Mr. Ziploc's final appearance and Tom's younger brother Jim Hanks took over the role.
Disney In The House: Time Travel grossed $678 million in the United States and Canada, and $700 million overseas for a worldwide total of $1.378 billion, making it a box-office success. The film grossed $310 million in its opening weekend, ranking the box office ahead of Toy Story 4 (which was also released on June 2019). It finished ahead of Toy Story 4 with its $1.3 billion gross. Its theatrical run ended on September 10, 2019. Produced on an estimated production budget of $175--200 million, it surpassed Disney In The House: 4th Of July as the highest-grossing Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to date.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 98% based on 200 reviews. The site's consensus reads, "Full of emotional weight, hilarious humor, and a number of cool characters, Disney In The House: Time Travel has enough real power to entertain children and adults alike". Another website, Metacritic, signed the film to a score of 97 out of 100 based on 38 critics, indicating "universal acclaim", which makes it the highest-rated Walt Disney Wonder Studios film on that site. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "A+" on an A+ to F scale.
David Ehrlich of Indiewire called the film "devastatingly emotional" and praised the ending scene, saying, "The scene where Beth stays in Disneyville is a tearjerker, and in this case, conceptually happy, and that's no joke". A.O. Scott of The New York Times gave the film five out of five stars. Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun Times gave the film "Two Thumbs Up". James Berarddinelli of ReelViews commended Ben Stiller's performance of Creasy Corden. He wrote, "It's great to see Ben Stiller in such great movies like this one". Carrey Rickey of The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, "As directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Disney In The House: Time Travel is a heartwarming melody".