Disney In The House: Time Travel is a 2019 American live-action/animated science-fiction fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Wonder Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The sequel to Disney In The House: Off To Adventure Camp and the seventh installment in the classic Disney In The House franchise, it was directed by Karey Kirkpatrick and produced by Gary Marsh and Gary Krisel from a screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, and Kirkpatrick based on a story by him, Marsh, Krisel, Markus, McFeely, and Ashley Edward Miller. In the film's ensemble cast, Sarah Silverman, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Owen Laramore reprise their roles as Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, and Lawrence Pierce from the previous films in the series. Archive recordings of Dakota Fanning's child voice were used for the role of Beth Pierce, with newcomers including Ben Stiller, Billy Crystal, Bobby Cannavale, Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Voight, Edward James Olmos, John Turturro, Damon Wayans Jr., Frank Oz, and E.G. Daily. The film's story centers on Vanellope and Judy joining Beth, Creasy Corden, Rexy, and Ryan on a time traveling adventure to obtain all the Four Collectibles and foil Gear Gremlin's evil plans for world domination. Along the way, Beth becomes fond of Vanellope and realizes that Disneyville is her real home and that she is Lawrence's long-lost sister who is destined to reunite with him.

Disney In The House: Time Travel
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick
Produced by Gary Marsh
Gary Krisel
Screenplay by Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Karey Kirkpatrick
Story by Karey Kirkpatrick
Gary Marsh
Gary Krisel
Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Ashley Edward Miller
Starring Sarah Silverman
Ginnifer Goodwin
Dakota Fanning
Ben Stiller
Billy Crystal
Bobby Cannavale
Neil Patrick Harris
Jon Voight
Edward James Olmos
John Turturro
Damon Wayans Jr.
Frank Oz
E.G. Daily
Music by David Newman
Cinematography Phedon Papamichael
Isidore Mankofsky
Edited by Craig McKay
Production company Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Wonder Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date June 13, 2019
Running time 117 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $200 million
Box office $1.133 billion


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 also has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and went on to surpass Disney In The House: 4th Of July as the highest-grossing Walt Disney Wonder Studios film, earning $1.1 billion worldwide during its theatrical run. It was nominated for Best Visual Effects and Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards, and was also nominated for the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Three sequels, Disney In The House: Return To Adventure Camp, Disney In The House: World Animals, and Disney In The House: Oceans, were released on September 13, 2019, December 23, 2019, and February 25, 2020.

Plot

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. Vanellope is smitten by a seven-year-old named Beth Pierce. Lawrence Pierce, Disneyville's mayor, finds Creasy's cat Nevins lost again, and returns him to the group. They hitch a ride on the Disneyville Express to Creasy's shed house. Vanellope, Judy, Beth, Creasy, Rexy, and Ryan build the Indoor Stair Luge Transforming Time Traveler and begin heading towards World War II to find the first Collectible.

The Four Collectibles are identical powers from four different dimensions in order to defeat the evil Gear Gremlin, a vicious gremlin who intends to destroy time and space itself. However, before they can go any further, an army of anthropomorphic beans knock them down before realizing they mistook them for Gear. Revealing he does exist, Gear and his goons, Drug Bear, Dug Bear, and Rug Bear, attack the shed, but Vanellope knocks them out. Frustrated, Gear flies off, intent on getting revenge on Creasy for the scar on his face. After the sixsome successfully obtains the first three Collectibles, Beth becomes fond of Vanellope, and the two (joined by Judy) have fun together.

They head off to the time of the Dust Bowl, and, using their combined efforts, survive its mighty wind and grab the Collectible. Vanellope stores all the Collectibles together, but suddenly, they combine themselves to create an impact that destroys the shed house and kills Nevins, and Vanellope and Judy argue with Beth, Creasy, Rexy, and Ryan. Furious that Vanellope has brought them on a dangerous quest, Beth, Rexy, Ryan, and Creasy snap at her for screwing up their opportunity to defeat Gear and order her and Judy to leave.

As Vanellope and Judy prepare to go home, they 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 Gear was the one who destroyed the shed house, Beth, Ryan, Rexy, and Creasy set out to rescue Vanellope and Judy. Beth activates a jetpack and saves Vanellope, while Judy becomes Super Judy, and Drug Bear, Dug Bear, and Rug Bear are crushed. Gear clones himself, but Vanellope's friends defeat all the clones together. Gear attempts to kill Vanellope, but his crimes are exposed. Gear knocks Vanellope unconscious. Vanellope redeems herself and destroys Gear's mini-machine. Gear swears to get revenge, but is sucked up into his jet's turbines, exploding and instantly killing him.

With their enemies defeated, Beth reconciles with Vanellope and Judy, and, with encouragement from Creasy, decides to permanently live with them. Lawrence reveals to Beth that he is her long-lost brother, and the two reconnect. Beth bids Creasy, Rexy, and Ryan a tearful farewell and begins her new life with Vanellope, Judy, and Lawrence.

Cast

  • 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.
  • Billy Crystal and Bobby Cannavale as Rexy and Ryan, a small and blue Tyrannosaurus and Caterpillar duo who are Creasy's teammates.
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Gear, a villainous gremlin who is Creasy's arch-nemesis.
  • 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.

Additionally, Sigourney Weaver provides the voice of the Indoor Stair Luge Transforming Time Traveler's computer. LeBron James makes a cameo in the basketball scene. In the birthday party scene, Izaac Wang appears as a teenager who whacks Vanellope in the crotchet with a wooden bat, while Caitlin Carmichael plays Denise. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jason Bateman, and John C. Reilly reprise their roles of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf, Nick Wilde, and Wreck-It Ralph in the final scene. This was the final film in the series where Hanks voices Woody before the release of Toy Story 4, to which his brother Jim Hanks took over the role of Woody for future films in the series and the Olaramore04 reboot franchise.

Box office

Disney In The House: Time Travel grossed $529 million in the United States and Canada, and $604 million overseas for a worldwide total of $1.133 billion, making it a box-office success. In order to avoid opening weekends with Toy Story 4 (which was also released on June 2019, it made its money faster in Canada. It finished ahead of Toy Story 4 with its $1.1 billion gross. Its theatrical run ended on September 24, 2019. Produced on an estimated production budget of $200 million, it surpassed Disney In The House: 4th Of July as the highest-grossing Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to date.

Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 100% based on 200 reviews. The site's consensus reads, "Full of emotional weight and a number of hilarious characters, Disney In The House: Time Travel has enough real power to entertain children and adults alike". It is the third Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to receive a 100% approval rating on the site, after Disney In The House: Introduction and Magic Tree House. Another critic review website, Metacritic, signed the film to a score of 96 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".

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