Disney In The House: Time Travel is a 2019 American live-action/animated science-fiction fantasy comedy 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 sixth 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, Marsh, Krisel, Kirkpatrick, Ashley Edward Miller. In the film's ensemble cast, Sarah Silverman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ed O'Neill, Frank Welker, Michael J. Fox, Owen Laramore, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jason Bateman, and John C. Reilly reprise their roles from previous films. 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 von Schweetz and Judy Hopps joining Beth Pierce, Creasy Corden, Rexy, and Ryan on a time travel adventure to obtain all the Six Collectibles and defeat the evil Gear Gremlin. Along the way, Beth becomes fond of Vanellope and learns Disneyville is her real home and that she is Lawrence Pierce's long-lost sister.
|Disney In The House: Time Travel|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Karey Kirkpatrick|
|Produced by|| Gary Marsh|
|Screenplay by|| Christopher Markus|
Ashley Edward Miller
|Story by|| Ashley Edward Miller|
Derek Stephen Prince
|Starring|| Sarah Silverman|
Neil Patrick Harris
Edward James Olmos
Damon Wayans Jr.
Michael J. Fox
|Music by||David Newman|
|Cinematography|| Phedon Papamichael|
|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||111 minutes|
|Box office||$1.133 billion|
In January 2015, while Disney In The House: Introduction was being produced, the studio had also planned to produce Disney In The House: Time Travel. The film has since spent four and a half years in production, adding up to a estimated budget of $250 million, which, if accurate, would make it the most expensive Walt Disney Wonder Studios film ever made and one of the most expensive films of all time. Kirkpatrick came into the project as director. Silverman and Goodwin said they were reprising their roles in 2016, while Fanning, whose child voice was previously used from archive recordings in Disney In The House: Introduction as Sally Hader, was used for the role of Beth. The rest of the cast was confirmed on March 2018. Animation services were done by Reel FX. Despite the animation being made primarily from computer-generated imagery, the film uses traditional animation in the Lion King sequence.
The film was released theatrically in the United States on June 13, 2019, to critical acclaim for its humor, screenplay, visual effects, production values, cast, characters, heartfelt story, emotional depth, and David Newman's musical score. It went on to surpass Disney In The House: Introduction as the highest-grossing Walt Disney Wonder Studios film, earning $1.1 billion worldwide during the theatrical run. The film was nominated for both the Academy Award and Satellite Award for Best Original Song for "Don't Let Love Go", and won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
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 Six Collectibles are identical powers from six 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 successfully obtaining the first Five 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. During a heated argument over the adventure, Beth, Rexy, Ryan, and Creasy snap in anger at Vanellope for endangering them 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. Judy, Beth, Creasy, Rexy, Ryan, Tall Bean, Fat Bean, Small Bean, Hank, Iggy, Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf, Nick Wilde, and Wreck-It Ralph defeat all the clones together. Gear attempts to kill Vanellope, but his crimes are exposed. Overpowered by Beth, Gear gets sucked into one of his UFO's jet turbines, blowing it up and killing him.
With Gear, Drug Bear, Dug Bear, and Rug Bear 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. Vanellope, Judy, Beth, Lawrence, Hank, Iggy, Mr. Ziploc, Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Nick, and Ralph bid Creasy, Rexy, and Ryan a tearful farewell. The next day, Beth moves in with Vanellope, Judy, Hank, Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence, and Iggy to live with them. At Beth's onstage debut at Disneyville Theater, Lawrence and Beth dance and then kiss.
- Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz, a resident of Disneyville. She is one of the film's two protagonists, with Judy being the other.
- Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps, a resident of Disneyville and one of Vanellope's best friends. She is one of the film's two protagonists, with Vanellope's being the other.
- Dakota Fanning as Beth Pierce, a seven-year-old and Lawrence's long-lost sister. She is the film's deuteragonist. Tara Strong provided her signing voice.
- Ben Stiller as Creasy Corden, a time traveler. He is the film's tritagonist.
- Billy Crystal and Bobby Cannavale as Rexy and Ryan, a small and blue Tyrannosaurus and Caterpillar duo who are Creasy's teammates. They are the film's tetartagonists.
- Neil Patrick Harris as Gear, a villainous gremlin who is Creasy's arch-nemesis. He is the film's main antagonist.
- Jon Voight, Edward James Olmos, and John Turturro as Drug, Dug, and Rug, three anthropomorphic bears and Gear's minions. They are the film's secondary antagonists.
- 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, Izacc Wang appears as a teenager who whacks Vanellope in the crotchet with a wooden bat, while Caitlin Carmichael plays Denise. Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jim Cummings reprise their roles of Banzai, Shenzi, and Ed in the Lion King sequence. 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.
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 $225 million, it surpassed Disney In The House: Introduction as the highest-grossing Walt Disney Wonder Studios film to date.
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". Another critic review website, Metacritic, signed the film to a score of 96 out of 100 based on 38 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". 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".