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Disney In The House: Wild Wild West
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Steve Pink
Produced by Jeannine Roussel
Screenplay by Bob Tzudiker
Noni White
Story by Steve Pink
Bob Tzudiker
Noni White
Starring Sarah Silverman
Ginnifer Goodwin
Tom Hanks
Joan Cusack
Kyle MacLachlan
Alyvia Alyn Lind
Amy Adams
Anthony LaPaglia
Albert Brooks
Music by Christophe Beck
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Edited by Christopher K. Gee
Production
companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Wonder
Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date May 11, 2018
(United States)
Running time 105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $150 million
Box office $631 million


Disney In The House: Wild Wild West is a 2018 American live-action/computer-animated Western comedy film produced by Walt Disney Wonder Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Steve Pink from a screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White, it is the sequel to Disney In The House: Christmas and the fourth installment in the Disney In The House Cinematic Universe. Sarah Silverman, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Tom Hanks reprise their roles from the first three films, with Joan Cusack, Kyle MacLachlan, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Amy Adams, Anthony LaPaglia, and Albert Brooks joining the cast. It is set in a New Years Eve in which Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye end up inside a magical book about the Old West and meet its heroes, the Shandling family, spreading some fun along the way.

The film was released theatrically in the United States on May 11, 2018. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its performances and musical score, but criticized its story and humor. It was a commercial success, grossing over $631 million worldwide against its $150 million budget and becoming the highest-grossing film directed by Steve Pink and the highest-grossing Western comedy film of all time. A sequel, Disney In The House: Musical Melody, was released on October 26, 2018.

Plot

On the New Year's Eve since the events of the third film, Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, Sheriff Woody, and the gang head to the Disneyville Library. Vanellope tries to read a book but is ridiculed by two talking pigeons who often pass by the library. Jessie and Bullseye arrive and reveal that they discovered a magic wooden box, where Vanellope, Judy, Woody, Bullseye, and Jessie receive a book about the Old West. Vanellope wishes they could go there for just one day of fun and adventure, causing the book to transport the box containing Judy, Vanellope, Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye there. They are welcomed into the West and meet her father Bulb Shandling, his wife Cowgirl Janet Shandling, and his friend Kropps the prospector, who give them a tour.

After a trail of fun across the Wild Wild West, such as making chocolate chip cookies, attempting to rope a fence post to no avail, and holding a sing-along, the group goes to the railroad museum, although Kropps is critical of the "new guests" and suspects they may be spreading insanity. A bandit named Krei Overkill subsequently breaks into the museum and kidnaps Kennedi. Upset that the fun has practically led Krei to them, Kropps forces Vanellope, Judy, Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye to confess that they are "modern people" and do not belong in the Old West. Feeling betrayed, the townsfolk (except Bulb) reject the five. As Vanellope, Jessie, Woody, Bullseye and Judy prepare to return to the library, Vanellope decides they should save Kennedi with the Shandling family's help and prove themselves as heroes.

The Shandlings reconcile with the five and agree to help them in hopes of saving Kennedy. Krei's goons battle them, capturing Bullseye and Jessie in the process, but Vanellope, Judy, Bulb, Janet, and Woody escape just in time to get back onto Krei's path. They follow a shortcut and encounter a series of traps, but Bullseye and Jessie break free and save them. In Krei's hideout, Krei is about to kill Kennedy, but Vanellope intervenes. Bulb captures Krei, who destroys a viaduct with dynamite to send the locomotive carrying Kennedi into a pit. Vanellope tries to stop the train, but is unable to do so, and inadvertently breaks the train brake lever. Judy becomes Super Judy and, in seconds, saves the train from total disaster. Back in town, Vanellope challenges Kropps' will and forces Krei to surrender.

With Krei and his goons arrested and Kennedi rescued, the townsfolk praise the reformed five for their heroism. Kropps is impressed and calls them "a truthful and heroic team". Touched by Krei's positive review, Vanellope, Judy, Jessie, Woody, and Bullseye pull out the Wild Wild West book and wish to go back home, causing the magic box to bring them back to Disneyville. Back home, Vanellope, Judy, Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye return to the library in time for the New Year's Eve countdown. Vanellope, Judy, Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye share their Old West experiences with everyone as the new year begins.

In a post-credits scene, Vanellope is seen doing the flamenco in Disneyville Theater.

Cast

  • Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz, a resident of Disneyville.
  • Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps, a resident of Disneyville and Vanellope's best friend.
  • Joan Cusack as Jessie, a resident of Disneyville.
  • Tom Hanks as Woody, a resident of Disneyville.
  • Kyle MacLachlan as Bulb Shandling, a cowboy and the hero of the Wild Wild West.
  • Amy Adams as Janet Shandling, a cowgirl and Bulb's wife.
  • Anthony LaPaglia as Krei Overkill, a bandit and Bulb's nemesis.
  • Albert Brooks as Kropps, a well-meaning but pompous prospector and Old West critic who is Bulb's friend.
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind as Kennedi Shandling, Bulb and Janet's daughter.
  • Ed O'Neill as Hank
  • Michael J. Fox as Mr. Ziploc
  • Owen Laramore as Lawrence Broderick Pierce
  • Travis Oates as Piglet
  • Frank Welker as Iggy
  • Dominic Monaghan, Andy Dick, and Alan Cumming as the bandits who work for Krei.

Box office

The film opened on May 11, 2018. It grossed $266 million in the United States and Canada, and $365 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $631 million. It is the highest-grossing film of Steve Pink's career and the highest-grossing Western comedy film.

Critical response

The film has a 55% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 133 reviews. The consensus reads, "Despite its overindulgent material and second-rate humor for the adult crowd, Disney In The House: Wild Wild West is still a ride off into the sunset younger viewers will enjoy until the cows come home". Metacritic calculated a score of 58 out of 100 based on 26 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave it a grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale.

Bilge Ebiri of Vulture gave the film four stars for being an improvement over its predecessor, saying, "Christmas was bad. Uggh. But I was captivated by the even better Wild Wild West". Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun Times gave the film "Two Thumbs Up". A.O. Scott of The New York Times was also positive about the film, praising the humor, visual aspects, Christophe Beck's musical score and the performance of Kyle MacLachlan as Bulb Shandling.

Barbara VanDenburgh of Arizona Republic gave the film a negative review, reading, "If young moviegoers have seen Christmas, then their parents are left with pained faces after Wild Wild West. It's not bad, though. Just overindulgent".