|Disney In The House: Wild Wild West|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Walt Becker|
|Produced by||Jeannine Roussel|
|Screenplay by||Bob Tzudiker|
|Story by||Walt Becker|
Alyvia Alyn Lind
|Music by||Christophe Beck|
|Edited by||Christopher K. Gee|
|Walt Disney Pictures|
Walt Disney Wonder
Village Roadshow Pictures
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios|
|Release date||February 2, 2018|
|Running time||108 minutes|
|Box office||$640 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, Village Roadshow Pictures, and Josephson Entertainment, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Walt Becker 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, Tom Hanks, and Ginnifer Goodwin reprise their roles from the first three films, with Kyle MacLachlan, Anthony LaPaglia, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Joan Cusack, Amy Adams, and Albert Brooks joining the cast. It is set on the New Years Eve after the events of the previous film, in which Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye end up inside a magical book about the Old West, where spread some fun throughout a Western town.
Disney In The House: Wild Wild West was released across movie theaters in the United States on February 2, 2018. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the production values, the performances (particularly those of Silverman, MacLachlan, and LaPaglia), and Christophe Beck's musical score, but criticized its story and humor. Nonetheless, the film grossed over $640 million worldwide against a $175 million budget, becoming the highest-grossing film directed by Walt Becker and the highest-grossing Western comedy film of all time. A sequel, Disney In The House: Musical Melody, was released on May 11, 2018.
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.
- 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.
In the United States, Disney In The House: Wild Wild West was released alongside Winchester, and was projected to gross $235--275 million in its opening weekend. It grossed $271 million in the United States and Canada, and $369 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $640 million. It is the highest-grossing film of Walt Becker's career and the highest-grossing Western comedy film.
The film has a 55% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 133 reviews. The consensus reads, "Even though its story is overindulgent in some spots and its humor is politically correct for adults, Disney In The House: Wild Wild West is a Western comedy children 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".