Disney In The House: Wild Wild West is a 2018 American live-action/animated western comedy film produced by Walt Disney Wonder Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The sequel to Disney In The House: Christmas and the fourth installment in the classic Disney In The House franchise, It was directed by Steve Pink from a screenplay by Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Gary Marsh, and Gary Krisel. Sarah SilvermanGinnifer Goodwin, and Tom Hanks reprise their roles from the previous films alongside newcomers Joan Cusack, Kyle MacLachlan, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Amy Adams, Anthony LaPaglia, and Albert Brooks joining the cast. The plot centers on Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye being transported to the Old West for an day of fun and adventure with a heroic cowboy and his family. But all this is threatened when the family's only daughter is kidnapped by a greedy bandit, and the fivesome must prove themselves by saving the Old West.

Disney In The House: Wild Wild West
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Directed by Steve Pink
Produced by Gary Marsh
Gary Krisel
Screenplay by Bob Tzudiker
Noni White
Story by Gary Marsh
Gary Krisel
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
Bradford Young
Edited by Joel Cox
Production company Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Wonder
Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date May 11, 2018 (United States)
Running time 104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $160 million
Box office $881 million


The film was released theatrically in the United States on May 11, 2018 and received positive reviews, with critics praising it as an improvement over its predecessor as well as its performances, awe-inspiring story, humor, and Christophe Beck's musical score. It was also commercially successful, grossing $881 million worldwide on a $160 million budget. It received two Academy Award nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.

It was followed by six sequels: Disney In The House: Musical Melody, Disney In The House: Off To Adventure Camp, Disney In The House: Time Travel, Disney In The House: Return To Adventure Camp, Disney In The House: World Animals, and Disney In The House: Oceans on December 25, 2018 March 3, 2019, June 13, 2019, September 13, 2019, December 23, 2019, and February 25, 2020.

Plot

On the New Years Eve since Disney In The House: Christmas, Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, Woody, and the gang head to the Disneyville Library. Vanellope attempts to read a book but is ridiculed by two talking pigeons who often pass by the library each year. Jessie and Bullseye arrive and reveals she discovered a magic wooden box, where Vanellope, Judy, Woody, Bullseye, and Jessie receive a book about the Wild Wild 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.

In the Wild Wild West, they witness a mysterious bandit threatening to kill a child if she does not tell him where Cowboy Bulb Shandling is. Vanellope draws the bandit away to protect the child whose name is Kennedi Shandling. As a result, 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 ice cream, attempting to rope a fence post to no avail, and holding a sing-along, the group goes to the Museum. Critical of the "new guests" and suspecting they may be spreading insanity, Kropps questions Bulb. The bandit, known as Krei, reveals his hatred of Bulb for the death of his parents and kidnaps Kennedi. Kropps blames Vanellope, Judy, Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye, revealing they did not belong in the Old West. Feeling betrayed, the townsfolk reject the fivesome.

Jessie, Woody, Bullseye and Judy console a upset Vanellope, who decides they should save Kennedi with the Shandling family's help and provethemselves as heroes. The Shandlings reconcile with the fivesome 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--only to encounter a series of traps including arrow shots, but Bullseye and Jessie break free and save them.

In Krei's hideout, Krei is about to kill Kennedy, but Vanellope intervenes. Bulb punches Krei destroys the train bridge to turn Kennedy into crocodile food. 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 praised the reformed fivesome 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 adventure with everyone as the new year begins.

In a mid-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. She is the film's tritagonist.

Additionally, Ed O'Neill, Michael J. Fox, Owen Laramore, Travis Oates, and Frank Welker reprise their roles of Hank, Mr. Ziploc, Lawrence Pierce, Piglet, and Iggy in the beginning and ending sequences. Also in the film, Dominic Monaghan, Andy Dick, and Alan Cumming play the goons who work for Krei.

Box office

The film opened on May 11, 2018. It grossed $365 million in the United States and Canada, and $516 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $881 million. It is the fourth highest-grossing Walt Disney Wonder Studios film.

Critical response

The film has a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 133 reviews. The consensus reads, "With more crispy CGI effects and good humor, Disney In The House: Wild Wild West is an arguably fleshed-out fourth installment that younger Disney In The House fans will enjoy until the cows come home". Metacritic calculated a score of 83 out of 100 based on 26 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". 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.

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