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Disney In The House is a 2021 American live-action/animated musical comedy film based on the dormant TV show of the same name. A reboot/continuation of Walt Disney Wonder Studios' classic Disney In The House film series, the film was directed, executive produced, and co-written by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff from a screenplay by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and features an ensemble cast consisting of Sarah Silverman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Mckenna Grace, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Simon Rex, Brian Tyree Henry, Molly Shannon, O'Shea Jackson Jr.,Al PacinoMae Whitman, Jim Gaffigan, Owen Laramore, and Dakota Fanning (from archive recordings of her child voice). Composer Mark Mothersbaugh composed the film's musical score.

Disney In The House
Directed by Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
Produced by Jennifer Christine Vera
Screenplay by Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
Story by Owen Laramore
Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
Based on Disney In The House
by
Gary Marsh
Gary Krisel
Starring Sarah Silverman
Ginnifer Goodwin
Mckenna Grace
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Simon Rex
Molly Shannon
Brian Tyree Henry
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Al Pacino
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography Stephen Sandoval
Stephen M. Burum
Edited by Darren T. Holmes
Production company Walt Disney Pictures
olaramore04
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date January 30, 2021
Running time 104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $100 million
Box office $1.085 billion


The first film produced by olaramore04, the film was released theatrically in the United States on January 30, 2021 by Walt Disney Pictures, and grossed $1 billion worldwide against its $100 million budget. Critics praised the film for its screenplay, the performances of Silverman and Goodwin, and its faithfulness to the source material. At the 94th Academy Awards, Disney In The House was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, and won Best Original Song.

The film was followed by Disney In The House 2 in 2024, Disney In The House 3 in 2027, Disney In The House 4 in 2030, Disney In The House 5 in 2032, and Disney In The House 6 in 2035, as well as Disney Detectives in 2025, Disney Detectives: World Tour in 2029, and Vanellope's World in 2033, all of which were also critical and commercial successes.

Plot

Vanellope von Schweetz and Judy Hopps head to the Picker's Circus and watch the star attraction, the Great Master. He introduces an anthropomorphic teddy bear named Teddy, who is scared of performing and feels she doesn't belong in the Picker Circus. This further causes her to accidentally wreck the show. The Great Master hires Judy to do a magic trick. When Vanellope sees Teddy disappear, she tries to find her and falls into the basement. After Teddy explains the circus took her away from her home in Teddy Bear Mountain, Vanellope agrees to take her home.

Meanwhile, an aggressive and single-minded security guard named Phil Franco tricks Judy into bringing Teddy and Vanellope to him. His true intention is to kill Teddy and put her on display. On board the Teddy Bear Mountain Express, they discovered that Tinker Bell has heard of their quest and came to join them. Upon reaching Teddy Bear Mountain, Vanellope accidentally wakes up a playful grizzly bear, but they narrowly escape, thus getting closer to the top of Teddy Bear Mountain. Judy berates Vanellope for endangering Teddy. As Vanellope, Teddy, and Tink head up Teddy Bear Mountain, crows kidnap Teddy and bring her to their leader, King Eagle, and his best friend, Buddy Crow. Tink informs Judy of this, and the trio saves Teddy and brings King Eagle and Buddy Crow just before the temple is demolished. Lots'o Huggin' Bear reveals that he was sent by Phil to bring Teddy to him. They fight him on a suspension bridge, and Lotso is tied up and falls to his death.

While Teddy, Tink, Eagle, and Crow sleep, Judy tells Vanellope that the Picker's Circus is Teddy's home and of Phil's intention to kill Teddy. Vanellope reluctantly tells Teddy she has to take her back to the Picker's Circus. Outraged by the bad news, Teddy angrily accuses Vanellope of betraying her and forming an alliance with Phil and abandons her. Hateful discrimination against Vanellope and Judy for kidnapping Teddy runs rampant throughout Disneyville. Downhearted by the consequences of her actions, Vanellope returns to Disneyville alone. Judy, having to have regretted explains to Vanellope that friends trust friends, restoring her confidence. They reunite with Teddy and reunite her with her parents Davidson and Dianne. Phil subsequently captures everyone (except Eagle, Crow, and Tink, who inform Beth Pierce and Lawrence Pierce of the situation).

Eagle, Crow, Tink, Beth, and Lawrence rescue Vanellope, Judy, Teddy, Davidson, and Dianne. Upon returning to the Picker's Circus, Vanellope tricks Phil into confessing that he will kidnap enough Teddy Bears to keep everything his way. As the police arrests Phil, the crowd condemns his tyranny and praises Vanellope as a hero for saving Teddy. Judy decides to permanently bring Vanellope to her subsequent circus trips. Teddy gives Vanellope a farewell hug, and Eagle, Crow, and her parents join the circus to live with Teddy. Vanellope, Judy, Hank, Beth, and Lawrence return home. The film ends with the citizens of Disneyville singing a pop version of the "So Long" song during the credits.

Cast

Reception

Box office

Disney In The House opened theatrically on January 30, 2021, and grossed about $200 million during its opening weekend. It has grossed $473 million in North America and $612 million in other territories. The film ended its theatrical run on May 4, 2021, having to have grossed $1.085 billion worldwide.

Critical response

The film has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The site's consensus reads, "Joyful, catchy, and quite the charmer, Disney In The House marks a successful (and recommendable) theatrical debut for olaramore04". On Metacritic, the film has a score of 100 out of 100 based on 40 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of "A+" on an A+ to F scale.

Jeff York of Creative Screenwriting gave the film a positive review, saying, "Disney In The House levels on the Walt Disney Wonder Studios media by sending a heartwarming message to children". Richard Roeper of Chicago Sun Times gave it "Two Thumbs Up". Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post gave the film five stars, writing, "The songs claim Disney In The House to be a musical worth seeing". Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called the film "faithful, eye-popping, and dazzling", and praised the performance of Mckenna Grace as Teddy. A.O. Scott of The New York Times wrote, "Disney In The House, the first film produced by Owen Laramore's production company, Olaramore04, has a lot of faithful elements, and, as a live-action/animation hybrid film, it's recommendable".

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