Disney In The House
Directed by Will Finn
Produced by Owen Laramore
Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
Screenplay by Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
Story by Owen Laramore
Starring Sarah Silverman
Ginnifer Goodwin
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography Stephen Sandoval
Edited by Darren T. Holmes
Production
company
Walt Disney Pictures
Olaramore04 Productions
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date May 1, 2021
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $60 million
Box office $475 million


Disney In The House is a 2021 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Will Finn and produced by Owen Laramore, Roger Allers, and Rob Minkoff from a screenplay by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The film stars the voices of Sarah Silverman and Ginnifer Goodwin, with Mckenna Grace, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Simon Rex, Ed O'Neill, and Jim Hanks in supporting roles. In the film, a girl named Vanellope von Schweetz sets out to return teddy bear cub to her parents with the assistance of Judy Hopps, a no-nonsense anthropomorphic bunny who is a security guard.

The first film and project from by Olaramore04 Productions, Disney In The House was released theatrically in the United States on May 1, 2021 by Walt Disney Pictures. The film grossed $475 million worldwide against its $60 million budget and received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences, with many praising the performances of Silverman and Goodwin. At the 94th Academy Awards, Disney In The House was nominated for Best Animated Feature, but lost to The Lego Worlds Movie.

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, and Disney In The House 5 in 2033, as well as three spin-offs: Disney Detectives in 2025, Aliens in 2026, and Disney Detectives: World Tour, all of which were also critical and commercial successes.

Plot

Vanellope von Schweetz heads to the Picker's Circus and watches 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 her to do a magic trick. Teddy and Vanellope disappear and end up in the basement. After Teddy explains the circus took her away from her home in Teddy Bear Mountain, Vanellope promsies to take her home. Meanwhile, an aggressive, infamous, and single-minded security guard named Phil Franco plots to take Teddy and Vanellope to him at the top of Teddy Bear Mountain, but is overtaken by his more beloved rival, Judy Hopps.

They hop on board the Teddy Bear Mountain Express, despite Judy's objections, and, upon reaching Teddy Bear Mountain, Vanellope and Judy agree to a deal; they take Teddy to see her parents under the condition that Judy escort Vanellope home afterwards. As the trio head up to the top of Teddy Bear Mountain (where Phil is secretly plotting to ambush them) they find a shortcut where crows kidnap Teddy and bring her to their leader, King Eagle, and his best friend, Buddy Crow. With the help of an optimistic cowboy explorer named Woody, Vanellope and Judy set out to free Teddy. Vanellope disguises herself as a female eagle, but her cover is blown. A battle between the birds and the heroes ensues, causing Vanellope to inadvertently destroy the temple when trying to save Teddy. Vanellope, Judy, Teddy, and Woody escape just as the temple is demolished into a pile of rubble.

While Teddy and Woody sleep, Judy convinces Vanellope that the Picker's Circus is Teddy's home and of Phil's intention to kill Teddy. Vanellope reluctantly tells Teddy the truth, but Teddy assumes Vanellope broke her promise and is forming an alliance with Phil, which leads to a falling-out between them. Hateful discrimination against Vanellope for kidnapping Teddy begins to run rampant throughout the country. Vanellope, Judy, and Woody reunite with Teddy and reunite her with her parents Davidson and Dianne. However, Phil arrives, causing Vanellope to get angry at Judy for duplicitizing them. Vanellope, Teddy, Davidson, and Dianne are captured. Meanwhile, Vanellope's octopus friend Hank learns Phil is selling the Aliens into slave labor..

With the help of Woody, Judy rescues Vanellope, Teddy, Davidson, and Dianne, having had a change of heart. After Vanellope, Judy, Woody, and the Teddy Bears jump out of the helicopter with parachutes, Hank and the Aliens arrive. Phil tries to kill Vanellope, but loses his grip and falls into a pond. Upon returning to the Picker's Circus, they return the Teddy Bears to the Great Master and trick Phil into revealing his plot. As the police arrests Phil, the crowd condemns his tyranny and praises Vanellope as a hero for saving Teddy. Teddy gives Vanellope a farewell hug, and Teddy and her parents join the circus. Judy and Woody come to live with Vanellope, Hank, and the Aliens, forming a family. At the park, Teddy reunites with Vanellope, with the Great Master revealing her parents have joined her act.

Cast

Reception

Box office

Disney In The House opened theatrically on May 1, 2021, and grossed about $150 million during its opening weekend. It has grossed $212 million in North America and $263 million in other territories. The film ended its theatrical run on July 30, 2021, having to have grossed $475 million worldwide.

Critical response

The film has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The site's consensus reads, "Joyful, impressively animated, and quite the charmer, Disney In The House marks a successful (and recommendable) theatrical debut for Olaramore04". On Metacritic, it has a score of 100 out of 100 based on 40 critics, indicating "universal acclaim", making it one of the highest-rated films on the site. 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 dazzling elements, and, as an animated film, it's recommendable".

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