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Disney In The House 2
Directed by Owen Laramore
Ford Riley
Produced by Owen Laramore
Lori Forte
Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson
Story by Owen Laramore
Ford Riley
Starring Sarah Silverman
Ginnifer Goodwin
Stephanie Beatriz
Justin Theroux
Jim Carrey
Jude Law
John Goodman
Ed O'Neill
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography Stephen Sandoval
Andrew Jimenez
Edited by Clare Knight
Production
company
Walt Disney Pictures
Olaramore04 Productions
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date December 20, 2024
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $90 million
Box office $968 million

Disney In The House 2 is a 2024 American computer-animated adventure film produced by Olaramore04 Productions and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The sixth film produced by the studio, it is the sequel to 2021's Disney In The House and the second film in the franchise, it stars Sarah Silverman, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Ed O'Neill reprising their roles from the first film with Stephanie Beatriz, Justin Theroux, Jim Carrey, Jude Law, and John Goodman joining the cast. In the film, Vanellope von Schweetz and Judy Hopps teaming up with a jungle explorer explorer to locate the long-lost Golden Snowflake while facing off against a mean-spirited poacher named Lakota McLachlan.

The film was released theatrically in the United States on December 20, 2024, and grossed over $968 million worldwide, becoming one of the most profitable releases of 2024. Like its predecessor, Disney In The House 2 received universal acclaim, with critics praising the story, humor, characters, musical score, animation, and the performances of Silverman and Goodwin; it is considered by many critics to be one of the year's best animated films. It won for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

It spawned two sequels: Disney In The House 3, Disney In The House 4 in 2027 and 2030.

Plot

One month after the events of the first film, Vanellope von Schweetz, Judy Hopps, and Hank are now friends. Vanellope often grabs coffee for Judy on the way, but Judy worries Vanellope is working too hard and needs to be more mature. Suddenly, a stampede of animals from the zoo run through the streets in fear of a mysterious stranger. Vanellope and Judy are invited by the police chief Jim Knight to find the long-lost Golden Snowflake in the jungles of Africa. He sends them to be accompanied by his daughter Molly Knight, a jungle explorer, and her pet Zaku, a scarlet macaw. Unwilling to be near any carnivores, Judy objects but reluctantly agrees.

Lakota is plotting to get there first and pollute the jungle. It is later revealed that Lakota's days as a child in which he was one of Molly's friends, but Molly adopted Zaku and ultimately forgot him. Enraged, he attacked them, but was tranquilized. Vanellope, Judy, Molly, and Zaku attempt to zip through the jungle via a zip cord, but fall to a river, where they almost fall over the edge of the waterfall but are rescued by an anaconda who claims to be a friend of Jim's. Suddenly, the branch snaps beneath Anaconda's weight, and the four fall, though they survive.

They later come across Terrible Tom the Giant, who refuses to let them go through his gate, revealing he prevents any more visitors to protect his gate after a rat stole his winter supply. As soon as they sneak through the gate, the enraged Tom goes on a rampage and chases them until he falls into a ditch. They approach the ancient ruins, where they find the Golden Snowflake, but suddenly, Lakota and his men arrive, revealing that Anaconda was really Lakota's minion all along. Lakota kidnaps Judy and Zaku and ejects Vanellope and Molly. With the Golden Snowflake still in the temple, Vanellope refuses to leave Judy behind. Molly tells her the adventure is over, and in their argument, inadvertently calls her "wrong". Hurt, Vanellope declares she was wrong about Molly and storms off into the jungle.

Meanwhile, Woody, Hank, and the Aliens learn from Jim about the expedition and set off to Africa to find Vanellope and Judy. In the ruins, Lakota imprisons Judy and Zaku. When Vanellope arrives, Lakota makes fun of her, and Anaconda sends Vanellope flying down a hill. Vanellope begins to feel discouraged, but Molly arrives and apologizes to Vanellope for calling her "wrong". Vanellope accepts, and they resolve to get the Golden Snowflake the right way. As the final battle breaks out over the Golden Snowflake, Hank, Woody, Jim and the Aliens arrive in their helicopter. Outraged, Lakota throws a torch, inadvertently buring the temple. Judy frees the captive animals as a wildfire spreads all over the temple. Vanellope defeats Lakota and Anaconda by sending them falling into a lava pit. Everyone escapes from the crumbling temple and leaves the jungle with the Golden Snowflake in Vanellope's hands.

Judy apologizes to Molly for not trusting her develops a better relationship with her. Judy writes autobiographies for the Aliens based on their adventure in the jungle. Vanellope, Judy, and Molly swing from vines, and Zaku flies with a flock of scarlet macaws. As Vanellope, Judy, Molly, Zaku, Jim, Woody, Hank, and the Aliens gather for a jungle feast, they dance to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", ending the film.

Throughout the credits, three Aliens named Kenny, Steven, and Bog are seen auditioning for their own film.

Cast

  • Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz
  • Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps
  • Stephanie Beatriz as Molly Knight
  • Justin Theroux as Lakota MacLachlan
  • Jude Law as Zaku the scarlet macaw
  • Jim Carrey as Anaconda
  • John Goodman as Jim Knight
  • Ed O'Neill as Hank
  • Jim Hanks as Woody the alien
  • Tim Roth as Terrible Tom the Giant
  • Al Roker as Lakota's assistant
  • Owen Laramore as the Aliens

Reception

Box office

Disney In The House 2 opened theatrically on December 20, 2024, and grossed $225 million in its opening weekend. The film has grossed $400 million in North America and $568 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $968 million. Produced on a $90 million budget, the film was a box-office success and one of the most profitable films of 2024.

Critical response

Disney In The House 2 received universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 97% approval rating, like its predecessor did. The site's consensus reads, "With dazzling animation, a undeniably action-packed plot, and an all-star cast, Disney In The House 2 proves to be an arguably rare sequel that lives ten times the magic of the original film". On Metacritic, the film has a score of 90 out of 100 based on 42 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a grade of A+ on an A+ to F scale.

Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times gave the film five stars, saying, "This sequel is very superior to the original, with its lovable heroes up to some more great adventure in this film series". Joel Siegel of Good Morning America wrote, "Like its two animated protagonists, this film is energetic and full of surprises for fans of the first Disney In The House". He considered the film to be as good as other films released in 2024.

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