Disney In The House 2
Directed by Will Finn
Produced by Owen Laramore
Roger Allers
Rob Minkoff
Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson
Story by Owen Laramore
Starring Sarah Silverman
Ginnifer Goodwin
Stephanie Beatriz
Justin Theroux
Jim Carrey
Jude Law
John Goodman
Ed O'Neill
Jim Hanks
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 September 26, 2024
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $150 million
Box office $888 million

Disney In The House 2 is a 2024 American computer-animated comedy 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, Jim Hanks, 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 September 26, 2024, and grossed $888 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 has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and is also considered by many critics to be one of the few sequels superior to the original. It received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, losing to The Friendly Lion.

It spawned three sequels: Disney In The House 3, Disney In The House 4, and Disney In The House 5 on 2027, 2030, and 2033.

Plot

Two years after the events of the first film, Vanellope von Schweetz and Judy Hopps 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. The two 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 following the destruction of King Eagle's palace during the events of the first film. 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. When Vanellope refuses to leave Judy behind, Molly tells her the adventure is over. 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, making Vanellope regret what she said during her argument with Molly. Vanellope frees Judy, Zaku, and the captive animals. When Lakota prepares to kill Vanellope, Molly swings from a vine. Vanellope and Molly apologize for their falling-out and reconcile. As the jungle catches on fire, Lakota attacks Vanellope, injuring Judy's leg. Vanellope is thrown into the fire, seemingly killing her and Zaku. The good guys mourn for Vanellope, who is suddenly revealed to have been saved by Zaku.

Vanellope, thinking quickly, fights Anaconda and treks through the dangerous fire. Lakota seemingly spears Vanellope, but she reveals that he needs to work on his aim and throws him. Molly cuts the down a tree, which falls on Lakota, killing him. The fire is put out, flourishing the jungle, and Judy apologizes to Molly for not trusting her. Everyone leaves the jungle with the Golden Snowflake. Judy's leg eventually begins to heal along the way. Judy develop a better relationship with Molly and writes autobiographies based on their adventure in the jungle. Vanellope, Judy, Molly, Zaku, Jim, Woody, Hank, and the Aliens dance to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", ending the film.

In a post-credits scene, two Aliens dress up as animals, which ends with one of them accidentally crashing onto the screen.

Cast

Reception

Box office

Disney In The House 2 opened theatrically on September 26, 2024, and grossed $200-225 million in its opening weekend, topping the box office ahead of Caterpillar. The film has grossed $400 million in North America and $488 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $888 million. Produced on a $145 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 100% 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 95 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 Vanellope von Schweetz and Judy Hopps up to some more great adventure in this reboot series". Joel Siegel of Good Morning America wrote, "Better than Looney Tunes 2, Caterpillar, and Toy Story and at the level of SeaWorld and The Friendly Lion, Disney In The House 2 is one of the best movies of the year. 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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