Ralph Breaks the Internet

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Ralph Breaks the Internet
Ralph Breaks the Internet poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by Clark Spencer
Screenplay by Phil Johnston[1]
Pamela Ribon[2]
Based on Characters
by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Jim Reardon
Starring
Music by Henry Jackman
Cinematography Nathan Warner
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release date
  • November 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)
Country United States
Language English

Ralph Breaks the Internet (formerly known as Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2) is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The sequel to the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph, and the 57th Disney animated feature film, it is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2018 by Walt Disney Pictures.

Premise[edit]

Six years after the events of the first film,[3] the story centers on Wreck-It Ralph's adventures in the Internet data space when a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into the arcade by Mr. Litwak, as he must find a replacement for the broken steering wheel[4] of Sugar Rush. Along the way, Ralph and his best friend Vanellope von Schweetz encounter new customs, worlds, and characters, such as trendy algorithms and the Disney Princess lineup with The Muppets, Star Wars, Disney Animation, Marvel Comics and Pixar characters.[5]

Voice cast[edit]

All of the Disney Princesses appear,[16][17] including: Jennifer Hale as Cinderella[18], Kate Higgins as Aurora[18], Jodi Benson as Ariel, Paige O'Hara as Belle, Linda Larkin as Jasmine, Irene Bedard as Pocahontas, Ming-Na Wen as Mulan, Anika Noni Rose as Tiana, Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, Kelly Macdonald as Merida, Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa and Auliʻi Cravalho as Moana, all of whom reprise their roles from the films and other media,[18] while screenwriter Pamela Ribon will voice Snow White.[19][20][16][17][21]

Popular culture cameos and references[edit]

Similar to the first film, which included a number of cameos and references to video games, Ralph Breaks the Internet has additional features to Internet culture and to various Disney properties, including their own films, Pixar films, the Star Wars franchise, Marvel Comics, and The Muppets. Eeyore, C-3PO, R2-D2, Yoda, First Order Stormtroopers, Iron Man and Gamora will appear in the film as well.[22] Dumbo, Magic Carpet, Rajah, Meeko, Mary, Jaq and Gus all appear in the film's trailer.[23]

Production[edit]

In October 2012, director Rich Moore said that he and Disney had ideas about a sequel that would bring the characters up to date and explore online gaming and console gaming.[24] Moore stated that many of the crew and voice cast were open to the sequel, believing that they have "barely scratched the surface" of the video game world they envisioned. He also stated that he planned to include Mario and Tron in the sequel.[25][26] In 2014, the film's composer Henry Jackman said that a story for the sequel was being written.[27] In July 2015, John C. Reilly said he had signed on to reprise his role of Ralph in a projected sequel.[6]

On March 24, 2016, Moore stated that a sequel was still being planned. Moore specifically stated that a sequel would include an appearance from Mario, citing a "good relationship with Nintendo".[28] On June 30, 2016, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced that the sequel would be released on March 9, 2018, with Reilly, Moore and writer Phil Johnston attached, and that it would focus on "Ralph leaving the arcade and wrecking the Internet".[29]

The sequel's title was officially announced in March 2017 as Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. Further, Disney had confirmed that Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, and Sarah Silverman are set to reprise their roles, while Moore returns as director joined by the first film's co-writer, Phil Johnston, in his directing debut in an animated film and Clark Spencer returns as producer.[30] In July 2018, Disney shortened the film's title to simply Ralph Breaks the Internet.[31]

Release[edit]

On June 30, 2016, Walt Disney Animation Studios initially announced that the sequel would be released on March 9, 2018.[29] However, in April 2017, A Wrinkle in Time took over its date.[32] In July 2018, Disney shortened the film's title to simply Ralph Breaks the Internet.[31] The film will be released on November 21, 2018 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D.[33]

Marketing[edit]

A new poster for the film was released on February 26, 2018. Two days later, a teaser trailer for the film was released on February 28, 2018, and it quickly became viral, getting more than 4.5 million views in 24 hours.[34] A second trailer was released on June 4, 2018 with the Daft Punk song "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger".[23] A Sneak Peek of the film was released on August 10, 2018.[35]

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