Big news out of CinemaCon today from Walt Disney Animation Studios as we learned the full title and more plot details for the Wreck-it Ralph sequel. “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” will see Ralph leave the relative safety of the arcade and take on the internet. It was announced that Jane Lynch (Sergeant Calhoun) and Jack McBrayer (Fix-it Felix) will join John C. Reilly (Ralph) and Sarah Silverman (Vanellope von Schweetz) in the new film.
Also returning are the team behind the original “Wreck-It Ralph,” who won an Oscar last month for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia.” Directors Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and Phil Johnston (writer, “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” “Cedar Rapids”), and producer Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”) are hard at work on the movie.
“To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore,” said Moore. “Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.”
Added Johnston, “We’re so excited to be working with Ralph, Vanellope von Schweetz, Fix-It Felix and Sergeant Calhoun again, and we have new characters we look forward to unveiling. At the center of this film, as in the first one, is the relationship between Ralph and Vanellope, two once-outcasts, who in each other, found true friendship.”
When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for best animated feature, “Wreck-It Ralph” won the PGA Award for outstanding producer of an animated theatrical motion picture as well as five Annie Awards, including best animated feature, director, cast and screenplay. The film was named best animated feature by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, earned outstanding achievement in casting for an animated feature by the Casting Society of America, and won the Kids’ Choice Award for favorite animated movie.
We’re definitely looking forward to seeing more of Ralph and Vanellope. How would you rate your level of excitement?
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” hits U.S. theaters on March 9, 2018.