Ralph Breaks the Internet (formerly known as Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2[3]) is the upcoming 2018 animated sequel to Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2012 animated feature film, Wreck-It Ralph. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it will be the 57th animated feature in the Disney Animated Canon.


Ralph Breaks the Internet leaves Litwak's video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph's wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way, including Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site "BuzzzTube", and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race. Directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, writer, Cedar Rapids), and produced by Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt, Lilo & Stitch), Ralph Breaks the Internet hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.



When he spoke about a sequel back in 2013, director Rich Moore said he wanted to try and work in mobile/casual gaming, and he also liked the idea of bringing in different Wreck-It Ralphs from mobile versions or Super Smash Bros.-esque iterations of the character.[23][24] He also stated that the cast and crew are open to the sequel,[25] and plans to include Mario and Tron.[26][27]

Serious talks about a Wreck-It Ralph sequel began in 2014. Henry Jackman was the first to leak information, saying the sequel's story is being written.[28] There was a general consensus that a sequel wouldn't be made unless there was a good story. Part of the inspiration for doing a sequel came from Ralph's final line in Wreck-It Ralph; "Turns out I don't need a medal to tell me I'm a good-guy. Because if that little kid likes me, how bad can I be?" According to Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, the more they thought about that particular line, the more dysfunctional it seemed. It gave the impression that Ralph's self-esteem is solely dependent on how Vanellope feels about him, meaning he still has insecurities to overcome and room to grow as a character. This prompted the filmmakers to, like the first film, have Ralph and Vanellope's relationship serve as the center of the story.[29] That's when Rich Moore came up with the idea of having the characters travel to the Internet. This created numerous opportunities for comedy and conflict between Ralph and Vanellope, which excited the creative team.[30]

The story went through a number of revisions. In the beginning, the Internet was essentially the antagonist of the film. It was regarded as a threat to the arcade's way of life, a threat that Ralph sought to wreck. In another version, Vanellope was sucked into the Internet and became the leader of her own website, Another had Ralph becoming an Internet sensation corrupted by fame and fortune.[30][31]

The idea of a prominent Disney crossover involving the Disney princesses was inspired by the "Which Disney Princess Are You?" quizzes that commonly appear on sites like Buzzfeed. The joke was that upon coming across one of these quizzes, Ralph and Vanellope would encounter the princesses themselves. Co-writer Pamela Ribon questioned whether or not Vanellope is an official member of the Disney Princess line-up, considering the character is a princess and comes from the same studio behind Cinderella, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Ribon then envisioned a scenario in which Vanellope got to meet the princesses in the Internet, and the concept continued to expand from there. Ribon wrote out the scene and included a number of jokes that appear in the final film. When it came time to pitch it to Rich Moore, Ribon admittedly feared the scene would be rejected. However, it was approved and showed to the rest of Disney Animation to similar praise. With this, the princesses scene was officially part of the movie.

On July 12, 2015, John C. Reilly confirmed the sequel and announced that he is signed on to reprise his role as Ralph.[32]

On March 24, 2016, Rich Moore stated that a sequel is still being planned. Moore also hopes to specifically include an appearance from Mario, citing a "good relationship with Nintendo".[33]

The film was officially annouced by Walt Disney Animation Studios on June 30, 2016, with a release date set for March 9, 2018. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman were confirmed to be returning to the cast.[4] On April 25, 2017, the film was given a new release date, having been pushed to November of 2018.[2]

In an interview with Collider, Moore confirms that the film had been in development for about two and a half years by the time of its announcement. Development halted when Moore put the focus on co-directing Zootopia, though things were set back in motion immediately after production on the film wrapped. Phil Johnston, a writer on the original Wreck-It Ralph, was brought on to co-direct alongside Moore in response to his heavy influence on the first movie.[34]

At the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, it was revealed that the Disney Princesses will feature in speaking roles, marking the first time these characters have all interacted on screen, together. Other appearances from both Lucasfilm and Marvel Comics properties were also revealed. Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch were also confirmed to reprise their roles as Fix-It Felix, Jr. and Sergeant Calhoun, respectively.

On July 10, 2018, the Wreck-It Ralph 2 subtitle was dropped from the title.[3]


Composer Henry Jackman returns to score the movie. According to Jackman, his goal was to incorporate elements from the original soundtrack, while adding a new layer to fit in with the Internet's modern environment.

Interestingly, unlike Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet features a full-fledged musical number in the style of classic Disney performed by Sarah Silverman as Vanellope and Gal Gadot as Shank. Alan Menken, who is renowned for scoring a majority of the Disney Renaissance, penned the song, titled "A Place Called Slaughter Race". It was inspired by what lyricist Howard Ashman described as the "I want" song, in which the hero or heroine would burst into song to proclaim their deepest desires. This is a common element in Disney musicals, specially those involving princesses, which connects—narratively—to to the idea of Vanellope embracing her inner-Disney princesses. Phil Johnston doubled as a co-lyricist for the song. In classic Disney Renaissance fashion, Grammy nominee Julia Michaels was signed on to perform the credits version of the song.

The single for this film is "Zero", written and performed by Imagine Dragons.

The Ralph Breaks the Internet soundtrack will be released on November 16, 2018.


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Trailers and Clips



  • The film takes place six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph.[34]
    • This is confirmed by Litwak's Arcade's message board, which reads that a girl named Suzy is celebrating her 11th birthday. In the first film, the message board read that Suzy was celebrating her 6th birthday.
  • By the events of this film, one of the Sugar Rush consoles was removed.
  • The logo for the movie was made to resemble an app icon, while the "Wreck-It Ralph 2" banner resembled a notification/update.
  • Ths first look concept art for the movie (released in 2016) featured parody versions of popular websites. In the final film, real websites were used.
  • Before it was decided that Oh My Disney would serve as a crossover world for Disney properties, Ralph and Vanellope were to instead visit a defunct Disney INFINITY website.[35]
  • When asked about returning characters for the film, Rich Moore mentioned that King Candy—the villain of the original Wreck-It Ralph—will likely remain deceased in the second installment.[34] Alan Tudyk does return, however, as a new character named KnowsMore.
    • Concept art for the Dark Web area has an advertisement for "Turbo Torrent" which features a foreboding depiction of Turbo's smiling face.[36]
  • Each of the Disney princesses were redesigned to have broader, yet coherent style.
    • Veteran animator Mark Henn was brought on as a consultant to ensure that the Disney princesses retained key characteristics despite the broader style.[37]
  • To ensure that the Disney princess avatars were faithful representations of their classic films, the Ralph Breaks the Internet creative team consulted the original filmmakers, voice actresses and even the characters at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. They also rewatched the films.[37]
  • Prior to the film's release, Disney received backlash over Tiana's redesign, specifically her lightened skin tone and sharper features. In response, Tiana's scenes were reanimated so that she more closely resembled her original depiction.[38]
  • There were plans to have a villain in the movie at one point, but this was scrapped in favor of a narrative in which Ralph served as his own antagonist. The villain was named Bev, and was an AntiVirus-inspired cop that lived in the Internet.[39][40]
  • One of the jokes that were pitched involved Kylo Ren from the Star Wars sequel trilogy being portrayed as a spoiled child. However, Lucasfilm requested that the filmmakers scrap the joke out of fear that it would undermine Kylo Ren's role as their villain.[41]
  • In an early version of the script, the movie began with a funeral for Tapper. In during which, Ralph and Vanellope were to give a eulogy, though they instead spent the time talking about themselves. To that, the gathered mourners would rebuke the duo by throwing food and starting food fight.[42]
  • Some versions of the movie had Felix and Calhoun joining Ralph and Vanellope in their journey to the Internet. This was partially altered to keep the arcade relevant, and due to the belief that having too many characters adventuring through the Internet would overwhelm the story.[42]
  • As Mindy Kaling does not reprise the role, Taffyta Muttonfudge is the only returning character not to have their original voice actor.
  • This will be the fifth sequel in the Disney Animated Features canon, after The Three Caballeros, The Rescuers Down Under, Fantasia 2000, and Winnie the Pooh.
  • With the film's release date set on November 21, 2018, roughly two years after Moana's release, this will be the longest break between two films from Walt Disney Animation Studios since the 28-month gap between The Great Mouse Detective (July 2, 1986) and Oliver & Company (November 18, 1988).
  • The film marks Alan Menken's first contribution to the Disney animated canon since Tangled in 2010.
  • When asked about naming the film with "Breaks the Internet" instead of "Wrecks the Internet", the filmmakers explained that the double meaning behind "break the internet" (being a common phrase on the real-life Internet and being literal as Ralph nearly destroys the world inside the Internet) made the title more appealing.[29]

Cameos and other Disney references


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Walt Disney Records to Release the RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Soundtrack". (October 25, .2018).
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Wreck-It Ralph 2 & Gigantic Get New Release Dates". ScreenRan (April 25, 2017).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Disney Pushes 'Indiana Jones 5' a Year to 2021, Dates 'Maleficent 2,' 'Jungle Cruise'". The Hollywood Reporter (July 10, 2018).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "A WRECK-IT RALPH SEQUEL IS ON ITS WAY! HERE'S EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR". Oh My Disney (June 30, 2016).
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Taraji P. Henson Joins ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel, Footage Shown at D23". Variety (July 14, 2017).
  6. "I'm so excited to finally announce that I am playing a character named Shank in Disney's #RalphBreaksTheInternet hitting theaters this November! Such an amazing experience to be apart of this project with such great creators and cast! Welcome to Slaughter Race! 🏎🏁😉". Instagram (August 10, 2018).
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Jane Lynch on ‘Mascots’, Returning for ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ and More". Collider (October 13, 2016).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "20 Things to Know about ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’, Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel". Collider (September 20, 2018).
  9. 9.0 9.1 Ralph Breaks the Internet cast list
  10. Truitt, Brian (May 30, 2018). "See exclusive first photos of Taraji P. Henson, Disney princesses in 'Wreck-It Ralph 2'". (Article).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Wreck-It Ralph gets Rickrolled, visits dark web in 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' trailer". (September 20, 2018).
  12. "‘Big Hollywood break? Hamish Blake to voice new character in Disney's latest animated movie Ralph Breaks The Internet alongside John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot". (August 28, 2018).
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 Ralph Breaks the Internet cast list Part 2
  14. Jamie Elam announces his returns as Rancis
  15. Ribon, Pamela. "You guys. I finally get to tell you. I'm Snow White.". (Tweet) Twitter. Retrieved on June 4.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Johnson, Zach (June 4, 2018). "Disney Princesses Meet Vanellope von Schweetz in Wreck It Ralph 2 Trailer". E! News.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 Disney princesses to appear in Wreck-It Ralph 2
  18. "31 Things We Learned About Ralph Breaks The Internet From A Trip To Disney Animation". GameSpot (September 20, 2018).
  19. Rich, Katey (June 28, 2018). "The Emmy Contenders Giving Us Hope". (Podcast [01:06:08]) Little Gold Men Vanity Fair.
  20. Borg, Flula (October 5, 2018). "SO stöked to help Ralph brake the Internet on Nov 21!! (Yes that is me in the Spectacles!!) #RalphBreaksTheInternet". (Tweet) Twitter.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Walt Disney Studios (October 5, 2018). "See @colleenb123, @msdanifernandez, @flula, and @iHasCupquake in #RalphBreaksTheInternet, in theatres November 21.". (Tweet) Twitter.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Giacchino, Michael (November 6, 2018). "Pleased to announce that I got to reprise my @starwars Force Awakens role as @TheReal_FN3181 in the new @wreckitralph movie! Thanks @_rich_moore for inviting me along!". (Tweet) Twitter.
  23. Disney Wreck-It Ralph Director Rich Moore Is a Huge Gamer
  24. John C. Reilly Has Signed on for WRECK-IT RALPH 2
  25. Wreck-It Ralph's Director Answers Our Questions
  26. 'Wreck-It Ralph' director Rich Moore wants Nintendo's Mario for sequel
  27. Wreck-It Ralph Director Wants Tron in the Sequel
  28. Composer Henry Jackman Talks Captain America: The Winter Soldier, His Influences, Wreck-It Ralph 2, The Interview, and More
  29. 29.0 29.1 ""Ralph Breaks the Internet" Press Conference with John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman +, Wreck-It Ralph". (November 4 2018).
  30. 30.0 30.1 Uribe, Mariana (September 20, 2018). "Behind the Scenes of Ralph Breaks the Internet with Rick Moore, Phil Johnston, and Clark Spencer". Oh My Disney.
  31. "Ralph Breaks The Internet' Story Team Talks Saving Knowsmore, Crafting A Scene, Collaboration, and More". (September 20, 2018).
  32. Otterson, Joe. "John C. Reilly Says He Will Star in ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel". The Wrap. Retrieved on 13 July 2015.
  33. Tilly, Chris (Mar 24, 2016). "Wreck-It Ralph 2 Still Happening, Might Feature Mario". IGN. Retrieved on Mar 24, 2016.
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 "Exclusive: ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Director Rich Moore Teases Internet Setting, Returning Characters, and More". Collider (June 30, 2016).
  35. 35.0 35.1 "INTERVIEW: “Wreck-It Ralph 2” directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston discuss Disney Princesses, in-jokes, and the fate of that unlucky bunny". Inside the Magic (February 28, 2018).
  36. Dark Web concept art
  38. "Princess Tiana voice actress Anika Noni Rose addresses Disney reanimating character after backlash". (September 25, 2018).
  39. "Story Cache: How 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' broke its narrative". (October 11, 2018).
  40. "Ralph Breaks the Internet Had a Few Totally Different Plots Before It Was Done". (October 25, .2018).
  42. 42.0 42.1 "An Early, Behind-The-Scenes Look Into The Making Of ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’". (October 30, .2018).

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