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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 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 and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must rick 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 citizen of the internet - the netizens - to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site "BuzzTube."
- John C. Reilly as Wreck-It Ralph
- Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz
- Taraji P. Henson as Yesss
- Jane Lynch as Sergeant Calhoun
- Jack McBrayer as Fix-It Felix, Jr.
- Jamie Elman as Rancis Fluggerbutter
- Jodi Benson as Ariel
- Paige O'Hara as Belle
- Linda Larkin as Jasmine
- Irene Bedard as Pocahontas
- Ming-Na Wen as Fa Mulan
- Anika Noni Rose as Tiana
- Mandy Moore as Rapunzel
- Kelly Macdonald as Merida
- Kristen Bell as Anna
- Idina Menzel as Elsa the Snow Queen
- Auli'i Cravalho as Moana
- TBA as Snow White
- TBA as Cinderella
- TBA as Aurora
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. He also stated that the cast and crew are open to the sequel, and plans to include Mario and Tron. Henry Jackman later said in 2014 that the sequel's story is being written.
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. On April 25, 2017, the film was given a new release date, having been pushed to November of 2018.
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 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.
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.
- The film takes place six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph.
- 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.
- The logo for the movie was made to resemble an app icon, while the "Wreck-It Ralph 2" banner resembles 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.
- When asked about returning characters for the film, Rich Moore mentioned that Wreck-It Ralph antagonist King Candy (who died in the previous film) will likely remain deceased in the second installment.
- However, Moore did hint a return for King Candy's voice actor, Alan Tudyk, in keeping with the tradition of having the actor voice a role in every Walt Disney Animation Studios film since Wreck-It Ralph.
- 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).
Cameos and other Disney references
- Genie's Lamp from Aladdin is amongst the items up for sale in eBay.
- Star Wars plates featuring Yoda and Chewbacca can be seen on the shelf in Litwak's office.
- The official Disney-owned blog, Oh My Disney, is one of the sites that Ralph and Vanellope visit on their journey.
- Toddler Moana appears in a scene, as a modern-day little girl playing an app that Ralph and Vanellope hijack.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Wreck-It Ralph 2 & Gigantic Get New Release Dates". ScreenRan (April 25, 2017).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "A WRECK-IT RALPH SEQUEL IS ON ITS WAY! HERE'S EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR". Oh My Disney (June 30, 2016).
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Taraji P. Henson Joins ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel, Footage Shown at D23". Variety (July 14, 2017).
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Jane Lynch on ‘Mascots’, Returning for ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ and More". Collider (October 13, 2016).
- ↑ Jamie Elam announces his returns as Rancis
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 Disney princesses to appear in Wreck-It Ralph 2
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Wreck-It Ralph sequel will unite the Disney princesses — and Star Wars!". EW (July 14, 2017).
- ↑ Disney Wreck-It Ralph Director Rich Moore Is a Huge Gamer
- ↑ John C. Reilly Has Signed on for WRECK-IT RALPH 2
- ↑ Wreck-It Ralph's Director Answers Our Questions
- ↑ 'Wreck-It Ralph' director Rich Moore wants Nintendo's Mario for sequel
- ↑ Wreck-It Ralph Director Wants Tron in the Sequel
- ↑ Composer Henry Jackman Talks Captain America: The Winter Soldier, His Influences, Wreck-It Ralph 2, The Interview, and More
- ↑ "John C. Reilly Says He Will Star in ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel", The Wrap. Retrieved on 13 July 2015.
- ↑ Tilly, Chris (Mar 24, 2016). "Wreck-It Ralph 2 Still Happening, Might Feature Mario".. IGN. Retrieved on Mar 24, 2016.
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 "Exclusive: ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Director Rich Moore Teases Internet Setting, Returning Characters, and More". Collider (June 30, 2016).
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 "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).
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