Disney released a new Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 teaser poster, as well as a motion poster, featuring the return of Ralph. Set to hit theaters this November, Ralph Breaks the Internet is the sequel to Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2012 feature film, Wreck-It Ralph. The original film arguably ushered in the latest era of successful animated Disney films, earning positive critical reviews and breaking the animation studio's record for an opening weekend box office. Since then, Disney's animated division has released Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana - all of which have been successes in their own right.
This year, Disney Animation Studios is gearing up to debut the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, for which director Rich Moore (Zootopia) reteamed with original film co-writer Phil Johnston, who's now also co-directing in addition to penning the script for Ralph Breaks the Internet with Pamela Ribon (Smurfs: The Lost Village). In Ralph Breaks the Internet, video game baddie Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) reunites with his fellow misfit and friend, Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman), for a brand new adventure - this time in the internet.
Today, Disney released a new motion poster and teaser poster for Ralph Breaks the Internet, featuring none other than fan-favorite baddie Ralph being accused of breaking the internet. Considering his reputation for wrecking things, it's unsurprising he's taking the blame for whatever's wrong with the internet in the sequel. Take a look at the motion and teaser posters below:
— Wreck-It Ralph (@wreckitralph) February 26, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet takes place six years after Wreck-It Ralph (which makes sense since it will release six years after the original film), and will see Ralph and Vanellope venture out into the expansive world wide web. According to the Wreck-It Ralph 2 synopsis, Ralph and Vanellope are in search of a video game part that will fix - and save - Vanellope's game in Litwak's video arcade, Sugar Rush. In order to navigate the internet, they'll need help from the likes of Yesss (voiced by Taraji P. Henson), the "head algorithm" of the trend-making website Buzztube (and obvious mashup of Buzzfeed and YouTube).
Based on the footage for Wreck-It Ralph 2 that screened at D23 last year, we know Ralph and Vanellope will meet several Disney princesses during their adventures, as well as Marvel and Star Wars characters such as C-3PO, stormtroopers, the Avengers, and Marvel Comics' Stan Lee. Like many Disney and Pixar animated feature films, it seems moviegoers are in for a number Easter eggs and references to other properties owned by the Mouse House when Ralph Breaks the Internet debuts later this year.
Of course, it remains to be seen if Wreck-It Ralph 2 will be as successful as its predecessor, or any of the other Disney films that have been released since the original debuted. The bigger and more modern premise of Ralph and Vanellope venturing into the internet certainly sets the stage for an entertaining sequel adventure, but the story also loosely resembles that of The Emoji Movie, which was not well received by critics. Still, we'll know more about what to expect from Wreck-It Ralph 2 when a full trailer is released or, at the very least, when Ralph Breaks the Internet premieres later this year.
- Ralph Breaks the Internet/Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018) release date: Nov 21, 2018