While the success of Pixar has long been the goal for every animated studio, the Disney-owned studio is now starting receive a fair amount of competition from within the Mouse House. Disney's separate animation studio has produced some acclaimed animated films over the past several years, releasing hits like Zootopia and Moana. Another recent hit came when the studio released the video game-centric Wreck-It Ralph.
Thanks to a voice cast featuring a number of talented stars, like John C. Reilly, Alan Tudyk, and Sarah Silverman, and a premise that saw the former villain turn hero as he jumped from game to game, the first movie was a solid hit for Disney. So it came as no surprise a sequel was announced, and now it has an official title.
During the studio's presentation at CinemaCon, Disney announced that the official title for the sequel is Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch were both confirmed to return as Fix-It Felix and Sergeant Calhoun, respectively. Disney also released a quick teaser for the title that hints at the film's internet plot.
Next year, he's gonna break it. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 opens in theatres on March 9, 2018. pic.twitter.com/HFwiHd4JPK
— Disney (@Disney) March 29, 2017
A sequel for Wreck-It Ralph is well-deserved after the first film grossed nearly $500 million worldwide and received positive reviews. Not only will a number of the cast members from the first film return, but director Rich Moore is also returning for the sequel. That said, it will be interesting to see how he evolves this concept from simply jumping from game to game to now exploring everything the internet has to offer. The teaser indicates that Ralph and company could make the jump to smart phones as well, possibly allowing the movie to interact with a variety of popular mobile games.
The story for the Wreck-It Ralph sequel picks up in real time after the first movie (read: six years later), as Ralph and Silverman's glitchy racer-turned princess, Vanellope von Schweetz, go on an adventure that takes them across the world wide web. The trouble starts when a Wi-Fi router is plugged into the characters' arcade, but beyond that plots details explaining how "Ralph Breaks the Internet" in the movie are scarce for the time being.
- Ralph Breaks the Internet/Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018) release date: Nov 21, 2018