RALPH IM­PROVE­MENT

Wreck-It Ralph leaves the ar­cade be­hind to break the in­ter­net

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it’s been six years since Wreck-It

Ralph proved that you don’t have to be bad to be a bad guy. Now the ham­mer­fisted hero and his best friend Vanel­lope ven­ture into a whole new world in Ralph

Breaks The In­ter­net. In search of a re­place­ment steer­ing wheel for Vanel­lope’s ar­cade con­sole, with­out which it’s off to the junk­yard, the two pals go on­line, where they have very dif­fer­ent re­ac­tions to the vir­tual ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It felt to us that there’s a great story to tell about two best friends who go to the big city, and one falls in love with it, and the other wants to go back home – but the first one can’t,” ex­plains pro­ducer Clark Spencer. “Now their eyes have been opened, it’s not a place [Vanel­lope] wants to go back to.”

John C Reilly and Sarah Sil­ver­man re­turn to voice the two leads, while the se­quel in­tro­duces new char­ac­ters to the fran­chise, in­clud­ing Yesss (voiced by Taraji Hen­son), the al­go­rithm be­hind the in-movie so­cial me­dia plat­form Buz­zTube, and Skank (voiced by Gal Gadot), a char­ac­ter in the on­line game Slaugh­ter Race. The movie is full to the brim with cameos from Dis­ney prop­er­ties, in­clud­ing Star Wars, Mar­vel, and of course the Dis­ney princesses, who share the screen for the first time ever. For the mul­ti­ple cameos, Spencer and his team wanted to use the orig­i­nal voice ac­tors when­ever pos­si­ble and they scored some big names. “It’s al­ways been about try­ing to be as truth­ful as pos­si­ble to the char­ac­ter,” says Spencer. “We came to Lon­don and recorded An­thony Daniels for C-3PO, which was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to be able to do. But it felt to us: that’s what makes that char­ac­ter real. So An­thony Daniels needs to be in this movie as C-3PO.” DW/JF

Ralph Breaks The In­ter­net is in cin­e­mas from 30 No­vem­ber.

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