Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Since I have two young children, I end up watching a lot of cartoons. I especially see a lot of children's movies in the theater. I am so glad that studios make cartoons that can appeal to children and adults alike. One example of this is the great cartoon "Ralph Breaks The Internet" which I went to see with my two children during Thanksgiving break.

Ralph Breaks the Internet is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures as well as the studio's 57th feature-length film. It is the second installment of the Wreck-It Ralph film series and the sequel to the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph. It is directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, written by Johnston and Pamela Ribon, and executive-produced by John Lasseter, Chris Williams, and Jennifer Lee. It features John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and Ed O'Neill reprising their roles from the first film, with Alan Tudyk returning to voice a new character, alongside new additions to the cast including Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Bill Hader (in an uncredited role), and Alfred Molina.

Talks for a Wreck-It Ralph sequel began in October 2012, and went through three different scripts before settling on the final plot. The film was officially announced in June 2016, with much of the original cast confirming they had signed on, with new members being added in 2018. It marks the first feature-length theatrical sequel from Walt Disney Animation Studios since Winnie the Pooh in 2011, which was a sequel to the 1977 animated film The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It is also the studio's first animated sequel to be created by the original film's writing/directing team.

Similar to the first film, which included a number of cameos and references to video games, Ralph Breaks the Internet has additional features to Internet culture and to various Disney properties, including their own films, Pixar films, the Star Wars, Marvel Comics, and The Muppets franchises. Mickey Mouse, Grumpy,Dumbo, Buzz Lightyear,C-3PO,R2-D2,Yoda, First Order Stormtroopers, Iron Man, and Rocket Raccoon also appear in the film, along with the video game characters Q*Bert, Pac-Man, Clyde, Inky, Taizo Hori, Ken Masters, Chun-Li, Ryu, Zangief, M. Bison, Peter Pepper, Frogger, Tapper, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Doctor Eggman from the original film. The band Imagine Dragons (whose song "Zero" is featured in a trailer for the film, as well as its soundtrack) make a cameo appearance in the film, with the members voicing themselves. Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' former writer, editor and publisher, makes a posthumous cameo appearance in the film talking to Iron Man. The filmmakers revealed that the film originally featured a joke about Kylo Ren being a "spoiled child", which was later cut from the film by request from Lucasfilm.

One of the best moments in the film is when all of the Disney princesses makes appearances. The original actresses provided the voices, except for the older movie princesses like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Reportedly this is the first time all of them appeared together on film. Their appearance was much more than a cameo, and they are important to the end of the film. 

Ralph Breaks The Internet has it all. The cartoon part of the film is enjoyable for kids, but the spoofing of ebay, amazon, and other internet hot spots will make the older viewers laugh. It's a great film, and all three of us enjoyed the trip to the movies...


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