Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2!
Thank you, Disney, for inviting me to “Ralph Breaks the Internet” early media day. Not only did we see exclusive clips, get behind the scenes scoop but we met the people who created the magic that was brought to life on the big screen.
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” has Ralph and Vanellope embarking on an adventure inside the internet to find a spare part to fix the video game Vanellope lives in. Ralph Breaks the Internet, will be released November 21, 2018, a day before my birthday! Say it with me loud and clear, WOHOOOOOO, right before my birthday and Thanksgiving weekend, this will be the movie everyone will be watching!
Did you know, did you hear? Gal Gadot has announced that she's part of Ralph Breaks the Internet.
When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it was one of the highest grossing animations for Walt Disney Animation at the time. “Wreck-It Ralph” won the PGA Award for outstanding producer of an animated theatrical motion picture as well as five Annie Awards, including best-animated feature, director, screenplay, and actor.
Ralph Breaks the Internet re-teams with the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.” The screenplay is written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster animated feature “Zootopia.
Ralph Breaks the Internet is literally that, they break into the internet. There quest, Ralph and Vanellope, have set out on a mission to save Vanellope arcade game. As they enter the world of the internet, the two encounter the “Search Bar” (our version of Google) which is powered by Knowsmore. The Search Bar autofill is hilarious, eager to steer Ralph and Vanellope down a path of assumed need and wants that will leave you in awe of the internet world. One of the funniest scenes that I will share with you is when Vanellope pushes Ralph aside to request a destination that is “super intense and really nuts” the only answer can be “Oh My Disney.”
Now one of the BEST scenes that will go down in history and will be a poster in every little girl's room, when Vanellope is transported to the Disney princess room. Vanellope suddenly appearing in the room, fearing an invasion by an outsider Cinderella cracks her glass slipper like a bottle of Veuve that you’d break to christen a ship, Jasmine whips out her lamp, and Pocahontas with her warrior stance will leave you in stitches. As Vanellope is bombarded with, “Do you have magic hair? Magic hands? Do animals talk to you? Were you poisoned? Cursed? Kidnapped or enslaved? Do people assume all your problems get solved because a big strong man showed up?”.....OMG...THE BEST...Vanellope relates to what all are saying and immediately responded by saying, “I’m a princess too.” In her own right, they really should have Vanellope be a princess but that’s another article.
Before I spoil the movie with all it’s surprises and easter eggs, I had mentioned above we were privy to the storyboarders of Ralph Breaks the Internet. Storyboarding is truly magical, the men and woman behind the animation create the interactive media sequence that brings it all to life.
What brings an absolutely phenomenal animation to life? Storyboarding, storyboarding is an illustration of images that are displayed in a sequence of what the animation will eventually look like. It’s made up of a series of thumbnail images that convey what happens in your story, it also includes notes about what’s happening in each frame. A finished storyboard looks like a comic strip. Remember when we were kids and given a flip book, it’s similar to that but much more complex. Here’s what I’ve learned about storyboarding, it helps organize thoughts and concept so you may be more effective and most importantly it helps to effectively communicate your idea. Don’t get me wrong I make it sound super simple, but these creators are work tirelessly to get every scene perfect. Every scene, everything in the scene, how it all flows, down to the smallest dot.
I’m in awe of everything that goes into the making of an animation, it’s glorious, I wish as a child I had known that this is a career. I would have 100% learned to draw, gone to school and majored in Media Arts Animation | Art and Design. I can’t wait to talk to you in November when you see Ralph Breaks the Internet, you, your entire family will LOVE it!
Six years after the events of the first film, the story centers on Wreck-It Ralph's adventures in the Internet data space when a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into the arcade by Mr. Litwak, as he must find a replacement for the broken steering wheel of Sugar Rush. Along the way, Ralph and his best friend Vanellope von Schweetz encounter new customs, worlds, and characters, such as trendy algorithms and the Disney Princess lineup with The Muppets, Star Wars, Disney Animation, Marvel Comics and Pixar characters.
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