Disney has announced Taraji P. Henson is set to join Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, the sequel to the hit 2012 animated comedy Wreck-It Ralph. The announcement was made this evening during Disney’s D23 Biennial Expo in Anaheim, CA.
The sequel will pick up six years later and see our hero leave the world of arcade gaming and venture into the Internet after a wi-fi router gets plugged into the arcade cabinet. Henson joins as Yesss, a blue-haired stylish head of a trend setting website called Buzzaholic. The actress joins John C. Reilly who returns to star as the titular character along with Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer.
In addition to the casting announcement, Disney also revealed a new trailer which featured Yesss offering Ralph and Vanellope (Silverman) on a tour of the site after they arrive in an in an internet server, which sees Ralph duped by pop-up ads but Vanellope helps and drags him away.
Vanellope also comes face-to-face with all the Disney princesses including Snow White Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna & Moana, who are all voiced by their original actresses. Vanellope is added as a member of their squad after they relate to sharing the same problem which is that everyone thinks they need a big, strong man to solve their problems. The trailer then descended into a rapid fire barrage of references to other Disney films, including a cameo from C-3PO.
The film will be co-directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnson with a script co-written by Johnston and Pamela Ribbon. Alan Tudyk, the voice of the antagonist King Candy in the first film, has suggested he may return however it has not yet been confirmed.
Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits theaters March 9, 2018. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Ralph Breaks The Internet as we learn it.
The Walt Disney Animation Library, Ranked From Worst To Best
Disney had made an unconventional “franchise” out of remaking its animated classics as live-action blockbusters. Combined with their Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars stables, it has ensured the company’s continued domination in the film sphere. Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book were at the forefront of that charge the last few years. Now, with Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters (our review here), now is a great time to look back at Disney’s amazing animated catalog and how they stack up against each other.
Disney has had a lot of animated films released theatrically or direct-to-video, sometimes in collaboration with other studios. This list specifically focuses on those from the Walt Disney Animation department, so sorry Brave Little Toaster fans, of which I’m one. No Pixar flicks either, but fans of that studio are in luck, as we ranked their films last summer. You can check that list out below.
I haven’t seen Saludos Amigos, Make Music Mine, Song of the South, Melody Time, Fun and Fancy Free, & The Three Caballeros, hence their exclusion. Naturally, we’ll most likely disagree about the specific ordering. Let’s think of it as a conversation starter. I’d love to hear what you guys think in the comments!
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