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Disney Announces “Wreck-It Ralph 2”, Reschedules “Gigantic” in 2018

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Rich Moore (left), Phil Johnson (center) and John C. Reilly (right) announcing Wreck-It Ralph 2″ in a live video on Facebook.

Walt Disney Animation has officially announced a sequel to its 2012 feature film Wreck-It Ralph. The news was first announced through a live video on Facebook, where director Rich Moore was joined by screenwriter Phil Johnson and Ralph actor John C. Reilly to break the news to fans.

For the sequel, Phil Johnson will be co-directing the film with Moore. In addition to John C. Reilly as Ralph, Sarah Silverman will reprise her role as his pint-sized companion and friend Vanellope von Schweetz. Reilly summed up the plot of Wreck-It Ralph 2 with the statement that “Ralph leaves the arcade and wrecks the internet.”

According to Moore, Wreck-It Ralph 2 was being planned shortly after the release of the first film and prior to when work began on this year’s Zootopia, which he co-directed with Byron Howard. In Disney’s written announcement, Moore suggested there would appearances from other characters from the original film beyond Ralph and Vanellope: “Characters we loved in the first film are back and we are ecstatic to be working with them—and the actors who voice them—once again.”

Wreck-It Ralph 2 will debut in theaters on March 9, 2018. This date had previously been set for Nathan Greno’s Gigantic, Disney’s attempt at interpreting the English fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk”. In its written announcement, Disney confirmed that Gigantic will now debut later that year on November 21, 2018.

UPDATED: Disney’s official press release follows:


WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS WELCOMES WRECK-IT RALPH BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR A SMASHING SEQUEL

Original Voice Cast Members John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman Set to Return

Ralph Wrecks the Mobile Game Disney Crossy Road in Celebration of the Announcement

BURBANK, Calif. (June 30, 2016) – Wreck-It Ralph is heading back to the big screen, and this time, he’s wrecking the internet. The Oscar®-nominated Walt Disney Animation Studios team from the original film is reteaming for the follow-up, including director Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “The Simpsons”) and producer Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Bolt”). Phil Johnston (writer, “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” “Cedar Rapids”) joins Moore as director and a writer on the project. John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman return as the bad-guy-turned-good, Ralph, and the girl with the game-winning glitch, Vanellope von Schweetz. The untitled sequel will hit theaters—literally—on March 9, 2018.

The filmmakers and Reilly made the announcement on Facebook Live today: https://www.facebook.com/Disney/videos/10153760073335954/

“From the moment we started working on the first ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ we knew there were so many possibilities with these characters,” said Moore, who has been developing it since shortly after the release of the first film, and while directing this year’s critically-acclaimed hit “Zootopia” with Byron Howard. “This time, Ralph’s wrecking wreaks havoc on the Web—as only he can do. Characters we loved in the first film are back and we are ecstatic to be working with them—and the actors who voice them—once again.”

“The world of the internet is the perfect place to send Ralph and Vanellope,” said Johnston. “The scope and scale are so vast and the possibilities for comedy are endless.”

“Ralph is a character very near and dear to my heart,” added Reilly. “I’m really looking forward to playing the big lug again. Making the first ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ was one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had and I’m really looking forward to bringing him back to life. So many kids I’ve met all over the world are excited to see him again, too. They tell me all the time!”

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® for best animated feature, “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, cast and screenplay. The film was named best animated feature by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, earned outstanding achievement in casting for an animated feature by the Casting Society of America, and won the Kids’ Choice Award for favorite animated movie.

DISNEY CROSSY ROAD WRECKED
At 12 p.m. PT today, Disney’s hit mobile game, Disney Crossy Road, will be wrecked by Ralph in celebration of the announcement. As fans play through the 12 different Disney and Pixar worlds of Disney Crossy Road, Ralph may appear and ‘wreck’ part of their gameplay.

“Wreck-It Ralph has been one of the most popular worlds to play in Disney Crossy Road, so it made perfect sense to celebrate Ralph’s return by letting him go outside his world and ‘wreck’ other parts of the game,” said Chris Heatherly, SVP & GM, Disney Apps and Games. “We are big fans of the first film, as are our players, and can’t wait to see how the next chapter unfolds.”

“GIGANTIC” DATE-CHANGE
The animated feature “Gigantic,” originally announced as Disney’s March 9, 2018, release, will be released on November 21, 2018.

95 COMMENTS

  1. The title's a mouthful, they should call it "Wreck the Net: Wreck it Ralph 2" or something.
    Probably too late to change it again. With all that's tied to a movie's production, it'll be a logistical nightmare.

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  2. That casual gaming bit at the end. Oh man. I needed that laugh.

    I was a bit skeptical about the Internet plot at first but this trailer is putting my worries to rest. Wreck-It Ralph is one of my favorite Disney movies of this decade so I still have hope.

    (Pause at the scene with Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope in eBay and in the background you'll see Rapunzel's frying pan and Genie's lamp from Aladdin are being auctioned off!)

  3. One thing I don't get with the Disney Princess appearances is why they still haven't announced the voices for Cinderella, Aurora, and Snow White. I can somewhat understand it for the latter two since their current voice actors (Kate Higgins and Katie Von Till) have only voiced them once (for their respective appearances on Sofia The First), but Jennifer Hale has voiced Cinderella in every Disney project since the early 2000s, and she both reprised the role for Sofia and was credited under additional voices for the original Wreck It Ralph film. Hope we get news soon.

  4. Doesn’t show much in terms of plot, and I’m surprised they didn’t show a scene where they visit Oh My Disney and the Princesses, but man oh man, I laughed hard at not Moana screaming at the end.
    Speaking of which, I understand reusing character models being cost efficient and all, but it’s best to be more subtle about it.

    DeanBurrito25

    That casual gaming bit at the end. Oh man. I needed that laugh.

    I was a bit skeptical about the Internet plot at first but this trailer is putting my worries to rest. Wreck-It Ralph is one of my favorite Disney movies of this decade so I still have hope.

    (Pause at the scene with Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope in eBay and in the background you'll see Rapunzel's frying pan and Genie's lamp from Aladdin are being auctioned off!)

    Tangled’s Vladmir’s ceramic unicorn is part of an auction too.

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  5. New images of this movie are up, the most eye catching one being Vanellope meeting up with the other Disney princesses.

    http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/ne…k-it-ralph-2-images?slideshow=127761#/slide/1

    I have to admit the redesigns I'm a bit more shocked for aren't with Belle or Jasmine or even Cinderella, but Elsa and Rapunzel and Moana. I don't know maybe it would still be too unfitting if they ripped the designs from they're movie into this one but it just seems weird to see the CG princesses tweaked some I guess just to fit the Wreck it Ralph world. Again maybe this is just my own personal bias but I kind of would of personally liked it more if they tried keeping the designs more on model to highlight just how out of place Vanellope is and even if they made all the princesses CG it still felt much more like they were transfering how they appeared from they're movie not tweaking it to make it fit into this one. Isn't that what made Who Framed Roger Rabbit so good? That it was all these classic characters that totally still looked like these classic characters? But eh design wise or not I admit I am still curious about the context of this scene and honestly seeing all these characters get along in one room. I mean there's been dozen upon dozens of skits around this scenario but Disney never actually did it themselves. Those Disney Princesses DTV specials never had a scene of all of them gathering in a room together for one reason or another but this one does and curious to see that come across. I admit Pocohontas's expression towards Vanellope I'm guessing is at least worth a laugh so if the rest of the scene plays out as well we'll certainly have something here.

  6. Yeah, the designs definitely look like they all were updated to fit in a more unified style. I’m not too thrilled about it. But I’m cautiously excited to see more from this scene. I hope the movie will end up being good, because I’m still worried this scene will end up being unnecessary plot diversion.

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  7. 1. Clay Renfroe, one of the crew members on Sofia The First, put out a Twitter post that showed screenshots of Sofia interacting with the Disney Princesses. I'm just curious as to what everyone thinks of the designs there compared to this movie.

    2. I know this would never happen in real life (since she's a tv princess), but having someone like Sofia in the movie would be pretty awesome.

    3. I'd say the difference in designs stems from how they're meeting merchandise versions of the princesses rather than the flesh and blood princesses.

  8. The latest trailer definitely feels somewhat pandering, with the focus on the Princess scene (which will more than likely be a scene lasting a few minutes, with the Princesses only showing up for that bit) and the lampshading about how some people think the title should be "Ralph Wrecks the Internet".

    Hopefully, there will be one more trailer that is more plot-focused just before the film comes out.

  9. The trailer made me laugh, and I still plan to see this film, but HOLY MOLEY!
    That amount of product placement and self-promotion doesn’t even feel legal!

    I’m kind of against Disney acquiring assets from Fox now.

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  10. I think it would of helped if they at least had a twist the "the only site this extreme and amazing that's also child friendly is Disney" but I admit I liked the opening with Vanellope and Ralph (them being on a more even kean then her constantly annoying him and them being more friends will make me like they're relationship more then the last movie) as well as the princess meeting with the "does everyone think you needed a guy" being what got the other princesses on Vanellope's side since… yeah even Moana wasn't able to shake that stereotype but still hope we see more of it as again this better not be like the first Wreck It Ralph where most of the cameo and appearances were spoiled in the trailer. Sorry but I didn't like it the first time they did it and they have NO excuse to do it again now that we've established all the characters.

  11. ToonJay723

    New trailer.

    https://animesuperhero.com/forums/med…-wreck-it-ralph-2-official-trailer.8321/media

    Why did they create a new model for Rapunzel? It looks like there's new models for Anna, Elsa, and Moana too, but at least they look on model. Rapunzel doesn't.

    Ralph and Vanellope going into a whole Disney world complete with Princesses, Star Wars, Pixar, and even Marvel just feels so shameless :p.

    I'm…not too crazy about some of the CG redesigns for the Princesses. A lot of them just feel kind of weird :confused:.

  12. Frontier

    I'm…not too crazy about some of the CG redesigns for the Princesses. A lot of them just feel kind of weird :confused:.

    I would like to point you to this tweet that shows most of the Disney princess appearances on Sofia The First, and tell me what you think.

    As I mentioned before, Sofia met the princesses through magical summons, as in the real deal. Here, the characters are meeting them on the internet, meaning they're looking at merchandise versions of the characters.

  13. I’m…not too crazy about some of the CG redesigns for the Princesses. A lot of them just feel kind of weird :confused:.

    I would like to point you to this tweet that shows most of the Disney princess appearances on Sofia The First, and tell me what you think.

    As I mentioned before, Sofia met the princesses through magical summons, as in the real deal. Here, the characters are meeting them on the internet, meaning they’re looking at merchandise versions of the characters.

  14. This trailer is hilarious. I'm just shoch that I witness a really 2d animated character in there and that was Sorcerer Mickey who was atop of the Disney Animation building. It's after when Eeyore says hey and Iron Man zooming around Oh My Disney. I love the princesses bit, but my concern is that are they going to put characters that are born 2d turned to 3d characters permanently? Because a lot of people complain about it.

  15. I've seen a lot of mixed feedback on the trailer, especially towards all of the meta Disney references and use of real-world Internet companies, and…I just think it looks fun. You know? Furthermore, it feels like the new segment shown is going to take up 3-4 minutes of the movie, tops, not unlike the actual video game references in the first movie. Seems like a lot of people are jumping the gun.

    However…I think it would have helped if the Disney Princesses crossover was kept a secret until release, which I know is wishful thinking in this day and age. I do look forward to seeing the whole scene, though! The 2D era princesses translated pretty dang well to CG.

    Also, even the trailer acknowledged that "Ralph Breaks The Internet" sounds odd.

  16. The more I rewatch the trailer the more I enjoy it because of all the little details they’ve add to it.
    In the shot where you see the Disney Animation hat, the original posters of some of the classic movies are on display underneath.
    Dumbo can be seen in the same shot if you look close enough.
    Pocahontas does the hand waves she taught John Smith when greeting the crowd. Pocahontas hair is often seen blowing in the wind. Cinderella even picked out a leaf from it. Also, the staff/club she’s wielding is the one her father was going to use to kill John Smith.
    When Snow White says “we’re you poisoned?”, the magic mirror is in the background.
    Tiana’s holding Aurora back from pricking herself on the spindle.
    When Rapunzel and Belle says “kidnapped or enslaved?” Pascal is in the background (it’s a bit blurry)
    Merida’s disgusted reaction to Snow White singing makes me ROFL, especially when you realize she’s the only one not from a musical.

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  17. Sweet Merchandising! That was a lot of product placement and shameless promotion. This trailer simply wreaks of corporate fingerprints and consumerism. Unfortunately that is the real internet. Maybe if they'd offset some oft the Disney praise with a bit more of the product placement of the other real life online entities like Amazon, then the complaints would be a little less numerous.

    My favorite part of this trailer was the visuals of all of the Disney Princesses, by far. Keyword visuals, as the scene wasn't really that funny (except for Vanillope). I don't really get the "Does everyone think you need a strong man" bit. Some of them were just signs of their time, and genuinely did rely on the big strong man. (Snow White, Aurora, Belle (kinda), Jasmine, Ariel,). And who really thinks Mulan, Esla or Merida needed a man, though? I've never heard of anyone who thought that Prince Naveene was anything more than a fumbling hindrance for Tiana in Princess and the frog (that movie was pretty big in my family circle).

    However, the think-I-needing-a-man complaint could genuinely work for Cinderella (the animals and godmother did most of the saving, the prince was just… there), Anna, Moana (her and Maui's reliance was pretty mutual), Pocahontas (she did most of the saving, but some may think blond guy was the hero), and Rapunzel (who was more of a mutual partner of Eugene, but some may remember that differently).

    I get the type of feminist angled joke they were going for though (princesses can be tough). I just think the they-think-you-need-a-man password could've been switched with a more unifying trait, or that the old fashioned princesses' (who did need a man) archaic views could play off of the more independent princesses' modern views in some way. But I don't think Disney would really want to show any of their princesses in a negative light.

    All of that aside, I think the trailer was pretty meh. That being said, the first Wreck it Ralph is one of my favorite modern Disney movies, not because it is the best film, but because it completely surpassed my expectations from the trailers I'd seen. So I am still very optimistic about WiR 2. And boy, did they do a good job with the princesses visual designs. They kept their styles, while unifying them into a more simplified style simultaneously. They also made them all look great in CGI.

  18. Dr.Pepper

    I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, but I’m scared that this movie has way too much pandering in it. I’m sure the movie is going to be fine and it’s just the trailer that looks like that.

    I'm worried about that myself. Hopefully it won't be like that and the Disney section will be short. I do hope Mario makes it in the movie like it was said that he would be.

    Mr.O

    My favorite part of this trailer was the visuals of all of the Disney Princesses, by far. Keyword visuals, as the scene wasn't really that funny (except for Vanillope). I don't really get the "Does everyone think you need a strong man" bit. Some of them were just signs of their time, and genuinely did rely on the big strong man. (Snow White, Aurora, Belle (kinda), Jasmine, Ariel,). And who really thinks Mulan, Esla or Merida needed a man, though? I've never heard of anyone who thought that Prince Naveene was anything more than a fumbling hindrance for Tiana in Princess and the frog (that movie was pretty big in my family circle).

    However, the think-I-needing-a-man complaint could genuinely work for Cinderella (the animals and godmother did most of the saving, the prince was just… there), Anna, Moana (her and Maui's reliance was pretty mutual), Pocahontas (she did most of the saving, but some may think blond guy was the hero), and Rapunzel (who was more of a mutual partner of Eugene, but some may remember that differently).

    I get the type of feminist angled joke they were going for though (princesses can be tough). I just think the they-think-you-need-a-man password could've been switched with a more unifying trait, or that the old fashioned princesses' (who did need a man) archaic views could play off of the more independent princesses' modern views in some way. But I don't think Disney would really want to show any of their princesses in a negative light.

    Yeah, that joke about "needing a man" pretty much falls flat for me when most of the Disney Princesses didn't suffer through the trope in the first place.

  19. Dudley

    The more I rewatch the trailer the more I enjoy it because of all the little details they’ve add to it.
    In the shot where you see the Disney Animation hat, the original posters of some of the classic movies are on display underneath.
    Dumbo can be seen in the same shot if you look close enough.
    Pocahontas does the hand waves she taught John Smith when greeting the crowd. Pocahontas hair is often seen blowing in the wind. Cinderella even picked out a leaf from it. Also, the staff/club she’s wielding is the one her father was going to use to kill John Smith.
    When Snow White says “we’re you poisoned?”, the magic mirror is in the background.
    Tiana’s holding Aurora back from pricking herself on the spindle.
    When Rapunzel and Belle says “kidnapped or enslaved?” Pascal is in the background (it’s a bit blurry)
    Merida’s disgusted reaction to Snow White singing makes me ROFL, especially when you realize she’s the only one not from a musical.

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    If you look closely at the top of the Disney "Sorcerer's Apprentice" hat building, there's a looping animation of Mickey in his attire from the aforementioned Fantasia short (which I'm assuming is a new animation and not reused footage from Fantasia).

  20. DeanBurrito25

    If you look closely at the top of the Disney "Sorcerer's Apprentice" hat building, there's a looping animation of Mickey in his attire from the aforementioned Fantasia short (which I'm assuming is a new animation and not reused footage from Fantasia).

    That's what I said earlier ago.

  21. Cute! I’m getting more excited for this scene, but I still hope this crossover doesn’t derail the plot.

    Also, did you guys know this year marks the Disney Company’s 95th anniversary? This blatant self-promotion could be passed as a celebration for the company?

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  22. Will they go into that game to find the missing part to fix Sugar Rush?
    I know that’s the plot of the movie, but I wonder when or if they’ll let viewers know that, because they sure haven’t bothered to reveal that in the trailers.

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  23. That “She’s from the other studio” line was revealed back in D23, and I’m glad it’s as well received now as it was then. I like how it’s shown that the other Princesses can’t understand her and it kind of ties to how in previous clips you can subtly see that Merida doesn’t really like being around them much either.
    Also watching the character animation for everyone is such a delight, it’s fun just examining how each character moves and interacts to each other, like how when Merida is talking, Belle is confused by what she’s saying, while Aurora is woken up and wipes the spot of soda on her pants.

    Also, for the record, Merida is saying “I gave my mommy a cake, it turned her into a big bear, my old dad tried to do her in, if that’s not pure mess, I don’t know what is!”

    I wonder how relevant Shank will be to the overall plot, will she be Ralph’s love interest, or will that be Yesss?

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  24. Congrats to them.

    Also, I’m excited for this film and I’m so excited for the princesses appearances, but I feel a little bit concern for their character behaviors. I mean, I know Disney is trying to make fun of themselves, which is fine, but I just kind of find their characters are out of character, like Cinderella using her glass slipper as a sharp weapon. It’s funny, but out of character. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. I hope Disney doesn’t get too carried away of making fun of their own legacy from Disney. But, I’m still looking forward for this sequel. I’m just concern, that’s all.

  25. Maybe it’s ADR or something. It’s not impossible to rerecord some lines only a few months before being put in theaters. I mean, Benjamin Bratt dubbed over Al Pacino for Despicable Me 2 only a few months before release. It’s not the same scenario, but recording some extra lines after animation is done is not out of the question.
  26. Calling it now. Vanellope decides to give up wanting to live on the net, so she can return to the game, understanding how important her role is to it, similar to what Ralph learned in the first movie.
    However, when the game gets replugged, it creates a new, fully restored copy of everyone in the game, including a (possible glitch-less) Vanellope. Thus letting the Vanellope we’ve known to return to the internet.
  27. You know? After the movie is out, they should make special "epilogue shorts". I don’t know how much we will see about Penellope meeting the Disney Princesses and other stuff, but I would love to see shorts of Disney/Pixar/Marvel/Star Wars/Muppets meeting each other in "Oh My Disney".

    We could see the Disney Princesses trying to join the ranks of the Avengers (Jasmine, Mulan and Merida are good candidates), the Avengers fighting the forces of the Empire, Buzz Lightyear and Stitch in the world of Star Wars… etc. Don’t you think it sounds really good?

  28. You know? After the movie is out, they should make special "epilogue shorts". I don’t know how much we will see about Penellope meeting the Disney Princesses and other stuff, but I would love to see shorts of Disney/Pixar/Marvel/Star Wars/Muppets meeting each other in "Oh My Disney".

    We could see the Disney Princesses trying to join the ranks of the Avengers (Jasmine, Mulan and Merida are good candidates), the Avengers fighting the forces of the Empire, Buzz Lightyear and Stitch in the world of Star Wars… etc. Don’t you think it sounds really good?

    I would love to see that.

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