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8 Things We Learned From the ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Press Conference

A few weeks ago we attended the Ralph Breaks the Internet Press Conference at the Beverly Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

The press conference was moderated by actress and host, Dani Fernandez, who also has a role as herself in the film.

In attendance were:

  • John C. Reilly (Ralph)
  • Sarah Silverman (Vanellope)
  • Taraji P. Henson (Yesss)
  • Jack McBrayer (Felix)
  • Director Rich Moore
  • Director Phil Johnston
  • Producer Clark Spencer
  • Co-Writer Pamela Ribbon

According to directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, they had no plans for making a sequel to Wreck-It-Ralph until they looked a little deeper into how the movie ended. The thought there was more to explore to Ralph and Vanellope’s story:


Directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston also spoke about why they wanted to put Ralph in the internet, instead of exploring a different story plot: 

Taraji P. Henson spoke about how amazing it felt to join the cast and voice a Disney character. Henson felt really connected to her character because of how grounded Yesss was: 

John C. Reilly was excited to return as the voice of Ralph. Reilly talks about what he hopes people take away from this movie and how the jokes work on multiple levels: 

John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman were thrilled to get to work together again as Ralph and Vanellope. Silverman revealed that they recorded most of their lines together so that they could improvise off one another: 

Silverman also revealed how she felt when she found out Vanellope was getting her own song. Silverman discussed the recording process and how magical it was; she truly felt like a Disney princess:

The cast discussed what they hope kids take away from this movie. They mentioned powerful themes like friendship, respecting boundaries and much more:  

The parents in the cast and crew ended the press conference with some funny but very important parenting advice: 

Check out the synopsis for Ralph Breaks the Internet below:

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

Ralph Breaks the Internet arrives in theatres everywhere on November 21! 

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