Walt Disney Pictures announced the release date for the anticipated sequel to their CG-animated hit Wreck-It Ralph during their presentation at CinemaCon, along with new details about the March 9, 2018 release which will see Ralph escaping the arcade and making his way onto the internet. So, of course they’re calling the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.
Next year, he's gonna break it 👊. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 opens in theatres on March 9, 2018. pic.twitter.com/u1qQn7TUUI
— Disney Animation (@DisneyAnimation) March 29, 2017
Also returning are the team behind the original Wreck-It Ralph, who won an Oscar last month for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ billion-dollar-box-office-blockbuster Zootopia. Directors Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, The Simpsons) and Phil Johnston (writer, Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, Cedar Rapids), and producer Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt) are hard at work on the movie.
“To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore,” said Moore. “Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.”
Added Johnston, “We’re so excited to be working with Ralph, Vanellope von Schweetz, Fix-It Felix and Sergeant Calhoun again, and we have new characters we look forward to unveiling. At the center of this film, as in the first one, is the relationship between Ralph and Vanellope, two once-outcasts, who in each other, found true friendship.”
It’s no surprise that Disney are banking on the sequel for their Spring 2018 hit. When Wreck-It Ralph opened in November 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits U.S. theaters on March 9, 2018.