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.

Dave Hollis, head of distribution for The Walt Disney Studios, revealed the much-anticipated sequel’s title and told CinemaCon attendees that voice actors Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer would be back.

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.

The team behind Zootopia and the original Wreck-It Ralph are back for Ralph Breaks the Internet.
The team behind Zootopia and the original Wreck-It Ralph are back.

“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.”

What new characters will Ralph Breaks the Internet introduce?
What new characters will Ralph Breaks the Internet introduce?

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.

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