While the natural reaction to learning of (another) sequel could be to groan, when it comes to Wreck-It Ralph, well, we’re pretty excited, to be stepping back into the world of our favourite video game antagonist – and to celebrate the release of the film, we spoke to directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston.
Moore (left) is the more experienced of the duo, as Ralph Breaks the Internet marks the directorial debut for Johnston. We all discuss the sheer brilliance of John C. Reilly, who again voices the title role, and what he brings to the character from a human perspective, as the film graciously tackles the notion of toxic masculinity, celebrating a protagonist not afraid to explore his more vulnerable side.
With one of the film’s best scene featuring all of our favourite Disney princesses, we asked about how much fun the duo had affectionately ridiculing the old-fashioned tropes of Disney storytelling. There’s also a cameo in the movie for Stan Lee and this led us into chatting about the legacy he leaves behind, while finally we asked the pair what their favourite, funny video is on YouTube.
Watch the full interview 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 is released on November 30th