After premiering at the 65th London Film Festival, 20th Century Studio’s animation ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ hits cinemas this week. We sat down with the film’s stars Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ed Helms as well as filmmakers Sarah Smith (director & co-writer), Peter Baynham (co-writer), Jean-Philippe Vine (director) and Octavio Rodriguez (co-director) to talk about the film.
The animation tells the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler, and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions, set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.
Directed by Pixar veteran Jean-Philippe Vine, the animation features a voice cast of Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms and Justice Smith. Rob Delaney (“Deadpool 2“), Kylie Cantrall (“Gabby Duran and the Unsittables”), Ricardo Hurtado (“The Goldbergs”), Marcus Scribner (“Black-ish”), and Thomas Barbusca (“Chad”) also star.
The animation hits cinemas on October 15th.