[Video Interview] ‘RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET’ directors break down film’s themes and look
Preston Barta // Features Editor
Fresh Fiction and Denton Record-Chronicle film reporter Preston Barta sat down with RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore (WRECK-IT RALPH and ZOOTOPIA) to discuss the film’s themes, the look of the internet and animated crushes.
In RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET opens nationwide on Wednesday, Nov. 21