Disney Animation will offer an exclusive preview of upcoming feature Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 during the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this summer. The sequel to the multi-award-winning, Oscar-nominated 2012 pic will be released in France on January 23, 2019 (in the US, Nov. 21). The footage will be presented by Co-Head of Animation Kira Lehtomaki and Co-Head of Story Josie Trinidad on Friday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bonlieu Grande Salle.
Ralph Breaks the Internet ventures beyond Litwak’s video arcade into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the Internet — which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) 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 a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube”.
The film is directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer, Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph; writer, Cedar Rapids) and produced by Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt).
Kira Lehtomaki (Co-Head of Animation) joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2007 as an animation trainee in the talent development program. She’s contributed to a host of WDAS titles, including Oscar winners Zootopia, Paperman and Frozen, plus Bolt, Tangled, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice, Tangled Ever After and Wreck-It Ralph.
Josie Trinidad (Co-Head of Story) joined Disney in 2004 as a story apprentice. Once she completed training, she was hired as a story artist. Her Disney credits include serving as co-head of story on 2016’s Oscar-winning feature Zootopia, and as a story artist on The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and the shorts How to Hook Up Your Home Theater and The Ballad of Nessie.