"Ralph Breaks the Internet"
Co-written by University of Texas drama grad Pamela Ribon, Ralph Breaks the Internet continues the misadventures of the arcade videogame misfits Wreck-It-Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz from Disney’s 2012 animated hit Wreck-It-Ralph. Now best pals, Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) have finally found their place in their respective videogames, Fix-It Felix Jr. and Sugar Rush. Everything’s awesome—until one of Ralph’s well-intentioned but hairbrained schemes results in a human player breaking Sugar Rush’s steering wheel. When arcade owner Mr. Litwak decides to junk Sugar Rush instead of paying for costly repairs, Ralph and Vanellope take it upon themselves to save the racing game by taking to the Internet to raise the money to buy a replacement steering wheel. But the unlimited opportunities, possibilities, and challenges that await Ralph and Vanellope threaten to wreck their seemingly unbreakable friendship. This sequel’s voice cast members include Taraji P. Henson as Yesss, a video-sharing web site’s chief algorithm, and Gal Gadot as Shank, a racer in the online game Slaughter Race and a potential mentor to Vanellope. Ralph Breaks the Internet also features appearances by many Disney-owned characters, including every Disney Princess, with Ralph Breaks the Internet co-writer Pamela Ribon voicing Snow White. University of Texas drama grad Pamela Ribon co-wrote Ralph Breaks the Internet with the sequel’s co-director Phil Johnston. Pamela Ribon got her start in Hollywood writing for Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia and serving as the executive story editor for Christina Applegate’s short-lived Samantha Who? In recent years, the author and screenwriter has transitioned to animation features, providing the story for Moana and writing the script for Smurfs: The Lost Village. She also co-created the comic book series “SLAM!” With Veronica Fish and wrote the memoir “Notes to Boys (and Other Things I Shouldn’t Share in Public.” Oni Press recently published Ribon’s first graphic novel, “My Boyfriend is a Bear”—co-created with Cat Farris—which Legendary Pictures is developing as a film. Ribon is also the author of “You Take It From Here,” “Going in Circles,” “Why Moms are Weird,” and “Why Girls are Weird.”
Aired: Nov. 29, 2018