Thank you to Disney Studios for hosting me during the Ralph Breaks The Internet Event!
If you love the princesses in Ralph Breaks The Internet, you have Pamela Ribon to thank. The idea began while she was at work on Moana. There were questions about where Moana would fit since she’s not technically a princess.
“Is Moana a princess?”
“What makes a princess?”
“Why isn’t Vanellope canon?”
While thinking on those topics, Ribon came up with the idea of bringing all of the Disney Princesses into the world of Ralph Breaks The Internet. She wanted to create something meta, something self aware, something where Disney could poke a little fun at itself…
Pamela met with Director Rich Moore who immediately wanted to storyboard the idea. That led to the first screening with over 200 Disney employees. Directors from some of Disney’s princess films were in the audience. They weren’t sure how it would be received, but the response was enthusiastic. That led to an “all hands on deck” princesspalooza where they rushed to get footage ready in time for 2017’s D23 Expo.
When the voices of the princesses crowded the stage during the expo? That really did come close to breaking the internet.
They faced challenges like bringing a uniform look to every princess, including some princesses who had never been rendered in 3D. But it wasn’t just about the challenges. They also had a lot of fun working on things like deciding what the princesses would wear when they changed into comfy clothes.
In what just might be the best homework assignment ever, they even traveled to Disneyland to meet with the princesses in person. Who better to help develop the princesses of Ralph Breaks The Internet than the princesses themselves? The original voice actresses provided more than just their vocal talents-they provided insights into the princesses, too.
And you might be thinking that once you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve seen the scene. Don’t worry…there’s so much more in the movie!
One more fun fact: Ribon (third from the right) voiced Snow White in the film. When you’re meeting the voice of Snow White it seems as good a reason to break out your Snow White Disneybound…
Make sure you check out all of my Ralph Breaks The Internet coverage here on As The Bunny Hops-you don’t want to miss it!
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing 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.” Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Cedar Rapids,” co-writer “Zootopia,”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.