A Place Called Slaughter Race

Every Disney princess deserves their big sweeping solo song, and in Ralph Breaks the Internet, Princess Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) got one — albeit an appropriately offbeat one. The young video game racer and quirky princess got her own solo song penned by the legendary Disney maestro Alan Menken in a song that is equal parts self-deprecating and inspirational, in the vein of both Wreck-It Ralph movies. But boy does Vanellope sing her little heart out about murderous street racing in the full “A Place Called Slaughter Race” sequence, which is now available to watch online.

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Crazy Rich Asians finally made its premiere in the second biggest movie market in the world, but sadly, China wasn’t crazy about the rom-com phenomenon. Though Crazy Rich Asians became a summer hit Stateside, raking in more than $173 million at the U.S. box office, it would be lucky to score more than $1 million in its opening weekend in China.

Meanwhile, Ralph Breaks the Internet is breaking the bank at No. 1 at the domestic box office, holding steady against The Grinch and Creed II.

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Annie Awards Nominations 2018

The Annie Awards Nominations are in, and Incredibles 2 is cleaning up. This year’s awards, which are presented by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association to recognize excellence in animation in film and television, have singled out Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet –  both Disney properties – with the most nominations. But Isle of Dogs and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are in the race as well. See the full list of nominees below.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet Box Office

Thanksgiving is always a huge weekend at the box office, with a bunch of new titles packed into theaters while families are together for the holidays. This year was no exception, with Ralph Breaks the Internet raking in enough dough to land the second largest Thanksgiving box office haul ever across the five-day holiday weekend. And not far behind was Creed II, landing the largest opening ever for a live-action film released in this window. But the new Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx? That one didn’t do so well.

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In Ralph Breaks the Internet, Ralph and Vanellope head into the wild and vast realm of the internet for a new and exciting adventure. As you can probably guess, Disney’s highly-anticipated sequel to 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph is packed with cameos and Easter eggs. With Ralph and Vanellope leaving their tiny arcade for the seemingly boundless internet, those references aren’t limited to video games. And since this is a Disney movie, you can expect to see several familiar faces from just about every corner of the wonderful world of Disney.

Thanks to the trailers, you already know about the Disney Princesses, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read on for guide to the cameos and Easter eggs in Ralph Breaks the Internet. And yes, there will be major spoilers

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Ralph leaves the arcade for the internet in Ralph Breaks the Internet. For kids of a certain age with SafeSearch and a bunch of sites blocked, that might be a fun option, but for the parents and adult fans of Disney Animation’s bad guy hero, there are enough headlines about social media to make staying in the warm belly of the arcade justified.

Luckily, Ralph (voiced once more by John C. Reilly) has his best friend, Vanellope Von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), to protect him if the cyber bullying gets too rough. It won’t, because this is Disney, so they’ve depicted Twitter as a happy tree full of chirping birds sharing cat videos instead animating five dumpsters on fire next to a billboard that says, “This user didn’t violate our rules surrounding abuse.”

In the first genuine sequel in almost two decades (and arguably longer), Ralph has returned after learning to be a better person in the first film to a contented existence of wrecking things professionally and hanging out with Vanellope after punching the clock. Vanellope is antsy for adventure, and she gets it when a gamer breaks her wheel – sending her and Ralph into the big bad internet to order one. There they encounter a slew of memes, recognizable nostalgia nuggets, and a pile of new challenges.

So what to watch with it? Here are six suggestions.

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Today, we continue my interview with Ralph Breaks The Internet directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, and producer Clark Spencer, in a discussion that is all about the film’s spoilers, cameos, and easter eggs. The filmmakers explain why the “Pancake Milkshake” scene, which was one of the funniest parts of the film’s marketing (and has been included in a lot of the film’s merchandising), didn’t make it into the actual movie. They also share their favorite cameos and easter eggs. If you’ve seen the film and don’t mind spoiler chat, read on!

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Ralph Breaks the Internet box office

Ralph and Vanellope are back in Walt Disney Animation’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, which opens tonight with preview screenings in the United States. A new round of tracking numbers suggest that the sequel, which takes the arcade game characters into the wild world of the Internet, could earn as much as $70 million over the Thanksgiving holiday. That would make it one of the top Thanksgiving openers of all time.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet - Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

A few weeks ago, I sat down with directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, alongside producer Clark Spencer, to discuss their latest film Ralph Breaks the Internet. We talked about what made this worthy of being a rare Disney animated sequel and the evolution of the story through development; Johnston told us what’s going on with Reply All and Phantom Tollbooth; we discussed how Moore helped create Ned Flanders on The Simpsons; and the inspiration of Slaughter Race, the unlikely possibility of a theme park land based on this new creation, and much more.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Better Call Saul‘s Rhea Seehorn joins the cast of Inside Man 2.
  • Zombieland 2 starts shooting in January.
  • Bumblebee is rated PG-13 (sorry for those of you hoping it would be rated R).
  • The main cast has wrapped on the Avatar sequels.
  • Despite rumors to the contrary, Common isn’t in John Wick 3.
  • Read about the real reason Ralph Breaks the Internet dropped Wreck-It-Ralph 2 from its title.
  • Ezra Miller had a “meltdown” about the new Fantastic Beasts twist.

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