RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET interview with co-directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET interview with co-directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore

WRECK-IT RALPH became a hit for Disney Animation in 2012, and now six years later we’re revisiting those beloved characters in RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET. In the new film, Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman) must travel into the crazy world of the internet in hopes of fixing Vanellope’s arcade game, and of course a wild adventure takes place. The new movie still has the same charm and humor of the original, but in may ways feels like it has matured and developed a bit more, just like the age of the fans who fell in love with the first movie. Despite that, this is still a film all ages can watch and enjoy, and carries a strong message at its core. Look for my review this week, but also check out my interview below with co-directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. These two worked on the film film together, with Rich directing that one and Phil working on the screenplay, but RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET is Johnston’s first feature length film as director. Both are coming off an Oscar win for ZOOTOPIA, so it was great to chat with them about this new collaborative effort. Big thanks to Andrew Conway for editing this, and Grady May for his assistance in the post production as well.

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET opens November 21, 2018

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.