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While speaking to director Rich Moore about Wreck-It Ralph’s DVD/Blu-ray (read our review!), we got on the subject of a potential sequel and some big hints were dropped about where the storyline could go.

Our discovery of the Wreck-It Ralph sequel idea being kicked around was unintentionally discovered at first. We had wanted to ask Moore specifically about Ralph’s world and if other Fix It Felix, Jr. arcade games have Ralphs who’s personalities are the same as the character in the movie.

Wreck It Ralph director Rich Moore and voice actor John C. Reilly“That is so funny that you ask that,” Moore said with a laugh, “because I was just talking to John C. Reilly [the voice of Ralph] and we were talking about exactly that. Are there other Ralphs? What would happen if another Fix It Felix, Jr. game was plugged in? Are there other Ralphs that are more contemporary? Is there another version of the game that was made for mobile? Are there those kind of Super Smash Brothers types games where all the characters are gathered in a fighting game? What would that be like for Ralph to come face to face with those different iterations of himself? And it’s created some really cool conversations, so I think that that is so funny you bring up because it’s something we’re playing around with right now.”

We then asked him if that would be what the sequel could explore. “I’m at the point right now where it’s kind of hard to answer that question because we’re thinking about it right now and it’s a very very interesting story,” referring to the potential different versions of Ralph. “It’s a complex issue that would make for a very interesting storyline. I really appreciate you bringing it up, because it means we’re not the only ones thinking about it.”

There’s already been lots of talk about the cast and crew’s hope for a sequel, and at this point it’s all but greenlit by Disney.

The most exciting aspect of a Wreck-It Ralph 2 is that, if it moves forward, it’ll be the first Disney animated theatrical sequel since the 1990 film The Rescuers Down Under.

Moore and his team, including lead voice actors John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, are all very interested in a follow-up. Given this, plus Wreck-It Ralph’s staggering $428 million box office tally, it looks like it’s only a matter of time until Disney gives it their blessing.

  • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays

    Oooh. The ideas are intriguing. Perhaps since the film ended with Wreck It Ralph becoming so popular, they have to import another one. Can’t wait.

  • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

    Whoa, I didn’t realize that Disney hasn’t done many animated sequels theatrically! It never dawned on me!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=121203055 Katie ‘ktb’ Bryant

      The keyword there is “theatrically.” There have been plenty of animated sequels that have been released as Straight-to-Video. They were premiered/released as VHS/DVD/BluRay. Examples being the Tinkerbell movies, the Aladdin and Lion King sequels, etc.

      • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

        Exactly! I knew they did sequels all the time, but I didn’t realize that there hadn’t been on in theaters for a very long time. Interesting fact I thought :)

    • Guest

      The keyword here is “theatrically.” Disney has released plenty of animated sequels as Striaght-to-Video. They were originally released as VHS/DVD/BluRay and never made it to theatres. Examples being the Tinker Bell movies, the Aladdin sequels, the Lion King sequels, etc.

    • Charlotte

      Yeah, they’ve made loads of sequels but only a few have made it to the big screen. The only ones I can think of are The Rescuers Down Under, the Winnie the Pooh movies, and Fantasia 2000 (which isn’t exactly story-heavy). Plus Peter Pan 2, although that started as a DVD movie and wasn’t animated by the main studio.
      Funnily enough the reason Pixar used to not make sequels was because of Disney too. They had a deal with them to make 5 pictures, but Disney refused to count sequels as proper movies. It was kind of a pain for Pixar, because Toy Story 2 wasn’t counted and they had to make one extra movie for Disney, despite the fact that it got a theatrical release and was of the same standard as their other movies (unlike Disney’s sequels, which were mostly straight-to-DVD crap animated on the cheap).

  • http://twitter.com/sabixx Tim

    how is Toy Story 2 and 3 not a disney animated Sequel released after the rescuers down under?

    • http://twitter.com/Andrewm4930 Andrew Martin

      That’s Pixar AND Disney, not just Disney.

      • daff

        Isn’t Wreck it Ralph, Disney Pixar too?..

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=121203055 Katie ‘ktb’ Bryant

          No. Just Disney

        • http://www.facebook.com/bhorde01 Byron Horde

          Nope. Just looked it up on IMDb…

          Production Companies:
          Walt Disney Animation Studios

        • Guest

          Nope. Just Disney

        • http://twitter.com/z0b0 zoe

          nope, just disney. The last pixar film out was brave.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Hernandez/539018211 Diego Hernandez

            but john lasseter was producer so doesnt that mean pixar had something to do with it?

          • Charlotte

            John Lasseter gets a producer credit on all of the new Disney films because he’s chief creative officer there now. He was given a position at Disney when they bought Pixar back in 2006.

  • http://twitter.com/PabloRV7 Pablo Ruiz V

    Nice job Andrew! Have you ever considered being a screenwriter? ;)

  • http://twitter.com/eiVega eiVega

    Woah, you guys got an interview with Rich Moore? So cool! I’m very happy to see how successful he’s become and popping up everywhere! I don’t think he’ll be working on the sequel anytime soon though because his personal Facebook status was “we’re going to freeze it!” awhile ago indicating that he was moving on to help with Frozen. Most of my friends have switched over to that project for now. I really like that concept for a sequel though. I hope they pursue it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=121203055 Katie ‘ktb’ Bryant

    I like the concept. But it’s reminiscent of Buzz Lightyear meeting another Buzz. Would Ralph meet another Ralph that LIKED being the villain? Or would he meet another Ralph that also didn’t like being the bad guy?

    • anon

      Maybe Vanellope could enter another Sugar Rush which never got hacked and the version of her lived as a spoiled Princess and ended up worse than Turbo?

  • anon

    If they make a sequel, I want to see them explore the way Glitching works a little more. I’ve always been fascinated by how superpowers like that in movies actually work.

  • WCB

    “If it moves forward, it’ll be the first Disney animated theatrical sequel since the 1990 film ‘The Rescuers Down Under’”
    So what about “The Jungle Book 2″ and “Return to Neverland”?

  • Gilly

    Cars 2?

  • leah

    What about Toy Story?

    • Bee

      That would be Pixar

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