Before Ralph Breaks The Internet the creative, talented minds of Disney Animation needed to build the internet. I am delighted to share with you about what I learned at the press event about the story, art, environments and characters of Ralph Breaks The Internet. Some Easter Eggs to look for and all the fun facts are here!
Be sure to read my article on more way Ralph Breaks The Internet when I got the chance to interview Rich Moore, Director/Writer Phil Johnston and Producer Clark Spencer.
Fun facts of Ralph Breaks The Internet:
- 30 artists were brought in to work on the story development for Ralph Breaks The Internet.
- All ideas for Ralph Breaks The Internet were welcome because they might spark another idea that would make it through production.
- The concept of Ralph Breaks The Internet started with the idea of how did Ralph and Venelope going to the internet.
- Once a voice was added to a scene, it changed the scene. Sometimes the scene was kept, sometimes the scene was pitched based on the voice being added.
- Every joke had to be a laugh WITH not a laugh AT.
- Rendering each building was taking too long. The Ralph Breaks The Internet team would reuse a render to duplicate the space and size.
Ralph Breaks The Internet by the numbers:
- 15 Artists
- 10 screenings
- 45 sequences
- 153 total sequence boards
- 7,883 total sequence versions
- 283, 839 total story boards
The Three Worlds of Ralph Breaks The Internet
- The world of the Arcade.
- The Real World (where we live)
- The World of the internet.
Where was the research trip for Ralph Breaks The Internet?
The Ralph Breaks The Internet research team went to the internet hub of southern California to do the in-depth research for the film. From this trip the Mother Boards became the city grid and the hardware of the internet hub will be found in the city street shots.
Easter eggs to watch for in Ralph Breaks The Internet
- Girl Scouts selling cookies
- Unique Signage
- The clock is the loading graphic
- Website under construction is a 3D printer
- Amazon is represented as boxes
- Snapchat is represented as dissolving videos
- Facebook is the ‘Big Book’
Who are the new characters in Ralph Breaks The Internet?
Yesss (yes, there are 3 S’s in her name) is the head algorithm of the trendy website called BuzzzTube. Yesss will be the first to see, do, wear and experience all that is new and NOW in the world. Yesss is always in the know but that doesn’t stop her from helping Ralph and Vanellope when they find themselves in serious financial debt thanks to an eBay purchase. (We have all be there, right?) Watch foer her fiber-optic jacket and six unique hairstyles. Taraji P. Henson lends her voice to Yesss.
KnowsMore is a search engine. He is the search engine that Ralph and Vanellope use when they are tracking down this place known as ‘eBay’ where they hope to find the Sugar Rush steering wheel. KnowsMore frequently gets ahead of himself in trying to auto fill and finish people’s sentences in an attempt to guess what they’re going to say. Alan Tudyk was called on to voice KnowsMore.
Net Users are the avatars that represent people from the real world as they explore the internet. When a person moves their cursor around on a computer screen, they are moving their Net User avatar within the internet. Net Users mill about the internet in search of the best deals and latest gossip. Mostly unaware of each other, they are ushered in and around the vast world via a complex transportation system.
Netizens are the residents of the internet. They are the employees of the various websites visited by the Net Users, helping them navigate their purchases and searches. Yesss and KnowsMore are Netizens.