Magazine article Screen International

Taraji P Henson Joins 'Wreck-It-Ralph 2'

Magazine article Screen International

Taraji P Henson Joins 'Wreck-It-Ralph 2'

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Stars of Walt Disney and Pixar assemble at D23 Expo.

Taraji P. Henson will voice an algorithm called Yesss in Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Rich Moore and Phil Johnston’s follow-up to the 2012 hit.

Attendees at Disney’s annual D23 Expo in Anaheim, southern California, saw first footage of a scene that pays homage to the Disney princesses.

Next, Disney orchestrated an unprecedented gathering of princesses as Auli‘i Cravalho from Moana, Kristen Bell from Frozen, Kelly MacDonald from Brave, Mandy Moore from Tangled, Anika Noni Rose from The Princess And The Frog, Irene Bedard from Pocahontas, Linda Larkin from Aladdin, Paige O’Hara from Beauty And The Beast, and Jodi Benson from The Little Mermaid took to the stage.

Sarah Silverman returns as Vanellope von Schweetz, and Clark Spencer, who most recently collaborated with Moore on the global smash Zootopia, produced Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (see first-look image), which is scheduled to open on November 21, 2018.

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios chief creative officer John Lasseter said The Incredibles 2 was still in production but that did not stop director Brad Bird from taking to the stage to show early footage. Bird said the film will put the family in an expanded universe when it opens on June 15, 2018. He and Lasseter were joined by voice cast Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, cast newcomer Huck Milner, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Lasseter said he will not co-direct Toy Story 4 as Josh Cooley assumes the reins. …

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