Ralph Breaks the Internet Bonus Features

Ralph Breaks the Internet Special Features

Ralph Breaks the Internet is the follow-up to the sensational Wreck-It-Ralph. I have to admit that I didn’t like the sequel as much as the original, but it was still a good family film that broke a lot of ground technically and artistically. There were also more Easter Eggs than you can possible imagine. When my review copy arrived, I entered the code into my Movies Anywhere app.

After checking out all of the special features included in the digital download on Movies Anywhere app, I garnered a deeper appreciation for the film. Let’s delve into the bonus features of Ralph Breaks the Internet on blu-ray and digital download.


Blu-ray & Digital:

How We Broke the Internet – Go behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation Studios to get an in-depth look at how the filmmakers brought a world to life that billions of people visit every day but never actually see – the internet. Take a front-row seat as the team reveals the inspirations for the story and what it took to bring it to the screen. Discover all that went into developing the characters of the film including netizens like KnowsMore as well as characters like Double Dan. See the lengths the team took to create the car chase scenes in Slaughter Race and much, much more.

This was a 30 minute feature that breaks down how the parts of the film came together. There’s a lot of insight into the development of the world and how they translated the internet into the universe of Wreck-It-Ralph.

Surfing for Easter Eggs – Surf the web for the near-countless Easter Eggs, inside jokes and references hidden throughout the movie.

This short was a lot of fun and shared hidden details that I hadn’t seen before, especially references to Big Hero 6.

The Music of Ralph Breaks the Internet – Take a look at the music of Ralph Breaks the Internet with appearances by Imagine Dragons, Julia Michaels, Alan Menken, Sarah Silverman and more.

Deleted Scenes – Five deleted scenes with intros from directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. Scenes include Into the Internet, Opposites, Domestic Hell, Bubble of One & Recruiting “Grandma.”

The deleted scenes were enjoyable, but it’s always weird to think about all of the changes that an animated film has gone through. I enjoy watching the scenes and always want more to be included.

BuzzzTube Cats – Many videos were created by the animators to fill the screens of the Internet world…and lots of them are of cats! Check out the BuzzzTube to watch this hilarious cat compilation.

I was completely surprised at how much I enjoyed Disney making viral cat videos. I would watch these all day long!

Music Videos – “Zero” by Imagine Dragons and “In This Place” by Julia Michaels.

I have no idea who Julia Michaels is.

Digital Exclusive:

Baby Drivers – Slaughter Racing School – Take a spin behind the wheel with the artists behind Ralph Breaks the Internet as they go to race car driving school.

I left the theater feeling disappointed in the sequel; it lacked the charm and warmth of the first film. Was this because of the loss of John Lasseter? I won’t delve into the political ramifications, but it’s obvious that this post-Lasseter film is missing quite a bit.

The number of pop-culture references dismayed me. They are going to date the film in the next 20 years or so. Also, the number of commercial websites featured in the film dismayed me. The Slaughter Race was extremely dark and inappropriate for a film marketed towards children and families.

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Wreck-It-Ralph Blu-ray Review

Wreck-It-Ralph Blu-ray Review

Wreck-It-Ralph was originally released on blu-ray in March, 2013. Jeff and George reviewed it on Communicore Weekly (the Greatest Online Show) during it’s initial blu-ray release. Enjoy this retro-review!

George: Jeff and I made it pretty clear on Communicore Weekly that we both loved Wreck-It-Ralph. In our minds, it should’ve taken the Oscar (from 2012, folks), but we’re not here to talk about that. We both received our review copies of the Blu-ray of Wreck-It-Ralph and it’s pretty obvious that we both still love the film.

Jeff: The film is absolutely amazing. It has a wonderful story, well developed characters, and the animation is fantastic. Also, for video game nerds, it is chock full of little references to all of your favorite, classic games, from Q-Bert to Sonic the Hedgehog to Street Fighter. Seriously, it was a total win all around in our book.

George: With the strange randomness of llu-ray extras lately, I wasn’t sure what we would see (or wouldn’t see). When the disc showed up, my family watched the movie right away. Even though we saw it twice in the theater, we still watched it twice at home before venturing into the special segments. By far, the most exciting part was the special intermission that occurs when you pause the disc. Instead of getting a paused screen, Disney (and probably other releases) started adding bonus content that plays when the movie is paused. Ideally, this entertains the people on the couch when someone needs a bathroom break or has to refill the popcorn. We first saw this on the Muppets and it was just as exciting and entertaining as the film. Sadly, nobody wanted to leave the room when we paused the film. So, Jeff, tell us who’s on the intermission of Wreck-It-Ralph.

“Wreck-It Ralph” – Fix It Felix, Jr. visual development. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Jeff: You guys, it’s Chris Hardwick, of Nerdist fame! I LOVE THAT GUY! Seriously! I’m going to see him do stand-up in April! Anyway, yes, Chris shows up as your intermission host, and helps point of some of the Five Legged Goats (or, if you know them by their non-Disney name, Easter Eggs) of the film. He only scratches the surface of all the hidden video game references, but it’s great to see Disney really catering to their audience here by getting a host who knows his stuff and is very funny in doing so. By far, that was my favorite of all the blu-ray extras. But that’s not to say the rest weren’t fantastic as well.

George: Disney added a short to the theatrical release called Paperman and, in many ways, it’s the antithesis of Wreck-It-Ralph—sort of. It’s a black-and-white short that has as much heart as Wreck-It-Ralph and does it with being purposefully old school. It’s a beautiful mixture of line and computer animation. There are a slew of other bonus features that talk about how the digital worlds were created that offer a lot of insight into creating a video game world that looks decidedly 8-bit.

Jeff: There are a few alternate / deleted scenes that don’t really add anything to the mix. But there are a handful of “commercials” for the games featured in the movie, just like you would see on TV back in the 80s/90s for your local arcade. Those are a neat touch.

George: Needless to say, this is one of the best films released by Disney (including some of the Pixar releases) over the past few years and would have sold tons of copies even without the extras. It’s a great film for Disney fans, families and gamers! It’s a visual treat with fantastic animation, voice acting and songs! S-U-G-A-R, jump into your racing car…

“WRECK-IT RALPH” (Pictured) RALPH (voice of John C. Reilly) amongst other video game bad guys. ©2012 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Jeff: On top of that, visually, it’s amazing, especially with this Blu-Ray transfer. This is seriously a must own for kids of all ages. We definitely recommend this film!

Did you pick up Wreck-It-Ralph? Who is your favorite character?