Co-head of animation Kira Lehtomaki and co-head of story Josie Trinidad will preview the upcoming Disney sequel for festival attendees.
Presented by co-head of animation Kira Lehtomaki and co-head of story Josie Trinidad, the sneak preview will be June 15, at 10:30 a.m., in the Bonlieu Grande Salle.
Lehtomaki joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2007 as an animation trainee in the talent development program. She’s contributed to a host of WDAS titles, including Oscar winners Zootopia, Paperman and Frozen, plus Bolt, Tangled, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice, Tangled Ever After and Wreck-It Ralph.
Trinidad joined Disney in 2004 as a story apprentice. Once she completed training, she was hired as a story artist. Her Disney credits include serving as co-head of story on 2016’s Oscar-winning feature Zootopia, and as a story artist on The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and the shorts How to Hook Up Your Home Theater and The Ballad of Nessie.
The film is a sequel to the Academy Award-nominated and multiple award-winner Wreck-It Ralph and will be released Nov. 21 in theaters. It premieres in France Jan. 23.
The film is directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer, Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia; writer, Cedar Rapids), and produced by Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt).
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet — which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video-game-bad-guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site, BuzzzTube.