Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, teamed up with Grammy Award winners Imagine Dragons for the film’s soundtrack. Imagine Dragons wrote and performed a new song, “Zero,” which will play over the end credits.
Commenting on contributing a song to the animated sequel, Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds said, “It’s a pretty timely movie in a lot of ways in that it addresses some of the issues of identity and loneliness unique to this internet generation. Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that.”
Director Rich Moore added, “It’s a bold choice for an end-credit song because it’s about someone who feels like a zero, someone who hasn’t always felt worthy, someone who’s allowed his entire sense of self to rely on a single friendship. When that friendship is threatened, there’s a lot of insecurity.”
“We can all relate to that feeling,” said co-director Phil Johnston. “But the song tells us we’re not alone. They nailed the theme of the movie in a way that also makes you want to dance.”
Describing the song, Reynolds said, “The song is a dichotomy in some ways, with sometimes heavy lyrics over pretty upbeat instrumentation. The result is a tone that is somewhat bittersweet, which felt appropriate given the complexity of Ralph as a character.”
Ralph Breaks the Internet is set to open in theaters on November 21, 2018. The soundtrack will arrive on Walt Disney Records on November 16, 2018.
The Ralph Breaks the Internet Plot:
In Ralph Breaks the Internet, video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of the arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way.
Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.