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Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) explore the World Wide Web in "Ralph Breaks Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2".
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Sarah Silverman is funny. The woman wonder of Gal Gadot. But both emphasize their things as singers in "Ralph Breaks the Internet". And in a melody by Alan Menken, nothing less!

The lively sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph" (in theaters now) focuses on the bad guy in the reformed video game Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and his fake BFF Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) exploring the culture online. Vanellope is the racing princess of her arcade game "Sugar Rush", but after she falls in love with the mobile drama "Slaughter Race" – and is inspired by other Disney princesses – she sings alongside the gang leader . Shank (Gal Gadot) about how this crazy environment could be at home in the "Race of a place called killing" written by Menken.

Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly, left) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) face Shank (Gal Gadot) and his team in the game "Slaughter Race". (Photo: DISNEY)

The song, like the movie, is quite unconventional: it has a cheeky "Ralph" sense of humor, plus it is dropped in the second act, rather than at the beginning of the narrative. Ralph is trying desperately (and with difficulty) to take them home to his playroom, while keeping his feelings secret about the possibility of staying in "Slaughter Race" permanently.

"It's a kind of classic co-dependent relationship where Ralph has the most visible mistakes and is making the mistake of not being honest," says director Rich Moore.

For Silverman, the song proved to be an interesting challenge. I had had musical numbers as part of the "Sarah Silverman Program", but nothing at the level of a great Disney feature. In addition, she is singing as Vanellope and not as herself: the character is "something like all the way in my record," she says.

The actress also liked working with Menken. He played melodies for her to sing her favorite musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," during rehearsals. "It was like a real kind of" dream come true ".

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