Attending press conferences for Disney projects is one of my favorite things to do. Especially since it’s not everyday that one of our own gets to be animated AND moderate a panel. But, that reality totally went down for influencer/blogger Dani Fernandez, “…Oh my gosh. It was a dream to get animated by Disney…They got how I talk with my hands, my super structured jaw line. It was beautiful that way. I loved it.”
Dani wasn’t the only one excited about having voice a Disney character for the first time. Taraji P. Henson joins the feature as Yesss, “First of all, voicing a character in a Disney animated film. Check. Bucket List, thank you. I just thought she was incredible. She’s a go getter. She’s the head of a company. She’s no-nonsense. She has heart.”
And we learned that Vanellope even has her own song. “It was a dream come true…the music was written by Alan Menken and he played ‘Somewhere That’s Green’ for me to sing from my favorite musical – Little Shop of Horrors. It was incredible. We recorded with a whole orchestra, like you see in old-time movies. It was really the thrill of a lifetime, ” exclaimed Sarah Silverman with a. childlike joy and exuberance.
As you may or my not be aware, the internet is 20 years-old. So, and I when asked the cast and directors what they would like to go back to pre-internet days they responded…
TARAJI P. HENSON – Kids going outside, being home when the lights come on. Go outside and play. Use your imagination. How about that?
JACK McBRAYER – I don’t remember phone numbers anymore. I couldn’t tell you any phone number besides my own. And I’ll tell you now. That number is. (Everyone laughed)
RICH MOORE – I miss broadcast TV. Where it’s like you had to see the show when it was on. If you missed it, you missed it.
JOHN C. REILLY – Yeah. I would say jumping off of that, Instead of all these versions of what’s going on in the world depending on what sites you visit. I think the human race could use a unifying way to communicate again like that.
SARAH SILVERMAN – I know this was terrible. We all came together when Baby Jessica was in a well. And everybody tuned in. Everybody was concerned. She was everybody’s kid.
So, as you are running for house to house for Thanksgiving treats and giving thanks wonderful friends, family and a life well lived. remember that the internet is an enhancement on that life. Make it a family outing and check out Ralph Breaks The Internet – IN THEATRES TODAY