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Today, we continue my interview with Ralph Breaks The Internet directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, and producer Clark Spencer, in a discussion that is all about the film’s spoilers, cameos, and easter eggs. The filmmakers explain why the “Pancake Milkshake” scene, which was one of the funniest parts of the film’s marketing (and has been included in a lot of the film’s merchandising), didn’t make it into the actual movie. They also share their favorite cameos and easter eggs. If you’ve seen the film and don’t mind spoiler chat, read on!
Can you talk about Pancake Milkshake? Because that was such a phenomenon with the trailers and the marketing. And I’m guessing it had a place in the movie at some point.
Moore: Definitely, yeah.
Can you tell us like what the original purpose was?
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Moore: Well, it was one of the online games that they visited when they were loot hunting. After they met Spamley. And that section got really long. Where it was like we just need to get to Slaughter Race and trying to get Shank’s car. We’re spending too much time in this beat that really has nothing to do with the story. Everyone gets what loot hunting is. We don’t have to kind of show it.
But you had this trailer out there that people loved.
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Moore: Yeah, so Pancake Milkshake was one of the first things that we animated, too. So it was finished as a complete thing, and it ended up, and the people that make our trailers were like, “Oh we wanna use this in the trailer.” Like great. So it’s in the trailer. And then suddenly it’s like that’s when we hit that point where it’s like we need to cut it. We can’t keep it in just because it’s in the trailer. And people were...
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