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Imagine Dragons featured in new 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' video

Last monthWalt Disney Animation Studios revealed that Grammy winning band Imagine Dragons has written and recorded an new song, “Zero,” that will play during the end credits of “Ralph Breaks the Internet”. Today, there’s a new TV spot for the animated adventure featuring the song along with the promise of a full “Zero” music video tomorrow:

Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 21, 2018. In the movie, video-game bad guy Ralph struggles with his evolving friendship with fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz. According to Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds, the film’s emotional themes are reflected in their new song.

“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,” he says. “Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that.”

“It’s a bold choice for an end-credit song because it’s about someone who feels like a zero,” adds Moore. “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,” says 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.”

“The song is a dichotomy in some ways, with sometimes heavy lyrics over pretty upbeat instrumentation,” says Reynolds. “The result is a tone that is somewhat bittersweet, which felt appropriate given the complexity of Ralph as a character.”

“Zero” will be featured on the upcoming Walt Disney Records soundtrack album, and is available today from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.