From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
To commemorate the Blu-ray and Digital release of Ron’s Gone Wrong, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution announced today that cast members Zach Galifianakis, Olivia Colman and Ed Helms will be donating “buddy benches” to schools of their choice.
The hilarious animated comedy from 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation centers on the adventures of a glitchy B*Bot called Ron and his human best friend Barney. In the film, a well-meaning teacher creates a “buddy bench” at Barney’s school to help him make friends.
To celebrate the film’s themes of friendship and inclusion, stars of the film will be providing schools of their choice with a Ron’s Gone Wrong “buddy bench”:
Zach Galifianakis, who voices Ron, has pledged a bench to the Wilksboro Elementary School in his hometown of Wilksboro, North Carolina.
Ed Helms, who plays Barney’s father Graham, is donating a bench to his alma mater the Interlochen Center for the Art.
Olivia Colman – Barney’s grandmother Donka – and her husband, writer Ed Sinclair, are giving a bench to the Holt Youth Project in Norfolk, UK.
The critically acclaimed Ron’s Gone Wrong is available now on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD with never-before-seen bonus footage and deleted scenes.
Ron’s Gone Wrong Synopsis
Things go hilariously awry when Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler, receives a malfunctioning, digitally connected device that’s supposed to be his “best friend out of the box.” In this action-packed animated story set against the backdrop of the social media age, a boy and his robot discover the wonderful messiness of true friendship.