December 17, 2021
To commemorate the recent Blu-ray Disc and digital release of Ron’s Gone Wrong, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution on Dec. 17 announced that cast members Zach Galifianakis, Olivia Colman and Ed Helms will be donating “buddy benches” to schools of their choice.
The 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.
Galifianakis, who voices Ron, has pledged a bench to the Wilksboro Elementary School in his hometown of Wilksboro, N.C.
Colman — who portrays Barney’s grandmother Donka — and her husband, writer Ed Sinclair, are giving a bench to the Holt Youth Project in Norfolk, U.K.
Helms, who plays Barney’s father Graham, is donating a bench to his alma mater, the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Dedication ceremonies at each school will be held in early 2022.
Ron’s Gone Wrong was released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Dec. 7. The film, which earned $22.9 million at the domestic box office, became available for digital purchase Dec. 15 — the same day it began streaming on both Disney+ and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max.