Start churnin’ butter and put on your Church Shoes little sister, ’cause we’re about to blast off!
The full trailer for the newest entry from Disney Animated Studios has dropped and it takes us on one of the most meta journeys yet. What seems to be Disney’s answer to The Emoji Movie, the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph sends the main characters, Ralph (John C. Rilley) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) to the Internet. The our heroes fly through the information super-highway past major net brands like Google and Amazon before they head to the Disney website. We see quick shots of the Disney Princesses, Eeyore (from Winnie the Pooh), Iron Man and a few X-Wings and some Stormtroopers before we are given the scene that is sure to generate hype and get bums on seats this November… Vanellope meets the Disney Princesses.
In a scene straight out of a Pocket Princesses cartoon Vanellope glitches into the private suite of the Princesses and startles them. Jasmine holds Genie’s lamp like a gun, Pocahontas readies a wooden club, and (my absolute favourite) Cinderella smashes her glass slipper on a chair and points the half shattered shoe at Vanellope (ready to cut a bitch up). The dialogue that ensues is priceless as the Princesses try to determine what kind of princess she is. She doesn’t have magic hair or magic hands, animals don’t talk to her, she wasn’t poisoned, cursed, kidnapped or enslaved. Vanellope starts to worry about these women and askes if she should call the police until she is revealed as a Princess because people assumed all her problems were solved because a big strong man (Ralph) showed up.
Its a fantastic scene that has me wanting to see more of the Princesses interactions. If this hits, expect to see a web-series or even a series on Disney’s new streaming service about all the Princesses living in one big castle or something.
The trailer closes with a meta interaction between Ralph, Vanellope and Taraji P. Henson’s character, Yesss an algorithm that determines the trending videos on ‘BuzzTube’. Stating that ‘Breaks the Internet’ is more of at thing than ‘Wrecks the Internet’.
It’s a good trailer, it has me interested, the storyline is a natural progression from the last film. Wreck-It Ralph referenced a lot of classic video games while this one will be much more modern in its references. Finally, that Princesses scene is going to pull a lot of people who wouldn’t have given much notice to Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.