Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2’s first trailer is hilariously meta


From picking Daft Punk as the musical accompaniment to Vanellope proving she’s a princess, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2’s trailer is so meta.

In the world of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph’s game dates back to the ’80s. While the first movie dealt with how games have changed since then, the sequel promises to go somewhere else entirely: the internet.

And someone at Disney knows exactly what they’re doing, because this trailer seems to have been cut together for the internet denizens who will GIF it, relate to it, and yes, write stories about it. Sure, it shows off the beautiful animation that represents the internet, but the best scene is when they reach Oh My Disney.

Check out the whole trailer below:

From representing both Star Wars and Marvel (as well as Pixar) to the princess scene at the end, Disney seems like it’s going to wrestle with people’s perceptions of the brand throughout the movie. This is, as they say, not a bad thing.

In fact, even the trailer starts to confront the general thoughts about the princesses — they don’t cower in fear when Vanellope arrives. Cinderella even looks like she’s about ready to jump into a bar fight of all things with that broken glass slipper. And their method of determining whether or not Vanellope counts? Well, it all comes down to the presence of a “big, strong man” in her life. Ralph certainly counts there.

It’s also wonderful to see how the princesses all look in this new animation style, especially since most of the princesses started as 2-D. They all still seem visually distinct, and even Pocahontas gets to show up! Everyone also gets even more detail packed into their clothes.

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Also, we had a feeling that Snow White would probably be the most annoying princess, even with Pocahontas having her own wind effect despite there not being a breeze in the room.

Glad to see that Disney gets that, too.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is set for a Thanksgiving debut.