Disney / Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2


Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is the 57th entry in the Disney Animated Canon, and its fifth sequelnote . The sequel to 2012's Wreck-It Ralph, it is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2018.

Taking place six years after the events of the first film, the story starts with the arcade getting its own website, around the same time the Sugar Rush console breaks down and is in danger of being unplugged. To save Vanellope's home, she and Ralph venture into the Internet via the arcade's new wi-fi router in hopes of finding the part needed to fix the console.

The original cast is expected to return, and Taraji P. Henson will voice a new character called Yesss.

Watch the teaser trailer here.

This film contains examples of:

  • Balloon Belly: A bunny in a toddler's iPad game swells to a huge size as Ralph feeds it way too many pancakes. And then Ralph feeds it even further...
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The Disney Princesses themselves, especially Cinderella.
  • Black Comedy: The "Child Stars in Prison" and exploding bunny seem to imply we'll be getting more of this type of humor like that from the previous film.
  • Bland-Name Product: The film has made up brands that are similar to the websites that they are supposed to represent, but there still is a good deal of Product Placement.
  • Brain Bleach: Both Ralph and Vanellope comment on the picture of the "Sorrowful Kitten" being sold on Ebay. It's nothing grotesque or horrifying. Just a sad kitten giving tearful Puppy-Dog Eyes.
    Ralph: It's like it's looking into my soul.
    Vanellope: Yeah, that one's really going to haunt me for a while.
  • Cyberspace: The main theme of the movie.
  • Clickbait Gag: Ralph encounters citizens of the internet asking him to read articles with titles as sensationalist as "These Ten Child Stars Went to Prison (Number 6 Will Amaze You!)".
  • Everything Is Online: And now Ralph is there, God help us all.
  • Expy: The teaser trailer reveals that the Sonic Championship arcade cabinet from the prior film was removed at one point and replaced with fictional game Hoop Jamz. You can thank Paramount Pictures owning the movie rights to Sonic the Hedgehog for that one.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: Parodied; as the Disney Princesses prepare to attack Vanellope, Cinderella breaks one of her glass slippers and points it like a shiv.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: The bunny exploding from eating too many pancakes is not seen, only the toddler's horrified reaction is.
  • Harmful to Minors: While we, the viewers, were spared the sight of the exploding bunny, the toddler playing the mobile game wasn't so lucky...
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: A major plot point in the original film is Vanellope being stuck in her game because of her glitched status before Ralph saves the day. She literally could not leave. After Ralph fixes her game, there was no real indication or implication that she could now leave her own game. The teaser trailer for this movie starts with Vanellope visiting Ralph in Game Central Station, where all game characters meet up, so the audience knows that her glitching bug is no longer an issue.
  • Long Title: Jeez Disney, that title is a mouthful.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Much like the first movie. But rather than primarily video games, the sequel does this with Disney itself in a major first for the Disney Animated Canon. An exclusive clip shown at D23 features Ralph and Vanellope visiting Disney fansite Oh My Disney, where they meet everyone from C-3PO to Tinker Bell to Buzz Lightyear. Vanellope also meets the other Disney Princesses and joins them for a slumber party. Notably, it marks the first time that Pixar characters (such as Merida and the aforementioned Buzz Lightyear) have appeared outside their own canon in a Disney Animated Canon movie, much less Marvel and Lucasfilm.
  • Malicious Misnaming: The Disney Princesses call C-3PO "R2-D2" and "BB-8".
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Ralph, coming from a time before the internet existed, doesn't know how to pronounce "Wi-Fi".
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • When the poor bunny sees the cart of pancakes.
    • Ralph, Vanellope and the cat before the poor bunny explodes.
  • Product Placement: Real websites like IMDb, YouTube, TripAdvisor, and National Geographic are seen. A visualization of eBay is featured, and the logo for Cisco is also noticeable.
  • "Pop!" Goes the Human: Ralph accidentally feeds a bunny in a toddler's iPad game too many pancakes, causing it to explode.
  • Reused Character Design: The little girl on the iPad in the teaser trailer, whose game Ralph and Vanellope invade, is a redressed version of young Moana.
  • Role Reprisal: Along with the main characters of the first film returning, this movie also has the Disney Princesses showing up for a cameo, with the majority of them (in fact, all of them except the first three, as Adriana Casselotti and Ilene Woods are several years deceased and Mary Costa is elderly and long since retired) being voiced by their original voice actresses. This includes Jodi Benson as Ariel, Paige O’Hara as Belle, Linda Larkin as Jasmine, Irene Bedard as Pocahontas, Ming-Na Wen as Mulan, Anika Noni Rose as Tiana, Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, Kelly MacDonald as Merida, Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as Princess Anna and Queen Elsa respectively, and Auli'i Cravalho as Moana. O'Hara is especially noteworthy as she had been officially retired from the role several years earlier. The current voice actresses of Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora (Katie Von Till, Jennifer Hale, and Kate Higgins respectively), though receiving no press yet, are expected to return as well.
  • Sequel Escalation: The first film was about the character's adventures in a relatively self-contained arcade. This film increases the playing field to the internet.
  • Sequel: The Original Title: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is the movie's subtitle.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: The painting of the sorrowful kitten.
    Ralph: It's like its looking into my soul.
    Vanellope: Yeah, that one's really going to haunt me for a while.
  • Time Skip: Set six years after the original film. Appropriately enough, there's a nearly six-year gap between the releases of both films.
  • Totally Radical: The phrase "breaking the Internet" went out of style some time before the film's title was announced. Of course, the pun on Ralph breaking something was too easy to resist.

Alternative Title(s): Wreck It Ralph 2