Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will be 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.
This film contains examples of:
- Beware the Nice Ones: The Disney Princesses themselves, especially Cinderella.
- Cyberspace: The main theme of the movie.
- 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.
- Long Title: Jeez Disney, that title is a mouthful.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Much like the first movie. But rather than with video games (at least that we know of yet), 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".
- 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, for obvious reasons) 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 Anna and 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.
- In the case of Cinderella, Aurora, and Snow White, they'll probably have their current respective voice actresses (Jennifer Hale, Kate Higgins, and Katie Von Till) reprise their roles. They just weren't mentioned in the press release since they never voiced them in a theatrical film .
- Sequel: The Original Title: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is the movie's subtitle.
- 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.