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New ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Trailer Packed with Disney Easter Eggs

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Coming in clutch with its second trailer with nearly six months before its premiere, Disney Animation released a new look into its next feature, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. And it’s a doozie.

Debuting November 21 just in time for Thanksgiving, the film launches Ralph and Vanellope into the Internet, a world much different from their coin-slot arcade games.

Take a look for yourself below!

 

Yeah… woah! This trailer navigates is terrain strategically, showing off less about the plot itself and really honing in on the hot topics surrounding the movie’s release so far: its Disney Easter Eggs and its befuddling title. No one expected the film to directly address its namesake, so it’s interesting to know Disney is on the same page as everyone else here… but still going forward with the title anyway. Womp womp.

One of the huge buzzes around the movie since D23 Expo 2017 has been Vanellope venturing into “Oh My Disney,” a real Disney website that’s represented in the film by what amounts to a haven for all things Disney… Muppets, Star Wars, Disney Animation, Marvel, Pixar, you name it.

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Can you spy Dumbo, R2-D2, Sorcerer Mickey, and EVE? And check out that fly-by of Iron Man!

And of course, there’s that much-talked-about Disney Princess scene that everyone’s been waiting for. Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, Elsa, and Moana are all present, as are a few of their friends.

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How about Mulan with that kick! Hilariously, Pocahontas’s hair is in a never-ending state of blowing with the colors of the wind. Also, throughout the trailer Merida is noticeably annoyed with all the princess regalia (shown in that last still above). That’s a nice touch that could lead to some fun interactions and perhaps even a self-aware commentary of the Princess brand.

Even though this marks the first time several of the princesses have appeared as fully-rendered computer-animated characters, the animation design of the princesses doesn’t exactly match the model of their original looks, even for those whose original form was CGI. For example, Anna’s face has a notably more square look and Rapunzel looks a bit more childlike.

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Their styles do all look consistent with each other, though, so perhaps liberties were made in order to hone in on a cohesive style. Hopefully we’ll hear more about the process behind those decisions in the months to come.

Seeing all of these things together is sensory overload for any Disney fan. Are you bouncing off the walls with excitement, or are you cautious about all this? Comment below!

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About Blake Taylor

Blake is a scriptwriter at Elevation Church, where he develops documentary shorts and creative elements as part of the film team. He graduated Appalachian State University studying Electronic Media Production and is an alumni of the Disney College Program. Blake’s favorite films are Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Toy Story 3. You can find him on Twitter (@blake_242) and visit his blog at blakeonline.com.
  • Dave 52

    Getting a lot of “The LEGO Movie” and “The LEGO Batman Movie” with the crossover element from other brands/characters with the mixture of self aware humor and poking fun at the company. It looks like a lot fun and nowhere near on the level of The Emoji Movie like a lot of people are saying. There does look to be actual effort, creativity, talent, and wit put into this film in comparison with Emoji. I mean what they did to visualize twitter is already more clever than what The Emoji Movie did. I also appreciate them not giving away the plot or that many major details and I have faith in Rich Moore and his team to bring us something great.

    • Míriam

      I disagree. I feel like, no matter how much fun te Lego Batman movie was making of DC, it ended up honoring their heritage. I don’t think the princess scene does that. On the contrary, I felt it really reduced great characters and stories to cheap stereotypes in exchange of a quick gag. Other cameos also seemed so shallow, just “fan-girl-scream-seeking”.

      I know it’s not fair to compare a trailer to a movie (and I’m hoping there’s more to it, like Barbie in the Toy Story movies end up playing an actual role), but the Lego Batman movie gave a much better perspective in their trailer than this movie…

  • Perhaps I’m prejudging, but this film feels a lot less genuine than something like Toy Story or even the first Wreck-it Ralph. The references and fun callouts should help prop up the story, not be the story. But again, maybe this is what they’re doing for the trailers.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Most likely but I am a little worried what will become of this movie in terms of effort as well.

    • Dave 52

      The trailers for the first film did the same thing with the video game characters.

      • Actually, the marketing for Wreck-it Ralph 1 told you about Ralph’s underdog complex and what happens to video games when they’re left unattended. Haven’t been seeing anything like that in 2’s marketing though.

    • SurrealKangaroo

      This is exactly how I feel. I’m hoping that this is something just for the trailers.

  • Gr

    I’ve had a lot of mixed feeling about this movie so far, but I did enjoy this trailer so hoping for the best when the movie comes out

  • Dan Siciliano

    I don’t know about you but even though I might go see this movie when it comes out, these Internet and Disney Easter Eggs, especially with the princesses, is gonna severely date the film.

    • Manuel Orozco

      That’s my big worry too

    • Dave 52

      I don’t really see how the Disney Easter eggs and the inclusion of the princesses is going to “severely date the film”. The internet portion? Possibly, if they don’t handle it well, but things like the princesses, Eeyore, and the stormtroopers have shown to be pretty timeless.

  • Manuel Orozco

    Self reference humor isn’t usually my thing. But I do like the princess character models. All that is going to make or break this sequel.

  • Sebastian

    The Princess sequence reminds me a lot of the YT videos where they have princess spoofs and them all acting childish. I agree Rapunzel’s model looks like a little girl cosplaying her and that voice just doesn’t seem like comes out from this younger Rapunzel. I saw how Mulan looked in CGI and I really liked how she was depicted.
    In fact most of these interpretations of the DP look like they have younger features. I swear when Cinderella gives Vanellope that stare, she looks like a toddler lol.

    However I’m not on the whole (Disney makes fun of themselves) train recently. I get that it’s supposed to be a running gag but I think they’re just humiliating themselves by doing so.

    • Míriam

      I couldn’t agree more. Feels like they’re undermining their heritage for a cheap joke. The princess scene looks like something from a Shreck movie. What a shame! I was really looking forward for this, I didn’t expect the princesses to appear so shallow and oversimplified.

  • I love Merida looks kinda annoyed around the other Disney Princesses. I think it’s funny. Well that and the part where they all say “she IS a princess” and the last two lines before that. XD

  • Harith Sami

    Snow White’s and Cinderella’s look is weak.

  • Rachel Wagner

    #notmyCinderella. I like the backgrounds but I’m not convinced going online was the right way to take the story especially considering we’ve seen so little of the arcade. Also the character design looks universally poor

    • Yeah.. It’s bugging me more than I’d like to admit that they got Cinderella’s hair color wrong, it’s supposed to be reddish blonde!! This Cinderella looks more like Tinkerbell, lol sheesh….and they all look kinda empty-headed for some reason. Maybe it’s because they’re web quiz versions? I was hoping Disney would chill with the self-mocking jokes lately…but I guess I’ll just have to bear all my nitpicks and hope the story is alright.

  • Lee DeWald

    I’ve going to be in the minority on this, and that’s fine…

    …but I wish Disney had NOT shown the princess scene in this trailer, or any future trailers.

    Think about it. This is a sequel to a film that a lot of people loved, so it’s already got a built-in audience. People are GOING to see it, regardless of the trailers. It’s gonna make a ton of money, no matter if the reviews are good, bad, or indifferent. This trailer didn’t need to include the princess scene. This would have been awesome to see LIVE, not knowing it was coming. I know an audience saw this scene at D23, and we’ve all seen the images from the princess scene plastered on the Internet, so we KNEW it was happening…but I would have preferred seeing it for the first time in the MOVIE, not the trailer.

    More and more, trailers are giving away the best scenes IN THE TRAILERS, to the point where I feel like, “Why do I need to see the film? You just showed me all the highlights!” I know the marketing team’s job is to SELL THE MOVIE, but sometimes, you don’t have to give it all away. Because it’s Disney, you can show some restraint. If it were a smaller studio that NEEDED to bring in the dough, I can see a trailer giving away lots of good stuff. But Disney doesn’t need to do that. People were, and are, going to see this film, regardless.

    Now that I KNOW it’s coming, the surprise is gone. And I’m pretty sure there’s more to this scene than what we saw in the trailer, so not EVERYTHING was given away, but still. Just once, I’d like to go into a film not knowing so much about it beforehand. It’s getting to the point where I don’t even want to watch trailers anymore.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I would have been fine with the princess reveal until the movie comes out too. But I do see some trailers in my semi obsessed need to know what to expect from a movie. At least I didn’t see the final trailers for Finding Dory or Coco.

  • Malcolm Rambert

    With the 1st film, I could get behind the gaming in-jokes and cameos since it was relating to a certain pastime in gaming culture. It definitely showed the difference between games and gaming culture of then and now.

    But, no matter how many times I see all these company logos together, it just feels gross to me. 🙁 It honestly feels just like a more polished version of The Emoji Movie. There’s a sketch way back when Chappelle’s Show was back on the air which was a parody of the internet, and it felt EXACTLY like this.

    Never in my lifetime of watching movies (currently 22) has one looked like such a disgusting, self-aggrandizing love letter to its own mediaopoly.

    Also, self-aware jokes about Disney princesses/fairy tale characters having similar traits and having flawed storylines have honestly been done to death, unless someone tries doing something more groundbreaking.

    Oh well, here’s to it being okay at least. :/

  • MissE

    I feel like the trailer made me less excited. Also, the forced feminist humor is not appreciated.

  • I mean yeah they are REALLY pushing their brand in this movie, but I can’t help my Disney fan in me, I gushed so hard at seeing my favorite Disney princesses just being together and ahhhh so many in jokes!! But yeah I’m kinda worried like everyone else if this is going to be as genuine as the first, guess we’ll find out 🙂