Today is a big day for Disney Studios and Wreck-It-Ralph fans who’ve been anxiously anticipating the release of Ralph Breaks the Internet!
They just released the newest Wreck-it-Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer!
Go ahead and watch it, I’ll wait…
Official Ralph Breaks the Internet Trailer
Ralph Breaks the Internet, Disney’s 57th animated feature, is set to release November 21, 2018. With big shoes to follow after the original film, Wreck-It-Ralph, turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release, it’s no wonder this thing has been nearly seven years in the making.
Ralph Breaks the Internet, will pick up in Litwak’s arcade where Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush, breaks and requires a replacement part to keep it from being retired, along with our favorite little racer, for good. Ralph and Vanellope are forced to venture into the unknown, but inventory rich place we all know and love: The Internet.
The pair encounter all kinds of new and exciting characters who bring a whole new level of awesome to the highly anticipated film.
It’s an exciting adventure filled with all of the fun and creativity available to you when you have the entire freaking Internet as your setting.
During my Disney press trip to California earlier this summer, I had a unique opportunity to not only enjoy a press tour and red carpet screening of Christopher Robin, but I also got to go on a sweet little excursion to Disney Animation Studios where I met the masterminds behind Wreck-It-Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet (and a ton of other movies), to get some real insight into how big and ambitious this movie truly is.
What the New Ralph Breaks the Internet Trailer Tells You About the Film
Ralph and Vanelloppe go inside the Internet.
Like all up in there, bringing to life all sorts of things that we are all familiar with (websites and actions) but have never actually seen before. Which, when you think about it, is a massive undertaking.
And how was everyone’s first question when we sat down with the directors and creators at Disney Animation Studios last month. Just, how?! How do you bring to life this enormous thing everyone understands to exists, but no one has ever really seen?
The creators spent tons of time conceptualizing this and coming up with the characters, locations, and items that would embody these elements that exist for all of us intellectually, but for none of us tangibly. They wanted to make each location, each character, each action into a believable real world equivalent that would tell the story of Ralph and Vanellope and their adventure inside of the Internet in the most authentic way possible.
And, it is with that goal in mind, that they unleash their collective creativity to bring the information super highway to life by giving auction sites like eBay, news sites like Buzzfeed, and video sites like YouTube more tangible existences.
They create characters that embody sites, and processes, and locations to help you appreciate what it would be like to interact with the human equivalent of an Internet ad or a search bar. They show these “people” (called Netizens) attempting to intrigue with their loud, baiting titles. They show what it would be like to have someone physically go out and get info you’re searching for (like Google), from a massive storage facility (like Wikipedia), and deliver it back to you in a way you can utilize it to complete your tasks.
As the story line of Ralph and Vanellope plays out, all of this is done in a way that allows viewers to appreciate what it would look like to interact with the Internet as if it were a living, breathing, tangible place filled with living, breathing, tangible people.
It’s actually kind of hard to put into words, so I will leave you with just one: genius.
As Ralph himself notes, “Attention to detail is pretty impressive.”
A fact he is definitely not wrong about.
The creators, as previously mentioned, worked very hard to get the Internet just right –the idiosyncrasies, the minutiae, the culture—and those teeny weeny details that don’t matter much on their own, but matter the most when omitted, are accounted for.
There will be more racing.
A LOT more racing.
As you can see in the Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer, this film comes with an all new lady racer named Shank, voiced by Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot. Expect her to be fierce and to push our little driver, Vanelloppe, to new and challenging places with her driving in order to save her game.
The humor remains on point.
Poking fun at real life in ways that will make kids and adults alike lol.
The princess scene is everything.
You probably can’t totally tell this from the short snippet in the Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer, so I am gonna rely on what I learned at the press event to help you understand how epically perfect this scene from the movie is.
It’s everything we love and hate, and love to love, and love to hate about the Disney princess squad, with a little modernity and pop culture laid on top. It laughs in the face of basicness and embraces the fact that these princesses are kind of all of us whether we want to admit it online or in real life or not at all.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the entire segment and I can say for sure everyone who sees it will finally appreciate that being a princess is about more than waiting for Prince Charming to come wake you up from some eternal sleep your mad-cuz-she’s-ugly stepmother put you in.
Make sure you check out the snippet in the first official Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer: