A new clip from Ralph Breaks The Internet has been released in celebration of Internet Day 2018 (October 29th). Disney's long-awaited sequel to the 2012 animated hit Wreck-It Ralph sees Vanellope von Schweetz in trouble when her Sugar Rush arcade game breaks down. Desperate not to lose his friend, Ralph sets out with Vanellope to find a replacement part by venturing into the murky world of the internet. As one might expect, things don't quite go to plan and the duo are forced to compete in the online multiplayer game Slaughter Race in order to earn enough money for the part. Alas, Vanellope soon becomes more invested in the violent new racer than Ralph is comfortable with.
Ralph Breaks The Internet reunites the core cast of the original film, including John C. Reilly (Ralph), Sarah Silverman (Vanellope), Jack McBrayer (Fix-It Felix Jr.) and Jane Lynch (Sergeant Calhoun), while also adding the vocal talents of several new stars such as Gal Gadot, who plays Slaughter Race character Shank, and Bill Hader as the self-explanatory Spammer. One of the novel attractions of Wreck-It Ralph was seeing the movie's interpretation of various video game characters from throughout the years and Ralph Breaks The Internet is set to feature an even wider array of familiar faces, including a highly publicized scene in which Vanellope meets the Disney Princesses.
A new clip from the sequel, released by Disney, joins Ralph and Vanellope shortly after they enter the unfamiliar realm of the internet. Seeking the replacement part for Vanellope's machine, they happen across Alan Tudyk's search engine, KnowsMore, finding him somewhat pushy. Although Tudyk did appear in the original Wreck-It Ralph, he portrayed an entirely different character - the villainous King Candy.
The short but hilarious clip should reassure fans of the original film that Ralph Breaks The Internet will feature the same keen sense of humor and witty observational comedy as its predecessor. If part of Wreck-It Ralph's success can be attributed to its aping of the tropes and culture surrounding video games, the sequel's online setting should provide even more targets on which Ralph and co. can put a satirical, animated spin. Interestingly, the footage also includes one of the most story-integrated pieces of product placement in recent memory. eBay's marketing department must be delighted.
Another element of the original movie that this new clip suggests will continue in Ralph Breaks The Internet is the sheer attention to detail and amount of Easter eggs lurking in the background. Wreck-It Ralph was arguably worth re-watching just to go back and find every single one. Likewise, the above clip contains subtle references to IMDB, WhatsApp, Google Play and many more, despite being barely a minute in length.
- Ralph Breaks the Internet/Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018) release date: Nov 21, 2018