The 2012 animated hit ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ gave us a new insight into the secret lives of our favorite video game characters. The sequel ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ will give fans a look into the lives of some of the most royal characters of all, Disney princesses!
Fourteen of the royal ladies meet Vanellope when she stumbles upon a fan website. After they discover that she is technically royalty, Vanellope and the Ladies of Disney become fast friends. Vanellope helps the princesses come up with some more modern looks, with each character rocking a more casual version of their iconic outfit!
Sarah Silverman will be returning to voice Vanellope, who discovered her true role as the queen of Sugar Rush at the end of ‘Wreck-It Ralph.’ Silverman spoke about the influence of her character on the Disney princesses, saying:
“I’m very proud of my character being a Disney princess with a human waist. I love that she is a princess but wears, like, a hoodie, and she inspires them all to wear comfortable clothes. It didn’t really cross my mind that I’m a Disney princess — like, that I’m canon— until we all met this year, and I got a little choked up. It’s corny, I know, but I was like, ‘Oh s—t, right. I’m this Jewish, comfortable-clothes-wearing Disney princess. How cool is that?”
Co-director for ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Phil Johnston says the decision to include the princesses was just the next step in seeing into the secret lives of our favorite characters:
“It’s what ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ was about: What happens when the arcade is closed and how do these characters behave when no one’s looking? And it’s very similar to what happens when you’re backstage in the princesses’ dressing room. What do they do? What do they look like? What do they talk about?”
Silverman gives a little insight into what they talk about, noting that part of the conversation touches on some social issues:
“The princesses and Vanellope learn a lot from each other, but what happens in that discussion is acknowledging the… I don’t want to say just blatant sexism, but the kind of dated, antiquated idea of princesses and bringing it up to a feminist — meaning equal — code.”
Co-director Rich Moore, who also co-directed the Oscar-winning ‘Zootopia,’ considers the royal cameo one of his biggest accomplishments. Moore said:
“To be able to work with these characters in a way that’s funny and human… they’re so iconic, but to me, they felt like they were frozen in another time that made it hard for me to kind of identify with or understand them. That’s just me personally, [but] I think what’s fun about that scene is that this is really adding a facet to them that makes them feel like real people.”
Check out the trailer below!
‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ opens in theaters on November 21.