Six years after the hit animated arcade game comedy Wreck-It Ralph hit theaters, the follow-up finally arrives in November. As the title suggests, Ralph Breaks the Internet sees Ralph and Vanellope explore the wild world of the web, and a new trailer has been released.
The latest promo is notable for introducing the character of Shank, the leather-clad star of the violent racing game Slaughter Race, voiced by Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot. Elsewhere we have more funny footage from the assorted Disney princesses that featured in the last trailer, including some hilariously incomprehensible dialogue from Brave‘s Merida. Check it out below:
Ralph Breaks the Internet is released on November 21. John C. Reilly (Ralph), Sarah Silverman (Vanellope), and Jane Lynch (Calhoun) reprise their roles from the first movie, and the cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, Alan Tudyk, and James Corden. It’s directed by Zootopia‘s Rich Moore and Phil Johnston.
In a recent interview with insidethemagic.net, the directors spoke about introducing characters from other famous Disney movies and franchises, including Star Wars, Marvel, Frozen, and Pocahontas. “We don’t want it to feel like a Disney advertisement or anything like that, so we made sure that it’s integral to the story and natural for the characters to be there,” Johnston said. “And then we have a little fun making fun of ourselves. That’s the balance we strike of satire, and we’re trying to say something without being mean about it. I think the internet really opens the door for that kind of thing.”
“I think the internet has that kind of sense of humor to it,” Moore added. “It’s so self-referential. It’s layer upon layer of self-references, so to our point of view, it’s an appropriate kind of story and location that you can have humor like this. If it wasn’t there it would feel a little strange, because so much of the humor of the internet comes from that direction, I think.”