In The New Trailer For Wreck-It Ralph 2, Ralph And Vanellope Meet Your Disney Faves

Hopefully they don't wreck the internet too much, though - we're already doing a pretty good job of that ourselves.

Cinderella is not here to play. GIF: Disney

The latest trailer for the clunkily titled Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 just dropped, and Ralph and Vanellope's quest to repair an arcade game with a part sourced online is hitting a few snags, in the form of a wild quest through the bustling world of the internet itself. Turns out, to an old-school arcade game character, the modern online world is very, very, weird.

Also, a potent reminder that Disney owns so many things now, because yes, Iron Man and some First Order Stormtroopers totally show up. But honestly, the high point is that amazing Disney Princesses scene we've been hearing about for ages, which we finally get to see now. It's as good as we'd dreamed!

Ralph Breaks the Internet hits theatres December 26.


    What's up with the sexist comment?

      That would really depend on where you're coming from with this comment; are you confused that Disney, who have made most of their reputation up until now on the backs of some rather problematic portrayals of women, would point out that a lot of what they did in the past was problematic? Are you confused with how Disney are doing it? Or are you confused that a piece of media (media being inherenetly political, even and especially if it tries to reject politics) aimed at kids might openly acknowledge some the politics that inspired the scene?

      I'd personally describe it as the social awareness equivalent of this
      But I'd rather see Disney try than just ignore it, so what are you going to do.

        I guess I'm confused about how they're pointing it out while still doing it. The whole point of the "Disney Princess" franchise is 'tall, attractive, marketable' women - regardless of if they're even princesses or not. Notice Mulan (even though she's not a princess), along with a super-thin version of Merida from Brave while Nala from the Lion King, Kida from Atlantis and even Vanellope here are not considered Disney Princesses.

        They can make jokes about how sexist it is but it just seems hypocritical when they're the ones profiting off that sexism.

          While that may be an issue, it's not the issue being referenced here. The princess stereotype they're drawing attention to is the notion that princesses need a man to sweep in and save them, evidently unable to save themselves; a corollary of it is the idea that the only aspiration a princess has is to find a husband. It's a variation of the damsel in distress trope, and one that's seen a lot of early Disney films. Later films tend to subvert the trope (like Frozen) or ditch it altogether (like Moana), favouring independent female leads instead.

    I'm looking forward to it, it seems a fun departure from the original.

    we're already doing a pretty good job of that ourselves.

    With Gifs, sponsored content, auto-loading, and 70% of the page dedicated to adverts yeah?

    Where are the advertisements and porn?

      There's a piece of fan art floating around called, The Internet breaks Ralph, where he's standing traumatised outside Rule 34 city.

    Still kinda disappointed that they've moved away from the video game theme.

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