Daft Punk soundtracks highly self-aware trailer for 'Wreck-It Ralph 2'
The sequel sees John C Reilly's Ralph and Sarah Silverman's Vanellope von Schweetz explore the vast world of the Internet
If one were to go by the freshly-released trailer for the cumbersomely-titled 'Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2', it looks like the sequel to the much loved 2012 Disney animated film is pulling off a 'Deadpool 2'.
In less than two-and-a-half minutes, the power-packed trailer throws a lot of self-referential punches at its own franchises. At one point, the trailer mocks the long-standing unpleasantness of Disney princesses meeting their Prince Charming.
The trailer features Belle, Tiana, Aurora, Cinderella, Mulan, Elsa, Anna, Rapunzel, Ariel, Pocahontas, Moana, Jasmine and Snow White asking Vanellope if she has powers like magic hair, magic hands, the ability to talk to animals or if she has ever been “kidnapped or enslaved,” Vanellope asks, “Are you guys okay? Should I call the police?”
Towards the end of the trailer, there's a highly self-aware argument about the cumbersome title of the film - as to whether it should be 'Ralph Wrecks the Internet' or 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'. How very meta!
'Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2’ sees the return of John C Reilly as Ralph and Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz. The sequel sees the pair explore the vast world of the Internet in order to find a part to repair Vanellope’s game Sugar Rush.
The depiction of the Internet looks quite interesting and, come this Thanksgiving, kids and meme-addicted twenty-something-year-olds will be totally stoked to see how things play out as Ralph and Vanellope explore the recesses of the web.
The trailer shows an annoying anthropomorphized version of what's presumably the Google search bar, with glimpses of the whales of the Internet (Amazon, Google etc) and even a quick glance and thousands of blue Twitter birds tweeting away rapidly!
The best part? The trailer is set to the ultra-chic beats of French robot DJ duo Daft Punk's 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger'.
The film also stars James Corden, Jodi Benson and Taraji P Henson – who will voice Yesss – along with more character crossovers from beloved Disney properties, including Marvel’s Iron Man and Star Wars’ Yoda.
As CoS notes, directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston have their work cut out for them in terms of taking all these things and retaining the referential cleverness of the original, without collapsing under the weight of cross-promotion, considering the first film was one of Disney’s better modern animated outings. There’s still plenty of reason to be excited about, though.
The film is set for release on November 21.