Ralph Breaks the Internet's new 'Hearts' clip shows Taraji P Henson's character Yesss clearly working her charm
'Ralph Breaks the Internet' has left the confines of the video gaming arcade for a larger playing field and guiding Ralph and Vanellope through their new quest is Taraji's Yesss
When Disney's 'Wreck it Ralph' released in 2012, we all fell in love with Vanellope von Schweetz aka The Glitch, and now six years down the line audiences eagerly await to see what life has in store for the Sugar Rush princess and her unlikely friend Ralph from the video gaming arcade. Building up to the big release of the sequel titled 'Ralph Breaks the Internet', Disney released a short clip giving us a peek into what's awaiting us in this new gaming adventure.
Titled 'Hearts' the 56-second clip revolves around three characters, two of whom we already know and love as Ralph (voiced by John C Reilly) and Vanellope (voiced by Sarah Silverman) but it's the third person in the short video that grabs our attention. This new character joins a whole host of other people our hero and heroine encounter in their new quest.
Check out the new addition to the film below:
Yesss is the name of this new character. Now that's a unique name for a character and voicing this cracker of a role is actress Taraji P Henson and by the looks of this clip we can't help but already 'heart' her. And it's not just the name that's unique about Yesss, she stands out from the crowd with her electrifying blue hair, quick wit and snazzy demeanor.
Talking about her role, Henson launched excitedly into telling viewers how much of a Disney fan she is. 'Toy Story' and 'The Lion King' feature prominently on her list of favorites. It was the ending of a long wait which saw her being part of the Disney world, as she says: "I was like finally! What was it gonna take!" Clearly, someone at Disney heard her prayers and fans of the movie will now be treated to more of the Henson magic.
While the previous installment of Ralph's adventure made us nostalgic about arcade games, this time, we are dealing with a wider playing field, namely, the Internet. The official synopsis says: "'Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2' leaves Litwak's video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet - which may or may not survive Ralph's wrecking. Video game bad Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet - the netizens - to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making website 'Buzztube.'"
Henson is clearly stoked at playing Yesss, as she said playing a role in this film made her feel honored: "When you usually see Disney pictures there are big names attached to the characters, so I made it. I felt like I finally made it!"
Giving fans a brief about the lady in blue, Henson revealed: "That's Yesss with three S. She is the head algorithm of a very popular website called BuzzTube." She then goes on to detail how Vanellope and Ralph are in a need of a game spare part and they owe a big bill to eBay and their quest leads them to Yesss (to the Internet) for help.
Henson explains: "She is the algorithm of the Internet. She is like the moral compass, she can kind of take you through and tell you what's what and what to stay away from. She can help you if you have a plan, she can help you go viral, she's just the go-to person on the Internet, which is pretty cool." Seeing how Henson puts it, it does sound pretty cool.
Yesss can be seen as someone who is blessed with the powers of shapeshifting. Basically, like the Internet is a treasure trove for information which is constantly updated, so too is Henson's character as she updates herself and that can be seen in subtle changes like her hairstyle, a change of clothes etc. She is what you call a 'trendsetter'.
Audiences will get to meet this wacky digital trendsetter when the film releases November 21 in cinemas worldwide.