Over a year after Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 was officially announced, we finally got our first look at some footage. John Lasseter screened clips for a packed house on Friday in the main hall at the D23 Disney fan expo during the Pixar and Disney Animation panel.
The first trailer gave us the nuts and bolts of the sequel, where the real-world arcade from the first movie finally gets a WiFi router and gets online, sucking Ralph and Vanellope into the internet. It also contains a damn good joke about browser pop-ups (and we’re talking about pop-ups 2.0 here).
SlashFilm got up an early clip of Ralph breaking the net, which isn’t the official trailer, but we’ll add that as soon as possible:
John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch all return to reprise their roles in this sequel, which is slated to come out on November 21, 2018. Director Rich Moore also returned, co-directing the movie with Phil Johnston, who wrote the screenplay for both installments.
Moore and Johnston spoke a bit about the movie at the panel, and Silverman also stopped by. They showed some short establishing shots of the massive world of the internet that Vanellope and Ralph will experience, and talked about some of the new characters we’ll meet, like the woman who runs a website called Buzzaholic. The character, whose name is “Yesss,” will be voiced by Taraji P. Henson.
Disney also presented an animatic from Wreck-It Ralph 2 where Ralph and Vanellope meet Yesss for the first time and visit OhMyDisney.com, which pokes fun at the entire Disney corporate machine. The animatic jumped into full 3D animation when Vanellope crashed the Disney princess’ dressing room, then had a slumber party with them. Pocahontas and Snow White in 3D!