Disney released the second full-length trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet today (Sept. 20), and it appears we have our second Pixar character cameo with Buzz Lightyear hamming it up before a crowd. The scene from the trailer cuts rather quickly, but we can imagine there may be other Pixar character cameos that may appear as the Pixar Animation Studios marquee can be seen in the Disney-themed area of the internet.
If you recall, the first Pixar character cameo was Merida, who was featured alongside fellow Disney princesses. In fact, just over a month ago, Disney released a sneak peek of the film in which we got our first glimpse of Merida speaking with her Scottish accent (a scene that was first premiered a the 2017 D23 Expo). Just like Merida, Buzz Lightyear has been stylized from his original character rig and it is fun to see how the artists at Disney Animation Studios have incorporated these characters into the Disney world.
While he’s not a Pixar character, did you also notice Bill Hader (the slug and referee from Monsters University, Fear from Inside Out and more) voicing another character? He hands Vanellope the advertisement and says, “Want to get rich playing video games?”
Ralph Breaks the Internet 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 guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) 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 Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race. Directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, writer, Cedar Rapids), and produced by Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt, Lilo & Stitch), Ralph Breaks the Internet hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.
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